Pictures: Arriving Floyd’s Island, Okefenokee Swamp 2023-11-04.
The park limits reservations on Floyd’s Island to 20 people.
To reserve your spot, RSVP on the meetup:
You will also need to pay for your 20th of the reservation fee through the eventbrite ticket you will find on the meetup.
Floyd’s Island is reserved for WWALS for this outing.
SCFSP campsite is closed for renovations from November 1, 2023, until January 2025.
But you can still pre-camp at Griffis Fish Camp if you reserve early.
(pending a reservation for the island) to paddle 9 miles upstream in the Okefenokee for primitive camping on Floyd’s Island, which is the most remote place in Georgia: the farthest from any road, with very dark sky.
This primitive campout is a remote wilderness experience in the
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, appropriate for any level but
be sure that you’re comfortable paddling your loaded kayak 9 miles
against a current to get to the island. There is only one rest stop
on the trail,
Minnie’s Lake Platform at the 4 mile mark.
Coming back on Sunday the current will be with us all the way,
making for an easy trip out on the most scenic trail in the swamp
with plenty of wildlife viewing.
There is a portapotty at Minnie’s Lake and another at Floyd’s Island. No
potable water, bring everything you need for two days. There is
plenty of room for any type tent or hammock. The historic Floyd’s
Cabin is also open.
When: Gather 9 AM, launch 10 AM, Saturday, November 4, 2023, overnight and return Sunday
Stephen C. Foster State Park Ramp (SCFSP), 17515 GA-177, Fargo, GA 31631. From Fargo, travel south on US 441 to CR 177; turn left and travel to Stephen C. Foster State Park in Charlton County.
Plan accordingly to arrive on time, phone service is mostly nonexistent once you leave Fargo, Ga. and drive the 17 miles to Stephen C. Foster State Park.
GPS: 30.826833, -82.361333
Ready at SCFSP John S. Quarterman 2022-11-19, at Floyd’s Island –Gretchen Quarterman 2022-11-06