Overnight Camping at the Okefenokee Swamp: herons, fish, otters, and yes, gators!
Maybe you’ll see the black bear that hangs around Stephen C. Foster State Park.
Gather 10 AM and launch 10:30 AM on Saturday, November 7, 2020
Camp overnight, in the Swamp if possible, otherwise at the State Park
or Griffis Fish Camp.
end 5 PM Sunday, November 8, 2020
Stephen C. Foster State Park Ramp,
17515 GA-177, Fargo, GA 31631.
From Fargo, travel south on US 441 to CR 177; turn left and proceed to Stephen C. Foster State Park, which is after you pass Griffis Fish Camp.
Stephen C. Foster State Park Ramp
Bring: camping gear, and the usual personal flotation device, boat, paddles, food, drinking water, warm clothes, and first aid kit.
Also trash pickers and trash bags: every WWALS outing is also a cleanup.
Free: This outing is free to WWALS members, and $10 (ten dollars) for non-members.
You can pay the $10 at the outing, or online:
We recommend you support the work of WWALS by
becoming a WWALS member today!
Boats: are for rent at the State Park.
We’d like to paddle as far in as Floyd’s Island,
but depending on conditions we may go to Billys Island or Minnies Lake.
Camping on a platform is somewhat difficult in the virus pandemic situation,
so this is currently planned as a day trip with
camping at Griffis Fish Camp or at the State Park.
Griffis Fish Camp is at 10257 Ga Highway 177, Fargo, GA 31631-4547; 912-637-5289.
For reservations at Stephen C. Foster State Park, please use this form:
We are watching the virus pandemic situation, which may affect campsite
availability as well as other things.
We will update as needed.
Map, heron, signs, gator, boats
The map is from the
WWALS Suwannee River Wilderness Trail map.
That WWALS map includes the
Okefenokee Wilderness Area Canoe Trails (OWACT).
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