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Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA

Starke, Florida


1475 South Walnut Street
Starke, Florida 32091
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 131
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 29.93115
Longitude: -82.11933

Elevation: 160' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

The campground is easy access off Highway 301. Sites are spacious (wide) with concrete pads and grassy area, but a little short (40' with tow vehicle). People are very friendly, and grounds are well maintained. Railroad noise can be heard frequently throughout the day and night. Not much to do in the town of Starke but there is a WalMart and big flea market nearby. We stayed here for a football game in Gainesville. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

Clean, quiet KOA campground. Spacious site with concrete pads. Pretty flowering bushes when we visited. Nice pool. Campfires only in large community campfire surrounded by solid wood chairs; firewood provided free. Several restaurants nearby. Within easy driving distance to Gainesville for Gator games. Only negative was the multiple "Do Not " signs throughout the campground. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice staff. Close to restaurants and shopping. Nice store that even includes some homemade craft items from other guests in the park. The sites were level and easy to pull through. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

The minute that I pulled into the park, I knew I would like it. The staff was excellent, and very professional. I met the staff person and he went out of his way to help and assist me with my Wi-Fi hook-up. KOA Starke is lucky to have this individual on their staff. I will be back. Thank you KOA. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We have stayed at the Starke KOA several times, most over night only and one time for three days. We found the office staff friendly and helpful, the sites are large and the campground well maintained. It's not a destination campground for us but we recommend it for short stays. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: December, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Our car broke down, and we limped into this lovely KOA. The staff was so professionally and understanding. Mike even loaned us his car so that we could get provisions! They went above and beyond what was expected. We loved the breakfast, cookies and cider by the fire, and enjoyed a lovely Christmas Dance. Owners came up to us and welcomed us! We didn't hear any noise from Rt. 301 in our travel trailer-the train whistle didn't bother us. We will stay here again! Free Wi-Fi and cable and very clear facilities make this a must stop for us. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $46.00
Overall Rating:

Great park! Very pretty park with paved roads, Wi-Fi, cable, and close access to town activities. You can walk to restaurants and small mall area! ultra clean and very meticulous to detail. Will come back! We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

This park is nice enough, but the never ending train whistle will drive you crazy!! Also, it sits right on RT.301 so the traffic noise is always present. The staff constantly drives up and down the roads with golf carts and Its like watching a Nascar race at times!! They never stop with these things. Also, there is a problem here with security. We had police here on Easter Sunday for a disturbance and also had a police chase in the park as they caught a person camping here and put him on the ground in cuffs!! It was like watching the t.v. show cops!! This park is good for an overnight stop while passing through, but to stay here long term would drive you nuts. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2010 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

Level sites, although a little close, allowed plenty of room for both slides and move around without feeling you were encroaching on your neighbors. Paved level roads, no hills. Some restrictions apply to certain pets (dogs) so you might want to call ahead. Full hookups available at all sites, cable and Wi-Fi are included with no additional charge as may be at other KOA's. There were some traffic noises from Hwy 301 and evening train noises until around bedtime, although have to see what 5 am brings. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 114
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: November, 2009 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

Ease of registration was nice after a long drive down 301. Directing to site along with help in deciding which site was best for us was excellent. Even when we decided to extend our visit, the staff was most accommodating and nice. Cement patio is nice as that is not always available at KOAs down the coastline. Some would object to train noise, but for us it was not as bad as some diesel rigs at 5 a.m. as has happened in other places. Satellite dish set up was easy due to open skies available. For us from the West coast areas, we are delighted to see the sandy areas along with historical sites. Would definitely stay here again as the sites are nice and wide. There are activities available such as bingo and waffle breakfasts for all to enjoy. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

This park has friendly staff and our pull-through site was nice. One night stay was great. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

This has to be one of the nicest campgrounds I have been to and the easiest to get to, Right on 301 midway between Jacksonville and Gainesville. The grounds and restrooms were immaculate. The pool, while open summer only, was crystal clear each day. Each site is mowed weekly and has a cement pad in the perfect location as you pull in. I don't think anything negative could be said about this campground. Wal-Mart is a mere 1/4 mile away, what else could you ask for. The owners and hosts live on site and are the nicest. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We only stayed here overnight on a long trip west. The campground was well layered out with all pull-through sites. Not fancy but quite functional Convenient to services and restaurants which were within walking distance. The pool looked very inviting although we couldn’t use it due to heavy rain and thunder. We’re thinking about returning for a couple of days this Winter. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2009 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

This a very clean and well run KOA. There are so much difference between KOA's ... this one is definitely at the top of our list so far for KOA's. Great staff who are very friendly and helpful ... very clean facilities ... grounds are neat and tidy. We would definitely stay here again ... well worth the KOA price. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: January, 2009 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

I fulltime and travel all over the US. This is by far my favorite campground. A wonderful place run by wonderful, friendly people. The campground is very clean and spacious. No problems moving my 40' fifth wheel in and out. Staff is amazingly helpful. I stayed for about three months, my site was close to the entrance and I was not bothered at all by the trains or road noise. I will definitely stay here again and recommend highly. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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