Fargo, Georgia

Steven C. Foster State Park

Fargo, Georgia



Fargo, Georgia
Phone: (912) 637-5274

Sites: 73
Recent Rate: $34 8/2015

Latitude: 30.8177516705938
Longitude: -82.3676347732544

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

29 Reviews

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Just Jo

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Small park. Lots of tent spots, some pull thrus for RVs. Hadn't been mowed in a while. Bugs were a problem (it's August!) Office was under-construction. Didn't like this park as much as others. Won't go back. We camped at Steven C. Foster State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

There's nothing here but the park. The closest town, Fargo, is 18 miles away and has one gas station and a cafe. Make sure you have everything you need.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Moe and Flo are on the go

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Campsites for big rigs are limited to the pull-thru road and two sites on loop 1. Loop 1 is hard to navigate with overhanging branches and trees too close to the road. Once in, we loved spot 26. Restrooms were not well kept and were in need of repair. Camp host was friendly but didn't appear to do much for the facility.

The premium site on loop 2 is 30 amp. 2 pull through sites on loop 1 but navigation on narrow, winding, well treed road was a challenge. Site 13 on loop 1 is also pull thru with doors side to road. Site 26 was fantastic. Would NOT recommend anything longer than 40ft on the loops; stick to the pull thru road.

If you love the outdoors like we do and you love nature, this is a perfect spot. Boating, fishing, hiking, critters. Lovely!! We camped at Steven C. Foster State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Billy's Island Tour. Rent a john boat. NO feeding the dern gators. We had one approaching our boat expecting a handout.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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grngost1

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $30.00
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We stayed here for two nights. The staff and Camp Hosts were very friendly. Great family park. Lots of water activities ($$). We enjoyed kayaking in the swamp. We camped at Steven C. Foster State Park in a Motorhome.

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FranM

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

It's a 18-mile drive into the Park (good road), but worth it. Campground roads curvy and tight in places for big rigs, but navigable if you're careful. Plenty of room between sites. We took the boat tour and saw alligators and other wildlife. Deer came through our campsite. Price reflects use of Senior Nat. Park Pass. Would recommend this park for a unique camping experience in the Okefenokee Swamp. We camped at Steven C. Foster State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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drewcher

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $28.00
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Park is well maintained but the roads are very narrow and there are not enough pull-through sites. Well shaded sites and early enough in the year so that bugs are not out yet which was very nice. Deer come very close to camp because they are not skittish or frightened. Took the pontoon boat tour of the swamp which we highly recommended. Tthe guide was very knowledgeable and was entertaining. We camped at Steven C. Foster State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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PassingThru

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $29.00
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This is a perfect place to experience the Okeefanokee Swamp. Like most state parks in Ga the staff are helpful and informed. John boat rentals are very reasonable and you can see much of what the "Swamp" has to offer. We camped at Steven C. Foster State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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On the Road again 11

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are mostly shaded. There is greenery separating the sites, some are more private than others. You reserve a spot according to size, but not site specific. Site 26 in loop 1 is a very nice pull-through (50’) across from the bathhouse. Bathhouse is small and needs updating, but it was kept clean. It was very crowded on weekend mornings with teenage girls putting on their eye makeup, and drying their hair. (Really – you are camping in the swamp). The roads inside the campground are in dire need of work. Lots of potholes. If you have a large rig or towing, request a pull-through and hope to get one on the entry road, so you don’t have to drive the campground loop. No problems with mosquitoes except inside the bathhouse. None out in the swamp. The state park rents boats or you can put your own in at the boat ramp. They also have a guided boat tour ($15). It’s a fantastic place to canoe, so serene and pristine. This time of year, the black water was very deep. There are no banks to get off to stretch. It’s 3.8 miles from the park boat ramp to the shelter (which has an outhouse) by Minnie Lake. Keep that in mind if you have restless children. Many large gators sunning themselves on logs. It goes without saying that there is no swimming. Actually there isn't much to do if you don't go boating out on the swamp. There is a short nature trail starting near the marina. As previously stated, bring everything that you need as it is a 17 mile drive into the park. The store has a few things, but not much. No groceries. We camped at Steven C. Foster State Park in a Motorhome.

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j_parker

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $28.00
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We stayed here for three days and found the park to be friendly and enjoyable. Sites were clean and mostly level, and the single restroom was likewise clean and in good repair. Plenty of bear-proof trash cans. Bug activity was fine at this time of the year. We took the 90 minute boat tour ($15/adult) and recommend it if you do not bring your own boat. Plenty of gator activity, so keep your pets away from the water's edge. No AT&T or Sprint coverage, but Wi-Fi is available at the registration office. We camped at Steven C. Foster State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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gsnakehill

Review Count: 316
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $28.00
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Review of campground: February 21 & 22 -Stephen C. Foster State Park, Fargo, GA. This GA state park is located on the west side of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. It is quite a drive out to it, and the road into the park is 17 miles just one way so you might want to call before you come or make reservations. The cost was $28, but then with a Golden Age Pass your entrance is free, and you get an extra 20% off the campground fee. There are two loops with 68 campsites that have water, electricity, and cable. There are also cottages to rent. The bathhouses have showers and were clean. The sites are in a wooded section, and it is charming and very quiet. There are sites for tents and some big pull- throughs for RVs over 40ft. We were there on a weekday, and there were many sites open, but a storm was coming in the next day, so we did not expect a lot of campers. They are really busy the months of March and April. You can walk to the ranger station and the boat dock where you can take a river tour (well worth it), rent kayaks, canoes, motor boats etc. There is also a 5 mile self guided hike at the ranger station called The Trembling Earth Nature Trail. We have never camped here before, but we loved it even though driving out you better have everything: food, gas and an RV that isn’t going to break down because the roads are really in the woods, and you might be the only one traveling on the road. We camped at Steven C. Foster State Park in a Motorhome.

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Crottys

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $22.00
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Nice wide level grassy sites. Very clean showers and bath. Beautiful boat ride into the swamp is available. Cell service marginal and slow wireless at lodge. Basic cable available with 11 channels. We camped at Steven C. Foster State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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User2912

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $28.00
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A great park; quiet, nature lovers heaven. Miles away from anything, lots of walking, biking, fishing. Gator viewing. We rented a jon boat after we went on the guided tour. Friendly staff, neat and clean park. Deers visited daily. Felt very secure, and we never left the park once we got there. I would go back in a heartbeat. We camped at Steven C. Foster State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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The Grizz

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Great campground for a few days. Clean well maintained bathhouses, showers. No phone service and very little WiFi only at check in area. Many boating activities in the swamp available, we took the tour, rented a motor boat, rented a canoe, and took the sunset canoe float. Saw lots of gators, great birding, and turtles even though it was winter. Fishing from boat basin and in swamp, caught blue gill. Bugs can be annoying at dusk and dawn. Very level sites, sandy soil with undergrowth between sites, so private, especially in top loop when open. Rate reflects 'Winter Getaway' prices for Ga State Parks. Stock up provisions before you go into park as nearest stores are an hour away. Bike riding easy within park, very flat and long stretches of road. We camped at Steven C. Foster State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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pumper9x9

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $22.00
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As some had said earlier, come prepared and fully loaded because it's about 17 miles out to the first little town, Fargo. Having said that this is a great camp ground. The roads are paved, the sites are sand that will compress about 1.5"; we had to use a couple of boards to keep level. The showers were spotless, with great hot water and pressure. You can rent john boats, canoes, and kayaks to go paddle around the swamp. Well worth it. They have guided boat tours everyday. The have Wi-Fi at the general store. Verizon works sometimes and it's the same with their MiFi. They have cable TV with local channels plus a PBS station. The trees are pretty thick so I don't know how well satellite will work. Check before you go in on reservations. We were there over the Tday weekend and the they said they were all booked up. However we found that there were lots of sites that were still open. This is a very pleasant camp ground with large sites that are not right on top of one another. I'd go back any time; well maybe not during the summer or when they had a hurricane come through there. We camped at Steven C. Foster State Park in a Motorhome.

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delta 26

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $20.00
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I have stayed here many times over the years. While there is not much to do other than fish, or enjoy the natural beauty of the park, I always enjoy my stay. It is a quiet park and a long way to any groceries or supplies so be sure to have what you need. I come here to fish, hike and rent a boat to explore the swamp. If you like peace and solitude, this is for you. I hope to return to the swamp many more times. We camped at Steven C. Foster State Park in a Motorhome.

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moulder03

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here the 1st week of April for spring break. The bugs where pretty bad but we had a great time. Its a nice place to camp but There is nothing around to do out side of the park. Once you explore the swap and take a bike ride and hike that's it pretty much. I would say everyone needs to go at least once for the experience but only stay 2 or 3 days tops. Note rate reflects the "Friends Pass". We camped at Steven C. Foster State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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