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Name Jacksonville North / St. Marys KOA
Address 2970 Scrubby Bluff Rd, Kingsland, GA 31548
Overall 4.4


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10 PM on a Friday night on the first day of our Savannah trip we were treated to a pleasant surprise.

For anyone who has traveled with a child knows the key to success is to think strategically when it comes to movement. Things like nap time and snack time are critical factors in the ‘happiness’ of everyone in the truck.

And how did we keep the one-year old happy for the entire ride (in between naps)? With these two silly toys, they kept him in awe the entire trip, especially when we made them dance!

Luckily for us, he slept thru Jacksonville, which for anyone who has driven on I-95 through there knows, is a blessing.

After crossing the Florida line around 9:30 pm and getting off at mile 1 in Georgia we pulled into the KOA. After the many hour journey we were delighted to see that the site was a pull thru and so level that we didn’t need to unhook. We performed our best ninja skills and set up the camper without waking up the boys, and went straight to bed.

Waking up in a place that you’ve never stayed at before is always interesting, as you really don’t know what was hidden in the dark. This campground had a pool with waterfall, a great playground, and of all things, a giant bounce pad! Needless to say we were impressed and even a little disappointed that we were packing up a a few hours. Upon further inspection we even found out that the campground store makes pancakes in the morning.

As we explored this campground we were amazed that it was a KOA and not a ‘destination’ campground. We easily lost track of time that morning on bounce pad and almost didn’t get out by the checkout time! Overall this is a solid campground if you need a stopover on a longer trip or even as a destination.

Links to the other posts in the Savannah series

  1. Savannah bound
  2. Georgia Mile 1
  3. Red Gate Campground
  4. Forts and Lighthouses of Savannah
  5. Georgia Railroad museum in Savannah
  6. Forsyth Park and Downtown Savannah
  7. Jekyll Island State Park
  8. St Simons Island