Travel Day to Stark Florida

Monday February 22nd 2021

Today was a short travel day. The move was only about thirty five miles to Stark FL. For the first time in 14 weeks I’m not in a public campground. When I was booking campgrounds last winter, I didn’t have any luck for this last week in February. I’ll be back in state parks next week. This week I’m at the KOA in Stark Florida. I’ve stayed here several times in the past.

Slightly out of focus picture of site 35 at the Stark FL KOA.

When I got up this morning it was a warm and sunny day. The temperature climbed quickly to the upper seventies and it was very humid. With only a short distance to travel, I took my time getting ready to travel. I pulled out of my site at roughly 12:30. By the time I got through dumping the holding tanks and hooking up the car for towing it was 1:15 as I left Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park.

My route north routed through part of the city of Gainesville. The city traffic was a little heavy, but once I was clear of Gainesville it lightened up significantly. I arrived at the KOA in Stark at 2PM, just before the latest cold front arrived in the area. I managed to get setup before the rain started. Compared to the last few cold fronts, this rain storm was nothing. It lasted less than an hour and didn’t include any lightening. The good news is it dropped the temperature and humidity to comfortable levels.

I’ll be here until next Monday. It is a nice campground, but there isn’t a lot to do here or in the immediate area. I may be doing a bit of driving to find things of interest.

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