Pastimes Cabins, RV Park & Campground
28244 Hwy 121 Folkston, GA 31537 1-912-496-4472
As of 1-1-2019, We are NO Longer a Good Sam Participating Park, any one with previous Reservations will Still receive the 10% Good Sam Discount and Our Matching 10% on their stay. We are not an advertising Passport America Park from Jan 1 to May 31, but if you are PA member you will get 35% off your stay for 5 nights, 6th night full price and 7th night free. We still 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.
NO SHOWS ARE CHARGED ENTIRE RESERVATION AMOUNT
NO REFUNDS MADE FOR EARLY DEPARTURES
Okefenokee Pastimes Cabins, RV Park & Campground Cancellation Policy
A cancellation fee of $20.00 will be charged on all Reservation Cancellations. In addition, if cancellation is within 30 days up to 72 hours of arrival the Full Deposit will also be forfeited. Reservations canceled within 72 hours of arrival will be charged for all of the nights reserved.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
New Laundromat with modern equipment, to do your laundry while you stay here.
The Summer viewing of DSO and Planetary is here, and the sights are fantastic, here are a few new photos so you can see what a trip and stay here will bring you. We will in the very near future be opening up the facilities to those who want to just come set-up, view and leave once the new entrances are completed. As for now we do not allow it for the comfort of our guests who are staying as the stargazing areas can only be accessed through the campground.
A few shots from 4/2/19
Pastimes is providing weekly Stargazing on Saturday nights for our Guests as well as the Public. Our facilities are also available for Star Parties and Outreach events (call the Office to schedule your event now). As many may know we are located in one of the darkest sky areas in the Southeast ( little unnatural light pollution), we have decided that we would love to share one of the age old hobbies and offer an introduction to star gazing on Saturday night’s. With the dark skies in this beautiful part of GA it makes it possible, for all to gaze towards the stars and dream like so many other countless generations before have done. Admission for the approx 1-1/2hr is $5 per person to help offset the many thousands of dollars we have invested in the equipment and star facilities, each attendee will be emailed pictures taken at the end of the star gazing session for a permanent memory of what you saw that night courtesy of Pastimes Astrophotography (this is included in your admission charge, at no extra fee). For groups or those with their own equipment please call or email the office for your quote and availability. We are working towards our own dark sky certification and will announce it when it happens. We will be accommodating those who are new to the hobby as well as amateur and professional star gazers, if you are interested in basic Astrophotography please bring your own equipment. We will be supplying telescopes from Orion and be using their Dobsonian Sky Quest line 6″, 8″, 10″ 12″, we use 2 self guiding scope’s for DSO and Astrophotography.
The new Starfield is open and available we will be doing our weekly and special stargazing events from it (weather permitting). It is a secluded area of no un-natural light caused by the buildings and rv’s and the coming and going vehicles a truly naturally dark area. It is open to Astronomy clubs and outreach programs. Tent sites at the field have been installed, you can leave your equipment set up with a direct view of it. A small temporary pavilion with seating for up to 16 and a fire pit for those cold GA Nights to warm up has been installed. We have purchased zero gravity chairs for relaxation and celestial viewing while waiting for a turn at the scope or while we are changing viewing objects. The next phase of adding RV sites on the North end is underway as well as the new observatory plans are in the final stages, a larger permanent pavilion with a bathhouse, built in fire place and perhaps cooking facilities is being planned. We here at Pastimes are dedicated to making your stargazing and stay a memorable one, we do everything we can to meet or exceed your expectations however with that said we have not been able to control the weather yet and as frustrating as it is sometimes stargazing just can not happen.
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.
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.
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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.