Welcome to the Sunshine State.

Escape the chill of winter at the family-oriented, sun-drenched Starke KOA in the Gainesville area. Enjoy some of the state's best bass fishing nearby. The campground offers extra-long Pull-Thru RV Sites with concrete patios. Splash in the pool, shoot hoops, throw horseshoes, stay fit in the workout area or find a quiet spot in the clubhouse to read a book or challenge a friend to a board game. There's even free wireless internet! Nearby, Crosby and Sampson lakes offer great boating - and you may even get a gator glimpse. Atlantic and Gulf beaches are each just slightly more than an hour away. You'll find exciting restaurants and convenient shopping centers in a great location - Starke/Gainesville NE KOA has it all! HEATED Pool: Open 9am till Dusk - Year Round. Max pull thru: 90 feet. Your hosts: Scoota & Phyllis Bullins.

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 90' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (Open Year-Round)
  • Propane ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

KOA Holiday

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio® and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio®
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

Latest Hot Deal

KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend

KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend Photo

WHEN: September 8-9, 2023

WHAT: KOA Rewards holders stay as a paying guest on Friday, September 8 at any participating KOA campground and get Saturday, September 9 for FREE*.

WHY: KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend is designed exclusively for KOA Rewards holders to say thanks for your loyalty and for trusting your camping memories to us. On this late-summer weekend, we gather to celebrate friends, family and fun in the great outdoors we all adore.

*Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one site per a KOA Rewards account, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. KOA Rewards discount does apply but not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

Silver Springs

Silver Springs is a 350 acre nature theme park and zoo that surrounds the headwaters of the beautiful Silver River. It is also home to the world-famous glass bottom boats! The whole family will enjoy boat rides, watching bears, panthers and big gators, as well as live animal shows. Silver Springs is a short drive from the KOA, just 61 miles south of Starke. Open 365 days a year, rain or shine, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.



Welcome to Gainesvill, a circle of diversity. Gainesville is home of the Gatornationals, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Florida Museum of Natural History, Morningside Nature Center, and Devil's Millhopper State Geological Site. Gainesville Raceway is located at 11211 N. County Road 225 and held its first Gatornationals event in 1970. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens includes 62 acres of woodlands and meadows which are home to butterflies, herbs, hummingbirds and sunken gardens. You'll also find the state's largest collection of bamboo, a water lily pond and a gift shop. Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the gardens for a change of pace. The Gardens are open Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 9 am to 5 pm and Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 9 am to sunset. A small admission fee is charged. You'll find the Gardens at 4625 SW 58th Drive in Gainesville. The Florida Museum of Natural History has recently expanded into its new 55,000 square foot education and exhibition center at Powell Hall. Experience the Butterfly Rainforest, view Florida fossils and American Indian Art and stroll through a fossil plant garden. The Museum is open all year, seven days a week except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hours of operation are Mon.-Sat. 10 am to 5 pm and Sun. 1 pm to 5 pm. There are two separate fees for the Museum and the Butterfly Rainforest. The Museum is located on the corner of Hull Rd. & SW 34th Street in Gainesville. Experience the lifestyle of a farmer in Central Florida 100 years ago at Morningside Nature Center . Visit this 278-acre living history museum and find a barnyard full of animals, an 1840 cabin, a turn-of-the-century kitchen, heirloom garden and barn. Trails and boardwalks meander through sandhill, long leaf pines and cypress trees; view more than 225 wildflower species, 130 bird species and mammals and reptiles. The Center is FREE and is open daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and is located at 3540 E. University Ave. in Gainesville. Devil's Millhopper State Geological Site is a huge sinkhole that was formed when an underground cavern roof collapsed, creating the bowl-shaped cavity 120 feet deep. Scientists have found fossil shark teeth, marine shells, and the fossilized remains of extinct land animals. Explore from the boardwalks and stairways - you never know what you might see! Admission is $2 for adults. The Site is located off SR 232, two miles northwest of Gainesville at 4732 Millhopper Road.


St. Augustine

Step back in time in Florida and America's oldest city, St Augustine ! Visit The Oldest House built in 1720, The Lightner Museum, the Spanish Quarter Museum (open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except December 25), Government House (open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. except December 25), Spanish Military Hospital, or just enjoy eclectic shopping and dining. There are also art galleries, a wax museum, and alligator farm to enjoy! Specialized tours tell the story of architecture, ghosts, and rich heritage. Don't miss Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Park and take a sip - it can't hurt! St. Augustine is 54 miles east of Starke KOA, a short trip that is worth the drive!


Golf and Other Area Attractions

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