SP Campground Review – Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah, GA
A super relaxed and forested State Park just ~15 miles from downtown Savannah, GA
Note/ Review Updated as of last stay Nov, 2017
- Site Quality = 4/5
Very nice sites here with just a few minor dings. All sites are large, gravel sites, mostly pull-through with a select few back-in. Sites offer either FHU ($49/night) or electric/water (either 50A or 30A depending on the site, $40/night). There is also Cable TV (!) although I’ve heard it can be hit and miss whether it works at your individual site (it worked at ours). Each site also offers a spacious “sitting area” containing a raised tent area with picnic table and grill. Generally all sites are nice and there is excellent separation and a very good selection of trees and shade throughout, but different the camping areas of the campground do have significantly different feels:
- Camping Area 1: This is the bottom right section of camp. There are a select number of 50A sites (#1-10) which are nicely separated in a small loop right near the entrance to camp and are perfect for bigger rigs. The remainder of the sites are somewhat smaller (but still fine) and a mix of either 30A or 50A. Just be aware of the narrow 2-way street thro’ camp (see NOTE1 below).
- Camping Area 2: This the FHU section (50A/water/sewer) of the campground. All the FHU sites are either huge (ginormous!!) pull-throughs or spacious back-ins. Perhaps a little less forest in this area of camp compared to the other sections, but separation is excellent so it still feels nicely private. Also ANY sized-rig could fit in here and access is super easy from the main 2-way road.
- Camping Area 3: This is in the top right section of the campground. Nice mix of 50 & 30A sites here with very good separation and a nice canopy of forest/trees. This is where we stayed and we really liked it. Just be aware of the narrow 2-way street thro’ camp (see NOTE1 below)
- Camping Area 4: This is the most forested part of the campground, but it’s also the area with the smallest sites (and curviest road). All sites here are 30A and because of the abundance of trees/road they are best be suited to smaller rigs (around 30-feet or less IMO). This is the only part of the campground I do NOT advise for big rigs.
- NOTE1/ One thing to be aware of in this campground, especially for bigger rigs, are the narrow side-roads. The central road thro’ camp (down the middle of camping area 2) is a spacious 2-way street which can easily accommodate 2 big-rigs passing each other, but the roads that go through the side-camping areas (#1/3/4) are quite curvy, narrow single-lane roads, but are still 2-way!! It can be a tad tricky to navigate these latter roads with a big-rig and if you meet a car going the other way you will not be able to pass each other without pulling into a site. For those with big-rigs who are worried, plan to unhook and scout ahead with your car before you bring in the “beast”.
- NOTE2/ At this park you can book a spot (either a “regular” campsite or an ADA-accessible campsite), but NOT a specific site. So, you simply drive around and chose an open (available) site after you’ve checked in.
- NOTE3/ There are also 3 rentable cottages which had no views, but looked pretty decent. These are in loop 2, right across the way from some of the FHU sites.
- Facilities = 4.5/5
Good facilities here. Facilities include flush toilets & 2 large individual shower stalls with bench and pegs for your clothing. Everything was decently clean and showers good water temp control. Only ding? Only one of the showers had a nice shower head (the disabled-access shower), whereas the other had that annoying spray type head. Each facility (one in each loop) also offers washer and dryer for laundry ($1.25 each). On-site dump station.
- Location = 5/5
Wonderful location here! You are only ~30 mins from downtown Savannah which has all the shopping, eating, groceries & sightseeing you could want. Also you are ~40 minutes from Tybee Island (beach, lighthouse). The campground itself is also nicely quiet with lots of hiking trails & peace. As an added bonus there’s a Publix just around the corner (biking distance). We loved it here!
- Pet Friendliness = 5/5
Great place for doggie. Lots of space in camp, plus miles of nature trails to hike. On-site poo bags provided too.
Overall Rating = 4.6
BONUS ALERT = Camp just 20 minutes from downtown Savannah!
Video Overview: Want to see it in living color? Check out our ~17 min overview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXujfSr2v6Q&t=81s
Summary: This is yet another gorgeous GA State Park in great location to explore Savannah. The park itself is just lovely. The campground is heavily forested and quiet with tons of dog-friendly hiking trails. Sites are large, gravel pull-throughs (mostly) with a selection of either enormous FHU sites or electric/water sites (either 50A or 30A, depending on the site). All sites are pretty nice too with extra large raised “sitting areas”, good privacy and great separation. The only strange thing about camp is the roads are all 2-way, and only one of the them (the main road thro’ camping area 2) can actually accommodate 2 rigs passing each other. The side roads (thro’ areas 1/3/4) are all single-lane and quite curvy, meaning you’ve got to watch it as you’re driving your “beast” thro’ camp (we actually recommend unhooking near the entrance to the camping loops and scouting ahead for a site with your toad). Also, all the sites can pretty much accommodate larger rigs, except for camping area #4 (the smallest, most forested areas of camp) which is really better-suited to smaller rigs. As is common with GA state parks, you can book a spot here, but not a specific site. So, you just drive around a choose an open site after you check-in. The location is fabulous too. It’s just ~30 mins from downtown Savannah and only ~40 mins to Tybee Island (beach/lighthouse). The park itself is heavily forested and quiet with tons of hiking trails, plus there’s a Publix (groceries) biking distance away, just around the corner. We really enjoyed the location, loved the hiking, our relaxing (and HUGE) campsite and the campground itself. Definitely a spot we would come back to without hesitation!
Extra Info: Good, reliable cell signal (4 bars Verizon LTE, 2 bars ATT LTE and T-Mobile Binge-On worked). Total 87 sites all reservable on-line (you can only reserve a spot, not a specific site). Sites are either FHU ($49/night) or water/electric only ($40/night). There is an additional $5 GA State Park pass fee for all campers (unless you have the yearly GA pass). On-site dump station.