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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park Florida

 
We visited Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
December 28 & 29, 2013
 
We decided to visit the park during this time to enjoy the
Festival of Lights event.
 
Enjoy our review of the park... 
 
The park is located in north Florida in the town of White Springs.
It is close to the intersection of I-75 & I-10 which makes it very accessible.
 
You can click on any of the pictures for larger views.
From www.FloridaStateParks.org
 
The park is home to the Stephen Foster Museum 
 
Inside the museum there are numerous dioramas depicting scenes from a number of his popular songs along with other exhibits.
I did not take photos of them, you have to have a reason to visit..  :)
 
Christmas tree inside museum. 
  
In addition to the museum there is a carillon that plays his songs
throughout the day for your enjoyment.
 
At the base of the carillon, there is a beautiful marble room that has
lots of exhibits and descriptions about how the carillon works
  
The park is situated along the Suwannee River or Ribber as the name of the song 
 
 Views of the river 
 
 
 
 Here is proof that the river does flood sometimes.
You can enter the park from the river too
 
There is a awesome gazebo that is on the river bank that
I would imagine that you can reserve for weddings  
 
Bring you own canoe or you can rent them in the park
 
 
or bring your horse, mountain bikes, or walking stick to explore miles of trails.
Unfortunately, we did not have time to explore them during this trip.
 
You can bring your picnic and the children just for the day. 

 or explore the quaint village 
 Country Store 
 Blacksmith
 Other shops
 
 
The following pictures are a small sampling of the light displays that make up the
 

Festival of Lights!! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here a video that you can hear the carillon
video

 
 
 They serve free hot chocolate and popcorn. 
There is a fire and a station that you can buy a s'more kit.
It was a great fun time for everyone. 
  
Okay, Okay, I hear you... 
 
Here is the campground information....
  
Campground Map
 
From www.ReserveAmerica.com
 
 The campground is close to everything in the park.
All of the sites have a level and packed gravel parking pads,
 my understanding they are all sites are handicap accessible.
 
Majority of the sites are back-in and private. 
A couple of the sites towards the front are wide open to the road.
 
 Even the bathhouse are very decorative.
They were clean and in good condition.
 A nice playground is located in the front entrance of the campground.
  
 
All of the sites have fire rings and separate grills.
 
Here are some of the sites in the park.
 
Site #25
 Site #26 
 Site #34 (Pull Through)
 Site #35
 Site #36 (Pull Through)
 My site #39
 Site #41
Additionally, they have some very nice cabins for rent.
 What a better way to spend a weekend...
Enjoying a nice steak dinner.
  
Remember to Have a Nice Time Camping....
 
Please spend some time reviewing my other campground reviews.
 
Thank You!!
 
 


1 comment:

Blake said...

Nice report! Thanks for posting.

 
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