Skidaway State Park, Savannah, GA

March 2017

Entering Skidaway State Park Campground

Skidaway State Park

52 Diamond Causeway

Savannah, GA 31411

Phone: Reservations – 800-864-7275

Park Office – 912-598-2300

Web: www.reserveamerica.com/camping/skidaway-island-state-park/r/campground

Rates: As with most State Parks you must put in what type of lot you want to rent before you can see what the rate is. I put in 50 Amp, full hook-up and was given a rate of $49.00 per night, $343.00 per week, and no listing for monthly. I put in 30 Amp, using dump station and was given a rate of $40.00 per night, $280.00 per week, and no listing for a monthly rate.

Lots: Most of the lots are pull in-pull out lots with some back in and pull through. All lots are dirt and packed sand based. This is a medium sized park with many mature trees. The park is well laid out with ample room between lots.

Lot Map

Amenities: Water – Yes, Electric – Yes (30 and 50), Sewer – Yes (but not at all sites), TV – No, Internet – No

Other Conveniences: Hiking trails, Playground for kids, Showers, Bicycling, Birding (Colonial Coast Birding Trail), Volleyball, Ranger Programs, Trolley to Historic Savannah

Other Inconveniences: No Fenced in dog Walk, No Laundry

Positives: Location – Being near Savannah is excellent and they have a trolley that will take you to this historic city (I do not know how many trolley runs or if there is a cost, you may have to ask when making your reservation). Activities – There are ample trails to walk, we hiked some while here see “Perfect Hiking Weather in SE Georgia Parks”. There is an exercise area that is very near the campground. There are Ranger Programs. I looked for the program for this week and next and found “Litchen and Fungus Fun”, “All about Bobcats”, “Turtle Hurdles”, and “Water Quality”. Some of these may sound boring but I normally find that someone that is passionate enough to develop an educational program is worth being heard. You normally don’t find this in State Parks and I applaud Skidaway in providing a teaching experience for their patrons.

Negatives: Price – Over $250 for a week with only a dump station and 30 Amp seems a bit high for a State Park. State Parks are normally on the lower cost side, but then the location (near Savannah) may have something to do with the price and I have not reviewed another park in this area that could be compared to Skidaway. Humidity and bugs will be a problem, but that’s costal Georgia so there’s not much that can be done about that. The ground is packed sand and you can expect to get sand on everything.

Pull-in Pull-out Lots, notice the concrete pad on the front side of the RV with picnic table, very nice

Ample walking trails

Dirt and Packed Sand Lots and Mature Trees

Exercise Area

Bath House

I just like Teardrop Campers, too cute.

One thing for sure, this is someone’s Happy Place.

 

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