Welcome to Okefenokee Pastimes Cabins, RV Park & Campground the Closest and ” An Oasis Near the Great Oke Swamp”

Drone picture of the entrance to Pastimes

Pastimes Cabins, RV Park & Campground

28244 Hwy 121 Folkston, GA 31537                        1-912-496-4472

We offer our Over 62, Military/Boy Scout/1st Responder and school group discount, Escapees and stay 6 nights get the 7th free. 

As you can see we have a discount for just about everyone.

We have 5 – cabins, 3 with bathrooms and kitchenettes, all have electricity, AC, screened porches, furnished, picnic table, built in fire pits, trees and views.

Basic Cabin #2 here @ Pastimes Cabins, RV Park & Campground in Folkston, GA your base camp @ the Main Entrance to the Okefenokee

 

Cabin Blue Bird @ Pastimes Cabins, RV Park & Campground in Folkston, GA your base camp @ the Main Entrance to the Okefenokee

 

Premier Cabin Cardinal @ Pastimes Cabins, RV Park & Campground in Folkston, GA your base camp @ the Main Entrance to the Okefenokee

18 – Pull through RV spots all with Electric, Water, Sewer, 1- with electric and water perfect for conversion vans and 1- pull through combination small rv tent site with water, 15/30 amp electric and sewer. All have Picnic tables, Built in Fire pits, all are level and treed with plenty of room. Daily, weekly and monthly rentals available, call office for monthly rates.

Main Row with future Laundromat (2019)& ADA Bathhouse (late 2019) blue building.

4 – Private tent sites that are set up to give you the feeling you are in the wilderness by using natural vegetation to screen the tent area from the rest of the park while providing easy access to the central dish-washing station a short walk to the bath/shower house and parking at each site.

Entrance to Turkey Oak, one of our many Natural tent sites here in Folkston, Georgia

 

Actual site of Turkey Oak, with the Natural Vegetation to create the feeling of being in the wilderness here @ Pastimes Cabins, RV Park & Campground in Folkston, GA your basecamp @ the Main Entrance to the Okefenokee

1 – Drive up tent site is a favorite with motorcyclist, bicyclists and car campers, all tent sites have picnic table’s and built in fire pit’s.

1 – Group camping site that can accommodate up to 45 people with picnic tables and a central built in fire pit. All cabins and sites receive complimentary Wi-Fi.

Game/Play Area

We have a large game/play area it is in a nice shaded area and has a multi use swing set-slide-outpost-climbing tunnel,  with rubber mulch in case of slips and falls for the kids. 2 – regulation horseshoe lanes, badminton, bean bag toss, ring toss a picnic table in a shaded area with a giant connect 4 game..

Playset @ Pastimes

 

Game area @ Pastimes Cabins, RV Park & Campground in Folkston, GA your basecamp @ the Main Entrance to the Okefenokee

 

Twin regulation Horseshoe Lanes

 

Game area @ Pastimes

Day Use Dog Kennel

We have a day use air conditioned dog kennel for those who are staying with us and can’t bring their fury friend into the Okefenokee with them (use is subject to fee), the Kennel is also open to visitors going to the Okefenokee and plan on going on the water or the boardwalk. Reservations can be made on our online booking engine under sites, for now there are only 2 runs available, we will add more depending on use/need.

Our 2 run dog Kennel for guests and those travelling to the Okefenokee, leave your pet here @ Pastimes for the day.

 

Nice shady setting for the dog kennel @ Pastimes

 

Run 1 inside @ Pastimes in Folkston, GA

 

Run #2 here @ Pastimes in Folkston, GA

 

For comfort in the summer months, AC in the dog kennel her @ Pastimes in Folkston, GA

We have a large Dog exercise area with a table and umbrella for shade so you can sit while your fury friend gets his exercise and a dog waste station to make it convenient to clean up after him/her.

Dog exercise area @ Pastimes

 

Entrance to dog exercise area @ Pastimes

New Laundromat with modern equipment, to do your laundry while you stay here.

Do your laundry here @ Okefenokee Pastimes

 

New laundry facility here @ Pastimes

 

Pastimes has installed a Starfield for weekly Stargazing on Saturday nights, please click on the Stargazing tab above for all the details of this program, or click on the link below to learn more and make reservations for your stargazing adventure.

Pastimes Stargazing, Stays and Astrophotography

M8 the Lagoon Nebula taken here @ Okefenokee Pastimes here in Folkston (southern Georgia) @ our starfield on 7/31/19.

M16 the Eagle Nebula taken here @ Okefenokee Pastimes in Folkston, GA

M17 Omega Nebula taken here @ Okefenokee Pastimes in Folkston Georgia, South Georgia stargazing at its best.

M20 Trifid Nebula @ Okefenokee Pastimes

M27 the Dumbell Nebula taken here @ Okefenokee Pastimes from our dedicated stargazing area

Pre eclipse from the Starfield here @ Pastimes in Southern< GA

A few shots from 4/2/19

M51 @ Okefenokee Pastimes in Southern, GA

 

The Eskimo from Southern GA @ Pastimes

 

Orion @ Pastimes

Milky Way as seen from our new Starfield here @ Pastimes in Folkston, GA

 

Pastimes in the largest Dark Sky and most agree the best area in the South East

 

1/2 Waxing moon as viewed through our 12″ Orion Dobsonian here @ Pastimes in Folkston, Georgia

 

Full Moon as viewed through our 10″ Orion Dobsonian on a Stargazing event here @ Pastimes Stargazing in Folkston, Georgia.

 

Orion as viewed from our Starfield on 1-6-19 here in Folkston, GA @ Pastimes. Pastimes Stargazing and Stays is working hard to become a premier destination for Astronomy Clubs, Schools and the Public who are interested in Stargazing from one of the Darkest areas in the Southeast United States, weather you are looking for an introduction to stargazing or Astrophotography or are a seasoned Astronomer with your own equipment, you will be pleased with what we have to offer, make your reservations now and start seeing what you have been missing.

https://pastimesstargazingstays.wordpress.com

We have a pond on site with fish and fish feeding stations, a peninsula with State Park spec charcoal grills, a covered pergola and picnic tables for use as a day picnic area. At night it can be used as a star gazing area for those who want a more private viewing area, there is no unnatural light interference and this area in South Georgia is rated as one of the best star gazing areas in the Country.

Pergola @ Pastimes peninsula on the pond

 

Great picnic area @ Pastimes

We have a campers store stocked with anything you may need or forgot for your trip, cold drinks, ice cream and frozen meals, essentials, etc. We have a meeting/game/entertainment room set up with tables, chairs, TV, VCR/DVD player, electric fireplace, games and a book nook/movie nook where you can pick  movie from over 500 dvd’s/vcr tapes or exchange a book or just pick one to read. We also have built in horseshoe pits, badminton, bean bag toss, giant connect 4, croquet and ring toss. We have over 4,000 ft of hiking nature trails on the property and over 12 miles of public hiking trails right across the road.  There is always something to do here from relaxing, to socializing, to taking a tour at the Swamp or canoeing on the St Mary’s River. We have canoe’s and Kayak’s for rent for the St. Mary’s, we offer shuttle services

Please see Photo Gallery for  campground pictures and site map or go to booking page all sites have pictures there as well.

See us, like us and review us after your stay on Facebook;

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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.

Our GPS coordinates for ease of finding us are;

N 30.74078 Deg.

W 82.07084 Deg.