8.6 Excellent
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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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10 Reviews

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Very well kept park. Nice staff and very helpful. Will stop anytime we are in the area. Cable for TV needs a little help and you can get a train or two in the middle of the night. Overall, I give this KOA a 9 out of 10. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at this park for three months and never had a problem. Staff is excellent and a good old school mom and pop operation. Everything is clean and well maintained and anything you ask for they will do their best to comply. Easy in and out and plenty of stores and restaurants to access. Staff are always available for a chat or to answer any questions. We would recommend this park for a stop or long stay. You can't go wrong and the price is right! We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice stop over enroute in or out of Florida via the 301 cut-across to I-10 from I-75. Stopped in here on a very rainy afternoon when it was better to let the storms go by. Happy to get a site. They were not at all busy. Excellent reception. Was escorted to a dirt, gravel, and wet sandy site close to bathrooms; but unfortunately, site was no way level (sloped down and to right). Made for a tiresome slow set up, leveling out in torrential rain. Nearby there were perfectly level unoccupied paved sites. CG is within walking distance to a top notch IHOP. Try the pancakes! Morning brought constant, repeated, rapid air hammering noise from nearby tire store. (Pretty much non-stop from about 7AM on). Sound was very annoying and not at all peaceful. KOA family staff very much "on the ball," and busy, busy, busy. Clean bathrooms with security lock for entry. Great Wi-Fi signal (but alas utilizing coupon driven, TengoNet: sorry, not a fan). Everything at the CG is very much attended to and look after. They take pride, and it shows! A VERY well kept KOA, but alas somewhat crippled by the noisy local business. Still, A WINNER! Score: - 1 for non-level dirty annoying site (when paved site was available next door). -1 for rather unpeaceful atmosphere from tiresome tire store offering constant morning audio torture with your coffee: located directly north of CG. Full Rating: 8 We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 26
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2005 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Clean campground, staff very friendly. We stayed here 4 nights. We had full hook up but they parked us next to a wall that backed up to a strip mall. Dumpsters dumped daily about 6AM. US 301 is about 100 yards from our site & semi's go by ALL night. The train is about 1/2 mile away and it blows its whistle about every two hours. Our site was on the smaller side, the concrete pad did not line up with our door or the awning & you couldn't manipulate it to do so because of the short driveway space and if you try to park at an angle because you have a longer vehicle (which luckily we didn't) the KOA police run out and jump allover you. Staff helpful and friendly - they are just all up in your business every second questioning your every move! We stayed here in a 21 ft hybrid in March 2005. We camped at Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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