Stephen C. Foster State Park


Saturday, December 14, 2019

Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger-guided paddle in a canoe or kayak while the sun sets over the Okefenokee. Watch the last light of day fade into the night, leaving only the stars and the moon to guide the way. Look for gator eyes glowing from your flashlight, enjoy a full moon or the milky way and enjoy a leisurely paddle in the swamp. Register in advance. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Dec 20, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Saturday, December 21, 2019

Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger-guided paddle in a canoe or kayak while the sun sets over the Okefenokee. Watch the last light of day fade into the night, leaving only the stars and the moon to guide the way. Look for gator eyes glowing from your flashlight, enjoy a full moon or the milky way and enjoy a leisurely paddle in the swamp. Register in advance. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Swamp Smarts Trivia
Friday, Dec 27, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Bring your knowledge of the Okefenokee and the state of Georgia to this fun trivia challenge. Play as a group or an individual and test your swamp smarts. Topics will range from wildlife and nature to history and maybe a few surprise topics. Study up! $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger-guided paddle in a canoe or kayak while the sun sets over the Okefenokee. Watch the last light of day fade into the night, leaving only the stars and the moon to guide the way. Look for gator eyes glowing from your flashlight, enjoy a full moon or the milky way and enjoy a leisurely paddle in the swamp. Register in advance. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Sunset Boat Tour of the Swamp
Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Sit back and relax while one of our rangers takes you on Billy's Lake for a beautiful Okefenokee sunset. Enjoy the wildlife and changing colors of the sky as the sun drops beneath the horizon. Listen for the sounds of frogs and barred owls echoing across the swamp and keep an eye out for alligators along the waters edge. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Suwannee River Swamplands: First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 8 AM to 9:30 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
We will start the beginning of the year off at the beginning of the Suwannee River. As we hike we will discuss the origins of the river in the swamp and where all that water is headed. We will also talk about the history of the area from the purpose of the Suwannee River Sill to turpentiners in the woods. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Billys Island Stories in the Dirt
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 5 PM to 7 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger on a trip to historic Billys Island. We will look at the many signs of human activity imprinted on the landscape from Native Americans, loggers, swampers and even refuge activities. These include Indian mounds, a cemetery, old rail beds and logging equipment. $20-$25 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Scorched to the Dirt
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 6 PM to 7 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger for a guided hike on the Upland Pine Trail and explore the impacts and benefits of fire in the Okefenokee. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
DIRT Event 

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Jones Island Trio Trek - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Hike all three trails on the park in one trek with a ranger. The Trembling Earth Nature Trail, Fitness Trail and Upland Pine Trail create a circuit around Jones Island, the location of the park. We will look for wildlife like deer, owls and turkey and talk about the unique characteristics of the different environments within the Okefenokee. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Summer Swamp Birds: Get Outdoors
Saturday, Jun 13, 2020 8 AM to 9 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger on the Trembling Earth Nature Trail for this early hike. Look for some of the more common birds found in the Okefenokee during summer. Carolina Wrens, Cardinals, Great Egrets, Barred Owls, Pileated Woodpeckers and Swallow-tailed Kites could all make an appearance along this trail. Don't forget your binoculars. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.