Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
About Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER
Winter and the New Year are here and there is so much happening! You can still see the Festival of Lights until January 3rd! We always have something going on! Events are happening every month! On January 12, 2014 we will host National Stephen Foster Day in the Tower. An afternoon musical concert and goodies to eat! February is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War at Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park and Primitive Arts Day at Stephen Foster. March is the Wild Azalea Festival, April is our Antique Tractor and Engine Show and May is the Annual FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL (tickets on sale now!) Come visit us and see why we are called a hidden gem!
We always have something going on! Events are happening every month! On January 12, 2014 we will host National Stephen Foster Day in the Tower. An afternoon musical concert and goodies to eat! February is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War at Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park and Primitive Arts Day at Stephen Foster. March is the Wild Azalea Festival, April is our Antique Tractor and Engine Show and May is the Annual FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL (tickets on sale now!) Come visit us and see why we are called a hidden gem!
At Cousin Thelma Boltin's Gift Shop & Craft Square you can shop a vast selection of "one of a kind" crafts made by Florida artists. Enjoy everything from baskets, jams, metal work and textiles to books, children's items and Stephen Foster memorabilia. In the Craft Square you can take a variety of workshops and classes, learn everything from Florida traditions to arts and crafts. Bicycle and canoe rentals are available in the Gift Shop.
We have a picnic pavilion and playground located behind the craft square and gift shop and two indoor facilities available for reservations. We invite you to bring your family to come out and enjoy a picnic at the park, or plan your next family reunion there photos of this new facility can be seen on the parks photo album. Reservations for the Picnic Pavilion, Auditorium, Nelly Bly's Kitchen, and the Cafe can be made by contacting the park's Ranger Station at 386-397-4331.
Please remember to exercise caution while visiting the park and spending time in any outdoor setting. Ticks are prevalent in many outdoor environments; including State Parks, especially during the summer season. We strongly encourage you to use repellant while visiting our park for your safety. Typical tick borne diseases include Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease and the more common, Ehrichliosis. Repellant is sold in the Stephen Foster State Park Gift Shop. According to the Florida Dept. of Health, Most tick bites do not result in illness; therefore treatment is not recommended unless a person becomes ill.
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 will see you soon!
Located approximately 1 hour from Jacksonville, Gainesville, Valdosta and Tallahassee, the Park offers 45 shaded campsites, 5 beautiful vacation cabins, miles of hiking, bicycling, canoeing and horse riding trails. The park also offers bicycle and canoe rentals! Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park offers over 100 special events and workshops throughout the year as well as being the gateway to the 170 Mile Suwannee River Wilderness Trail. To learn more about our events and workshops visit us online at FloridaStateParks.org/StephenFoster or call 386-397-4331. To become involved with the Stephen Foster Citizen Support Organization, Please pick up an application at the Gift Shop or visit them online at www.StephenFosterCSO.org
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