Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs

#143 of 583 in Museums in Florida
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park is a Florida State Park located in White Springs off U.S. 41, along the Suwannee River in north Florida.
Stephen Foster is famous for having written the song "Old Folks At Home," also known as "Way Down Upon the Suwannee River." The song, referring nostalgically to "home far, far away," is Florida's state song.
Among the wildlife of the park are gopher tortoises, box turtles, American alligators, white-tailed deer, wood ducks, and a variety of birds.
Activities include picnicking, hiking and bicycling, as well as horseback riding, canoeing, and wildlife viewing.
Amenities include picnic tables, wooded trails, boat access to the Suwannee River, and riverside rental cabins.
There is a craft shop which sells Floridian and Southeastern folk art and crafts.
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  • This was a seven night camping trip with nineteen fellow kayakers. Camp sites were superbly laid out. Reliable water and electricity. Dump station on site. Firewood $5.00 picked from camp host on the ...  more »
  • We spent 2 nights at site 8 at the campground and really enjoyed it. The entire place was very clean. We really enjoyed go the gazebo and watching the boats go by.  more »
  • I love this place. There is stuff to see, but no so much that it overwhelms you. Nice part of Florida history. And the event they have at Christmas is awesome. Not a ton of lights. But there’s plenty of lights, plus free hot cocoa and popcorn! Its a nice way to enjoy the season!
  • I absolutely love this place. The cabins are beautiful. It's quiet and grounds are well kept. We're on our 3rd night here and haven't been bugged by anyone. The warden I think she was, came by for the first time today. So if peace, quiet and nature is what your looking for this is the place😍. This is also the perfect spot for an introvert. Visit and reconnect with your self. Blessed be!

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