Go camping with your favorite canine companion by the Okefenokee Swamp at Stephen C. Foster State Park. This gateway to Georgia's wetland wilderness offers nine cottages, 66 campsites, and a lodge. There are flushing and pit toilets in different sections of the facility. Showers are also available. Because the property is part of a wildlife refuge, there's a $5 parking fee. Camping rates vary depending on your accommodations. Come here to explore the waterways, trails, and the cypress and Spanish moss canopy.
This park is in a remote part of the state, so you'll be able to enjoy peace and solitude in the 402,000-acre refuge. Once you establish your camp, head out on the Okefenokee Boardwalk through the pond cypress trees. Scan the horizon for alligators, turtles, wood storks, herons, and other wildlife. Rent a boat or canoe if you didn't bring one with you to paddle through the swamps, but note there's a 10 horsepower limit on outboards. Cast your line in the water in search of bass and trout. Anyone over 16 must have a state fishing license. At night, let the fire dwindle and look up at the starry sky. This area is a certified dark sky park, which makes it an excellent destination for avid stargazers. You'll get the best results if you schedule your trip for a new moon.
Georgia state parks welcome leashed dogs. There's one pet-friendly cottage available for an extra fee. Dogs are not allowed in any private or rental boats in the refuge. Supervise them at all times and dispose of their waste.
Experience the stunning beauty of the Spanish moss and cypress forest in the Okefenokee Swamp when you camp at Stephen C. Foster State Park. This area draws people from all over looking to take advantage of the park's fishing, boating, and hiking opportunities. Just be sure to observe bear and alligator safety practices when you stay here!