The Craft Square at Stephen Foster SP

A fun and cultural stop in North Florida thanks to serendipity.

Link to campground here: Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center & State Park
Link to map here: Stephen Foster State Park

  1. Site Quality = 4/5
    Very nice sites here. All are very flat, packed earth with picnic table/fire-pit and choice of 30Amp or 50Amp and Water. No sewer. Good selection of site sizes with nice, big pull-throughs (up to 100 feet size) as well as back-ins. Good separation between campers and pretty tree views. Partially shaded as well as more open sites available.
  2.  Facilities = 5/5
    Excellent facilities. There are several shower-houses, all nicely new and well-kept. Showers are large, pressure and temperature is great, plus they have heat-lamps (oh yeah!). Huge selection of on-site attractions with Stephen Foster museum, Craft Square, 97-bell Carillon Tower, playground, picnic areas and nature/trails for both biking, hiking and canoeing/kayaking. On-site dump plus laundry.
  3. Location = 4/5
    Great little location for exploring the area. The Park is just off Hwy 75 and 10 and is close to several other attractions including Big Shoals State Park and Falling Creek Falls Park . Nearby Lake City and Live Oak have shopping.
  4. Pet Friendliness = 4.5/5
    Good place for pooch. A teeny bit of a ding because you can’t actually take doggie into any of the on-site attractions (museum, shops), but your best friend is allowed all over the grounds and trails. Poop bags provided.

Overall Rating = 4.4
BONUS ALERT = Discover crafts, music and Florida heritage on the Suwanee River!

Summary: We really enjoyed this unexpected stop. This particular park is only ~20 miles East from our previous campground, but is more developed and is also very nicely located along the Suwanee River. The 247-acre park is a culture center plus museum dedicated to Florida heritage and the memory of Stephen Foster. There’s enough to keep you busy for days here between exploring the fun exhibits, meeting artists at the Craft Square, walking the many miles of trails or participating in one of their many events. The Suwanee River and nearby Big Shoals and Creek Falls areas provide water activities too. All the facilities are new and perfectly kept (the showers even have heat-lamps!), plus RV sites are all nicely spaced flat, packed- earth with electric/water hook-ups. We’d definitely come back for one of the music events and to explore more of the area.

 Extra Info:  Verizon worked. Sites are reservable $20/night with 50Amp/water or 30Amp/water. On-site dump and laundry.

Typical Back-In site (site #7 shown)

Side-View of one of the huge 100-feet pull-throughs (site #4)

View of one of loop-side pull-throughs (site #15)

View down Campground Loop (Site #2, #4 front to back on right)

View down campground loop (Site #20 on left front)

View of facilities

Hiking on the trails

2 Responses to SP Campground Review – Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center, White Springs, FL

  1. Jim says:

    And this is why I enjoy reading your blog … you provide great information about the campgrounds you stay at. Surprisingly, many RV/Fulltime/Camping blogs rarely show pictures of the places they stay. Your blog is full of great info as well as entertaining day to day updates. I take many notes reading your blog and will most likely follow in many of your footsteps when we begin our travels.

    You and Paul should consider. Alaska ! It’s an amazing place to take an RV, especially if you’re into dry camping. If you ever head out there, drop me an email and I’ll share some great places to camp in Alaska. We rented a class C while there and that’s what convinced us to buy our fifth wheel (so we could drive back there some day).

    Your posts are appreciated !

    • libertatemamo says:

      Thanks so much for the lovely compliment, Jim! I’m thrilled the posts are useful and entertaining. Alaska is definitely in our plans one of these days. We went backpacking there (years ago) and absolutely love the place. I will definitely check in whenever we go. Nina

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