Camping

 

Spacious pull through full hook-up RV sites
A Separated and more natural Tent Camping area
Nicest bathrooms by far  found anywhere in the area.
 

 

 

 

RV Prices: 1-2 person

Pull Through 30/20 amp water & sewer $35 single night / 30/20 amp with water $30 single night /  $5 ea additional person / See more prices & details below

Camping at Pastimes

OP campground
Tent Camp Prices: 1-2 person / $25 single night / $10 ea additional person / See more prices & details below
Camping – some Special Details, Info and Thoughts

We are very small (for now) and have a cozy mellow natural atmosphere here. We offer our guests / campers a great place to kickback, relax and easily access local nature and attractions.

Okefenokee Pastimes does not have a pool, a clubhouse (coming summer of 2017), cable tv (coming summer of 2017). On the other hand. We do have free high speed Internet (Wi-Fi) available at every site, some short nature walking trails and a small pond with a variety of fish for feeding and watching enjoyment, we do have games available for sign out (connect 4, horse shoes, badminton, croquet, rings, corn hole), a book exchangeh will be coming (summer of 2017).

Okefenokee Pastimes is situated at the Okefenokee’s East Entrance (the U.S. government headquarters and main entrance for the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge). You cannot get any more convenient to the swamp.

Camping Amenities
RV sites; 10  – 30/20 amp electric / Water and Sewer – 1 – 30/20 amp electric / Water – 1 – 20 amp water/sewer and a campground RV dump station. These sites are large and easy to pull-through sites.  All can receive free high speed Internet (WI-FI).

Large Tent Camping area with shade trees, picnic tables, and an outdoor campers sink. The tent and car camping area is in a separate, farther back, more isolated natural section next to our Nature Trails and Wildlife Habitat. There is no electric provided in this area. All tent sites should receive free high speed Internet (WI-FI).

[campfires and charcoal grilling are conditionally permitted – see fire info below for more about this]

Our complete bathhouse is well kept and very clean, nicely furnished, air-conditioned and/or heated with nice, hot showers & private dressing stalls. All for our basic cabin and camping guests. We have by far the nicest, cleanest, well kept bathrooms available to campers found in the whole area.

Okefenokee Pastimes reservations are through our online reservation system, it is recommended that if you can not do an online reservation that you call for availability to see if we have something available. Camping Reservation Deposits are Non-Refundable.

Business Information and Hours

Our Office/Store hours are, Tues – Sat, 9 am until 6 pm E.S.T. We are closed on Mondays and Sundays.

Monday’s & Sundays we are closed and check in is by prior reservation only.

Check-out is 11 am.

Check in time is 1-6pm for RV’s and Tenters

More price details & info

RV Full Hook-Ups or Electric + Water – all pull-through site rates are for 2 adults, 2 children (0-17) per RV, with the RV plus 1 tow vehicle parked per site. Rates include use of bathhouse & dump station.
Rate is $35 per night – each extra person is $10 each
Check-out is 11am.

An extra vehicle parked on site (more than the 2) is $5 each

An additional charge for electricity might be added during extra hot or cold times or when electrical consumption is expected to be more than normal average use.

Weekly discount rate is – pay in full for six days at check in and get the seventh day free.

[remember campfires and charcoal grilling are conditionally permitted – see fire info below]

Tent & Primitive site rates are for 2 adults, 2 children (0-17) in a tent or small vehicle with no hook-ups on site. Rates includes use of the bathhouse.

Rate is $25 a night – each extra person is $10 a night
Check-out is 11am.

Weekly discount rate is – pay in full for six days at check in and get the seventh day free.

Bathhouse is closed daily for cleaning, from 11am – 1pm. Open the rest of the time.

sorry No refunds on camping for no shows.

Visitors to registered camping guests are free for up to 4 hours and must leave before quite time (includes bathroom use), showers are for gusts only should a visitor require use of the shower facilities a $5 charge will apply. If visitors stay beyond quiet time or over night a extra person charge will be applied. You need to let us know all the details ahead of time (at check in). Please communicate with us about any expected visitors. We expect you to take responsibility, so that there are no problems.

[remember campfires and charcoal grilling are conditionally permitted – see fire info below]

Camping Late Arrival Info

Our office closes at 6:00pm EST. We ask that all campers try to arrive to check in before 6:00pm, we do understand that during travels things can happen, we will address late arrivals on a case by case basis, if it is circumstance’s beyond your control we will try and be understanding however you may be subject to a $20 late arrival surcharge. For those who book online after office hours for same day arrival you will be subject to a $20 surcharge for late arrivals. No check ins or arrivals will be permitted to enter the campground after 10pm.

Pet Policy
Pets are allowed.
Pets cannot be left outside or staked on a leash unsupervised at any time. A dog must be attended on leash or fenced in at all times when outside and of course always picked up after. Excessive out of control barking or vicious dog’s will not be tolerated.

Be mindful of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge’s policy of – no pets are allowed on the water in a boat at all and they must be on a leash in the areas where they are permitted. Okefenokee NWR “Law Enforcement” is very serious about this, we know. We have seen it go down too often.

Group Camping

Groups can be a pleasure to host or occasionally they can be a nightmare ordeal. We cannot afford to tolerate chaotic, clueless, unorganized, undisciplined, groups so be fair warned.

We offer a wonderful place for groups to camp and stage excursions into the Swamp or the St Mary’s River. Groups staying here are expected to respect other guests and their right to enjoy peace, quiet, privacy and function especially pertaining to commonly used areas and facilities.

Group Camping discounts are only available on a case by case situation. We don’t have enough people power labor force on hand to offer standing discounts for groups. If you want a group camping rate you must qualify as the following.

#1. Be 10 or more people with a organized leader in charge.

#2 We deal with a person in charge and prearranged to take care of the money exchange or any other issues that may arise.

#3 It’s all done by advance reservation and not via our online registration system and will require 50% deposit fee.

Phone or e-mail with complete details of your circumstance for a price quote if you can qualify as above listed.

As with all camping reservations there is no refund of the deposit.

Campfires & Charcoal Grilling and other pertinent Info

 (At times fires are not permitted period and are subject to changes with conditional factors and dangers).

Always let us know ahead of time or when you make your reservation that you wish to have a campfire or do charcoal grilling this helps us be better prepared and more likely to be able to accommodate the request.

We sell firewood for $5 a bundle (when available).

Charcoal grill rental = $5, charcoal is available in the store for extra $.

Having a Fire/charcoal grill Please be aware that you are accepting the responsibility and liability for any and all damages caused by fire use here (see fire use info below). All persons wishing to have a fire must be equipped to deal with starting and maintaining a camp fire.

FIRES a warning (please read this if you want a fire or to grill)  Why? – Because we have been burned.

On an Easter Sunday several years ago two negligent guests started a wildfire here on our property by careless charcoal grill use. It burned over 10 acres out of control threatening life and home, a sizable portion of what burned was our neighbors land.

That fire has cost the campground. The campground lost much more than just a considerable sum of money. It has been extremely costly in many ways and will take a long time for recovery.

Some people feel a campfire or charcoal grilling is their right. We see it as a privilege and one that comes with responsibility. we ask that all fires be kept small as they are smarter and easier on surrounding resources and have less potential for danger.

We want you (our valued Guest) to understand we are very serious about fire use here in all forms. We need for you to know that if you wish to enjoy this privilege, we expect you to be responsible with it. This means obtaining the permission and following the rules of fire and charcoal use (available in office during office hours).

If what we’re asking about fire use on our property is something you consider not worthy of respect or adherence, well we strongly suggest not staying here. Please go someplace else, with lower standards and fire use ethics. You may be assured we would insist you leave if we discover this to be the case.

Our only wish is for all of our guests to relax and enjoy themselves here on our property. With an understanding, that like everything else in life there are limitations, especially when actions threaten lives and property as well as others enjoyment of their surroundings. Thank you sincerely for your cooperation. – The owners of Okefenokee Pastimes.

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