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Old 09-17-2013, 09:29 AM   #1
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Jekyll Island GA camping?

Dreaming of next winter. Even tho the average Hi temp for February
is only 63, we're probably gonna risk it.

Anyone stayed at the RV park on the North end of Jekyll Island GA??
Here's a link- Locate Camping Facilities on the Georgia Coast - Jekyll Island, GA Jekyll Island

We like to bicycle ride and walk the beach as well as some local interest
sight seeing. We're empty nesters so kid attractions are not necessary
this trip.

Been there?? Done that?? Tell about it!
Bonus points for photos!

Thanks!
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Nice rv campground----------------

We have stayed in the RV park in question. The only problem is two things you have to be aware of. The Racoons will drag away any and everything. A family was next to us in a pop-up used a large marine cooler for their cold items, meat, eggs ETC. The racoons raided the cooler removed everything!!!
A fellow next to the pop-up had a cooler also with a slab of ribs, steaks, he had used a bungee cord to keep the lid closed. The bungee didn't even slow the "CRITTERS" down for the racoons promptly remove the bungee cord and all the meat.
The second problem is "TICKS", the ground is covered with pine needles which is the worst infestation I have ever seen. So if you have children and pets, check them closely for ticks.

The campground is great for bicycles around the Island. Great bike paths all over the island.

Have Fun
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:37 AM   #3
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Dreaming of next winter. Even tho the average Hi temp for February
is only 63, we're probably gonna risk it.

Anyone stayed at the RV park on the North end of Jekyll Island GA??
Here's a link- Locate Camping Facilities on the Georgia Coast - Jekyll Island, GA Jekyll Island

We like to bicycle ride and walk the beach as well as some local interest
sight seeing. We're empty nesters so kid attractions are not necessary
this trip.

Been there?? Done that?? Tell about it!
Bonus points for photos!

Thanks!
Camped there many years ago when we lived in another part of Georgia, but can't remember too much about it except that our site seemed rather private. I'm sure others will be more help.

I'd recommend the short drive over to St. Simons Island to dine at The Frederica House. Great fresh seafood in a nice atmosphere.
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We were there once, many moons ago. The CG was a little rustic, but nice. Some sites have close trees, and will make you to exercise your backing skills. Here are a couple pictures for those bonus points. (Yes, that is an Outback in our pre-Rockwood days, and hope the weight police don't notice we were towing with a 4Runner)



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Old 09-17-2013, 11:20 AM   #5
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Great place to bike, sightsee & beach walking but personally wouldn't camp at their campground for reasons mentioned above and the campground is so littered with leaves and very sandy.

IMO, setup @ Coastal GA RV Resort & drive in to Jekyll & St Simons Island (approx 20min drive)
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Thanks everyone! Real nice to see pictures too!!
Looks like the CG on Jekyll is rustic, gravel and maybe shade.
Not sure about shade in Feb but still there is quite a contrast
between there and Coastal RV resort.

We don't have kids or pets (at home anyway) and don't mind rustic so
we probably will go for the one on Jekyll. We'd definitely like to be able
to bicycle to the beach as well as all over the island.

I will show this to my DW and let her make the call.

Looking forward to it already and the weather in Kentucky is pretty darn
nice right now!

If anyone has a favorite site number or thoughts about that let us know
please!
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:07 PM   #8
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The campground is nice for biking and fishing from the pier. Long walk to beach and the sites are a little crowded IMO. I don't really like the beach or water in this area. Quiet place but I will never go back. I stay mostly upper gulf with beautiful water and white sand.
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You may want to make reservations as soon as your plans are firm. They have lots of long term snowbirds and may be full some of the time. We stayed at the Jekyll Island campground in February, 2012, and we were lucky to get a site that would accomodate our Sunseeker 3100.


Also, there's a daily $6 "parking fee" to be on the island. We had to pay this even though we were in the campground. I think they have a lower weekly rate.

If you can't get into Jekyll Island, Blythe Island county park is not far from Jekyll. It's also rustic but the campsites are not as crowded Jekyll. It doesn't have the beach, bicycling and touristy stuff like Jekyll. It's just a plain park whose main attractions are camping and fishing.


http://www.glynncounty.org/index.aspx?NID=176


I was surprised that there were long term residents at the Jekyll campground. That's not allowed in any state park that I know of. I was also puzzled about why it was not listed in the Georgia State Park guide or website. It turns out that the campground is not a state park, even though it is listed as such in some places, and there are state highway signs pointing the way to "Jekyll Island State Park". The entire island is owned by the Jekyll Island Authority. It is operated separate from the state.
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Jekyll Island is considered a State Park, but it is privately operated so the same rules for State Parks do not apply. Stone Mountain near Atlanta is the same way. I think as long as you stay on the island you do not have to pay the daily parking fee, however it has been a couple of years since we have been there. We have never camped there, but would like to try it out soon.
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