Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Situated on the banks of the legendary Suwannee River, this center honors the memory of America's first composer, Stephen Foster. 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 (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.



Bicycling, Birding, Canoeing, Equestrian Riding, Hiking, Mountain Biking


Bus Parking, Campfires Permitted, Dump Station, Elec. 30 Amp, Grills, Grills, Laundry, Linens Available, Number of Sites: 45, Picnic Area, Picnic Area, Playground, Playground, Pump Out, Showers, Tents, Water Hookup

Average Visit Time

Half day

Camping Type

Primitive Camping, Pull Thru Sites, RV Sites, Tent Sites

Fishing Type

Freshwater Fishing, Near Shore Fishing

Guest Information

Family Friendly, LGBTQ Friendly, Wireless (Wi-Fi)

Hours of Operation

Hours: 8 a.m. to sundown, Museum and Tower: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Gift Shop: Jan. - Nov. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.