Hiking The Stephan Foster State Park

The 6th most popular hiking trail in Florida.

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North of Lake City and White Spings, the Stephan Foster State Park has 5 miles of sandy hiking track through live oak forests and open grasslands with plenty of wildlife.

To reach the hiking trailhead from Lake City, follow US75 north to SR136 and head east into White Springs. Turn left heading north on US41 for 0.5 miles. Veer left into the park. Park just north of the bell tower. The trailhead is just southwest of the campground entrance (no parking at trailhead). Look for the trailhead map board.

Overall, Stephan Foster State Park is the 6th most popular hiking trail of all 43 hikes in Florida. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Stephan Foster State Park including Florida National Scenic Trail and Lake City.

Stephan Foster State Park (FL/US)

Stephan Foster State Park (FL/US)

Suwannee River in Stephan Foster SP (FL/US)

Suwannee River in Stephan Foster SP (FL/US)

Stephan Foster State Park Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  SFSP (904) 397-2733; SRWD (904) 397-2733 or 362-2746; Suwannee Visitors (877) 746-4778; Florida Visitor Information (850) 488-5607.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Florida" from Timothy Okeefe

Recommended Map:  "Trail Map For Telluride, Silverton, Ouray" from Trails Illustrated

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Stephan Foster State Park Campground

Luxury Loding:  White Springs B&B

Breakfast Restaurant:  Country Cafe or Suwanne River Diner, White Springs

Reference Source:  click here https://floridadep.gov/parks/

GPS:  30.329, -82.75

Date Published:  12/24/2015

Date Updated:  7/9/2016

ID:  11559

Stephan Foster State Park Hiking Map


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