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Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

White Springs, Florida


11016 Lillian Sanders Dr
White Springs, Florida 32096
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Sites: 45
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 30.33072
Longitude: -82.76131

Elevation: 93' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi ?
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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119 Reviews

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Review Count: 81
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This was a quick stop for us after several weeks of social activity at other campgrounds and just before heading to an RV rally for more social activities. This was just what we needed in between to rest and unwind before heading to a rally. Our site was a nice pull-through with living area facing the woods so we had lots of space and privacy. Verizon and AT&T worked well. Check in was quick and easy. Would like to come back someday and spend more time exploring more of the park. We camped at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 170
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 87

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This was a nice campground, with some very large sites. Our pull through fit our 42' motorhome and tow car, and we could have parked another motorhome in the site as well. The park is grassy and heavily wooded and is attractive overall. It did rain a lot while we were there and the roads were pretty flooded for a day but did dry up quickly. AT&T and Verizon cell service was available, but speeds varied from very good to just ok. We didn't have full hookups but the bath house was clean and showers were hot. The dump station was easy to access on the way out. The free museum was fun to visit for a couple hours, but most of the "folk" craft shops were unoccupied, probably due to being off season. And of course the infamous tubular bells are still under repair. There's not much in the nearby town, but it doesn't take too long to drive to Lake City for supplies you can't get locally. Overall we enjoyed our stay, but didn't find much to do in the local area (though we also didn't look too hard). We'd definitely return if we found ourselves needing a campground in the area, but probably wouldn't seek it out as a destination other than as a place to relax and unwind for a while. We camped at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in a pull thru #27. Level and long. Water and electric only. Dump station in the park. Restrooms were close and clean but very cold. The handicapped was the warmest due to small area. Nice campground. The bell tower wasn't working, electrical issues. We camped at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We were really looking forward to visiting this park and listening to the tubular bells playing throughout the day. Unfortunately, the bells are still not working and as of this writing there is no ETA on when repairs will be made (the park will update their website when they are fixed so keep an eye out for that). Aside from this, we were somewhat disappointed by the park. We were in the Canebreak loop site number 13, a level pull through 30 amp water/electric site (no sewer) comprised of hard packed sand/earth. You could see the dump station from our site, but it didn't bother us. The site had a large grassy area and picnic table, and there is good separation between most of the sites. All the loops have tight curves that can be challenging for big rigs. Verizon signal was strong, but there were zero OTA channels. Bathhouse was fairly clean, but had no heat (except for a few heat lamps in the shower area), so it was very cold, and most of the lights were not working so it was very dark as well. There were also 2 washers and 2 dryers at each bathhouse, although 3 were out of order when we were here. The gate coming into the park was broken. The park had a lot of branches and limbs strewn everywhere due to the recent winter storm. The park itself is still quite beautiful with moss draped trees giving it a tranquil feel. The spring at the park entrance is no longer flowing, so it's just a small pool of brown stagnant water. The carillion tower was beautiful and interesting, and there was a lady who played music on the dulcimer and piano inside. The gift/craft shop was cute and two volunteers were playing and singing Stephen Foster songs on the second floor. They were the highlight of our visit. Museum is nice and informative. We would stay here again but only if/when the bells are working. We camped at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Dollar General in town, Walmart is 10 miles away in Lake City which also has restaurants and shopping.

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Review Count: 100
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

We spent one night at this park. There are no sewer hookups but there is a dump station. The grounds themselves are very nice and the utilities were well placed. I do, however, have a few complaints. The signage could be much better. The entrance is on a curve in the shade and it's not clear if this is the campground entrance until it's too late. Fortunately there is a gas station around the bend that we turned around in. Once you get into the campground it is easy to take a second wrong turn before coming to the sites. The second complaint is that the trees need to be trimmed to prevent them from scratching RVs. The washer and dryer were quite old. In today's age of large RVs it's a shame that the park only has 30 amp service. We didn't need it this time of year, but this park wouldn't be up for consideration later in the season. In spite of these complaints it was a nice enough park that was well cared for, but we would probably try someplace else next time. We camped at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 174
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 48

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice Florida State park with a great Florida Resident Senior Rate. Staff was super friendly. The sites in our loop were generously sized with very good electric and water hook-ups. We could not get any OTA TV. Roads are paved, which keeps the dirt down, but sites are sandy. There is a playground for kids. Bring mosquito spray! Just 4 miles off I-75 makes for a great stopover. They host many events, so book ahead if you can. We camped at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Sand
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Carillon Tower was being repaired when we visited, but the Stephen Foster museum was worth some time. Visit the gift shop to see some local artists items for sale.

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This park's setting is gorgeous. Many trees, moss hanging down, lots of shade. There are many paths to explore, and we rode our bikes around and checked out the small museum in the bell tower, the river, and the other museum in the big house. There are numerous springs in the general area that are clear and beautiful. Right next door is an old sulphur spring and what was a bathhouse, but the flow has practically ceased and it's pretty nasty, although historically interesting. The campground is really nice, we hope to come back some day. No trouble with mosquitos while we were there. Bathrooms were clean enough - for a state park not too bad. Our space was long enough for our truck and rig AND to unload and park our motorcycles. Some of the turns were a bit tight for a rig our size, but not the worst we've been in by far. No real issues if you're smaller. Would love to come back and explore this area and the other springs! Christmas decorations were going up and were kind of fun to see, too bad the carillon bells were not working due to electrical issues. It would have been fun to hear Foster's songs played, we sang a lot of them in elementary school when I was a child. We camped at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lake City isn't too far and has everything you could need. Spend some time exploring the area - Ichetucknee Springs State Park is an easy drive and well worth the trip - water there and in the Blue Hole spring (?) is SO clean and clear you can see the bottom - AND the fish! Lovely.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Very clean parks and lots to see and do. Love the crafts and all the exhibits. Music on the first Saturday night of each month - folk music. All staff was so professional, personable and friendly. Made the stay so nice. Mosquitoes are a problem - so come prepared! We camped at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

We have stayed at this park two times. The grounds are beautiful. The facilities are clean. In the park rangers are very helpful and nice. Last night we were evacuating from a hurricane, they left the gates open for people to park at any time of night. Then, they waived the fee for us since we were evacuating. Wonderful experience both times. Highly recommend!! We camped at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 87
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed for 5 nights in site 39 in a travel trailer. The park is beautiful and well kept. Rangers are knowledgeable and friendly. We toured the Museum, the tower, walked down to the Suwanee River overlook, and went to view the Springs. Went into town to check out the antique store and Big Bellies. We also checked out the historic homes and old hotel in town. We really enjoyed our stay here and would come back again. We camped at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 214
States Visited: 55
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

We had site 4, which was huge. The Stephen Foster museum is inside the park and we'll worth the visit. We camped at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

The campground is amongst a beautiful park and the Suwannee river. The sites in our area were pretty spread out so we had a bit of privacy.

Don't pick site 1. Someone in our group did and site 3 is attached to it. Late at night they had someone camp in it and it was very close.

Clean restrooms and showers, spacious sites of gravel featuring a fire ring and picnic table.

They had canoes to rent. We camped at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
site 5
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The park is large with many points of interest. The museum was nice as was the bell tower. We brought a golf cart and used the wheels off of it.

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Review Count: 121
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

Rate is Florida senior half price, base price. This is a peaceful park with plenty of green space for dog walking, and convenient to the intersection of I-75 and I-10. Our site was very close to the playground and restroom building but had lots of privacy with foliage on both sides. Saw a Coral Snake in our site in the early evening. We camped at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
31 Suwannee Loop
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

Rate is Florida resident and senior discount..Stayed a week on site 36...Nice long pull through. A very nice museum and gift shop. The tower was having electric issues so no carols while we were there. Several geocaches in the park that we found...Beautiful park with lovely spring house history overlooking the dried up Suwanee River. Would stay again. We camped at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

This state park is beautiful. Very big. Was their during Christmas and they had Christmas light and events all over the park. The only down side to this park is the town of White Springs is very tiny, really nothing there. The park is located on the Suwannee River and the river was literally dry. It was a sour sight to see. We camped at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The only shopping is in Lake City, about 40 min. Drive.

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