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Stephen C. Foster State Park

Stephen C. Foster State Park of Charlton County, Georgia is a grand swamp and state park, just 90 miles (145 km) northwest of Jacksonville, Florida. It’s an accredited dark sky park, claimed to “enjoy a degree of natural nighttime darkness almost without parallel in the Eastern U.S.” by the International Dark Sky Association. The park…read more »

Stephen C. Foster State Park of Charlton County, Georgia is a grand swamp and state park, just 90 miles (145 km) northwest of Jacksonville, Florida. It’s an accredited dark sky park, claimed to “enjoy a degree of natural nighttime darkness almost without parallel in the Eastern U.S.” by the International Dark Sky Association. The park has developed an array of outreach activities, nearly all of which involve or feature a message concerning the value and fragility of dark local night skies, as well as various night programs throughout the year. Please note that while camping is allowed, the park closes at 10:00 PM and does not permit overnight stays otherwise. For more information, visit online or call 912-637-5274 between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm. Eastern Time.

Deborah Byrd