Paddling - Stephen C. Foster State Park

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Stephen C. Foster State Park is in the heart of the Okefenokee Swamp. From our dock / boat ramp on Jones Island, paddlers can explore over 15 miles of day-use trails.

Billy’s Island is located 2 miles from our boat ramp and is only accessible by water. From a small dock, guests can access a 1-mile trail loop that passes a Native American ceremonial mound, remnants of the logging industry, and a small pioneer cemetery.

Canoe/Kayak rentals are first come, first served. However, Overnight Canoes and kayaks can be reserved two weeks in advance, and must provide printed proof of Wilderness Permit upon arrival.

Visitors using personal vessels are required to register at the trading post or boat ramp.


Canoe and Kayak Rentals

  • 2 Hours $15.00
  • 4 Hours $20.00
  • 8 Hours $30.00
  • Overnight (USFWS permit only) $50.00

Other Information

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