Astronomy - Stephen C. Foster State Park

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Stephen C. Foster State Park is a certified dark sky park by the International Dark Sky Association. Located in the middle of the Okefenokee Swamp, with minimal light pollution, guests can experience some of the darkest skies in the southeast. Stand beneath a sky full of stars and see the Milky Way stretched out above you while watching for the occasional meteor streaking across the night sky.

Visitors wishing to observe a dark sky will benefit from researching the weather, the moon cycle, and astronomical events when planning a visit.

1-hour astronomy programs can be arranged upon request and require a minimum of 5 people to sign up early.

For inquiries about our dark sky programming, please call us at 912-637-5274 or email either or

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For any questions, visit the Park Office or call us at 912.637.5274.