Stephen C. Foster State Park

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Park entrance

Stephen C. Foster State Park is an 80-acre (32 ha) state park located in the Okefenokee Swamp in Charlton County, Georgia. Situated on the banks of the Suwannee River, the park offers visitors several ways to explore the swamp's unique ecosystem.

In November 2016, the park was recognized as a Dark Sky park by the International Dark Sky Association.[1]


Trembling Earth Nature Trail
One of nine cottages for rent

The state park includes 64 tents, trailer, RV campsites, nine cottages, an interpretive center, the 1.5-mile (2.5 km) Trembling Earth Nature Trail, 25 miles of day-use waterways, three picnic shelters and a pioneer campground

Suwannee River Visitor Center[edit]

Located 18 miles northeast of Fargo, the park's Suwannee River Visitor Center features exhibits about the animals, plants and ecosystem of the Okefenokee Swamp and other environmental topics.


Fishing boat rentals

Activities at the state park includes canoe, kayak and fishing boat rentals, guided boat tours, boating (ramp, 10 horsepower (7.5 kW) limit), fishing, and birdwatching.


Baby gators sunning in duck grass after a cold December night in Stephen C. Foster State Park.
Beautiful cypresses on the water.


  1. ^ Samuel, Molly (2016-12-02). "South Georgia Park Celebrates 'Dark Sky' Stargazing Status". Retrieved 2017-04-12. 

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