Stopped at this place on our way north. Stayed 3 days. The owners and other seasonal campers were so friendly, not like a lot of other campgrounds we have been to. Used their laundry and was surprised at how reasonable the price was to do laundry. Talked to many people who came for a week and now come back for the whole season. We will be back to this place. Great place! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at Kelley's using our Good Sam discount, price couldn't be beat! We came here for the Suwanee River Jam, about 25 minutes away in Live Oak. The manager was extremely friendly & helpful, restrooms & showers very clean. Several sites had paved "patios" with a picnic table, very nice touch as were the shrubs/trees at each site. We enjoyed the walking paths and could see that there were events held at the community center, just not when we were there, perhaps it's seasonal? Downside: the sites were very sandy and infested with ants. Though not mandatory, cable tv would've been a nice feature. There are quite a few full time or seasonal residents who had first pic of the premier sites (located near the wooded areas), seems the park caters to those residents which was a disappointment. Overall a good experience but will probably look elsewhere next time we're in the area. For a few dollars more we could stay at a State Park which while lacking in some amenities, it does have bigger sites and a more natural environment and no full time residents who are a bit territorial about their "home." We camped here in a Motorhome.
The manager was very friendly, the campground is shaded, has a lot of walking paths, has a paved circular street for those who want to ride bicycles, is within walking distance of the Suwannee River, has rustic clubhouse with TV and almost weekly get together s. The bathrooms were clean. We stayed 2 nights and will definitely go back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We did on overnight in a motorhome with car dolly. A well groomed park with clean showers and bathrooms. Long grass sites that were not very level. No picnic table or grills by the site, but some scattered around the park. Has lots and lots of rules, that I was made very well aware at check in. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Definitely not a big rig friendly park and there are several full time residents. Scenic campground with lots of trees and wooded trails, just hard to navigate in a big rig. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed a month for the rate. Nice, quiet park without a lot of activities, but mostly seniors which was fine with us. Monthly sites were large with patios, and excellent water pressure and power. Older park, but being updated, but not a park for families with kids, but the best park for people with dogs, People that like to hike, to mountain bike, as there are miles and miles of trails off site. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Entrance is set back and easy to miss. Gravel sites are fairly level, some more than others, some tight spots to maneuver around. Wi-Fi worked very well and free. Very close to trails and river for recreation. Staff friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Older park but owners seem very nice. Several full time people live here. This is more like a mobile home park and not a campground. Several old looking RV's here. Need to clean up some. Need to attract more travelers. Not a pleasant looking entrance, makes you want to turn around before you enter. Clubhouse is OK, they do have a great breakfast for $3.00. I would go back again but they need to repair roads and sites as most are gravel. One night campers are not accepted by the live in's. They seem to have little groups more like the trailer parks. Campgrounds are different. I guess do to the fact you don't really get to know anyone. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed just one night. Pass Port America rate $15 for a full hook up. Gravel sites. Our rig is 65 ft. including toad. Easily fit on site. Some older trailers here. Not the prettiest park but for a on night lay over it is AOK. Free Wi FI work good on site 50. Will stop again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I really do not like posting poor reviews, but this park is just not what it used to be. The owners are not friendly, the sites are adequate, but the management fosters an atmosphere of hostility from many of the residents toward newcomers or those in other cliques. It was an atrocious stay. No pool or hot-tub in Florida. I'm sorry but Kelly's gets a big thumbs down. Will NOT stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Price reflects the nightly Passport America rate - we've been traveling the country for two years and this is the only park we've found at which the already low weekly rate is cut in half for the Passport discount. The weekly rate on Passport is $55+$4.95 tax. This rate is good for two weeks only. A very nice park with friendly people. Bingo on wednesday nights, crafts on Tuesdays, Pot lucks and breakfast. Park has access to public lands that border it and there are numerous trails. Two miles from Stephen Foster Cultural Center State Park and 10 miles from Lake City. We stayed here over Thanksgiving and had a wonderful turkey dinner provided by the park. We toured the other parks in the area and this seems to be the nicest one. WE would definitely return to this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice park just south of White Springs on US 41. Pull-thru sites are gravel, but there are some back-ins with concrete pads in the back of the park. Nice clubhouse with satellite TV, but no cable. Lots of trees and birds. Two nature trails that we didn't explore. Several full-time mobile homes near the front entrance. Potluck suppers on Wed nights and breakfast Sat mornings at the club house. A quiet friendly park near I-10 and I-75. New owners are welcoming and anxious to please. PA and Good Sam discounts. Would be a 10 if they had cable and a pool. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park looks well kept and neat, but I have no idea how nice it is since the woman who runs the place is so incredibly rude that we haven't stayed there despite trying twice. I'm surprised the place is still in business because I don't see how anyone could put up with this lady's extremely rude attitude. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It's like coming home to family when we stay here, with the clean facilities and southern hospitality. Gravel roads wind through grassy acreage, surrounded by mature trees with spanish moss. Not a destination, but perfect for a quiet overnight, one convenient mile from I-75. The owners of almost 25 years may soon retire, but whoever manages it inherits a gem, so we will be sure to keep it on our list! We will definitely return whenever we pass this way. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great campground, with the Passport discount you cannot beat it. It's clean, has full hook ups , and pull thrus. This is not the place to stay if you have kids and are looking for a family vacation. We stop here going in and out of Florida and it never disappoints. Yes, they have some rules, but get over it. We're not playing TBall and everyone doesn't get a trophy. Restrooms are spotless, satellite is IFFY, but they do provide Internet service. Great place to stopover from I75 and/or 10. Unfortunately, owners want to sell, so if they do I'm sure things will change. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As other reviewers stated, this CG is neat and clean. We paid the $16 PA rate (including $1 extra for sewer) plus $1.75 tax. However we were assigned site no. 31 which is alongside Hwy 136, also aptly named "Thunder Street". We found the traffic noise to be objectionable. When we mentioned this to the manager on the following morning, her reaction was simply, "We're not suited for everyone". Our site was unpaved and had no gravel. It rained during the night and all of our hoses, cables and wheels were covered with mud. Also, there is absolutely no TV signal to be received by a conventional RV antenna. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Note quite a 10 here, but a great value with Passport America. Paid $15 plus tax ($16.65) for a large pull through grass site with 50 amps and water. It was super quiet at night, no noise at all. The only real downfall was the complete lack of over the air TV reception, nothing, nada. But Verizon broadband was great at 4G. We were westbound on I-10 and made the swing north to stop here. When leaving cross straight over I-75 and take the second left (Wellborn) and to pickup I-10 west again. Nice owners and worth a stop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I rated this park as excellent; because I don't require a pool, or the washrooms. We were here for a week. The park is very clean, well maintained and very quiet. The owner/manager, is a nice lady and has some very strict rules. If you own a dog, (we don't), make sure it's on a leash, and pick up after it. We've seen so many parks where the pet owner doesn't, and the park lets it slide, and this just ruins it for everyone. If you like clean, and quiet, you'll love this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate shown is Passport America rate for full hook up. One of the cleanest campgrounds we have been in, shows real work by owners Gave a 10 even without campground having cable TV. No "long term" sites, level sites, easy hook ups, clean restrooms and showers. We will stay again on our return trip. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice friendly, quiet park that's very reasonably priced. The price you see is for a weeks stay at $99. This park is close to local attractions and is pretty centrally located between Tallahassee, Jacksonville, and Gainesville. It's located less than a mile off I-75 and close to I-10. The roads are gravel and the sites are sand and gravel and are level. The showers and bathrooms are spotless with great hot water and pressure in the showers. They have a fast Wi-Fi and Verizon Mi-Fi works great here, too. The only down side is the lack of cable, but that is not a big factor for us. They have lots of clear sky for satellite reception. The staff is extremely friendly. They also have a lot of big tress and shady sites available. We'll camp here in a heart beat if we're in the area again. They are also a lot cheaper than the state park down the street. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff provided transportation in order to meet friends. The manager is a very friendly person. The park is very clean and well kept. I would stay here again. It was very restful and safe for elderly travelers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a tough park to review. It is a very nice park with plenty of trees and shade. The sites are level and either grass or gravel/sandy soil. Plenty of places to sit and relax throughout the park. There was no cable TV service and you cannot pick up anything over the air. And, as many full-timers know, you need to have a reliable WiFi connection if possible. However, the park's WiFi is a home DSL line and is extremely slow and there were only two campers in the park. That wouldn't be so bad, except that there is no Verizon service at the park so our WiFi hot spot wouldn't work either. Overall, the park is good for an overnight stop, or a couple of days if you don't care about WiFi or TV. We needed both as we were watching the weather to see what was happening with a hurricane in the Gulf, so 6 is all I can give them. The rate shown reflects a Passport America discount and an additional $1/day charge for a sewer connection. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I reviewed this park in April when we left Florida for a long 4 month RV trip. It is a convenient overnight place in the middle, north Florida, off of I-75. The owner takes good care of this campground. The bathrooms are very clean. The grounds are well kept. The place is quiet and peaceful. The sites are gravel or grass with trees. Full hookup is available and great. There is no TV, and internet is very slow (I used my own). Great place for an overnight stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a lovely campground. Be aware that this is a very quiet campground with no amenities to speak of and nothing for kids to do. There are also no picnic tables at the sites, but some are spread throughout the park. That said, the grounds were lovely and very well kept and the hostess/owner was a very sweet lady who we enjoyed talking to. For our young family, this was a nice stop over and we had plenty of space to play frisbee in the yard. Be aware that there is apparently a nudist campground just down the road, so be careful where you're pulling in: especially if you have young children. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great campground. It is very clean, modern, and the campground owner is very friendly. It was a perfect stop for one night on our way back north. The PA rate was about $15.00. There is Wi-Fi, but you are asked to only do what you must and not just surf for lengthy periods of time. We did notice it fading in and out at night. We'll definitely stop here again the next time we pass through. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a lovely little park 5 miles north of the intersection of I-10 and I-75. It is a laid back small campground atmosphere, with warm welcoming owners. Southern charm with tall trees and randomly placed lawn chairs and tables make the homey atmosphere all that more inviting. They offer multiple discounts from 10-50% depending on what group you are associated with. Lots of room to walk and enjoy the natural surroundings. A McDonald's and a couple of fueling stations are located .7 miles west of the park on Route 136 at exit 439 on I-75. Definitely a nice place to stop on your way to or from southern Florida. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I agree with all the comments prior to mine. Very friendly manager. Nice place for an overnight or longer. Easy drive to White Springs and easy access to I-75. Very nice rocking chairs at the bath house in the center of the park. We will be stopping there again as we head north in March. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflects a 50% discount for Seniors Pass. I stayed here for 1 night. Campground elevation is 118 feet. Maneuvering my 40 footer towing a dinghy was no problem. Roads are sand, sites and patios are sand/grass mixture. Site spacing is good. My site was a pull through water and electricity 30/50 amps. There is a dump station on the way out. Several sites do have sewer hookups. WI-FI is included in daily rate and there is no cable. I was able to receive AT&T Wireless G3/4 Internet & Cellular service. I was also able to receive Dish Network 110/119 Satellite TV from dish on roof of motorhome. Campground is pet friendly. Walmart and Publix grocery are about 13 miles away. This is my second time to visit here and leave thinking that this is a really nice little campground and that I will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A "no-frills" campground, but absolutely among the best we have visited. We did an "over-nighter" on our way to Florida and found this park, very clean, quiet (8/10's) east of I-75 with easy in-out. The manager takes each RV to their site to offer fantastic organization. We were at at 50amp site (30amp also avail) with water (great pressure). Not much to do in this area but if you're thinking a Walmart or Flying J "freebie," it's worth the $14 if you have one of the many discount cards Lee's accepts. This will be our regular target for over night stops. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The owners devote themselves to managing and maintain this campground and it shows. Even the trash cans are clean. Interior roads are sand and grass is intermittent so rain showers and/or dew can present a sand problem. Our rate reflects club membership. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stay with Lee every time we leave Fl. and are heading home. We always enjoy our stay. After residing with Lee over the years, you have to appreciate the job of keeping a clean and friendly campground. The parks owner is only trying to keep the locals out of her park and making camp there. Then you can't get them out of your park. We travel all over the country and make friends with campground owners and know what she is trying to accomplish. She appears to be a little rough around the edges but, Lee is a wonderful campground owner. (note) You can get Satellite if you pull into site 1,2,3,4. I have a satellite roof mount (dish) and I pull forward. The Laundry is outside and is kept very clean. I agree with all of the positive comments about Lee's Campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park. As previously stated by others, the campground is beautifully landscaped and immaculately kept. We will definitely stay here again. We loved it. The half price rate is through Enjoy America. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a no frills campground, with open and shaded sites. The owner keeps it immaculately groomed. The rest rooms are spotless. It's easy on and off I-75. The price is right, the WiFi great, the sites are level. It's the perfect place to hop off I-75 for the night. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a beautifully kept park with large, level RV sites. The manager showed us to our site when we arrived and made sure to place us on a site where our satellite would work. We were only there for one night but would love to return to stay longer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park, everything is well maintained and the owner is very attentive to the grounds and structures. This can come across as pushy, but I have seen other parks where I wish the owners were more diligent about the appearance of their park. We spent a week here, as it was convenient for our needs, and enjoyed the quiet very much. If I'm ever in the area again I wouldn't hesitate to stay here. I would have rated the park a 10 if it would have had a pool or cable TV. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Friendly and helpful owners. Near junction of I-10 and I-75. Lots of pull throughs. 50 amp service. Spacious mostly level grassy sites. We couldn't receive any TV stations with antenna. Lots of playful squirrels. Bluebird houses placed along the fence line. It feels good just to be there. Quiet and peaceful. Passport America park also offers Passport rates to holders of Golden Age Pass. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is an excellent overnight stop if you are traveling on I-75. It is convenient and it offers large, level, open, grassy sites in an area surrounded by trees. The manager/owner is efficient and pleasant. They keep an immaculate park and the rates are reasonable. Definitely a find! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We just over nighted in this park but would definitely do so again and would like to stay longer if possible. Very very friendly and very well run. Everything is immaculate and owner on top of everything. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you like a nice well kept no frills overnight stop at a bargain rate you will find it here . Clean showers, excellent kept grounds & really nice works of art around the park. View of the stars at night in the field is breathtaking. Owners take pride in the park and I respect it like it was mine. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our third stay at Lee's and we are already talking about coming back for a month. Lee's is clean, well groomed, convenient to I-75, peaceful, and staffed by excellent manager/owner. Our site has full hookup and a great view of the southern sky for our satellite hookup. Our rate reflects P.A. discount. This is primarily an overnight campground but it's great for a peaceful long stay also. We love it!!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The last reviewer must have had a roof top satellite dish. We had a sewer site (#2) and it took about 30 seconds to get a strong signal. Wi-Fi is also excellent. Rate reflects PPA membership. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park needs a lot more amenities and a lot fewer rules. No cable TV, no regular TV channels available, no satellite if you are in one of the sewer sites, no pool, etc. The only thing they have is Wi-Fi and they indicate that you shouldn't stay on it long so others can use it. The owner seems more concerned about their rules than getting customers, which probably explains why the place was basically empty. Even so, they parked everyone right together with no room between the RV's. The sites are tight and not level. Do yourself a favor and go to the nearest Wal-mart. At least you will have a fairly level paved site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is not a large park (38 sites) but very clean, quiet, no parties allowed, ideal for those wanting a quiet place to just relax and get away from it all. We will definitely be returning there. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We found this to be a lovely campground for a couple nights stay. No, it does not have a pool or game room but is a very pretty, quiet little campground. Owner takes obvious pride in keeping the place very clean and pretty. Lots of little decorative details located all over the campground. Room for any size rig. They do have a restrictive dog policy that includes what most would consider "aggressive breeds" like pit bulls and all their variations. Verizon cell and air card works well. Laundry cost is $1.25 per load. Liked the trash receptacles located throughout the campground. Good common area for walking pets. Few restrictions with Passport America. Easy access to I-75 and I-10 and campground is easy to find. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We only stayed 1 night but sites were level (no cement pads), all pull-thrus, and it was very quiet. No restrictions on using PA or Camp Club except Memorial Day. Since we were only there 1 night (and it rained all night) we did not check out the laundry, showers, etc. Nothing fancy but we will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were surprised; this is a very nice, clean campground. Bring your dish because you can not get TV. Free Wi-Fi and it works well. Verizon did not work here. Manager was very friendly and efficient. It was not crowded and sites are spread out. Can handle most any size rig. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice campground. Lots of trees. Flat ground. Lots of pull-throughs. Neat, clean, well-kept, friendly staff. We really loved it and would recommend it. With our "Golden Age" pass, we paid $15.something for one night for a full hook-up. Stay there you will like it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We are very suspicious as to why this campground has so many very high ratings. Sure it's newer and very clean. The grassy sites make the park highly attractive on first view, but there is nothing to do either at the park or in the direct vicinity, and the park has NO amenities. We also have never felt to unwelcome at an RV park. Upon check in, we learned the park is cash only, which we were not told when we made the reservation, and our teenage son was told he was not to leave the RV without an adult, not even for the showers as he "might damage something." Yes, the Wi-Fi was good, but we were told to get on and get off quickly as they could not afford a good system. Rules and warnings were everywhere. The park, which was mostly empty, also presented a VERY lonely, isolated feel, and with nothing to do, the few other campers kept inside their RVs. On the plus side, the restrooms were very clean and the showers nice and hot with great water pressure. We will not be staying here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The campground and recreation room/office were very neat and clean. Our site was #28, a pull thru. The wifi was excellant, all hook-ups looked new, the site was level and we received a good satillite signal. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a very well maintained RV Resort. The Owner directed us to a grassy, level, site. It had full hookups. They have strict rules, and that is the reason the park is so clean and quiet. We stayed two nights and enjoyed the nearby Stephen Foster State Park. We will go back again when in the area. They honered the Golden Age passport for 50% off their regular rates. Cash only for the discount. A modem hookup is at the restroom entrance and a small clubhouse with cable tv is available. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate was Camping Club rate. Stayed 4 nights in motorhome. Owners very friendly and helpful. Park grounds very well kept. Facilities immaculate. Very good stop along I-10 or I-75, just north of Lake City. Will stop again when in area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
We pulled in late with no reservations and self registered. Sites were very level and large. After setting up, we took showers in family restrooms, which makes sense, as it increases ability to get folks in/out. I needed to get online and found four links for the park; they have a booster routing system so no matter where you are, you will have good reception. Next morning, we were leaving and I stopped to chat with the owner. Very nice and friendly. As we walked the mobile home/RV park, residents were friendly and willing to chat. Several offered suggestions for places to visit or good places to shop. If you like to bike or hike, this campground backs on hundreds of acres of government land for this. All in all, an excellent experience. Yes, they are Passport America and rate is valid in off season. Roads are paved and easy to manuever. Definitely willing to go back and relax. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects Passport America discount. This is an excellent place to stay when spending time in this area or just passing through along I-75 or I-10. The owners are dedicated and hard-working people who clearly like what they're doing and keeping the place neat and clean. Sites are generally level and satellite service can be used on most. Sites are grass or gravel. The shower and restroom facility is among the cleanest we've ever run across. We felt welcome and will certainly put this on our list of places to return to when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I've never felt so unwelcome in all my travels. I don't know what you people are used to, but the management here was far from friendly and not at all helpful. I almost took my money off the counter and walked out...they make it very, very clear...if you aren't a senior citizen or petless...you're not wanted. The place was virtually empty, but you would have thought she was doing me a huge favor by taking my money. Good luck to you if you decide to stay here, but there are some fabulous state parks very close by. My advice is to keep driving. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
The nightly cost reflects PA rate. I'm not sure where a prior reviewer stayed because the current owners have been here 19 years and keep the park very neat and clean including the bath house. They remodeled the office, meeting room and laundry area last summer. The sites are mostly level, sand and grass, pull-throughs. This is not a resort or destination park and do not advertise themselves as such but is great for an overnight stay or for a few days while visiting the area. They are very close to I-75 and one exit away from I-10. The owners are very nice and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
OK for an over night stay. It is very clean. The sites are sand and grass, but level, and any size rig will fit. Be sure and ask for an open space so you can use your satellite. (If you don't have a tripod). There is virtually no antenna reception. Very reasonable--$14.00. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here a few times as it is close to family in Live Oak. Nightly rate posted is before any discounts. Cash only. Owners are nice, but now charge $1 per day for sewer if you use it. $2 extra for 50 amp service. Tax is 9%. Restrooms and showers are clean and nice. There are no real amenities, but sites are good. There is no pool. Extremely easy in and out for any size rig. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is oriented towards the overnight traveler. There are the basic services including laundry with no activities. The grass sites are located around the perimeter with plenty of open space in the center of the park and a wooded undeveloped area for walking. It is convenient to I-10 Nd I-75 but far enough away that there is no highway noise. Free Wi-Fi is available and a new lounge is being constructed and furnished. Over the air TV reception was fair to poor with limited channel selection. A very nice overnight stop at the $14 Passport America/Happy Camper rate. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very clean, very friendly management. A quiet park, not too much happening in the surrounding area except the Stephen Foster Historical Museum in White Springs. That alone is worth the stop. Easy in and out. However, DO NOT trust your GPS to get you there. For some reason the management says they hear frequent complaints from folks who say their GPS put them 10 miles off course, and it happened to us too. This is one of the nicer campgrounds we have stayed at, mostly for a great value for the dollar. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
My rating system 1-10 y or n, highway ez off-on 9, site ez in-out 9, dog-rated 9, site electric-water-sewer quality 5, passport-america camp y, host friendliness 8, camp internal roads 7, nearest "big" city Lake City We camped here in a camper.
2nd stay here this year. Clean, level, spacious sites. Some have more privacy than others. Bells ring the quarter hours and concerts daily. Nice playground, walking and bicycling trails. Crafters doing demos most days. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our first experience with a state park in Florida and I will have to say its one of the nicest places we have ever stayed. If all of them are like this Florida is a lucky state. Sites were large and even though I had a back in site, I had no difficulties of any kind with my 44 foot motorhome. Roads were wide and sites were well laid out with plenty of privacy between each on. lots of walking trails though the woods and along the river. Wildlife galore. it rained most of the time we were there but still had little to no standing water on our site. We will stay here again as we have already made returning reservations for next fall. You have to reserve long in advance for this park and its easy to see why. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wonderful state park, they call this the "real" Florida and I believe it, beautiful scenery in an old south setting. Check in was fairly quick, interior roads are paved, site pads are gravel/dirt which are no problem unless it rains which it did. Had to do some work to level the trailer, 30 amp was good, water pressure was ok. Verizon signal is strong, over the air TV signal was fair, about 5 channels. Sites are very well spaced out, lots of privacy. Lots of on site stuff to check out. Very nice park. We'll be back! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Shaded sites available, big pull throughs, privacy between sites and close proximity to highway. Only downside was that some areas on sites had high grass/weeds. We would definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stopped here on a Monday and there were about 5 campers. It was hot and not much activity during the week when it is hot (91) and humid. Nice wide sites on fairly level gravel. The roads are all paved and the trees are well trimmed. There are two very clean shower houses and each have two washers and dryers. There is a nice playground and since the park is mainly level, it is great for kids to ride their bikes. It is a couple of miles off the Interstate 75. That is good, as it is very quiet at night, but it is a short drive. I will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a great little find; a nice campground with spacious sites. Weak Sprint signal. The museum and history was great. We enjoyed the sound of the Carillon bells. We did not paddle on the Suwanee river though. There are a multitude of hiking trails. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park with paved roads and gravel sites. The sites are large and roomy and not on top of the next one. The bathrooms have great hot water and pressure and were very clean. Verizon and Mifi worked very well here. We were here while they were setting up for the parade of lights at the end of Nov. The do a great job on the lights and it's well worth seeing. But make sure you book early if you want to get a spot over opening weekend. The whole state park is built as a tribute to Stephen C Foster who memorialized the Suwanee River in his "Old Folks back home" song. In fact it became the state song of Florida. However Mr. Foster had never been to Florida and picked the name out of an atlas because it rhymed with the other words. Go figure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here in 2011 around Christmas and immediately made reservations to return this year. The lights they put up are awesome, sites are spotless and the bathrooms are wonderful, spacious and clean. One of the hosts also worked at the gift shop and she was wonderful and helped the kids make an ornament. We come from New York every year heading to Tampa and this is now a favorite stop on our list. All of the staff is wonderful and we highly recommend this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our fourth visit to this park. The campground is small but some sites are huge and the park is beautiful especially when the Christmas lights are on. One drawback to this park is that it is remote (20 minutes) from shopping. Don't let that fact deter you. Hiking and biking both in the park and at Big/Little Shoals are outstanding. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great state park! First time we have stayed here, but we will be back. Nice large sites with a picnic table and a fire ring. One of the most well maintained parks we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in a lot. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a beautiful State park and well maintained. I stayed in site 5, a back-in. Site was very level and shaded. Sites 1-15 seem to be all level and 4-5 are pull throughs. This is a very quiet park which is what I wanted. Not much going on when I was there. Stayed a week and visited several nearby locations. No real grocery store, and only one place to eat out in White Springs, but Lake City is only about 12 miles away. Roads into park and in campground were paved and wide and easy to get around. No cable or over air TV. Peace and quiet abounds. We will be back. Only reason for no 10 rating is lack of sewer and cable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful park with Museum, Belltower, shops and craft center, Swanee River access, and nice biking and hiking trails. Sites are level and mostly shaded. We found sites 5 through 9 to be exceptionally nice. We camped in 24 and it was fine. We only stayed one night and wished we could have stayed another. Easy access to I-75. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our camping club has a Rally here every spring and we always have enjoyed our stay here. Lots of trails to ride the golf cart on along the Suwanee river. The park is very well kept and the bathrooms were clean and modern. No cable or Wi-Fi but we are usually to busy for that anyway. We will be back next year. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is one of our favorite Florida State parks. The park closed for a week after we stayed in order to get ready for a "Cultural Week end". This is an annual June event and is well worth traveling to see. Unfortunately only vendors, workers and performers get to camp in the park that week. The campground is away from the busy activity at the Cultural center and is very quiet at night. The showers are clean and there is plenty of hot water. The spaces are easy to get into and suitable for both large and small RVs. You can have a tent on the site with your RV. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is for 65 plus Florida resident. This is a very clean park and staff is good. Park is quiet and there are very nice pea gravel sites for the most part. Sites are large and shaded for the most part. The only bad thing is no TV, and satellite will not work on a lot of sites. It is around 14 miles to a large grocery store. We will return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This would definitely be a 10 if there was sewer. Great campground and state park. There is a museum there and a bell tower that chimes on the quarter hour, and on the hour and plays Stephen foster tunes at 10,12, 2, and 4. Washers and dryers are nice sized and clean. The park host in our loop was and older couple and far from friendly. Would return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Steven Foster is one of the very nicest state campgrounds in Florida. Very clean, tidy with beautiful amenities & scenery right by the Suwanee River. Enjoyed the Carillon performance at 2:00 and 4:00 PM. Interesting Steven Foster museum by the tower. Convenient to I-75. Would definitely stay again. Limited Wi-Fi and broadcast TV. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The only item that would make this park a 10 is sewer connection. There is only one dump site so the line was long in the morning. The park has great trails to walk/ride and access to the river - although it's a bit limited. The folk center had a good showing of artisans for the azalea weekend celebration in town and they were all very interesting. The town is very small with no grocery store but there is access about 10 miles down the road. Nice little town to walk around. The ticks were pretty bad - but that's to be expected. Great Park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Exceptional park honoring Stephen Foster and his songs, with a large beautiful museum center and a tall carillon tower playing his works on tubular bells, with exhibits showing how the bells are made and played. Right by the Suwannee river (which is at a very low stage due to the drought) with canoe put ins. Good paved roads. The large deep sites are widely spaced with large trees, no brush clutter, but are sandy-gravel. Bathhouses good but a bit dated. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We've spent a delightful ten days in this campground. The staff is friendly and helpful. The sites are large and you have your choice of very private or more open. Lots of things to do and see here including a not to be missed Stephen Foster Museum. We enjoyed the last night of the Christmas Light Festival and the Stephen Foster Day activities. Plenty of walking trails and bicycling roads, including an easy ride into White Springs from the park. Very limited shopping in White Springs, most needs require a trip to Lake City, 14 miles south. There's a very nice laundromat in White Springs very close to the park though the bathhouses have a couple of washers and dryers each. Easy access from Interstate 10 and 75 but the sign to the park does not indicate that the campground is located there. Just turn in where it says Stephen Foster Cultural Center Park and the ranger there will direct you to the campground after you check in. There's ample RV parking at the gate. We would return here, especially for the Light Festival! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
WOW, where do I start? This has to be one of the finest parks in Florida. I always rate campgrounds on the condition of the bathrooms, and these are wonderful. Always spotless. Park is beautiful,nice walking or riding areas. Don't miss the two local restaurants, Fat Bellys (known for huge servings) and the buffet at the Telford Motel. We rate this park a ten, but reserve early around Christmas due to Festival of Lights. Cool craft shop, too. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in site #44 a pull through site. We had fire ring/grill and picnic table, 30A, site was hard crushed gravel. Very long and wide with bushes along roadway for privacy. This was our 3rd stay, we came for the Christmas lights. Enjoyed the festival both nights we were here. All craft houses except blacksmith's were open and selling their wares. Main store was giving out cookies and hot chocolate. There was free popcorn, marshmallow roasts, movies, snow and Santa visits. Lights were great, kudos to the volunteers who spend their time installing them. Dump station has been rebuilt since we were here last. TV reception is still extremely poor w/o a SAT dish. Carillon was playing Christmas tunes instead of SF's music. Bathhouses were very clean and all volunteers were friendly. We ventured into Lake City and they had a Winter Festival that was totally free for all the activities. Also a great homemade, homegrown farmer's market is set up near the lake downtown every Saturday. We didn't get to the trails as we did on our last visit, but neighbors of ours said they were in good shape. The springhouse is getting a new roof so it was closed to the public. Not much going on in the town of White Springs, Lake City is where you would need to go shopping. Wi-Fi is available at main store if needed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our third visit to Stephen Foster and it continues to be a gem. The park is large, manicured, and has beautiful-looking buildings including a very high carillon. There is a craft village and gift store right in the park. There are lots of long hiking and biking trails. White Springs is quite small but Lake City is only about 20 minutes away and has all your shopping and dining needs. While we were at SF this time, the Christmas lights were being set up. They had a practice run one night and the buildings and trees were lit up in a spectacular fashion. In summary, there is not tons to do in this park but a few days here can be wonderful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This might be the primo state park in Florida for the atmosphere and unique amenities. The museum and carillon are a nice walk from the campground. There is a small area for handicraft demonstrations and artisans do some teaching. There is cultural value for all ages. Although there is no swimming pool, there is a nice playground adjacent to the campground. The sites are well separated and shaded by trees and vegetation. Unfortunately, the Suwanee River as been greatly affected by drought, so there is no kayaking or swimming in the river. This is our second stay and we love it. There is a nice buffet at the Telford Hotel, within walking distance outside the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate is for Florida residents 65+. This is a very nice park. Only thing missing is sewer hook up but what do you want for the price? The staff here are outstanding and the park is very well kept up. The sights are hard packed pea gravel and in good shape and level. There is a gift shop with Wi-Fi and the bell tower plus the history of Steven Foster.There are a lot of places to ride bikes with some hills plus you can ride in the town of White Oak on the side streets and some side walks. There is a new Dollar Store and a mom & pop BBQ place that is not too bad. The not so good is the only stores are convenience stores, with a main food store being in Live Oak or Lake City. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was a wonderful camping experience. We camped here with our Airstream owners club. The park staff gave us a tour of the Carillon Tower house, the Stephen Foster diorama museum and the craft center. We also visited the Telford Inn adjacent to the park for a wonderful evening meal. The sites were level and well maintained. The showers and bathrooms were well equipped and very clean. This is one of the best state parks in the United States. We hope to return many times in the future. There were 45 people in our party. Everyone had a good time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We truly enjoyed this state park, and we usually don't chose state parks because we like having sewer connection. But this park was recommended by friends and we found our pull thru site to be very spacious. The back in sites also appeared roomy and offered a great deal of privacy. This park is very well laid out and is absolutely beautiful. We found the museum and bell tower interesting and it was lovely to hear the Stephen Foster tunes ringing from the bell tower several times a day. Restrooms and showers were immaculate. If you want a few days of peace and serenity, this is the place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a perfect stopover from I-10 or I-75. Campground roads are wide and paved. Sites are extra large, level, gravel with some grass. Most sites have at least some shade. The grounds are well kept and have easy biking or walking to the various areas in the park. There is a museum (Stephen Foster), a bell tower that rings the hours and plays Stephen Foster melodies, an activity area when you can see quilters, weavers, stained glass makers, blacksmiths, and other crafty exhibits. Not all are active every day but certainly enough to keep you occupied. The gift shop is better than most. There is only one drawback and that is there is no water recreation available in the park. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Another terrific Florida State Park. They have all been amazing. Some pull-through sites laid out quite nicely. Very spacious sites. Many have plenty of room for a large RV as well as a tent and your towed car. Apparently a quite popular place in December due to a Christmas light show. The only big drawback for us was this was our first encounter at the state parks with the tiniest of ticks. They were everywhere and both our dogs and ourselves ended up with them. Yuck! They had evidently just hatched. Now we don't know whether to return or not. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of our favorite Florida State Parks. The sites are large, level, and clean. There is enough shade to get some relief from the Florida sun, but yet enough open space that many campers can use their dish antennas for TV reception. There is a lot to see and do right within the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had been to this park a few years ago, but this was the first time we camped. We liked our spot (26) as it backed up to the trails and was very quiet. Not much in town. We did have lunch at Fat Belly's and the prices were reasonable. WIFI worked good down at the gift shop. We biked close by at Little Shoals State Park. If was just a short distance away. Overall, nice stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice, peaceful, clean, with many trees and vegetation. Picnic table and fire ring at each site. Some sites have foliage between them for privacy. The entire park is beautiful and well maintained. Nothing in the town of White Springs except a Dollar General store and a small restaurant. The nearest grocery store and restaurants are in Live Oak or Lake City. Campground check in time is 3 PM and checkout is 1 PM. The road leading out of the campground was backed up around 12:30 PM with a line of RVs waiting to use the dump station. AT&T had a two bar connection (HSDPA). Verizon air card worked fine. No TV reception. No Wi-Fi. No sewer hookup. We really liked this park and will definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here two years ago and were delighted to return to this wonderful campground. Every site is a winner. There is not a bad site here. Few sites have 50 amp service but it is available. Free Wi-Fi is now available at the gift shop. All sites are spacious and well manicured. There are nice hiking trails, craft shops, a museum and a carillon. Our biggest regret was that we could only stay three days. Will definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here twice this year and will go back again. There are a limited number (6) of big rig pull thru sites with 50 AMP electric. All the sites are partially or fully wooded. The roads are paved and the sites are crushed stone and very level. There is a lot to do here with an excellent store and several craft houses. There is a museum devoted to Stephen Foster and an excellent bell tower. The park has numerous well attended activities throughout the year. We find there is always something new. We spent 3 beautiful days here in the Fall. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wonderful Florida State Park ! Check in was easy. Spotless. Wonderful campground hosts were very helpful and nice ! Went to open mike night in the Coffee House and had a wonderful Sat. evening; very entertaining . We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a nice campground. You cannot go wrong with a Florida State campground usually. This one is exceptional. Not only are the campgrounds nice and private, they also have a wonderful Stephen Foster museum, a Carrillion that plays his music a couple of times a day on the bells. Many special weekends of arts and crafts and music and dancing. Well worth the price of admission. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a wonderful state park with easy access from I-75. The sites are large, clean and level. The landscaping is pretty and there are lots of things to do in the park: including access to the Suwannee River, a museum on Stephen Foster, and chime concerts 4 times a day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Do you like shopping, television, flea markets, Wal-mart, big city night life, and sight seeing? If so this is not the place you want to go to. The biggest store is a Dollar General and the best restaurant is a little place called The Fat Pig. The park itself is beautiful and has a small tourist area that sells stuff. The tower is beautiful and the museum is very interesting. The sites are open for the most part, and the place is clean. For a nice quiet place to spend a few days, this is a good spot. Bring your Direct TV as there is NO TV reception at the park. We would stay again when in the area, or if there is a festival to attend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was one of the most beautiful state parks we have been in during our travels of the U.S. Was well maintained, clean, quiet, and had large lots. We traveled here for the Wanee Festival, which is held at the Spirit of the Suwanee park. This particular park holds many festivals that are a lot of fun. There is also the Stephen Foster Festival that is a lot of fun. You may have to find another campsite for that festival as the slots go to venders and entertainers first. However, there are a couple of campsites nearby: Lee's/Kelly's/Suwanne River. I would choose Lee's first since I have a big rig and I just need a base camp without frills, but clean. We will be going back to Stephen Foster's! (Note: there's a lot of kayaking on the Suwanee River.) We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stephen Foster State Park is one beautiful place to be in the Spring time. The azaleas were blooming and perfuming the air. There is a carillon that chimes and plays music every hour during the day time. None of the campers around us were playing loud music or were rowdy. People were out walking and enjoying the beautiful weather. There is a craft and souvenir shop in the park within easy walking distance of the camping area. There are no sewer hookups but there is a dump station at the front of the camping area. There is a playground for the children and the park sponsored an Easter egg hunt for the children while we were there. We will definitely be going back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very clean well kept park. Sites are very large and private. We camp there every year for a week and really enjoy it. Boat launch on the Suwanee River. Small village shops within the park as well as buildings with history of Stephen Foster. Plenty of room to walk or bike. Nice quiet park. There are other parks in the White Springs area but this is the best. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Truly lovely state park campground. Very large sites, private, lovely trees and shade. Entire park is lovely, quiet. Verizon air card coverage good. Small lovely town nearby. Beautiful walking/biking areas, near river. 30/50amp, no sewer, but dump station available. A top state park experience. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a gem? Each site is a mixture of pea-gravel and sand. Most sites drain really well during our Florida rainstorms. Sites are large, spaced apart as much as 50 feet and are easy to get into. Voltage seems to be good during peak summer A/C season. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Who knew Stephen Foster wrote the state songs for Florida and Kentucky and the Compton Races? I hadn't until we stayed at this campground / Culture Center. There is a Clarion that plays Stephen Foster Music at 10, 12, 2 and 4 during the day which is a nicer then expected bonus to the stay. It's loud enough to be heard clearly in the campground but not loud enough you can't continue a conversation while it's playing. The sites were very private, good size, with lots of room for a 34 foot fifth wheel and a 22 foot truck. Enough privacy that you didn't really notice your neighbors sitting out around their campfires, as you sat out next to yours. There was a lot of rain when we were here, but the sites are sand and gravel with good drainage so it wasn't a worry at all. The river was flooding so we couldn't go on the hike next to it. We will be back here in years to come as we travel down away from the weather in winter. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A very nice state park. The RV pads are hard pack dirt and gravel. The museum is nice, but rather small. Various small crafts shops, but most were not open during our stay. The gift shop was open however, and now has Wi-Fi available. Lack of sewer hook ups inhibit the length of stay. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second stay here and what peace and quiet! We did not even unhook the car. Our site was great and we were even able to get satellite TV...an extra bonus for my football fan husband. The grounds are very pretty and are being decorated for the holidays. The rate reflects a prepay from months ago and the current rate is $20 a night plus tax. Well worth the money. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second stay at SF. I love the look of the park which includes a variety of terrain. The park includes open grassy areas, wooded trails for hiking or biking, an area of shops (mostly rural artisan) , a carillon, a museum and more. Campsites are very large, neat and clean. Washrooms are spotless. If you hit the park when there is a scheduled activity, there is more to do e.g. coffee houses (open mic, once a month). Otherwise enjoy a beautiful, quiet, peaceful, serene RV experience. Canoes and kayaks can be rented to cruise the Suwannee River. We didnâ€™t get to Big Shoals bike trail yet but we will be back. Fast, free Wi-Fi is now available at the Gift Shop. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an absolutely gorgeous campground with over-sized campsites, trees for shade, lots of open space, and only a few 50 amp sites. We just needed a place for one night and stumbled into this one. We would definitely return for a place for peace and quiet for a few days. We were in between the artisans and would come back when they were in camp. The price of $8 is the Florida senior rate (50% off). Once again, Florida has shown itself to have great state parks! We had a pull through site that accommodated everything. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have always found most state parks to be excellent. Florida is no exception. The Stephen Foster Cultural Center State Park was lovely with great bathhouse, large shaded sites, lots of space between sites, and plenty to do. (Well, maybe not for kids other than the playground.) They have a museum dedicated to Stephen Foster and a large carillon that chimes the quarter hour and 3-4 times a day plays about 10 minutes of Stephen Foster tunes. We sat on a bench under trees and listened to one concert of bells. The first weekend of each month is Artists month and the cultural center had blacksmiths, wood carvers, potters, painters, jewelers and musicians. We had no problem with bugs and our son was able to put his tent on our pull through site at no additional cost. If you can get in, this is a great spot to stay and see the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I would give this campground a 10, but I prefer sewer hookups. We stopped here on our way to Disney. A very nice and quiet campground. Please see my Disney Camp Wilderness review. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed on site #15 a PT. There are only 4 sites with 50A(2,4,6,11) book early if needed. This was our second stay that I have reviewed so I won't go into basics again. Sites are mostly larger than average with plenty of shade. Bathrooms clean. No TV even with digital converter. Better have a satellite if you can't miss a show. We usually just watch news at night but couldn't even get that. We keep missing out on all the craftspeople. We tend to come between festivals and they are not always there in their cottages. The store is awesome though. Lots of great things to buy and most are handmade. We tried the trails this time and they are very easy to hike or bike. Basically grass road beds so no wondering where the path is. We also went to FL Nature and Tourism Center which is right outside the park. This is a great place to get info on any state park in FL. Workers were very helpful, and even called another park to answer a question we had. Toured Big Shoals and Olustee parks which are very close by(w/i 15 mi). Found out that there are no rangers programs at SF even though the website says there are. Ranger told us it's because they have so many festivals during the year. Definitely want to stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice as stated in other reviews. We were only able to stay one night so we will need to go back again. Not sure about the 50 amp hookups. Dump station was in a good location, but we did not bother. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful campground. Sites could have some more privacy, but that is all that is lacking. Sites are absolutely flat. Electric and water hookups only. There are many pull-throughs. Reservations are recommended if you want a particular site. We just drove up, on a Monday in February, and were lucky to get in. Price is $16 plus sales and lodging tax, making it $17.60. Would definitely stay here again, and for several days. There is much to do in the immediate area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you can deal with the lack of sewer and internet, this place may be the best campground you will ever see. The sites are huge, and gorgeous, the park is beautiful, and the rangers and crafts people are friendly and helpful. There is no cable, but broadcast TV is good. We stayed 3 nights, and would go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful park. We stopped here on our way to southwest Florida since it is not very far from I-10 and I-75. It is situated amongst live oaks full of Spanish moss. The sites are extremely private and the park is very quiet. The park is excellent for walking and is on the banks of the Suwanee River which is a very popular kayaking spot. We had a long pull through site and there was no need to disconnect the toad. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a outstanding top rated FL state park. Looks like a small town park with RV parking. All roads are asphalt. Sites are super size with gravel. One we had was 30' wide X 200' long with 50 amps, water, table and fire ring. Lots of room from site to site with trees. Park sets on Suwannee River and is beautiful. One could live here all the time and never move. In all our years of RV life this tops them all for state parks. Bathrooms are new and state of art. Park people work all the time to keep up everything. Stephen Foster museum, carillon bell tower with music at 10-2-4 on the hour with Stephens songs, he wrote 200 songs. You have Nelly Bty's kitchen, cabins, and trails to walk on. Park has tons of oak trees. DTV will pick up channel 5 at times. Verizon cell phone works here. Dump station was great and layout was correct. Staff was nice at check in plus everyone we talked to in park. Gates are locked at 10:00 pm. Playground equipment in park but not in RV side. We will return anytime we move up and down I-75. Rates are for age 65 and we live in FL. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful park. Large sites. Both pull through and back in. Wonderful places to walk with large moss draped trees. White Springs is a quaint little town within walking distance from the park. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is one of our favorite places to stay. It is wonderful to listen to the Carillon as it plays during the day. The museums, both in the carillon and the separate building are wonderful. In spring, beautiful flowers are everywhere. The river was swollen while we were there. It was good to see after last year's drought. This stay we were fortunate enough to catch the shops at Craft Square open. Very nice. Camp sites are so nice and large and roomy. They are dirt but nice and level. Bathhouse is clean and in good running order. It is an easy walk from the campground to the carillon, museum, craft shops and river. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Quiet, beautiful, secluded campground tucked among oak trees. This folk culture campground honors composer Stephen Foster with museums, cultural events and educational programs. We had a spacious, long pull-through site with ample space for our big rig. We walked into the Stephen Foster museum, located at the campground, just before closing and the museum attendant gracefully gave us a tour. There is also a nice gift shop. There are several state parks to visit in the area. Make reservations for camping or cabins at Reserveamerica. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here for six nights in November 2007. For us, this campground lived up to its rave reviews. It is neat and clean with very large, level sites which have easy access. The park is the home of a giant folk festival each year but public camping is not allowed during the festival. The top features for us include the beauty of the park, the hiking trails, the museum, the craft village and the carillon which plays Stephen Foster songs every two hours. The Suwannee River is right beside the park. You can see this famous river from the hiking trails or from a canoe or kayak, rented nearby. For those who want a wild time, choose another park. This is a fantastic place to go to relax. We will definitely go back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were in site #4 which was a large PT (about 80 ft long). We visited between the Folk festival, which had been rescheduled from earlier due to fires and a New Healing Arts festival. Therefore our visit was very quiet. There were no artisans there during the week. The craft store was still open and had many very nice crafts from the area. There are 2 museums on the premises and several buildings used for festivals. There is a nice playground close to the cabin and craft area, though none in the camping area. There is no swimming in the park. Canoing is available from an outside vendor, who will bring the canoes into the park and set you up. The bathhouses were the cleanest I have ever seen and I believe they are also brand new. The campground host was concerned if anything was not right and said he would make sure to fix it if it wasn't. There is a carillon that plays notes every 15 min. and at 10, 12, 2, and 4 plays SF's songs. It was very relaxing to sit outside and hear them. The carillon only plays between 8 am-6 pm. There is 1 dump station at the beginning of the camping area, but it is very large and easy to maneuver through. All sites have a table, fire ring with grill and w/e. The town of White Springs is very close by although we did not go into town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park. Large private sites. Very clean. Lots to do at the park. Had the best lunch at an old hotel right in town. Stayed 2 nights. Would stay here again for sure. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for 2 nights as a "layover" on our trip to Georgia. This park is very nice with much to see and do right inside. The Suwannee River runs through and there are places to fish including a floating dock. Canoe rentals are nearby but we didn't have a chance to get on the river. The huge bell tower plays beautiful music several times each day. The entire park is immaculate. Campsites were mostly large and fairly private. Staff very helpful. Next time we will stay longer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice state park. Lots to do here. The Stephen Foster Center has a lot of info on the songwriter. the CG itself is wonderful. Large, open sites. You are not crammed in next to your neighbor. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has beautiful grounds and a very interesting museum. We were very happy with site #7; a long, level, back-in site with good landscaping for some privacy. All of the sites in this loop seemed spacious except for 1 and 3 which were quite close together. We have a 30 ft class A. Bathhouses were very clean and modern with one washer and dryer outside. Television reception was marginal for us. Except for the pleasant sound of the Carillon bells playing Stephen Foster tunes this park was remarkably quiet even though it looked full every evening. Dump station was easy to access. A visit to the Olustee Battlefield NM is an easy, worthwhile side trip. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is only a few miles from two major interstates (I-75 near I-10). Still, the park was very quiet. The only noise comes from the large bell tower that plays some of Stephen Foster’s music during regular business hours, even on the weekend. We walked over to the museum, bell tower, and craft areas. We also strolled down to the Suwannee River. Some of the campsites are in an open area that is mostly covered by very large trees containing Spanish Moss. Other campsites are amongst dense foliage. All the campsites are gravel. Some of very large and would almost hold two campers. Overall, a very nice park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
First time here. Beautiful park. Has a museum and bell tower which plays Stephen Foster songs. You can rent canoes just outside park & we did for a 9 mile trip. About $35 for a couple-you can take your dog also! We road bikes allover, had washer/dryer if needed at bathhouse. Has a gift shop and people who show you how to make items from back in the day. I bought a walking stick while there as it was a few days before the Folk Festival! (Too bad we didn't know it was coming) We will definitely go back. Large sites, some up to 100' deep. Level, fire rings, we had no bugs but lots of fire flies at night. It was a pleasure to be in such a beautiful state park. Also has a small diner on the premises which is not open every day though. We will definitely go back. It is definitely a 10! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This 888 acre park features a newly renovated campground with 45 oak-shaded sites.
Interior roads are paved. Sites are level, gravel, and very private with plenty of trees and scrub between them. The park has a craft shop, gift store and museum. it is located on the banks of the Suwannee river. Activities include fishing, canoeing, on and off-road bicycling, and relaxing. The town of White Springs, with a post office, grocery and small restaurant, is within walking distance. The park gate is locked at sunset with combination provided to campers. Enjoy We camped here in a Travel Trailer.