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Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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Address: White Springs, FL 32096
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Great Camping

This is a wonderful Park. Miles and miles of multi-use trails, all paved roads, big sites, clean restrooms, friendly staff and loads of activities. Close to Big Shoals State Park... read more

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Palm Coast
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a wonderful Park. Miles and miles of multi-use trails, all paved roads, big sites, clean restrooms, friendly staff and loads of activities. Close to Big Shoals State Park also. Both Parks along the Suwannee River. Large Bell tower that plays Stephen Fosters song through out the day. Rent canoes and Bicycles here too. also nice gift shop.

Thank dhartman
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This park is great. The museums and the grounds are clean and wonderful. We were here for the Florida Folk Festival and the park personell was wonderful, the event manangers and the volunteers were great. Just loved the gift shop and the history of this park. This Folk Festival is more than folk music you will have to check it... More 

Thank Vicki J
Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Camped 2 nights--easy to find--easy to get into campsites--easy to navigate the park. The parked is very well maintained--clean and comfortable. The museum of Stephen Foster is wonderful--hiking trails are numerous--bike, kayak, canoe rentals are available. They have a nice gift shop---very friendly/helpful staff. They have an Arts and Craft walk that has local artisans making jewelry, weavers, potters, blacksmith---they... More 

Thank Greg D
St. Augustine, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Had a wonderful visit to this beautiful park. A lot to see and interact with. Volunteers and park staff very knowledgeable.

Thank carlachart13
Virginia Beach, VA
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Camping here for two nights. Small (45 sites), but one of the best campgrounds we've ever stayed at and we've stayed in our motor home for nearly 600 nights. Large, flat and level sites. Old but clean restrooms. Museum is very interesting. Great place to relax.

Thank H T P
Merritt Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We are almost 5 hours away so have only heard about but never seen the famous December lights that I have been reading about for years. Scored a campsite for 4 nights and our little family was off to White Springs! This campground is clean and the sites are huge with at least half of them being pull though. We... More 

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St Augustine FL
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

I really liked the park. It was beautifully decorated for the holidays and park staff were quite friendly. The dioramas and exhibits were excellently done. But the depiction of slavery as rather benign made me a little squeamish. Same with the parade of "Jeannies". Info about Foster and how he wrote songs, particularly Swanee River, were the best.

Thank havaneseangel
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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit and is pet friendly. The holiday Christmas parade is Friday December 2nd and kicks off the month long holiday lights display. Fun campfire activities along with marshmallows on a stick and free popcorn. Good family fun all around. My museum is small but interesting. The park and clock tower is worth the trip. Go at dusk... More 

Thank Ghowd
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9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Really fun place to go. There is alot of stuff. You can rent canoes, go swimming, camping, hiking, and etc.

Thank MK T
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a good place to read about the history of Stephen Foster. It was interesting to read that Stephen Foster was going to use a different river’s name in his Suwannee River song. There are some exhibits and pictures depicting the period, antique pianos, and dioramas showing some idealistic scenes of the times. Another building houses a large carillon... More 

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