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Old 08-04-2016, 12:40 AM   #11
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We stayed a week at Country Oaks cg to explore the area. Took the trolley tour on St Simone's. Planning a trip back either this fall or next spring and will stay at Jekyll for a week. Enjoyed the area and next trip will be a little less exploring and more relaxing. Just not a fan of the fee to get on Jekyll
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Old 08-04-2016, 01:24 AM   #12
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North Ga: Ft Mountain has a nice lake, trails and is heavily wooded. Central Ga: Hamburg has all sites on the lake and decently wooded. (might be gators but have yet to see one) South Ga: Reed Bingham has a lake that I fished before but not well wooded.

North Fl: Paynes Prairie has a lake that I have seen sailboats on and well wooded. Central Fl: Rainbow Springs. Name says it all. Big wide clear river for sailing but not as well wooded. South Fl: Lot tougher as most with water are along the coast.

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"Try Blythe Island Regional Park on hwy 301 west of Brunswick and just off I-95 about three miles. All sites have water/sewer/elec and most are shaded.
The CG is right on a large river that goes out to the ocean not too far away. Great marina on the grounds and not but a few miles to fuel/restaurants/truckstops/grocery stores, etc. Make sure you visit St Simons Island and Jekyll Island about 20 miles away.
Also, two large lakes in the CG for fishing/swimming or canoeing. No motors allowed."

Thank you. We will put Blythe Island on our short list.
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North Ga: Ft Mountain has a nice lake, trails and is heavily wooded. Central Ga: Hamburg has all sites on the lake and decently wooded. (might be gators but have yet to see one) South Ga: Reed Bingham has a lake that I fished before but not well wooded.

North Fl: Paynes Prairie has a lake that I have seen sailboats on and well wooded. Central Fl: Rainbow Springs. Name says it all. Big wide clear river for sailing but not as well wooded. South Fl: Lot tougher as most with water are along the coast.

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This is great! Ft. Mountain, Hamburg, Reed Bingham, Paynes Prairie, and Rainbow Springs. I'll add those to Blythe Island. You guys have really come through for us. Thanks.
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Old 08-04-2016, 09:32 AM   #15
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[QUOTE=dj3spots;1279965]Like the boat. Spouse and I were thinking of getting one. He use to like to sail in days gone by.


Thanks. We are long time sailors (read 9 sailboats over 57 years). I just could not go camping at beautiful bays and lakes and watch other people sailing and me with no boat. It was tricky figuring out how to take a sailboat with a travel trailer. but we found this guy in Massachusetts that has a little business selling inflatable sailboats and sailing rigs to go on them (Sailboats-to-Go), or canoes or kayaks. I am on my third inflatable because I went with cheaper PVC ones for a while, but decided to move up to a better quality inflatable that was repairable. It is made of hypalon, which is what you see in the better quality inflatables like Zodiac. Not a fast sailboat, but not bad either and very stable. Tacks up wind, but takes some getting used to as mine is flat bottomed (some have an inflatable keel running down the centerline) and can slip some with the lateen rig if I don't pay attention to forward speed.They all come with motor mounts on which you can put a small engine or trolling motor. I have done both. Boat and gear pack in the bed of my pickup very nicely.

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This is great! Ft. Mountain, Hamburg, Reed Bingham, Paynes Prairie, and Rainbow Springs. I'll add those to Blythe Island. You guys have really come through for us. Thanks.
Be advised, the ones I posted are along the I-75 corridor, give or take.

Good luck and happy camping.
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Off the beaten path but Torreya State Park in northern Florida might be worth a look.

https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Torreya

In Georgia, check out F.D.R. State Park near Columbus, Georgia.

F.D. Roosevelt State Park | Georgia State Parks
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Mistletoe State Park is our favorite go-to CG. Its about 35 miles west of Augusta, GA and just off I-20. Being a state park, it has no sewer, but several dump sites. The huge lake is the main reason we go there AND the fishing is great. You can park your inflatable right up next to your unit.
We like the "west CG area", but if you want to be closer to one of the boat ramps, then the east area would be best. The wear area has full shade on almost all sites, but out on the end of the peninsula is perfect for satellite dishes and full lake views. Lots 70-87 are all on the water.
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Old 08-07-2016, 08:05 AM   #19
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Looking for any recommendations on over 55 sites in fla or ga Jan/April quiet would be nice a lot of trees as weel
I highly recommend Williston Crossing RV resort in Williston, Florida. It is about thirty minutes from Gainesville and Ocala. Some sites are wooded and some in the open. They stay full for the winter, so you had best call now to see if they have any openings. That time of year is the busiest, as you can imagine. This park is the best park we have ever stayed in, and we will hold our second Florida FROG rally there again in September. One fellow who attended last year and who has traveled quite a lot said it was the best park he has stayed in. They have a pool and other activities. There are two grocery stores in the small town. There are a lot of cultural opportunities available at the University of Florida in Gainesville, as well as sports.

North Florida has a lot of nature activities available too. The park is about 45 minutes from Cedar Key, on the Gulf. State parks abound, but it will be almost impossible to get reservations for that time of year and you can only stay for a few weeks at a time. Look at their website and see what you think. Just search for Williston Crossing RV Resort and you should have no trouble having it come up.
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Even if not advertised as 55 and older, most snowbird-type FL resorts will be 55 and older just by demographics.
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