Okefenokee Paddle and Winter Camping

Paddle Withlacoochee, Alapaha, Suwannee RIvers with WWALS
Paddle Withlacoochee, Alapaha, Suwannee RIvers with WWALS
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We will camp Friday and Saturday at Stephen C. Foster State Park near Fargo, Ga. This remote park is a primary entrance to the legendary Okefenokee Swamp. Make your camp site reservation through Reserve America. I have site #56, let try to stay close together so we can share a camp fire and group meal Saturday evening. If you want to share a site and split the cost, post it in the comments so others will see it.
Saturday morning we will meet at the marina at 9 a.m. to shuttle vehicles to the take out at the Sill. We will paddle from Billy's Lake through the Narrows to the Sill, (depending of water levels). The current can be swift so you must be able to maneuver you boat around trees in a swift narrow stream. There will likely be portaging around deadfall. Alligators are plentiful here, as well as other wildlife. You must wear a PFD and have a tow rope. The park rents kayaks, canoes and bicycles. There will be an optional paddle Sunday morning. This is a great park for bicycling with miles of roads and very little traffic.
The park will have a telescope for star gazing Friday night, this is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. The park also offers a boat tour after dark on Saturday.
Telephone reception is mostly non-existent in this remote location so be prepared to put the electronics away and plug into nature.
If you don't want to camp, we want you to come out and join us for this paddle. The paddle is free for WWALS members and $10.00 for non members.
Here is a link for camping reservations: https://gastateparks.reserveamerica.com/campsiteFilterAction.do?sitefilter=ALL&startIdx=0&contractCode=GA&parkId=530194

For more information: http://wwals.net/2018/10/08/okefenokee-campout-and-paddle-suwannee-river-stephen-c-foster-state-park-fargo-ga-2018-12-07-09/