Pastimes Stargazing and Stays is the Astronomy section for Okefenokee Pastimes Cabins, RV Park & Campground. We are providing stargazing with an introduction to the stars with our weekly stargazing nights Every Saturday (weather permitting). We also provide private stargazing nights by prior reservation. A new starfield has been built so we can host star parties and outreach programs to school groups and scout troops.

We have taken delivery of our first of 4 SkyShed pod observatories, we will be using these for astronomers who want to bring their own equipment and be able to set up and lock it up when done, while enjoying the benefits of an observatory during their visual/photographic sessions. It will be set up as a hub, we will be putting a SkyShed pod max as the center hub and will have 4 spokes leading out to the pods in the middle of the spokes will be 2 open pads for setup of scopes/tripods/cameras. All will be on concrete and electric outlets will be supplied. We will have one of the most unique setups available to clubs/individuals in the SouthEast and all in some of the darkest skies in the area. The starfield has tent sites on the South end, a Pavillion and community fire pit on the North End. Over the next several Months we will be installing 8-10 RV sites, a private entrance and a bath house pavilion with a small commercial kitchen. 

 

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First of 4 SkyShed Pod Observatories @ Okefenokee Pastimes
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M8 Taken from our Starfield here @ Okefenokee Pastimes
We received honorable mention in the Orlando weekly for the top 20 best Florida secluded campgrounds for stargazing, to see what they had to say go here;

https://photos.orlandoweekly.com/20-secluded-florida-camping-spots-where-you-can-actually-see-the-stars/?slide=22&okefenokee-wingedreel

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View of the Milky Way from the Starfield here @ Pastimes
The Moon as viewed through our 12″ Orion Dobsonian

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