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Stephen C. Foster State Park entrance
Park entrance

Stephen C. Foster State Park is an 120-acre (49 ha) state park located in the Okefenokee Swamp in Charlton County, Georgia. 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.

The park was named after Stephen Foster (1826–1864), the American songwriter who immortalized Georgia's Suwannee River in song.


Stephen C. Foster State Park Trembling Earth Nature Trail trailhead
Trembling Earth Nature Trail
Stephen C. Foster State Park Cottage 9
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

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.


Stephen C. Foster State rental boats
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
Baby gators sunning in duckweed after a cold December night in Stephen C. Foster State Park.
Cypresses on the water
Cypresses on the water.
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