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Most Recent Laurel Bay Camping Reviews
Beautiful Park

We really loved this park. Do not leave any food or your cooler out. We had visits from deer everyday. The campground is at the back of this park and Sonia the boat launch. We put our kayaks in and went paddling up the salt marshes. Very peaceful day. Be sure to visit the fort. It is very cool to walk around and see the underground bunkers. So much history here I never knew about.

Large Resort Good Location

This place is huge! Lots of sites. Well laid out design. Big pool and lots to do. They have a restaurant there that is right in the lake. Food was great! We had a pull through full hookup site in the new section of the park. Pretty level, nice fire pit, and as much room as you’d expect in a park this size. Kids loved the playground and pool. Staff was nice, and it was about 20 minutes to downtown Savannah but close to plenty of restaurants and shopping. As mentioned before (and normal with new parks) there is no shade. Also the WiFi and cable were non existent. We were told on the phone the WiFi was “spotty” and then when we got there we were told it had been knocked out by a lightening storm (as well as the cable too)… but on the internet it says you have to ask for a direct tv box and they are first come first serve. I did ask about it and they said they didn’t use that anymore. Obviously it wasn’t a deal breaker to us, but for the price you pay you should at least have dependable WiFi, and it didn’t work at all. There was also construction going on while we were there, but we left during the biggest part of the day while they were working. Good experience but just some little details that could be improved on for sure and at least having the amenities that are advertised or offering a discount when you know they aren’t working.

We were missing out!

We frequent Edisto Beach all summer long and decided a fall camping trip could offer a change of pace - we were right!

The campgrounds at Edisto were awesome! We stayed at one of the marsh front sites (no power no water).. it was incredible!

The trails were perfect for all 5 in our group.. adults and children. The views spectacular during the day and night!

This is a little gem we were literally driving past on the regular. I’m so happy we visited and have yet another reason to love Edisto!

Great campsite

Really nice campground. Great hikes. Very close to a Publix and two convenience stores. My kids loved the playground and the fort tour!!

Great history, nice separation, cheeky critters!

Arrived here for a three-night tent stay at spot #53, after a stay at Crooked River. The entrance to the campground is through a long causeway surrounded by beautiful marshes. The campground attendants are tops. There is a nice office/souvenir shop at the entrance to the site. Wood bundles are paid for in cash at a small shed; just pay for what you take and place the money through the slot in the tin can. Site #53 is near the rest rooms which were spacious and individually apportioned. Lots of deer sightings both day and night. Armadillos roam the grounds too. However, the terror of the campground are the very courageous raccoons that will approach your picnic table to steal your food while you're sitting on the other side! As I read in some other review at another site, these raccoons are straight-up terrorists. Couldn't kayak because the facility was closed due to COVID, bummer. Lots of history, some gnarly bugs, some unfortunate rain… may come back.

Spacious Camping in Georgia

Our spot was campsite #26

This was a maiden voyage for our Grand Design 399TH 5th wheel trailer. We wanted to go somewhere 2-3 hours from Gainesville for this “shakeout” trip. This state park fit the bill. We arrived after hours so out packet of information was tacked to a board outside the park office. The road were wide and spacious. The overhead canopy of trees were trimmed up well and did not hit the rig. This park is very good for large 40+ ft rigs.

I would HIGHLY recommend it!! It was huge, very private and close to the bathrooms. It was a level gravel site that was clean and freshly racked. It had full hookups and 50 amp which was great for this 43 foot beast.

There’s not a whole lot to do in the park so a great location for just relaxing, reading or hiking. It had nice paved roads for biking. You also have a couple of hiking trails although we did not try them. This park is convenient to downtown Savannah and a nice outing if you want to explore or sightsee. I would definitely go back.

Amenities out the wazoo

Gorgeous. Great layout. Tons of amenities. Slam dunk for a family with kids. Very much a “resort.” Pool, basketball courts, restaurant, gym, spa, market, gorgeous lake, etc. Five stars in that regard.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Our only disappointment was the individual sites. We would rate them 3.5-4 stars max. They are level with full hookups, but very narrow and not much space for hanging out. Not very well landscaped or manicured like one would expect given the price and the overall beautiful aesthetic of the property. Our site was full of ants/ant piles, and sitting outside without being bitten was impossible.

Great Place!!!

This was a last minute booking for us and was absolutely delightful. The facilities were clean and very well kept. The property was beautiful and the people friendly and very knowledgeable.

The proximity to Savannah was the reason I chose this location. It maybe took us 15min to get to River Street from the site which was super convenient for being able to go back and forth.

I most certainly will be booking this location again.

Where to start

The roads into the park are paved and wide enough, it narrows in camping area #3 but I got my 30ft. travel trailer in no problem and saw a couple 5th wheeler's. The sights are comfortably spaced and easily accessible with plenty of space for the tow vehicle. If you like to bike, hike, jog or just walk the trails are well maintained, marked and very scenic. If that's not your thing lovely Savannah does not disappoint. A good assortment of shops, restaurants, bars or tours boasting the cities history. So when entering the park don't get put off by the newly installed speed bumps trailer draggers. The rest is smooth sailing.

Beautiful campground, well managed, bring your bike!

Fort McAllister is a beautiful state park with lots to do and not too far from Savannah. We stayed here over New Year’s 2020z Check in is at the visitor’s center and then there’s a beautiful drive into the campground. There are docks for boats, plenty of trails and wildlife, a pier you can walk out on and the surrounding plants are amazing. Campsites are plenty spacious enough and it was pretty busy over New Year’s despite it being in the middle of the week so I would suggest booking ahead of time. The drive into the campground was pretty far and was a beautiful drive going over water so if you have bicycles I would highly suggest bringing them because it’s so much more enjoyable riding them around the campground. It’s about a 45 minute drive to Savannah so if you’re planning on driving down there I’d make a day trip out of it. Lots of places to eat at and see in Savannah. There were a few restaurants closer to Fort McAllister but we did not try any of them. Be sure to keep an eye out for some deer!