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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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78 Reviews

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2009 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This is a well run KOA. We have stayed here in the past. The staff members are friendly and helpful The park is neat and clean. The sites are roomy and most are pull thrus which makes it much easier. This is a regular stop for us in our travels in that area. We have stayed at some KOA's that we were not impressed with and worse, but this park could be a model for the other KOA's as how one should be run. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2009 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

The park was fine, not a destination park, but good for an overnight stay. The biggest negative was the trains, they were nearby and made an entrance all night long! We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: December, 2008 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Never stayed here. Tried to make a reservation on the 5th of Dec. Was told that the owner would have to call us back - as only the owner could make reservations. It has now been over a week, still waiting on the call from the owner. Guess they don't want any business. Have not nor ever will stay here. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2008 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Great is all I can say. The staff is friendly and very helpful. Would recommend this as a great campground to stay at. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2008 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

The grounds are clean and well maintained. The staff friendly and helpful. They have a nice picnic area with a place for campfire. Sites are very roomy and easy to get in (and out) of with our 37' fifth wheel. We stayed here for one night on the road north. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2007 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Had just purchased our RV and had to try it out. We stayed at the Starke KOA. Our first trip so I don't have much to compare it to. Staff was friendly and VERY helpful to a "newbie" like me. Restroom, park and pool were clean. Had some road noise and heard the train go by several times, but we were in pop up camper. We had a great experience and plan on staying here again for a quick getaway from home. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2007 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

We were pleased with the staff and the campground as a whole. The other guests seemed to be very nice too. We stayed here on the way up North, just passing through for one night. The Google map directions led us into the middle of town, but the actual location of the campground is on Rte. 301 South of the railroad tracks. Which, by the way, they are active every 15 minutes. We chose to stay again on our way back through from NC to Florida. We used the very clean laundry facilities, and took advantage of the "library" of books and dvd's. I used the computer in the clubhouse which is connected to the office, and small store. One thing I didn't want to forget to mention is for you to listen for the "falling acorns" onto the top of your rig. It sounded like little bombs hitting our roof. Very tall Oak trees. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This is one of the nicest campgrounds I have camped at. Staff is extremely helpful and a clean campground with spacious sights. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 105
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

This campground gets a 10 for everything they can control- the restrooms were spotless and even had a/c. The pool was nice and clean and the grounds were well kept. The sites were big and had nice shade trees and each site had a paved area and picnic table. The sites themselves are pretty level and paved. Roads in and out are paved and easy to navigate. They do not have fire rings at each site, but have a campfire area with benches and they get the fire going every night. Very nice people who lead you to your site and do everything they can to make your stay enjoyable. The only negative is that it is Starke and there is not much to do there. But it is a great place to stop on 301. But don't rely on mapquest. The park is located right on 301 about 2 miles south of downtown Starke. If you need to be in the area, this is the place to stay! Oh they have 50 amp service at all sites and the WiFi is free and works well throughout the park We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

As always, this campground is a wonderful place to stay. We would have given it a 10, but the road noise from US 301 didn't allow that to happen. As far as what is under the control of management, everything is perfect. From water pressure to stable 50amp service, no problems. This is a great short stay or overnighter. Not to sure about longer stays. The grounds are very well maintained and the pool is crystal clear. This was our 4th stay. We live about an hour away and stay here for "get away from our kids" weekend. We will be back! We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: November, 2006 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is one of the best we have stayed in. All of the facilities are excellent. The sites are large and well spaced. We usually stay here for a few nights on our way south in November and then again in April on our way north. We have discussed a longer stay many times because everything about the campsite is so great but that bring us to the problem: this campground is in Starke. The town of Starke is in northern Florida and we don't think its quite warm enough in the winter. Also Starke is a fairly small town with not a lot to do except fish and play golf. If this is okay with you and you don't need it too warm this campground is your place. If not it makes a wonderful stop off on the way south and home. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2006 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Very friendly, clean and well maintained Park. Great WI-FI on site. Will go back. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 76
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2006 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

This was a nice clean well maintained park. We throughly enjoyed our visit here. We got here just as the snowbirds were descending on the park. They have well planned activities from bingo to pot luck suppers to wine and cheese get togethers to an exercise groups. We had a great back in site next to a pond and were able to feed the ducks and fish (they eat cheap dry cat food!). We loved it and would have loved to stay longer and we would love to go back. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2006 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This is a pleasant enough campground, especially for a KOA, but if you've ever been to one of the finer resorts around the country, there's no way that this place rates a 10, or even a 9! The staff are pleasant and helpful. The roads are paved although somewhat narrow. Maneuvering a very large rig could be somewhat difficult in spots. Some of the sites are paved and, even the unpaved ones that we saw had patios. Other than that, there is nothing outstanding that we encountered. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: January, 2006 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed here for one night on the way to Lakeland. People were really friendly and helpful. Park was clean and quiet. Will definitely stay here again if the situation arises. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Motorhome.

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