Lets Hike Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park! Which features scenic views of the historic Suwannee River and some of the best landscape North Florida has to offer. The town of White Springs offers lots of history looking back into an era when the town was a popular health destination with a powerful flowing spring that was known for it’s health benefits.
Leading the Hike will be Allison Williams who is the SCA/AmeriCorps Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator at the Osceola National Forest. She is wrapping up her training to become a qualified activity leader for the Florida Trail Association.
We will begin hiking on the Florida National Scenic Trail which runs along the Suwannee River and switch onto the River Road Trail at Catfish Hole point. We will then continue traveling on the trail until we reach the Cable Road Trail, which will lead us back onto the FNST and we will end where we started. The hike is approximately 4-6 miles and is an intermediate hike but open to hikers in good physical condition. The hike should take about 4-6 hours.
We will meet at 9:30am on Saturday January 12th. Our meetup spot will be at the Trail Entrance parking area. To reach this destination you must follow the road and circle around the park a short distance before it dumps you back off at the trail entrance parking area: If you look at the map, this will be the parking area by the River Gazebo (bottom/south end of the map)... http://www.floridastateparks.org/lib/img/park/parkmap/stf-map.jpg
Hikers are responsible for there own entrance into the park; $4 for single occupant vehicles and $5 for 2-8-occupant vehicles. Pets are allowed in the State Park but if visiting the cultural center after the hike, pets are not allowed in the buildings.
Hikers should wear comfortable shoes for walking long distances, dress comfortable with the possibility of warming up during the hike. Make sure to pack at least one quart of water (recommend 2), bug spray, sunscreen and snacks. The park has restrooms, a restaurant and historical attractions to visit after the hike.
Park is located in downtown White Springs and is accessible from I-75. The parks phone number is (386)[masked] in case needing further driving instructions.
Physical Address: 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive White Springs, FL 32096
30° 19' 50.65" N
82° 45' 40.89" W
If you have any questions please post on the page or email: allison2384@gmail or give me a call at[masked]-9606.
Hope to see you on the TRAIL!