Local Area Attractions Near Perry KOA Holiday
Welcome to Florida's Nature Coast and the Big Bend Area, where you will discover the best of what nature offers! Florida's Nature Coast attracts nature lovers and adventure seekers year-round for its warm waters, diverse wildlife and abundance of local attractions and activities. Whether you enjoy golfing, boating, kayaking, fishing, bird watching or hiking, there is plenty to do and see.
Situated in Perry, Florida, in Taylor County, travelers use Perry KOA Holiday as their home base for their Florida vacations. The campground is near many of the area's natural springs and state parks, including Manatee Springs State Park, Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park and Lafayette Blue Springs State Park. Perry KOA Holiday is also near Forest Capital Museum State Park — a regional history museum located near Cracker Homestead, which was built in 1864.
Spring and fall are notoriously famous seasons to visit the region. If you are visiting during the fall, stop by the Florida Forest Festival, which occurs each October. Festival enthusiasts can enjoy the festival's arts and crafts shows, rides, cross-cut and load competitions and classic car shows — among many other fun pastimes.
When you are ready to explore the best attractions in Perry, Florida, stay at Perry KOA Holiday. The campground is just a short distance from many of the area's favorite natural areas and parks. Book your stay in a KOA Camping Cabin, RV Site or Tent Site today!
Forest Capital Museum State Park
Florida's Forest Capital Museum State Park is just a half mile up the road from Perry KOA Holiday. The importance of forestry in Florida dates back to the early 1800s. The museum celebrates the heritage of Florida's forest industry. The heart of the museum is dedicated to longleaf pines and the 5,000 products manufactured from them. The 50-plus-year-old longleaf pines growing on the museum grounds provide a majestic canopy and create an enjoyable walking trail for visitors. Upon exiting the museum, visitors take a step back in time to explore an authentic 19th-century Cracker homestead, much like those scattered throughout Florida at the turn of the century. Rangers lead interpretive tours during special events and upon request. Three covered pavilions, that seat up to 60 people each, are available for rent. Book your stay with us and visit the Forest Captial Museum State Park.
Open 9 am to 5 pm Thursday through Monday, no park entrance fee, $2.00 museum entrance fee per person.
204 Forest Park Drive
Perry, FL 32348
Taylor County Sports Complex
Just under 7 miles north on US 19, the Taylor County Sports complex can be used by guests of Perry KOA. This 74-acre complex features 6 baseball/soccer fields, 2 softball fields, 2 tennis, 2 basketball courts a 2 large playground area, 6 picnic pavilions, and a paved 1-mile scenic trail. Open dawn to dusk daily. No dogs are allowed, with the exception of service dogs. Book your stay with us and visit the Taylor County Sports Complex.
1685 US 19 North
Perry, FL 32347
St. Marks Lighthouse
St. Marks Lighthouse is a unique refuge established in 1931 to provide wintering habitat for migratory birds. It is one of the oldest refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System. It encompasses 68,000 acres spread out between Wakulla, Jefferson, and Taylor counties along the Gulf Coast of northwest Florida. The refuge includes coastal marshes, islands, tidal creeks, and estuaries of seven north Florida rivers, and is home to a diverse community of plant and animal life. The refuge also has strong ties to a rich cultural past and is home to the St. Marks Lighthouse, which was built in 1832 and is still in use today. Book your stay with us and visit St. Marks Lighthouse.
1255 Lighthouse Road
St. Marks, FL 32355
Wakulla Springs State Park
Home of one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world, Wakulla Springs plays host to an abundance of wildlife, including alligators, turtles, deer, and birds. Daily guided riverboat tours provide a closer view of wildlife, and glass-bottom boat tours are offered when the water is clear. Swimming is a popular activity during the hot summer months. A nature trail offers a leisurely walk along the upland wooded areas of the park. The Wakulla Springs Lodge was built in 1937 by financier Edward Ball and is open year-round. A full-service dining room overlooks the spring; lodge meeting facilities offer an excellent place for retreats. Wakulla Springs State Park and Lodge is listed on the Natural Register of Historic Places and is designated as a National Natural Landmark. To reserve a guest or meeting room, please call the park. The springs are located 14 miles south of Tallahassee on State Road 267 at the intersection with State Road 61. Book your stay with us and visit Wakulla Springs State Park.
465 Wakulla Park Drive
Wakulla Springs, FL 32327