Local Area Attractions
We are conveniently located at the I-95 Exit for the Ferry to Cumberland Island Seashore and historic St. Marys, Ga. Amelia Island Beaches are 25 miles away. Or Head south to Jacksonville Zoo (20 Miles) or the Jacksonville Landing and all the city has to over (30 Minutes).
Themed Train Excurisons on the St. Marys Express
The excitement of boarding a real train for a themed excursion is more than a dream, it is a reality that is possible only 10 minutes from the North Jacksonville/St. Marys KOA. The St. Marys Express offers guests a ride on one of three open-air railcars or in the caboose.
The train will travel through woodlands and marsh vistas on a one hour and 15 minute adventure. Along the way, passengers will learn about the history and romance of the railroad through live narration and be entertained by actors from the St. Mary's Little Theatre. Be sure to book your reservations for April 12 or April 19 for the Peter Cotton Tail Express. This journey is for the young and the young at heart and will offer a special kind of Easter Egg hunt designed just for train passengers.
Tickets are $17.00 for adults and $11.00 for children under 12. Children under two are free. Departures are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., noon, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. for the Peter Cotton Tail Express. Tickets may be purchased at www.stmarysrailroad.com
For more information call 912-200-5235
Laurel Island Links Golf Course
Laurel Island Links is an 18-hole Davis Love III design masterpiece that has a beautifully contoured layout which is enjoyable for players of every skill level. The picturesque course is set among tree-lined fairways, breathtaking marsh views and well bunkered greens. Laurel Island Links offers one of the finest golf experiences on the Georgia coast.
Other features at Laurel Island Links include a driving range, a large practice putting green and a practice sand bunker. The spacious pro shop offers the finest in men's and ladies' golf apparel and high quality golf equipment and accessories. Visit Laurel Island Links website for more information.
Boat Tours Of The Gator Filled Okefenokee Swamp
Okefenokee Adventures provides excellent guided boat tours through the Okefenokee swamp. During our trip we saw a few hundred Alligators, turtles, a wide variety of birds and other plant and animal life. The tour guides do a fantastic job of making the trip both fun and educational.
Cumberland Island National Seashore
The Cumberland Island National Seashore is the largest and southernmost barrier island in Georgia, offering guests over 17 miles of secluded white, sandy beaches. Wild horses and other island wildlife roam freely throughout the ruins and along the beach. Glimpses of the Carnegie lifestyle can be easily imagined throughout the ruins of Dungeness, abandoned luxury vehicles, Plum Orchard, and Greyfield Inn.
The island is a complex ecological system of interdependent animal and plant communities. A system of foredunes protects the interdune meadow and shrub thickets. A canopy of live oak trees stretches out beyond the back dunes that provide protection from the salt spray. For more information, you can go to The Cumberland Island National Seashore website .
Held Every Friday & Saturday Join us for Ole' Timey Music & Southern Cooking at the Woodbine Opry every Friday & Saturday Evening. A foot-stompin', knee-slappin', finger-snappin', hand-clappin' good time, the Woodbine Opry, held at the renovated "Old Woodbine School" at the Camden Community Center, is the place to be every Friday and Saturday evening. Musicians play "old-time" bluegrass, gospel, and country music at the historic circa-1926 school. For a friendly get-together before the music starts, home-cooked southern-style potluck dinners are available at $7 each and include tea and dessert. Meals are served at 6pm, with the music beginning at 7pm. Contact: (912) 576-3600
Georgia Traveler Just did a great video segment on the opry. View Here: http://www.gpb.org/georgia-traveler/season-4/segment/woodbine-opry
Local Area EventsListing Calendar
April - Woodbine Crawfish Festival
Features concessions offering such mouth watering treats as Crawfish Boil, Crawfish Woodbine (Etoufee), Fried Chicken Dinners, Red Beans and Rice, Homemade Desserts, Barbecue, Funnel Cakes, Ice Cream and much more.
The Crawfish Parade is also one of the highlights of the festival and the Arts & Crafts show is highly acclaimed by vendors and patrons alike.
Woodbine strives to produce a quality show with a variety of hand crafted items from wood working to quilts. These areas will be located along the winding path of our Riverwalk. This meandering walkway, combined with vintage benches and lampposts, adds an aura of charm from days gone by.
Shrimp Festival - Fernandina Beach, FL; May 2-4, 2014
May 2, 3, 4, 2014. Fernandina Beach, FL. Enjoy this great festival located a short 20 minute drive from the North Jacksonville/St. Marys KOA. Easy access to I95 allows you to attend the festival and return to your RV, Fifth Wheel, Travel Trailer or Tent and enjoy a weekend of camping at the North Jacksonville/St. Marys KOA. Call or log on to make your reservations today. As you enter downtown Fernandina Beach, FL at the corner of 8th and Centre Streets make sure you visit the antiques, art and food booths as you stroll the Historic business district of this fair town. As people from Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia come to Amelia Island for the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival this weekend, they know one thing: There will be plenty of shrimp to eat. The 2014 Shrimp Festival Pirate Parade will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 6 p.m in Fernandina Beach, Florida. The parade staging area is at and around Central Park. Come stay with us at North Jacksonville/St. Marys KOA!
Independence Day Celebration
The Kiwanis Club sponsors the 45th Annual Independence Day Festival on Thursday, July 4, 2013, at the Saint Marys waterfront. The festival will include a 5 and 10 kilometer road race, parade, vendors of both food and arts/crafts, entertainment, and a wonderful fireworks display at dark.
September (Labor Day) Kingsland Catfish Festival
During the three days of Labor Day Weekend, more than 5,000 people will flood the streets of downtown Kingsland, Georgia to browse over 100 arts and crafts/antiques and collectibles exhibits, sample the foods of nearly 30 different food vendors, and, of course, sit down to enjoy farm-raised Southern Fried Catfish, hushpuppies, grits, coleslaw, and sweetened iced tea. www.kingslandcatfishfestival.com
Blues Festival - Sept. 12 & 13, 2014; Amelia Island, FL
Just minutes south of the North Jacksonville/St. Marys KOA on I-95 you will find beautiful Amelia Island, FL. This historic venue will play host to the 4th Annual Amelia Island Blues Festival on Sept. 12 & 13, 2014. Located on the harbor front in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach, the 2014 Amelia Island Blues Festival will feature a melting pot of Chicago Blues, Mississippi Delta Blues and Blues Rock artist. Give us a call at the North Jacksonville/St Marys KOA to reserve a prime site for your RV, travel trailer, fifth-wheel or tent. We look forward to your stay as a home base for this great festival. http://ameliaislandbluesfest.com