St. Augustine Beach, Florida: Kon Tiki Kampground (Gone)


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Kon Tiki Kampground - Vague Recollections

When did the Kon Tiki Kampground of St. Augustine go under? We used to stay there all the time, it was right off the beach. The entrance featured a 30-foot Easter Island head (made of aluminum siding, of course) and a miniature golf course also made up of 3-feet tall heads that would make Thor Heyerdahl feel at home. Between that and the Tragedy in US History Museum going kaput there is little to draw curious visitors there, other than that junky Oldest Settlement in North America deal.

[Mr. Tibbs, 02/27/1999]

Tipster Julie Bell remembers: "I camped with my family at the Kon-Tiki in St. Augustine in the early '70s. It's really a few miles down the highway in St. Augustine Beach. When we were there, it was a strange, barren area of sand with the occasional picnic table on a concrete pad, shaded by a roof. It's still there, but it is now wall-to-wall campers which stay there year round, and it's so surrounded by condos that you'd never know it was there. That is, if you weren't one of the few who stayed at both the old campground and the newer condos next door.

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