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

ONLINE RESERVATIONS

Winter Hours – Oct 1 to June 30  – Friday  10 am until 8 pm Saturday 9 am until 7 pm,  Sundays 9 am until 6 pm, Tuesdays – Thursdays 10am until 6pm , Mondays  10am – 4pm E.S.T

Summer Hours – July 1 to Sep 30  Friday – Saturday 10 am until 8 pm,  Sundays, Wednesday and Thursdays 10am until 6pm  E.S.T MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS CLOSED

No check in’s will be permitted to enter the campground after OFFICE HOURS (there is no exception to this rule for any reason, for the safety and comfort of other guests, Park Staff and park property) when making your reservation please note your arrival time, if this time changes on the day of your arrival a courtesy call on your part would be a nice gesture and greatly appreciated by the Staff. Please plan your trip accordingly to arrive during office hours.

Pet Policy   Cats are not allowed in any cabin, 1 Dog is allowed in Basic & Deluxe cabins however there will be a $25.00 charge per day for cleaning (multi night fee may be refunded of up to 50% if excessive cleaning/deodorizing is not needed). Pet fee does not include damage caused by pet, any damage caused will be immediately billed to CC on file for repairs. The Okefenokee NWR does not allow pets (dogs or cats etc) on the water at all and they do strictly enforce that rule. You can reserve a run in our onsite kennel for additional charge or your dog may stay in the cabin unattended if in a crate and does not bark excessively, Dogs are not allowed in the beds, if you must sleep with your pet please do not bring him/her here. If you want to bring more than 1 dog please call the office to discuss the possibility. Vaccination records are required at time of check in for all and admittance will not be allowed without them. Pets must be declared at time of reservation, should you you try and sneak a dog into the campground you will be asked to leave the campground and will forfeit your paid reservation, we are sorry if this sounds harsh but recent events require it to be. There is no charge for your pet if you are staying in your own camper or tent (1 dog in a RV 1-dog per tent site) , however all pets must not be prone to barking, viscous or destructive. All pets must be leashed when moving through the campground and must not be left unattended anywhere, they must remain leashed or penned when on your site. Pets are to be walked only on internal roads, trails and are not to be allowed to relieve themselves on any site, front lawn or common areas. We have an exercise area where your pets can use the bathroom and you can pick up their waste and place it in the receptacle. Guests must clean up after their pet and provide their own dog bags, due to misuse and stealing of the campground provided bags we will no longer provide free dog bags, we do offer them for sale in the store. Pets are not allowed in the main building, laundromat or bathhouse or in the starfield for any reason. The few have spoiled it for the many, should pet problems continue we will be banning pets from the park period, lets not get it to that point.

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

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..

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

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.

We have a large Dog exercise/bathroom 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, please bring your own waste bags.

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 outreach 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. You can see stars throughout the park every night and you can bring your own equipment and set up in the starfield or just go out look up to view them any night.

Pastimes Stargazing, Stays and Astrophotography

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

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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

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.