9.1 Excellent
     
White Springs, Florida

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: 30.330716
Longitude: -82.761312

Elevation: 93' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.50
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi ?
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon, T-Mobile Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon,T-Mobile
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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116 Reviews

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 5

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: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

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: 89
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 15

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: 173
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 45

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: 63
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 7

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: 13

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: 19

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: 0

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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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very well maintained state park. The sites are large and level with very wide approaches for backing in. When we arrived our site was very clean and raked to look like nobody has ever been there before. The only complaint I have about the site is that it is a course sand that sticks to your shoes and is tracked everywhere. AT&T cell and Verizon data worked good. 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
25
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Just out side the park in White Springs there is a restaurant, Bridge Street Cafe, that has excellent pizza.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Very pretty, quiet 'manicured wilderness'. Stayed in a very long pull through. Site was raked before we arrived and sites were being raked as we left. Lots of space with varying amounts of vegetation between sites. Beautiful Carillon plays Stephen Foster melodies on the hour during the day. Many hiking trails - did not get to all of them in the three days. Canoe rentals were not available - water was too low to put in. Huge number of lighted Christmas displays were being put up and lit up on some nights. Museum and tower contained interesting historical displays/info. 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
Site 02
Site Surface
Dirt
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
Tips for other Campers:

White Springs is tiny, not much to see/do there. Dogs allowed on hiking trails and dogs were well mannered. Poop bag stations are scattered throughout the park. Check the parks calendar for special events every month!

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