You may know Georgia from its booming cities, magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains and dense pine forests, but have you taken the time to go RV camping to the South Georgia Coast? If not, you’re missing a fantastic year-round motorhome camping destination.
Tidal rivers, unspoiled beaches and a history rich with the contributions of many cultures have created a region unlike any other in the US. Here’s a short list of the places RV travelers will want to visit as they mosey down to Georgia’s southern coast.
Blythe Island Regional Park, located on the tidal South Brunswick River, is a nice place to become familiar with coastal Georgia. With full-hookups RV campsites, a marina that offers kayak and canoe rentals and easy access to both freshwater and tidewater fishing, Blythe Island offers the perfect introduction to the South Georgia Coast.
Cumberland Island National Seashore – Take the ferry out to Georgia’s coastal gem and discover the history, natural wonders and fascinating people of Cumberland Island. From the Dungeness Historic District to the island’s pristine beaches, Cumberland Island National Seashore will fascinate RV travelers. It’s definitely a “don’t miss” destination on your camping trip to Georgia’s Atlantic shore.
Jekyll Island State Park, jutting out into the Atlantic just north of Cumberland Island, is a place your family will come to treasure. Here’s why: RV campers are welcomed with a full-service campground and there are plenty of outdoor recreation possibilities. Bike the island or hike through verdant pine forests. Talk a walk on a windswept beach or visit the island’s Georgia Sea Turtle Center. All this and more is waiting to occupy the time you spend on Jekyll Island.
St. Mary’s River – This “blackwater” river with its roots in mighty Okefenokee Swamp and its toes in Cumberland Sound offers RV camping anglers lots of action. Fish for redfish, flounder and catfish on a secluded body of water for a uniquely coastal Georgia experience. Love to view a river’s shoreline from your canoe or kayak? Following the St. Mary’s River Paddling Trail (PDF) is the perfect way to watch for the deer, black bears and manatees that thrive in the surrounding marshes.
St. Simons Island, one of four “Golden Isles” within the Intracoastal Waterway, is rich with historic interest and natural beauty. The nineteenth century lighthouse, Fort Frederica National Monument and St. Simons Island’s uncluttered beaches make a stop here wonderfully fulfilling. It’s also a great place to find restaurants, shops and other local attractions.
Campgrounds near the South Georgia Shore
There are many well-run RV campgrounds up and down Georgia’s southern coast, making your journey here easy to plan. Here are two more ideas for lodging, in addition to the parks mentioned above:
- Lake Harmony RV Park in Townsend, GA gives easy access to the Interstate while providing a lush, green setting for your South Georgia coastal vacation.
- St. Mary’s/Jacksonville KOA is just south of the Georgia/Florida border, near the St. Mary’s River.
There’s a world of relaxation waiting for RV camping visitors to Georgia’s southern coast. Settle in to a less-frenzied pace and allow yourself to absorb the beauty of the Georgia shore. It’s a vacation world-weary travelers won’t soon forget.