This park is in the middle of the Okefenokee National Park/Refuge. It is many miles away from any semblance of civilization. This is great for some folks, but will bother many others. We have stayed here twice, once in our camper, this last time in one of the nice cottages. The cottages are nice, but do not have queen beds, which is a problem for my wife and me as we are used to queen bed for space. We were in Cottage #3 and liked it a lot. My suggestions for the park, overall: 1. Tell friends and relatives you will be out of cell range for the duration of your stay unless you choose to use their pay phone or drive out of the park a ways. I got one bar (verizon) in one spot and was able to get one call out to inform relatives of the cell situation. The one person in our group with AT&T never got signal at all. 2. If camping or staying in cottage, get groceries long before getting here. The closest town, Fargo, has no grocery store. The park only has chips and crackers and it will take you over an hour each way to drive to a grocery store if you forget. 3. Springtime is a the best time to visit. The temps or bugs are not too bad and the animals of the swamp are all becoming active. 4. If you know how to operate an outboard-equipped jonboat, skip the guided tour and rent a boat on your own. You can take a little pamphlet and read up on everything and see it at your own pace. You can also rent kayaks and canoes. 5. A night walk on the boardwalk can be pretty exciting, especially if your flashlight causes an orange reflection of the retinas of an aligator in the water! Also great for star watching.
- Also Known As:
- Stephen c. Foster State Park Hotel Fargo