Date of Stay: June, 2013
WOW what a nice place. Just was there this weekend and I must say that the bad reviews are really wrong. If you don't like rules then maybe you should open your own place. A speed limit of 10 MPH is for safety and all rules should be followed. Anyway, we had a great time and if I lived closer than Jacksonville (376 miles away) it would be my go to campground. It is nice and clean, the restrooms are tiled and it looks new inside, the only complaint is the NO A/C. The pool is about 3' Deep and very clean, the basketball court is small but good for half court, the play ground is neat and clean, the club house has coffee in the morning and free computers for emails alog with a pool table, the whole park is well kept and the staff for the most part is helpful and friendly. The Resort is in the middle of no place (all farm and nursery land) which is really nice and the little CG store is full of stuff if you forgot something. If we are in the area again it will be the first choice. The only reason for the 9 is that there are no activities planned, but then there were only about 30 RVs in the whole place this weekend.
Date of Stay: March, 2013
First time we have been to this park. It is very well maintained, has a professional staff and is in a good location with several restaurants within walking distance. The Intracoastal Waterway is behind the campground, there is a “small” boat ramp that I launched my kayak from the major concern is the tides.... it gets “really low” and the ramp in very slippery with mud. It is a very easy 5 minute bike ride to the beach. The park is open not leaving much privacy but is ok for people watching. The pool was closed or at least very cold but the hot tub was nice. The cable TV wasn't very good quality at our site, but was good for the weekend. There are numerous park model trailers going up and one of these days it will be a trailer park if they keep going like they are now. I heard a lot French spoken while we were there. I would stay here again.
Date of Stay: February, 2013
Overall a great place to stop over on 301. Plenty of places close by to eat and do some shopping. There is not much to do in Stark itself. The campground is kept clean. My #1 complaint is the lawn cutting guy on his big noise power mower cuts the grass (that has not grown, mostly dirt) right up to were you are sitting blowing dirt all over you and into the camper. Does not seem to care and makes several passes within 4 feet of where you are sitting. Complaint #2- there are only 3 showers for the whole campground and some of the shower heads work and other don't. The good stuff: 1-great WI-FI and cable TV. 2-Nice folks work there. 3-location to 301 is great. 4- the train only passes twice during the night. 5-once a month they have a nice pancake and sausage breakfast. The good outweighs the bad. I would stop again.
Date of Stay: September, 2011
I really like this little place it is laid back and is run by a very nice couple, so I hate to only give an 8 but they have changed policy and the owner has made it a new rule. If you try to check in before 3pm or you check out after the 11am time: you have to pay $5 (five dollars) an hour extra. So if you arrive at 1pm and want to check in there is an extra $10 charge. This is not a good thing. I also heard that the little resort is up for sale and the couple that have been running the place for the last couple of years, is going to be moving on.
Date of Stay: October, 2010
This is a great place for an over night. As a Coast-to-Coast park, it is only $10 a night and $2 for cable. There is a drawback and that is there is only limited cable and it is only available at about 30% of the sites. Breakfast is good and the staff is great to get along with, but the average camper stays to themselves. There is a putt-putt 9 hole and pool, and a lot of land to walk around the park. NOTE for those stopping, take EXIT 121, no other, to get to the campground. Any other exit is going to take you down a dirt road. I will stay here again if passing.
Date of Stay: October, 2010
This is a Coast-to-Coast resort/campground. We stayed a few days at $10 a night. Overall it is a nice campground but really in the mountains so you have to walk up hill both ways. Some are very steep and when you check in they give you a map that is not that accurate but usable. At most campgrounds this size they escort you to your site; not here, you are on your own. There are activities, bingo, church meetings, etc. You see very few kids, but you see a lot of gray heads all over and they stick to the rules at the campground. We were there of the OctoberFest at Helen, which is nice but once is all that it takes to see everything there. If we are in the area again then we would stay again.
Date of Stay: October, 2010
Nice older campground, very nice staff and we got a military rate of $18 a night. We used this as a overnight stop on our way to the Georgia Mountains. It is good for a day or two. They do not have cable and I could only get one station in the late afternoon but lost it the next morning. We would stay there again because of the staff's attitude and helpfulness.
Date of Stay: May, 2010
If you want to relax and not do anything this is the place, because there really is nothing to do here. It is a small camping area and each site is private. It is sandy and there are a couple of walking trails, (bring bug spray). There is no TV reception so bring DVDs. It is really 2 miles from the blacktop road to the camping area and a mile from the main road to the dirt road. Makes for a good 6 mile morning walk. There is a boat ramp that is nice and a small play ground. The wife asked that we not go back but it is ok if you like wilderness.
Date of Stay: March, 2010
This is a nice place and very clean and wide open. You select your site after you get here. The lake is beautiful and accessable also. The biggest draw back to this park is there is no TV. Even if your set shows you get 3 stations, you don't. If the park had cable TV, it would be a favorite. Town is about a 15 minute drive, and like others have said, relaxing.
Date of Stay: January, 2010
This was our first visit to Blue Spring S.P. This is a typical state park offering the normal facility with limited campground amenities. Sites are private and the park was quiet day and night, except for the train that comes past, and it really is not that noisy. Bicycles are recommended since the swimming and boat cruise area a bit of a walk from the campground. We did have the opportunity to see the manatees, but they were on the other side of the viewing area and hard to see. The springs were actually close, and you could not rent a boat to get any closer. Bath houses are unheated and open on the top, so if the weather is cool then you are cold, if hot you will sweat. The funny part of the bath house is that it was closed for cleaning at 7 am on Saturday morning…. But none of the campers paid any attention, and the cleaning guy had to work around about 12 guys taking showers and shaving. The sites are not full hookup so almost everyone uses the bath house. Except to see the Manatees I see no reason to return to this park. The town of Orange City does not have anything to offer, and TV receptions is really bad.
Date of Stay: November, 2009
A very rustic KOA and very nice. The staff was great and the site was good for the size, but they are very close together. The pool was closed but it is winter, the lake and the wild life on the lake is beautiful. The play ground is in need of updating. Overall it is a good place to stay for a few days and if you want seafood there is a place about 5 miles down the street called LOVES that is very good.
Date of Stay: April, 2009
This is a nice little GA campground that is a wonderful place to set back a relax. It fills up on weekends and there is not much of anything to do at the campground except relax, fish, walk or bike. The TV reception is not good and no cable so bring your DISH or some DVD's if your into TV. You are about 11 miles from Waycross which has everything and anything you would want from WallyWorld to movie houses and a Mall. If we are in the area again we would stay here. Just a note here the State has picked a few campgrounds that had swimming pools to close them this year and to bad this is one of the parks that has closed the pool so the kids will have no place to swim or play in the water during the HOT summer months.
Date of Stay: February, 2009
This is a typical Georgia State Park. Sites are spread out enough to give you some cushion bewteen sites. Some sites are larger than others, and there are some really great sites here and there. About 5 sites are near the rivers edge with a nice breeze coming in from the river. The CG is covered by a pine forest and a good layer of grass. Some direct sun here and there but enough shade throughout. Some pull through sites, but most others are easy enough to get into. Armadillos sneak around at night on the outer edge of the campground. Bathrooms were cleaned daily and are fairly new. A small playground in the main loop and a large elevated feild suitable for a volleyball net or tossing a football or frisbee. A boat ramp beside the park at the Crooked River. Miniture golf and day use areas of the park are a good distance from the campground. About a 15 minute drive to Downtown St. Marys and the ferry to Cumberland Island. Areas of concern: the dreaded sand gnat will eat you alive.
Date of Stay: October, 2008
Do you want to step back into time? Then this is for you. Everything is like it was back in the 50's. We loved it for the weekend. None of those modern things like swimming pools, game rooms, spas just ocean and relaxation. We walked the beach for miles and let the Chi Dog run free, very few people on the beach. The only draw back is you have to stop and wash the salt spray of the coach. The wife says we will go back again when we are in the area.
Date of Stay: September, 2008
This is a REAL campground. Dirt roads, pine needles, mud when it rains, nice folks, great walking and biking areas and close to the historic area. The laundry according to the DW is great it even has ironing boards and irons. It is on an island and if you leave the island you have to re-pay $3 to get back on. Nice place. We will stay again if in the area.