The Office/Store re-opened on 2/28/17 so come visit the campground and stop by the store for anything you may have forgotten or may need. Drinks, Ice Cream, and frozen meals and everyday goods will be in the store by March 3rd.
The day use picnic area has opened on the peninsula of the pond and features State Park spec charcoal grilles for preparing your lunch/dinner, and has a fish feeding station. By night this area serves as our star gazing area as their is no light interference from park lighting. This area is free of charge to all campground campers and can be used by others for a nominal fee, please inquire at the office or by phone for availability and pricing.
The Hiking trails have been re-opened and a new connection trail has been added along with some bird watching/wildlife viewing stations, there are approx 4,000 ft of hiking paths on the property and access to miles of trails across the street from the campground.
The Meeting/Function room will be open by March 10th, and following shortly after will be the new ADA Unisex bathrooms and the new laundry facility. 2017 is still going to see more improvements and additional amenities, we will keep everyone posted as they come online.
Fall of 2017 we will be offering new long term rental sites for seasonal campers.
Reservations for your stay can be done via the online reservation tab or under the tab at the top of the page by clicking on Pastimes 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)
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.