Steven C. Foster State Park

Fargo, Georgia



17515 Hwy 177
Fargo, Georgia 31631
Phone: (912) 637-5274

Sites: 73
Recent Rate: $18 1/2017

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Latitude: 30.817751670594
Longitude: -82.367634773254
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

32 Reviews

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground roads were paved. The sites are spacious and mostly shaded. Each site has a fire ring and large picnic table. The staff are very friendly. The restrooms and showers were fairly clean on loop 2 (we didn't use the facilities on loop 1), although the campground was full for the weekend. The park is very peaceful and secluded. Cell phone signals were minimal at best, which was nice because no one from work called or texted. :) This is a great park for viewing wildlife and the night sky. Yes, you can actually see the milky way in south GA. We will be back. We camped at Steven C. Foster State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
58
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Easy hiking trails. Guided boat tours with a park ranger. Canoe, kayak, and boat rentals. Great park for watching wildlife and the night sky. Make sure you have plenty of gas and supplies - it is very secluded and barely any cell phone signal (which made it nice and peaceful).

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We were looking for a CG that would be convenient and enable us to explore the Okefenokee Swamp area. We're self contained and don't use the facilities except for an occasional shower. We visited on a weekend in October.

This was a very nice campground. The sites were gravel and mostly level and nicely arranged. The back in sites were a good size, mostly shady and relatively private. The pull through sites had some shade and were more open. The rangers were helpful and friendly. There's no wifi. ATT and Verizon cell service was usable. The showers were clean with lots of hot water. We camped at Steven C. Foster State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

The park offers a swamp boat tour ($15) that leaves from the trading post about a mile from the campground. The 2-hour tour was beautiful. TP for tour hours. There are several trails near the campground, including a boardwalk through a portion of a swamp. There was wildlife everywhere, including deer, raccoons, alligators, turtles, many types of birds. The rangers provided a calendar of interpretive talks and events.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

No wifi, no verizon that we could get, and the cable in our site was broken. But we love this laid back and relaxing campground. Very quiet, nice fires in our ring every night. Beautiful lake/swamp/floodplain to kayak on. We stayed here earlier than normal but still saw a dozen alligators. We camped at Steven C. Foster State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

If you kayak, this is the best. Hint: drive down to the suwanee river sill and paddle upstream for 2.8 miles. The last mile thru the "green Tunnel" is great, I will go back and do it again!!!!

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Review Count: 6
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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
63
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop 1 spot 26
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 104
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 17

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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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 10

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

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 336
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 64

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

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

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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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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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