This remote park is a primary entrance to the legendary Okefenokee Swamp -- one of Georgia's seven natural wonders. Spanish moss-laced trees reflect off the black swamp waters, while cypress knees rise upward from the glass-like surface. Here, paddlers and photographers will enjoy breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife. Alligators, turtles, raccoons, black bears, deer, ibis, herons, wood storks, red-cockaded woodpeckers and numerous other creatures make their homes in the 402,000-acre refuge. Stargazers will appreciate the particularly dark sky. Astronomy programs with an 18" telescope are sometimes offered.
Stephen C. Foster State Park
Fall Visit to the Okefenokee Swamp
This past fall my family and I finally made it to the Okefenokee Swamp. It has been on our list of things to do since moving to Georgia in 2006. The swamp has a rich and fascinating history which I read prior to our visit; The Okefinokee Album based on the writing and photography of Francis Harper and prepared by Delma Presley. They actually sell this book at the Stephen C. Foster State Park visitor center. The history of fire, logging, railroads and the people who called the area home was just amazing. Rainwater feeds...