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Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $24.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $30.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $28.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $29.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $30.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $28.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $22.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $28.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $21.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $28.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $22.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $20.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $25.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $22.00
Excellent campground. Right in the swamp. Take the swamp tour. Loved it. Thought it would be buggy but it wasn't except for on day. Would stay again. We camped at Steven C. Foster State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $28.00
A state park with CABLE TV SERVICE? Oh my. I'm not coming out of my RV for two days! I was quite surprised to find cable TV service at a state park. It's pretty basic, 10 channels, consisting of the networks, Weather Channel, USA, and TNT. Works for me! Other than the fact that I hibernated with my TV set for two days, this is a great park! Lots of trees for shade. In the two loops, the RV sites are back-in. There are a few pull-through sites, but they are outside the loops in a separate area. Both loops have "comfort stations" featuring bathrooms, and a washer and dryer. Having a washer and dryer for public use at a state park is rare! $1 to wash, $1 to dry, pretty cheap! No charge to use the showers, unless you are camping in the primitive group camp area, then it's $2 for a shower. The office is open every day, and has great souvenir items (hats, T-shirts, etc.) as well as some basic food and camping needs. I did find it odd that there are two water faucets at each site. I wonder why two faucets are needed, never found out why. Wood campfires are currently banned here due to drought and recent wildfires, but charcoal fires are allowed. Verizon Air Card (4G) wouldn't connect at all. Verizon cell phone and wireless landline barely got a signal, faded in and out depending where you stood. Park has a pay phone near the office. My understanding is that you need to have a prepaid phone card to use the pay phone. You do have to be careful about snakes and alligators, but didn't see any during my stay. Did I remember to say that this state park has CABLE TV? We camped at Steven C. Foster State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
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