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Cathy C.
Statesboro, GA
Joined June 2018
GA
Canoeing Getaway

It is a very small campground. Narrow winding dirt road to small campsites. Bathhouse in the center. Check out the site pictures on their website, they are accurate. We only have a 17 foot camper and it still felt small. We stayed on site 16 which was nice and quiet. Site 18 would have been easier to back in to with the same amount of privacy. We got there early and were able to go right to our site. There were only 4 other campers there and the hosts. The bathhouse was older and could have been cleaner but it was okay. Most importantly it was warm. Our first night it got down to 27 and the water at the hose bib froze but once the sun came up it was fine. Less than 30 minutes to downtown Aiken. We loved the town and it was very pet friendly. Hopelands Gardens was beautiful, free and pet friendly. Had some good beer at Aiken Brewing Company and enjoyed all the shops downtown. We did go into Augusta and that was another 30 minutes from downtown Aiken. We will definitely go back in the warmer months to see some steeplechase horse racing and training, canoe and kayak the Edisto River and go hiking in Hitchcock Woods. There are quite a few museums we did not get to that would be nice to visit as well. I would definitely go back.

Wooded Serenity

Large well maintained campground. All sites are large, well maintained and site specific. Many have full hook ups. New family style bath house and an older bathhouse, both were very clean. Nice walking trails, plenty of playgrounds and very nice boat ramp and mini golf. We stayed on site 39 with a full hook up, small view to the river out back. Very private and large site with direct access to trail along the water. Site 11 has very nice water views but does not have a full hookup. Close to historic St. Marys and ferry to Cumberland Island and about a 45 minute drive to Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island for a nice day trip.

Butterfly Beach

Beautiful beach which you can bike from the north end to the south end at low tide. Definitely one of the highlights of the trip. The lighthouse is beautiful and the area very well maintained. Lots of trails for all levels. The campground is still recovering from Hurricane Mathew but well worth visiting. This place is wild with all the driftwood, palm trees and butterflies. The beach was never crowded and is very dog friendly. We were on site 130 which backed up to the main road in and out but was not a problem for us. We could see the ocean, feel the breeze and hear the waves. The bathhouse near our site could have been cleaner and is the reason I gave the campground a 4. I just hope Hurricane Florence stays away.

Historic

Quiet. Off the beaten path. Near Douglass, Ga. Abour 30 minutes to Broxton Rocks.

Fisherman's delight

Very large sites. Very quiet. All but 3 sites are on the lake. Sites 1and 2 are primitive - water, electric and no water view. Site 3 has a view of the water but no direct access for your kayak or canoe. Sites 4-19 have sunrise views. Site 20 sits on the point by itself but has no shade. We stayed in site 21 that was private, shaded and had great access to the water. Sites 21-30 have sunset views. Sites 4-30 have direct water access. They have several buddy sites and several pull throughs. There is one bath house which is older but relatively clean. I never saw anyone else in the bath house. It does have a family bath/shower room. There is a nice shaded playground with a horseshoe pit. Very little to no outside traffic. There is a museum and gristmill and nice park office. If you want a quiet stay to fish and relax this is a great park. They do have 3 trails but we enjoyed the relaxation so much we didn't do them. Maybe next time.

A little gem

Small campground with some campsites that are Lakeside. Brand new bathhouse. Very nice golf course, driving range and store. Brand new office and ranger station. A pretty little campground. They do have a splash pad, mini golf course, and playgrounds for kids. There is a short nature trail. We like to go here once or twice a year when we don't have a long weekend and just want to get away for a couple days.

Beautiful Lakeside camping. Sites are terraced, most have views of the lake

Beautiful and well maintained campground. Loved the canoeing and the hiking. Camped in February 2018 to go to a free concert in St. Mary's. We loved the campground so much we came back in March 2018 to go to Swamp Town Get Down in Waycross at the fairgrounds.

Historic, quiet and underutilized.

Plenty of trails with birdwatching and animal watching including alligators. There is a beautiful natural spring and the site has a museum. Campground has spacious sites. Bath house is well maintained. There are several playgrounds and a splash pad for the kids. We usually try to get here two to three times a year.