Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
About Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER
Summer is here!
Come visit the beautiful antebellum mansion that is the
At Cousin Thelma Boltin’s Gift Shop & Craft Square you can shop a vast selection of “one of a kind” crafts made by
We have miles of trails, including the Florida Trail that you can hike, bike or ride. We even have a new 8 mile single track mountain bike and/or hiking trail. It’s an exciting and family friendly trail that explores some of the most beautiful natural features of the park including high bluffs, fun elevations throughout the floodplain swamp and all sorts of unique landscapes. Be sure to also enjoy the 10 miles of double track trail as well and don’t miss Catfish Hole! You can download a trail map on our Activities page.
We have a wonderful picnic pavilion and playground thanks to the Stephen Foster Citizen Support Organization; located behind the craft square and gift shop. Park staff and volunteers have completed construction of this beautiful picnic facility so we invite you to bring your family to come out and enjoy a picnic at the park, or plan your next family reunion. Photos of this new facility can be seen on the parks photo album. Reservations for the Picnic Pavilion can be made by contacting the park's Ranger Station at 386-397-2733.
If you are interested in volunteering at the park and becoming part of the Stephen Foster Family, we have numerous different volunteer needs through the park including: Campground Hosts, Park maintenance, Craft Square demonstrators and gift shop sales, Museum Docents (assistants), mechanics, skilled craftspeople, musicians, interpreters, etc. If you would like more information about the fun volunteer opportunities, contact the park at (386) 397-2733.
We look forward to seeing you!
Along the banks of the legendary Suwannee River stands the World’s Largest Carillon Bell System that plays beautiful Stephen Foster songs several times a day, you can hear the blacksmith working at the forge, fiddle players walking to and fro, so many sights and sounds not to be missed at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. We are perfect for overnight or day trips and centrally located to quite a few of Florida’s awe-inspiring state parks. Big Shoals State Park, Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, Suwannee River State Park, Suwannee River Wilderness Trail, Madison Blue Springs State Park, Lafayette Blue Springs State Park, Ichetucknee Springs State Park, and O’Leno River State Park just to name just a few!
Located on U.S. 41 in White Springs. From I-75 to S.R. 136 (Milepost Exit 439 - Old Exit 84), travel east on S.R. 136 for 3 miles. Turn left on U.S. 41. Park entrance is on the left. From I-10 to U.S. 41 North (Milepost Exit 301 - Old Exit 43), travel 9 miles to White Springs. Park entrance is on the left.
|PHYSICAL ADDRESS||MAILING ADDRESS|
|11016 Lillian Saunders Drive||P.O. Box G|
|White Springs, FL 32096||White Springs, FL 32096|
|30° 19' 50.65" N||82° 45' 40.89" W|
- For forms, information and benefits of volunteering visit Get Involved.
- Stephen Foster Citizen Support Organization
P.O. Box 666
White Springs, Florida 32096