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
Downtown Historic St. Marys - Waterfront Shopping and Dining
The Historical Waterfront town of St. Marys, Georgia is a small coastal village located in southeast Georgia that remains one of Georgia's best kept secrets. It is a place rich in history, natural beauty and Southern hospitality. Visit St. Marys' website for more information.
Sitting gracefully on Osborne Street is found the architectural pearl of historic St. Marys, Georgia. The home takes its name Orange Hall from the "extensive hedges and the large sour orange grove at the rear of the house." This is a showcase of antebellum life in the Greek Revival style, with massive fluted columns below classic, yet simple, Doric capitals and triangular pediment. Its spacious rooms and wide hallways, and its garden's tree hedges all contribute to a simple frontier elegance. The architecture is, too, labeled a Doric prostyle temple. Its main floor is above the ground-level floor, the latter used primarily for food preparation, servant areas, and storage.