We wrote recently about the RV camping adventures to be found along the southern Georgia coast, but there’s much to be celebrated up north on Georgia’s “colonial coast”, as well. RV travelers to Georgia will want to discover the small town charm of Richmond Hill, twenty miles south of Savannah along the Ogeechee River.
Why venture to Richmond Hill by RV? There are dozens of reasons this town has the makings of a great motorhome vacation, but let’s start with our top five. We think our readers will find it’s time to start planning an RV camping vacation to Richmond Hill.
- Richmond Hill’s History can be traced from its quiet, rural Georgia beginnings through the devastation of the Civil War and into a time of growth and prosperity thanks to beloved benefactors – Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford. Historic buildings throughout the area give testimony to the powerful forces that shaped this Southern town.
- Fort McAllister Historic Park allows RVers the opportunity to learn how this fortification on the Ogeechee River played a crucial role in the Civil War. It isn’t hard to imagine while you’re there the mighty Union ironclads wreaking havoc against the South’s valiant blockade runners. Visitors can explore the well-preserved earthworks and Civil War Museum and take a stroll along the river. There’s also a tree-lined campground with memorable views from every campsite.
- Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge, forty-five minutes from Richmond Hill on Ossabaw Sound, is an untouched paradise accessible only by boat. Book a boat tour while RV camping in Georgia’s Lowcountry, it’s a trip you won’t soon forget!
- Savannah , Richmond Hill’s famous neighbor to the north, is absolutely the cultural and historical center of Georgia’s Colonial Coast. The magnificent tree-lined squares, the marvelous architecture and the wonderful mix of cultures make Savannah a fascinating place to visit. Indulge in the cultural, culinary and historic delights of Savannah and then come back to the peace and quiet of Richmond Hill’s Savannah South KOA Campground.
- Georgia’s Colonial Coast Birding Trail makes two stops in and around Richmond Hill. The first is at Fort McAllister Historic Park, mentioned above, where bird-watching enthusiasts may spot shorebirds, songbirds and larger visitors such as osprey. The town’s J.F. Gregory Park, built around a three-hundred acre rice field, features a three mile walking trail, a birding station and lots of opportunities to discover winged wetland residents. Click here for more information on Georgia’s premier route for bird watchers.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to spend a few days RV camping in a quiet town with plenty to offer visitors? Georgia’s Richmond Hill is one such place.
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