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Starke, Florida

Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA

Starke, Florida


1475 S Walnut St
Starke, Florida 32091
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Sites: 131
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 29.931153405638
Longitude: -82.119326591492
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $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 yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash yes
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • 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 yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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69 Reviews

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice stopover campground. Not much in the area to do as far as we saw. HiHop restaurant just down the road and a Walmart very convenient for the things you forgot loading into the rv. Only negative comment is the bathrooms in the RV park area not the office area (did not see those). The toilets in the mens room appear to be something from the early 1900's. I have never sat on a kid size toilet before but these were the shortest I have ever seen. I would suggest an upgrade to some new toilets as they would be more water efficient and more comfortable to the users. The campground is clean and there is a shopping center within walking distance right out of the cg. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Located right off Highway 301, this park is easy to find and pull into. Our site was a nice wide space with a large oak tree to shade it. Sites were fairly separated and privately situated. Park was very clean and neat, including pool and restrooms. We didn't hear any traffic noise. The staff in the office and on the grounds are friendly and helpful. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
46
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Obey the speed limit on Highway 301; it's a notorious speed trap! Sonny's BBQ is close by - a family chain that's very good.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Convenient stop on the way from our home in southwest Florida to Jacksonville and Interstate 95. The sites are basic and well-maintained. Sites are gravel and offer some shade. Features a fire ring and picnic table. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
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
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

If traveling north on US 301, stay in the left lane and turn through the opening in the median into the campground. Our Garmin GPS routed us past the campground before circling us back south on 301.

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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed on a pull-thru full hook up and stayed for just one night. The site was adequately sized; however, pulling in/out was tight. The park is well equipped with amenities as you would expect for a KOA. There is a nice walking path at the back of the park which was great for walking the dog. The office staff was very nice. The only odd thing was an outdoor laundry. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Be careful when exiting north onto route 301 as you need to cross two lanes of traffic. The office will explain safe alternative routes. We were lucky when we left that traffic on 301 was minimal so we were able to exit left.

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Clean and felt welcome by all was escorted to my site and showed all hook up's. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
69
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Great seafood about 1/4 mile north (Cedar River) Well worth the trip.

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Review Count: 73
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are very wide and long. Park is big and full. Lots of traffic noise but park itself is quiet. Many sites are grass, with a little gravel in driveway. Concrete patios. We had a paved site. WiFi is poor but other utilities are fine. Many permanent residents who all seem to know each other but we never saw people on either side to speak to. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This KOA Kampground is clean, safe and quiet. It offers lots of amenities such as a pool, horseshoes, shuffleboard, a playground, and a dog walk area. The staff was helpful and friendly. The campground has lots of trees, but they are cut high enough not to scratch your roof. Mix of driveables, towables, cabins, and permanent homes. The roads are tight, but staff escorts you to your site. Kids and pets are welcome.

Our campsite was #84 and was a pull through site. It was a paved site with a concrete pad and picnic table dedicated to our spot. We had full hookups including sewer and 50 amp service. The site was mostly level with a slight slope on each side to avoid pooling water. Other spots are grass. The wi-fi reached our camping spot as they have repeaters set up around the site; however, it was slow during the day and VERY SLOW at night when more people were using it. Our AT&T mobile & data service was excellent, though. They also offer free cable, which we did not use.

Getting into the campground with our 40' 5th Wheel was very tight as there is a fence around a couple of small cabins that we came very close to swiping; however, my husband is a great maneuverer and he did great. Note to driver: swing wide right, watch your left side.

They have a laundry room, restrooms and recreation room on site but we did not use any of those services. Store is sparsely stocked, but is open 8am-8pm. There is a dumpster for trash on the way out of the campground and a recycling can for aluminum cans only.

This is a great location for access to necessities. It is right off highway 301, but we didn't hear highway noise. Grocery stores, gas stations (with diesel), and Walmart are located less than 5 minutes away.

The only negative: There are train tracks nearby that you can hear the loud, sometimes never-ending whistle at all hours of the day and night, but not often.

We would definitely stay here again, even with the train noise. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
84
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Spacious sites. Little pond to walk around and a path beyond that was good for walking the dogs. Busy highway frontage but able to walk to three places to eat. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 166
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 39

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

KOA 10% discount for three nights. The site was a long asphalt pull-through site with FHU and 50 amps. There was a good sized concrete patio adjacent to the pad. We had good Verizon cell and MiFi reception and good satellite reception. The park's WiFi was slow. The parks interior roads are very narrow, but easily navigated. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
71
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 111
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate reflects a KOA discount, and is for a pull thru, 50amp full hookup "premium" site. This KOA is somewhat better than the average KOA as it is well laid out, and the sites are easy to get in and out of. The park is right off highway 301 on the south side of Starke, with much shopping nearby. The roads in the park are paved, our site was asphalt paved with a small concrete patio. Wifi did not work well, but we had good Verizon and AT&T service for voice and data. We did not use the park cable, but many of the sites do have good satellite access. If satellite access is needed we suggest that you make this request when making your reservation as many of the sites will not allow for this due to large trees. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
71
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

In the men's bathroom to shower and not very pleased to find 2 roaches crawling around. Think management should clean up a little better. Also would say could upgrade a little on the playground. Wonder why not at playground? Well I wouldn't want my children on a hot slide and toys that paint is chipping from, swings that are rusty. Also a lot of red ants doesn't seem like they spray a lot for bugs. Will never return to this camp ground again worst KOA I have ever been to. Old owners were nice and friendly, this time never got greeted coming in never got showed where to go.

Fix up the bug problem, upgrade the whole park, horse shoes were horrible, fire pit was horrible, bathroom showers horrible, park for children horrible, pool was slimy. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Dirt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Very clean park, good service the owners of 17 years have retired and the park is under new ownership as of 6/30/2016. Big spacious sites. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

The park was neat and well kept. The staff was friendly and helpful. The laundry was clean and inexpensive. $1.50 wash and $1.50 dry. Close to a Walmart and several other grocery stores, gas stations and just about anything you need. Easy in and out. Propane was very inexpensive. Stayed there 6 days. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The campground is near enough to a train track to hear them but it did not seem to be intrusive. I like trains anyway.

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Review Count: 108
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Probably best KOA we've used over 17 year MH. Stayed here 1 night while traveling. Did not leave park except to buy some cokes at the shopping center next door, thru the 8am to 8pm walking gate. Pleasant and helpful staff along with the nicest and cleanest showers we've used. Easy entry of FL 301 with good cable tv, but so-so wifi. Never have had a good wifi in all our years, so we use a Verizon hot spot. Interesting gate to the shopping center adjacent - which we used. We stayed here in a class B MH, no slides or toad. We would go out of our way to stay here again. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Starke seems like a nice friendly town all around as is the staff.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Well kept grounds, polite and friendly staff. Pull thru site was easy access in and out. Pool area clean and inviting. At the time we stayed the park didn't offer a weekly rate so it got a bit expensive for our extended vacation, that's the only reason we switched parks. Otherwise would have stayed longer. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

When you check in they give you a coupon for 10% off at a small barbeque place just outside the gate (walk there in 2 minutes) so it's convenient, staff is super friendly, and it's great food...although I'd call it more like smoked than barbeque, don't expect it to have any sauce on it, it's kind of different than we expected :-)

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