Stephen C. Foster State Park


Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Wednesday, Dec 14, 2022 9 PM to 10 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Weather permitting, we will meet in the main parking lot across from the Trading Post. We will talk briefly about light pollution then explore visible constellations and dark sky objects through the telescope. Free plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Friday, December 23, 2022

Christmas Eve Eve Crepuscular Cruise
Friday, Dec 23, 2022 4:30 PM to 6 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Who needs a one horse open sleigh when you can have a 10 horse closed Carolina Skiff!? Join us for a festive sunset cruise on Billy's Lake where hopefully we'll see plenty of natural reds and greens. Those of you that are well behaved can share some milk and cookies...naughty visitors will only be given a lump of pre-coal (peat). $35 per person $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Swamp Island Loop First Day Hike
Sunday, Jan 1, 2023 9 AM to 10:45 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Start your 2023 with a refreshing stroll around our little island park in the middle of the Okefenokee Swamp. We will start with the .75 mile Trembling Earth Boardwalk Loop. Those wishing to see more can continue with the ranger around the island perimeter for another 2.25 miles along the Jones Island and Upland Pine Trails. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Saturday, January 21, 2023

National Squirrel Appreciation Day Stroll
Saturday, Jan 21, 2023 9 AM to 10 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
How often do you take to admire these cute, furry rodents? Well, that is exactly what we're going to do. We will learn about and celebrate our resident Eastern Gray Squirrels on a brief hike. Although they're less active in Winter, we should be able to spot a few! Free plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Jan 21, 2023 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Weather permitting, we will meet in the main parking lot across from the Trading Post. We will talk briefly about light pollution then explore visible constellations and dark sky objects through the telescope. Free plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Okefenokee Swamp Day Guided Paddle
Wednesday, Feb 8, 2023 8:30 AM to 12 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Come celebrate Georgia's second annual "Okefenokee Swamp Day" by paddling into the heart of the swamp. Depending on the water levels, we will either paddle down the River Narrows and back OR up Minnie's Run. We will take in the scenery, learn all about the swamp's history, and pick up any trash along the way. 16 years old is the minimum age $35 per person $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 7 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Weather permitting, we will meet in the main parking lot across from the Trading Post. We will talk briefly about light pollution then explore visible constellations and dark sky objects through the telescope. Free plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Saturday, March 11, 2023

Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Weather permitting, we will meet in the main parking lot across from the Trading Post. We will talk briefly about light pollution then explore visible constellations and dark sky objects through the telescope. Free plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Saturday, March 18, 2023

Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Weather permitting, we will meet in the main parking lot across from the Trading Post. We will talk briefly about light pollution then explore visible constellations and dark sky objects through the telescope. Free plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Saturday, April 15, 2023

Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Apr 15, 2023 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Weather permitting, we will meet in the main parking lot across from the Trading Post. We will talk briefly about light pollution then explore visible constellations and dark sky objects through the telescope. Free plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Saturday, April 22, 2023

Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy- Lyrids Meteor Shower!
Saturday, Apr 22, 2023 9 PM to 10 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Weather permitting, we will meet in the main parking lot across from the Trading Post. We will talk briefly about light pollution then explore visible constellations and dark sky objects through the telescope. The Lyrids Meteor Shower peaks this evening! Free plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Saturday, May 13, 2023

World Migratory Bird Day Hike
Saturday, May 13, 2023 8 AM to 9 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join us for a birding hike this Saturday on World Migratory Bird Day! We will meet at the trading post at 8am and walk along the boardwalk trail. Learn about how the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge plays an important role in conservation by providing countless birds habitat. This hike is open to all ages. We encourage students to participate! $5 plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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World Migratory Bird Day Boat Tour
Saturday, May 13, 2023 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join us for a birding boat ride this Saturday on World Migratory Bird Day! We will meet at the trading post at 9am. Learn about how the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge plays an important role in conservation by providing countless birds habitat. This boat ride is open to ages 5+. We encourage students to participate! $22.50 for 12 + $15.00 for ages 5-11 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Saturday, May 20, 2023

World Bee Day Pollinators Program
Saturday, May 20, 2023 3 PM to 4 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
EXACT TIME TBD Beekeeping is synonymous with Clinch County and the Okefenokee Swamp. We're hoping to have a local apiarist lead an educational program on bees at our picnic shelter. Rangers plan on procuring some local honey to taste and we will also sell some in the store. Public Program $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, May 20, 2023 9 PM to 10 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Weather permitting, we will meet in the main parking lot across from the Trading Post. We will talk briefly about light pollution then explore visible constellations and dark sky objects through the telescope. Free plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Saturday, June 17, 2023

Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Jun 17, 2023 9 PM to 10 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Weather permitting, we will meet in the main parking lot across from the Trading Post. We will talk briefly about light pollution then explore visible constellations and dark sky objects through the telescope. Free plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Saturday, July 15, 2023

Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Jul 15, 2023 9 PM to 10 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Weather permitting, we will meet in the main parking lot across from the Trading Post. We will talk briefly about light pollution then explore visible constellations and dark sky objects through the telescope. Free plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Saturday, August 12, 2023

Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy - Perseids Meteor Shower
Saturday, Aug 12, 2023 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Weather permitting, we will meet in the main parking lot across from the Trading Post. We will talk briefly about light pollution then explore visible constellations and dark sky objects through the telescope. The Perseids Meteor Shower peaks this weekend. The moon sets at 6:10 pm so we should see plenty of shooting stars. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Saturday, October 7, 2023

Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy - Draconids Meteor Shower
Saturday, Oct 7, 2023 8 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Weather permitting, we will meet in the main parking lot across from the Trading Post. We will talk briefly about light pollution then explore visible constellations and dark sky objects through the telescope. The Draconids Meteor Shower peaks this weekend. Moonrise isn't until 12:30 am so we should see plenty of shooting stars early this evening. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Thursday, December 14, 2023

Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Thursday, Dec 14, 2023 9 PM to 10 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Weather permitting, we will meet in the main parking lot across from the Trading Post. We will talk briefly about light pollution then explore visible constellations and dark sky objects through the telescope. Free plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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