Welcome to Pastimes ” An Oasis Near the Swamp”

 

The campground is open and experiencing no effects from the West Mims Fire. The fire is still well South and West of us, we have no smoke from the fire and none is expected anytime soon. The NWR has closed the Main entrance, please go to their site for information or call them as we are not current on their plans or schedule

https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Okefenokee/visit/plan_your_visit.html

Current information on the fire can be found here

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5153/

The Office/Store/campground are open 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.

Our office hours are 9 AM to 6 PM Tuesday – Thursday, 9AM to 8PM Friday and Saturday, 9AM to 4Pm Sunday, 11AM to 4PM Mondays eastern time except when we close on during certain seasonal and holiday times. Business phone (912) 496-4472. Advance reservations are always advised and we especially appreciate any advance notice but we will do our best to accommodate off the road business, please understand though it’s just not always possible.

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.

On May 5th we became a Passport America affiliate park so we are honoring and selling Passport America Memberships, so ask how you can save up to 50% off you your nightly stay (up to 3 nights). We are also a Good Sam Park, we will be honoring the 10% savings plus giving another 10% on top of that for a 20% savings for Good Sam members, we also offer 15% savings for Military, EMS, Fire, Police, both active and retired status.

We are now offering new long term rental sites for seasonal campers, please call the office.

Visit us on Facebook here     https://www.facebook.com/Okefenokee-Pastimes-cabins-c-248353592240899

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.

Online Reservations

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

We are renting Canoes and kayaks to our guests, as well as offering shuttle services to Kingfisher landing and the St. Mary’s River. We can provide a float/paddle trip on the St. Mary’s while the Swamp is closed.

Unguided from Traders Hill to Fish Camp Landing in FL approx 6 miles or 3 hrs –

$100.00 ( includes Canoe & safety equip for 1 or 2 paddlers, Drop off & Pick up)

Guided $190.00 (includes Canoe & safety equip for 1 or 2 paddlers, Drop off & Pick up and Guide)

Shuttle to and from Kingfisher Landing $130.00 ( includes Canoe & safety equip for 1 or 2 paddlers, Drop off & Pick up) 

Please call the office or ask at check in or go to outfitting tab and click on shuttles for other services.

 

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.

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