Welcome to Pastimes ” An Oasis Near the Swamp”


On 2/9/17 the recently renovated office and store and the meeting/function room that was in the process of being renovated suffered significant water damage from a burst ice maker line in the upstairs residence. The Office store are temporarily closed, we expect them to re-open on 2/24/17, the office has been re-located to our on site rental camping trailer, the meeting/function room should follow by 3/1/17. The campground, cabins, tent sites are still open and functioning, the bathrooms and bathhouse were unaffected. We are still providing a peaceful, relaxing and convenient stay across from the Okefenokee NWR. We look forward to seeing everyone who has made reservations and those of you who will be making them.

Pastimes has re-opened on February 3, 2017. The office/store is open, in the coming weeks we will be bringing in a selection of cold beverages, frozen food, ice, ice cream, bread, eggs, milk, etc. The campground store is fully stocked with things you may need for your stay like RV supplies, flash lights, and supplies for traveling into the Okefenokee.

Reservations for your stay can be done via the online reservation tab

Online Reservations

or by calling the campground directly at 912-496-4472, we accept all major credit cards and cash.

Should you have any questions regarding your visit to the Okefenokee Swamp please feel free to call and we will answer them or get you in contact with someone who can.

We are not offering guided tours at this time, we do recommend for your guided tours the Concessionaire at Suwanee Canal entrance Okefenokee Adventures for your touring needs, they offer many different tours visit them at the link below or call them at 912–496–7156 or 866–THE–SWAMP (843–7926)

Okefenokee Adventures

We look forward to providing you with a peaceful comfortable stay while you are visiting the Okefenokee Swamp or the Folkston area, weather you are in one of our cabins, in your own rv in one of our rv sites or in your tent in our tenting area. The Tent area is being expanded to incorporate a more private experience by moving the set up areas to use natural buffers, look for pictures of the new sites on the tent page or on the reservations page, moving of the campers sink to a more central location and the addition of on- demand hot water at the sink. Tent sites are still open while the new sites are being finished. When done it will greatly increase our group camping area so we will be able to accommodate large groups with ease.

A new bathroom/laundry facility should be finished in early March, this facility will include unisex single bathrooms with showers that are ADA compliant. Also a new day use picnic area on the pond peninsula for family picnics and relaxing will soon follow.

The next phase of improvements are in the planning stage, they include installation of Satellite TV to all cabins and RV sites, renovations in the main building to make a meeting room with TV, video conferencing capabilities, a exercise room and a separate book nook/exchange. A 6 stall air conditioned day use dog kennel along with outside runs and a new fenced dog exercise area, so you will be able to leave you’r best friend while you visit the NWR.

This fall we will be expanding our RV area with 5 new 65’x35′ rv sites with concrete pads and patios with built in fire pits.

We are directly across from the entrance to the Okefenokee Swamp, and are within a short drive from the Folkston funnel where over 60 CSX trains a day pass through on their way to and from Florida along with a great viewing platform. If you you are a motorcyclist the area has some great riding, in short there is always plenty to do here, bird watching, hiking trails, star gazing and especially resting and relaxing.

Again we look forward to meeting you and making your stay a special one, Michelle & Dale Hazzard – Owners.

Okefenokee Pastimes Office is closed Sundays and Mondays except by prior reservation. Hours may change for Okefenokee Pastimes Special Seasonal Times – Summer – approximately June 5 to Sept. 15.

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