Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
Festival of Lights
On November 30 through December 24, the South Ranger Station will be closed from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. during the Festival of Lights. Please use the North Ranger Station located one mile north on US 41 - follow the flashing signs. Call the ranger station 386-397-4331 for more information.
We have localized flooding in some areas of the park due to high water levels on the Suwannee River. Our river trails and the canoe launch are currently closed due to rising river levels.
A timber thinning project was conducted and some park trails are currently closed; a section of the Florida Trail remains open. For additional information, please call the Ranger Station (386) 397-4331.
Welcome to Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
Situated on the banks of the legendary Suwannee River, this center honors the memory of American composer Stephen Foster, who wrote "Old Folks at Home," the song that made the river famous.
The museum features exhibits about Foster's most famous songs and his music can be heard emanating from the park's 97-bell carillon throughout the day.
In Craft Square, visitors can watch demonstrations of quilting, blacksmithing, stained glass making and other crafts, or visit the gift shop. Hiking, bicycling, canoeing and wildlife viewing are popular activities. Miles of trails wind through some of the most scenic areas of North Florida. For overnight stays, visitors can camp in the full-facility campground or stay in a cabin.
Every Memorial Day weekend (last weekend in May), the park hosts the Florida Folk Festival. Other special events include concerts, weekend retreats, a regional quilt show, a holiday light display and an antique tractor show.
Plan Your Visit
Florida Folk Festival
Every Stamp Is A Story
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center
History & Culture
People Make the Parks
Stephen Foster Citizen Support Organization
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