Located just 20 miles north of Jacksonville, in Kingsland, Georgia, is the KOA Holiday Jacksonville North/ St. Marys. If you are looking for a fun, affordable overnight camping excursion not far from Jacksonville, this campground for you. This small campground is packed full of amenities for family fun and the kids will love teepee camping.
Cabins & Teepees for Camping
Besides tent and pull-through RV sites, KOA Holiday offers multiple cabins and unique teepee stays. From rustic to deluxe cabins there is sure to be a perfect fit for your family or you can choose to stay in a teepee. My family chose to stay in a four-person teepee. It was a completely unique and fun experience. The teepees are on a wooden platform, you will find beds, a mini-fridge, and a portable ac/heater inside the cozy space. The teepees are tucked away from the other sites under the tall Georgia pines. All sites have a picnic table and fire ring. The cabins and teepee options make this KOA a great spot for a quick getaway from Jacksonville.
Splash All Day
The onsite pool was a favorite with my daughters. Complete with a waterfall and a 50-foot water slide we spent many hours playing and lounging by the pool. On weekends the poolside tiki bar is also available for drink purchases. In the cooler months, the pool is heated making this a year round destination.
There’s Tons of Family Fun while You’re Teepee Camping
Your kiddos will have no reason to be bored while staying at this park. Campground guests have unlimited access to the onsite miniature golf course and the jumping pad. There is also a playground located by the pool that has horseshoes, corn hole, ladder toss, and volleyball. Rain on your stay or need a break from the heat? Make sure to check out the game room complete with vintage video games or shoot a game of pool. Throughout the year KOA Holiday hosts hayrides, bingo, campfires, and other activities.
Breakfast is Included in Your Teepee Adventure
When I read that KOA Holiday serves its campers a complimentary breakfast I wasn’t expecting just how yummy the breakfast would be. The whole family will enjoy all the options and fixings available. Choices include pancakes, waffles, and biscuits, and sausage gravy (pro tip: get the biscuits and gravy!) Besides breakfast, you probably will get hungry while playing all day, but don’t fret because there is no need to leave the park. There is a general store on-site full of food, from snacks and drinks to made-to-order pizza, wings, burgers, and more. The general store also has a bit of everything from souvenirs to camping items.
Lots to Explore
Located only one mile north of the Florida-Georgia state line, and only twenty miles north of Jacksonville, KOA Holiday is the perfect location for a quick and easy teepee camping getaway. If you’re looking for things to do during your stay, make sure to check out coastal Georgia. Historic St. Marys, Georgia is only 25 miles away. There you could explore quaint St. Marys or board the Cumberland Island Ferry to explore the Cumberland Island National Seashore. The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is another great spot to take the kids and it’s located thirty minutes away in Folkston, GA.
Whether you go to explore Coastal Georgia or simply hang out at the campground and play, KOA Holiday Jacksonville North/ St. Marys is the perfect mini-getaway. From unique sleeping arrangements to pool and play KOA Holiday has something for everyone in your family.
Jillian Gishler is a New Englander at heart. Born in Jacksonville Beach, she grew up in Massachusetts but was beckoned back to Florida by Mickey Mouse for a Disney World Internship. She returned to the beach in 2005 after graduating from Florida State. Ten years ago she opened her handmade & vintage collective shop, Sew Vicious, in Neptune Beach. Jillian raises chickens, is a passionate gardener, a DIYer, a thrift store junkie, a deal loving mama, and has several inspirational travel journals available on Amazon. She leads her daughters Girl Scout Troop, teaches sewing at a local Montessori School, and is a Parents Who Lead Alumni. She loves surprising her husband and daughters with mini-vacations around the Sunshine State.