If you have any questions do not hesitate to call me. [masked]
This is a beginner and child friendly trip. My grandchildren love it!
PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRELY BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR THIS TRIP. REGISTRATION IS GOING TO BE TRICKY! YOU WILL HAVE TO GO TO:
TO REGISTER AND PAY. YOU DO NOT HAVE A SPOT UNTIL YOU TAKE THAT STEP.
I first visited the Okefenokee in 2016 and am truly sorry I did not go sooner. My wife and I fell in love with it and will go back at least once a year as long as I can walk or be carried!!
The Okefenokee contains many types of habitat – islands, lakes, cypress forests, scrub-shrub areas and open ‘wet’ prairies. We might see sandhill cranes and bald eagles. In November the swamp should be changing and getting ready for winter. As we paddle through the swamp, keep a lookout for alligators, deer, white ibis, herons, egrets and maybe even a black bear.
We will paddle different sections of the swamp on Friday and Saturday with an optional paddle on Sunday on the way home. We will be leaving the boats to explore some islands and have lunch on platforms. We will get off the water early enough Sunday for you to drive home. This is about a 4 1/2 hour drive from Atlanta.
We start Saturday with a hike over the swamp on a raised walk way. After our hike you have to option of visiting Pioneer Days at Chesser Homestead or paddling the "Canal" section of the swamp.
The Eco-Lodge is located in Fargo, GA, just north of the Suwanee River, and is managed by the Stephen C. Foster State Park. The Eco-Lodge is a conference center with a commercial kitchen, meeting room and 10 cottages, each in a beautiful, natural, private location. There will be no other guests at the Eco-Lodge besides us! This facility is as nice as anything I have ever stayed at.
There are 4 efficiency cabins that each have one double bed. 4 efficiency cabins that have 2 double beds. (Efficiency means one large room with separate bathroom) Since none of the cabins have twin beds, filling each of them is going to get tricky. Hopefully we will have 4 couples that take the 1 bed efficiencies. The two bed efficiencies are suitable for families since they will sleep up to 4 people. I know many of you will be coming alone and will not want to share a bed so we will pair you up with a same sex roommate. Because of the bed situation we could have from 20 to 40 people on this trip. PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH ME AS WE TRY TO ASSIGN BEDS AND MAXIMIZE PARTICIPATION. If you want to join us on the trip and make your own arrangements to stay somewhere else, camping, hotel, etc, that is fine also. You will simply need to purchase a ticket and let me know where you will be staying. Even if you stay off site your evening meals with the group are included.
Cost of the trip will be $175 per adult, $75 per child under 16. That fee will include a catered meal Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. You will be responsible for breakfast and lunch. The kitchens make that easy! (This fee does not include your cabin or boat rental)
IF YOU WANT TO SHARE A CABIN WITH A FRIEND OR FRIENDS, BUT NOT SHARE THE BED YOU ARE WELCOME TO DO THAT AND PUT SOMEONE ON THE FLOOR IN A SLEEPING BAG OR ON THE COUCH.
The 1 bed efficiencies will rent for $350 for all 3 nights. These units sleep 2 people.
The efficiencies with 2 double beds will rent for $475 for three nights. These cabins sleep up to 4 people.
If you are coming by yourself and want to be matched up with a room mate the cost will be $225 for three nights. If you have a preferred room mate let me know when you register and I will make sure you are paired up.
Tandem (2 person) sit on top kayaks will be available to rent for $95 for the weekend.
Single kayaks (sit inside) kayaks will be available to rent for $75 for the weekend.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE CALL ME.