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Fall in the Okefenokee Swamp AND Pioneer Days Festival.

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Suwanee Eco Lodge

400 ECO LODGE DRIVE

Fargo, GA 31631

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PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRELY BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR THIS TRIP.

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REGISTRATION IS GOING TO BE TRICKY! 

1. Everyone needs an Event ticket regardless of where you are staying. This ticket includes three evening meals.

2. If you are staying in the Lodge with us you will need a second ticket. This is just for your cabin.

3. If you need a rental boat you will need a third ticket.

We do this trip at least twice a year. We keep going back because it is always amazing and breathtakingly beautiful. This trip we will enjoy paddling in the swamp and ALSO have a chance to experience Pioneer Days.

We will see the swamp in its' fall glory WITHOUT THE MOSQUITOES!!!! And air conditioned cabins make the nights comfortable!!

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 twice 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 is getting ready for a "winter" nap.. As we paddle through the swamp, keep a lookout for alligators, otters, racoons, 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..  We will be leaving the boats to explore some islands and have lunch on wooden decks.  We will get off the water early enough Sunday for you to drive home. This is about a 5 hour drive from Atlanta.

Saturday you will have a choice of paddling OR experiencing Pioneer Days at Chesser Island Homestead,

The Eco-Lodge is located in Fargo, GA, just north of the Suwannee 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.

This is a kid friendly trip. 

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, each in a double bed.  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 an event ticket and let me know where you will be staying.  Even if you stay off site, your evening meals are included.

VERY IMPORTANT:  HOW MANY TICKETS DO YOU NEED?

If you are staying off site, NOT in the Lodge,  you need one event ticket.

If you are staying in the lodge you need two tickets.  One for the event, one for the lodge. (Several choices to stay in lodge)

If you need a rental boat that is an additional ticket whether you stay off site or in the lodge.

Cost of the trip will be $195 per adult, $95 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, 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.  ONE PERSON RENTS THE CABIN, EVEYONE BUYS A TICKET.  JUST MAKE SURE I KNOW YOU ARE DOING THAT. YOU CAN SAVE A FEW BUCKS DOING IT THIS WAY.

The 1 bed efficiencies will rent for $395 for all 3 nights. These units sleep 2 people.

The efficiencies with 2 double beds will rent for $495 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 $250 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 $125 for the weekend.

Single kayaks (sit inside) kayaks will be available to rent for $95 for the weekend.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE CALL ME BEFORE SIGNING UP.

John Miller, 678-549-4950

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Fargo, GA 31631

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