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Jacksonville, Florida

Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park

Jacksonville, Florida



500 Wonderwood Dr
Jacksonville, Florida 32233
Phone: (904) 249-4700

Sites: 293
Recent Rate: $32 1/2017

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Latitude: 30.366247426211
Longitude: -81.400558948517
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon,Sprint,T-Mobile
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park yes
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

72 Reviews

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first time here and we were a bit disappointed - the location and beach are wonderful but the campground seems a bit of a mess - why are cabins and tents mixed right in with rv sites? We had a loud cabin group right next to our site and the playground was next to us as well, and even though it was marked closed after sunset, parents allowed kids to play until well past midnight - not cool - and staff was no where to be seen patrolling the camp while we were here - lots of kids roaming unattended and - granted, it was a very crowded holiday weekend - the restrooms were filthy. Strongly recommend keeping rv sites apart from tent and cabin folks. We camped at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
49
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We found this campground to be very comfortable. Easy access off the interstate, very easy check in by very helpful employees. Some sites can be tight depending on the rig but the staff was more than willing to help out. We camped at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
150
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We went to a couple of good nearby restaurants, Singleton's Seafood Shack and Beach Road Chicken Dinners

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

If you get the right site (you may have to call or e-mail) it can be a very enjoyable park. There are lots of activities and close to the beach. The playground gets very crowded on the weekends. We camped at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
221
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our very first campground experience. The campground was extremely wooded. Roads are narrow with branches hanging into road on some locations. I think it needs to be groomed somewhat for better access. We arrived after dark which was a daunting task considering it was our first time. The area has zero lighting so be sure to bring a flashlight. Our phones didn't provide anywhere near enough light. No wifi which caused my husband to go into panic mode. We are glampers not campers!! All in all it was a pleasant experience. With our first campground set-up under our belt we will know what to reserve next time such as a bigger lot and easier access. We camped at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
50
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

The beach! Hanna Park features one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The pristine beach is two and a half miles long. And there is a lake and water park on the west side. The 450-acre park is heavily wooded with an abundance of maritime hammocks filled with majestic live oaks draped in Spanish moss. There are bike and hiking trails throughout the lovely forest.

The sites are long and sort of level - level enough. The electrical service, 50 amps was recently upgraded. The water at 340 ppm is fairly good. Television reception is good though the trees block satellite reception on most of the sites.

There are 175 sites which are just this side of overgrown. Well, the whole place is just this side of overgrown. But, I like the wild ambiance. However, if your rig is tall, you will lose your antennas and incur some scratches. The interior roads are tight and narrow as witnessed by tree damage.

The location is convenient to all of the attractions of Jacksonville and Atlantic Beach. A ferry is available to take you across the river to Amelia Island, the Kingsley Plantation and points north. Hanna Park is also near the Mayo Clinic.

Shorebirds, wading birds, alligators, and foxes all call Hanna Park home. From May through October, sea turtles also nest on the beach.

It's a government run, city, park with all that implies. The park is usually nearly empty year around. But, on some holidays the locals fill it up. The workers tell me that's the reason they keep this wonderful place nearly a secret - "So there will be space for the locals." They have accomplished that. Often it seems like we have the place to ourselves.

Typically, there are a lot of host campers - some days they seem to outnumber the customers. You will rarely see the city employees outside of the office, and I guess the host campers don't trim trees. There are a number of facilities for groups and/or rallies. Alas, they are all closed - too much work to maintain and to clean up after. We camped at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 104
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 32

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Upon arrival we were offered opportunity to unhook and visit campground to determine site space (recommend). It is good that we did as many sites indicated on map by length would not accommodate our big rig with slides. We found many level sandy sites that would and enjoyed a quiet week amongst full canopy of palms, oaks and pines as no satellite but 20 antenna stations. Roads narrowly paved, new full hookups at all sites, leaves and palm branches covered sandy sites, mostly level, 5 minutes from beach. Will definitely return if in Jacksonville area. We camped at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
53
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Safe Harbor Restaurant and Singletons is 15 minutes. Mayo clinic is 20 minutes.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We are full timers so we prefer a little more grass and concrete and not so much sand and dirt. Other than that it is like a typical state park campground. A bit overgrown and by Monday the restrooms are usually a mess.

The beach was very nice and the lake was good for canoeing and fishing. The spaces were spacious for our 37 ft fifth wheel, truck and car. The picnic tables should have been replaced a few years ago.

The main reason for the low ratings is that we were there when Mayport and Kathryn Abbey park had a record rain fall of 13.5 inches in 24 hours. Mud everywhere and a river running under our camper. (not the parks fault of course). Not one person came around to see if we were OK or if we needed some help but as soon as I threw some of our muddy mats and rugs over a tree branch to hose them off attempting to dig ourselves out it did not take long before they left us a nasty note to get our stuff out of their trees.

Not privately owned and the city employees have nothing invested. I get it!!!! We camped at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
281
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

The beach is within walking distance and is really nice.

If you want to visit Amelia Island, which I highly recommend, take a right at the second light out of the park and go directly to the ferry. Easy on and off and about 40 minutes closer than the highway.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

The park itself looks well cared for...right up till you get to the campground. The store looks abandoned, the laundry was removed leaving the plumbing hanging on the wall. Campground is laid out in a wooded area and could be beautiful. However they have left downed branches laying around everywhere. Never saw park employees, camp volunteers were evident and doing a good job keeping sites clear and fire pits clean. Campground is located between the ocean and the lake, with no view of either. Was a little put off by the Strip Club at the entrance next to the elementary school. Will be back to the area, but will find a different park. We camped at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
280
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Try Safe House Seafood, only a couple of miles from park and food was great.

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Review Count: 149
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 40

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a city park with lots of overgrown vegetation & narrow roadways. They did not provide a park map, which was odd as we mentioned a couple of times that we had never been there before. Electric on site 9 was very fluctuating. The rate included a $5 charge for making an online reservation. Sites are heavy sand with some space & vegetation between them, and the roads are paved. Sewer hookup is odd in that it is horizontal to the ground and not straight up. We got many over the air TV stations. Bathrooms were dated, but OK. It is a long walk to the beach so get directions before you set up camp as we did not see any signs & were not provided a map. We camped at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     
Tips for other Campers:

Safe Harbor Seafood Market in Mayport was exceptional! You can choose from a cooked dinner to eat there or take out, or fresh seafood to take home & cook.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautifully private sites, very quiet except the occasional helicopter (there's a base right next door), and a reasonable value for money. That said, the internal paved roads are exceptionally narrow and twisty; there are mature plantings everywhere, making things a little perilous. Our site was a pull-through, but the directions on the park map put the hookups on the wrong side of the camper. We had to maneuver around the maze and go in from the back side. The site was pretty much level and quite private. The park is very close to the beach and can be walked to, but we drove. We had some trouble with the electric box circuit breakers popping off, but since it was such a short stay, we didn't stress too much. The sewer arrangement was a little odd, being set horizontal to the ground instead of straight in. We camped at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
269
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice city park, lots of trees. No cable, but we were able to get a few antenna channels. Our site was not very level. Roads are narrow and turns are tight, but we were able to do it in a 40' motorhome. We booked online and you don't get to choose your site. We had some rowdy neighbors singing karaoke until about 2:30am. The park has a nice system of mountain bike trails that you can get on right from the campground. The beach is across the road. We camped at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
274
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed just 1 night (during a trip further south) because it was convenient to the Jacksonville Airport (about 35 minutes) and on the ocean. Interior roads are paved but rather narrow, and not all one way, either. Might be a bit of a challenge for larger rigs if you meet oncoming traffic. The campground is heavily wooded, and sites are shady & sandy. Heavy vegetation separates you from the adjoining campsites, but you are fairly open to those across the narrow roads. Bathrooms are a bit dated, but pretty clean. The ocean beach area is a bit of a hike, probably too much if you're carrying anything, but maybe OK for a jogger. However, there is plenty of parking for those that drive over. I was there in early March, so it wasn't really beach weather, but it is a large area that should easily accommodate campers and day-use visitors. Lots of bikers, apparently the campground roads are very popular for biking & hiking. Security seemed good, with a code needed to access the campground (about a mile in from the park entrance) and bathhouses. I'd camp here again if I was looking for a good campground at a nice beach. We camped at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Lots of space for our 39 foot fifth wheel. Huge park, walking distance to ocean and beaches. Lots of bike trails. We camped at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
280
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Biking, kayaking and walking on the ocean beaches.

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a a great city park northeast of Jacksonville on the ocean. The campground is quite rustic but with decent spacing and full hookups. Bathhouses are older but clean. All sites are heavily treed so satellite use is very marginal if at all. There are all types of sites available, but there are adequate level sites for bigger RV as well. Interior roads are paved but narrow in many places, but again adequate to larger RVs. This is a great place to stay if in the area. We will definitely stay here again. We camped at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
101
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Singleton's Seafood Restaurant on A1A near the Naval Air Station is a must. It is a short drive from the park.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

The electrical in this park has been recently upgraded, but I was not able to run my AC and electric water heater at the same time as the breaker would go off. Switched the water heater to gas, but still threw the breker when using the microwave. This has not happened on other trips in different parks. The roads are narrow and in need of repair. There was a 2 or 3 inch drop off from the pavement in front of my site. It is best to scout out the camp ground to select a site prior to camping as many are very small, even though the map states otherwise. The bathrooms were clean but not air conditioned. Great access to beaches and walking and bike trails. We camped at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park in a Travel Trailer.

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