Local Area Attractions Near Clearwater / Lake Tarpon KOA Holiday
Clearwater / Lake Tarpon KOA is known for being close to the best attractions on the Gulf Coast: Beautiful beaches, great restaurants, and fun places to bring the family!
Check out our "Preferred Partners".... incredible local businesses that take great care of our KOA campground guests!
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Come and visit one of the best tourist attractions in Florida. Enjoy exhibits, boat rides and guided tours, and hands-on animal care experiences.
Located only 17 miles from the Clearwater / Lake Tarpon KOA.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of sick and injured marine animals, public education, conservation, and research. Clearwater Marine Aquarium opened in 1972 at its current location on Clearwater beach in a former water treatment plant (the large pools being well-suited for rehabilitation operations). Numerous forms of marine life are permanent residents at the aquarium, all of which have serious injuries that prevent their return to the wild.The aquarium's best-known permanent resident was Winter, a bottle nosed dolphin who was rescued in December 2005 after having her tail caught in a crab trap. Her injuries caused the loss of her tail, and the aquarium fitted her with a prosthetic tail which brought worldwide attention to the facility. Winter later starred in the 2011 film, Dolphin Tale and the sequel, Dolphin Tale 2, shot partially on location at the aquarium.
249 Windward Passage
Clearwater, FL 33767
Innisbrook Golf Resort
Home to the PGA tour's Valspar Championship!
Located less than one mile away from the Clearwater / Lake Tarpon KOA Campground.
Innisbrook Golf resort is home to four outstanding courses, including the top-rated Copperhead course, home of the nationally televised PGA TOUR's Valspar Championship each March, and a favorite among some of the world's finest golf professionals. Designed by the innovative and imaginative architect Lawrence "Larry" Packard, our four courses feature unique layouts and scenery more reminiscent of the Carolina Sandhills and Georgia Foothills than the typical Florida terrain.
A bucket list golf destination!
36750 US HIghway 19N
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
St. Pete and Clearwater Beaches
Looking for your best beach vacation yet? You've come to the right place, with beautiful beaches that are perennially on "top beach" lists from beach experts and well-respected websites and travel magazines alike.
Clearwater Beach is only 17 miles away and St. Pete beach is 26 miles away from the Clearwater / Lake Tarpon KOA campground.
Legendary Clearwater Beach was recently named “Best Beach in the South" by USA Today, and it was lauded as Trip advisor's #1 Beach in the U.S. in 2019, 2018 and 2016! With sugar sands and emerald-green waters, as well as popular beachfront restaurants and a nightly sunset celebration at Pier 60, this is a can't-miss spot, full of energy, color and excitement.Gorgeous St. Pete Beach, was named the #1 Beach in the U.S. for 2021 by Trip advisor's community of travelers. No wonder: Its soft, white sands, warm Gulf of Mexico waters and friendly, laid-back vibe are loved by locals and visitors alike.
The multi-use trail, 47 miles long, extends from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs. The trail provides a unique, protected green space for walking, jogging, skating, and biking.
Located only 3 miles away from the Clearwater / Lake Tarpon KOA. You many enter the trail at Alderman Rd and Alt 19.
The Pinellas Trail is a unique green-way corridor linking some of Pinellas County's most picturesque parks, scenic coastal areas and residential neighborhoods. While traveling along the trail, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy deep glades of ancient live oaks, trailing Spanish moss, quiet waterways, and tidal streams with all varieties of land and water birds.The trail is a priceless haven in a busy, highly urbanized environment, where trail-goers can safely breeze along. The construction of 10 overpasses and three underpasses allows trail-goers to travel above or underneath traffic at the busiest intersections. Trail amenities include bike racks and refreshment stops along the way.
The Guide to the Pinellas Trail is a convenient, pocket-size flip chart map for navigating the trail. The guide details rest stops, service stations, restaurants, pay phones, bike shops, park areas and much more along the entire length of the trail. The free Guide to the Pinellas Trail is available at the trail office, area libraries, the Pinellas County Courthouse Information Desk and on the Internet. Grab your inline skates, put on your jogging shoes or hop on your bicycle and head to the Pinellas Trail.
2800 Alt 19
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Brooker Creek Preserve
Brooker Creek Preserve is the largest natural area in Pinellas County. Bordered by dense urban development, the Preserve provides both a unique refuge for native flora and fauna, as well as an opportunity for visitors to explore the natural beauty of wild Florida.
Located only 7 miles from the Clearwater / Lake Tarpon KOA.
Enjoy miles of hiking along two different trails when experiencing the Brooker Creek Preserve. Upland trails meander through oak hammocks and pine flat-woods where visitors can see evidence of prescribed fires and catch a glimpse of deer, turkeys or gopher tortoises. Large sections of boardwalk wind through forested wetlands, offering a cool respite from the sun and a chance to see wading birds, mosquito fish and other wetland inhabitants. The Preserve also serves to protect a significant portion of the Brooker Creek Watershed. The preserve encompasses 8700 acres. A complex of hiking and equestrian trails provides visitors an opportunity to explore the Preserve's many ecosystems.
Free Admissions / Donations Welcome
3940 Keystone Rd
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688