Georgia Southern Coast

Next Stop – Southern Coast of Georgia

The Smart RVer Georgia Peaches Southern Coast of Georgia
Are you looking for a memorable RV getaway? Georgia has so much to offer to The Smart Rver! Not only does it have abundant American history, but it has plenty of natural beauty too. So, pack your RV up and head for Georgia!

History & Culture
Georgia was founded in the year 1732 and is the largest state east of the Mississippi River. In 1776, Georgia went along with the signing of the Declaration of Independence and joined the newly formed Republic of States. The name “Georgia ” has British roots, being named after George II of Great Britain. Georgia also has the oldest State Park in the U.S., called Indian Springs State Park. You might also associate Georgia with delicious peaches as they’re known for growing some of the sweetest and finest peaches in the nation. And they are known for so much more as you will find out! 

What to See: Here’s a few spots to visit along the way…

The Smart Rver Clubhouse Jekyll IslandJekyll Island 
The Island is known for its dedication to conservation. Jekyll Island has over 8 miles of breathtaking white sandy beach. It is also home to fascinating historical moments. For example, if you come to visit the Jekyll Island Club, you will learn the significance of the events that took place there in the year 1910. Some of the wealthiest members of the club at that time had a secretive meeting to discuss what would become known as the Federal Reserve. Banking reform was a serious issue in the United States leading up to this meeting and the members wanted to alleviate this issue. You can now tour this clubhouse and get a look at history and the famous members who walked its halls!

But that’s not the only thing that brings visitors to Jekyll Island. The Island also has several golf courses in case you have time to do a little golfing. There are also several fishing charters available close by which you can go crabbing and shrimping. You can also take nature walks, take tours of all kinds, play tennis and rent bikes. There is an endless list of activities on this beautiful Island. 

Jesup Drive-In (Jesup, GA)
This outside theatre has a lot of fun to offer! Its nostalgic atmosphere will send you back into the 1950s. The original screens are still up since the drive-in’s creation in 1948. There are even “carhops” dressed in 50s era outfits that will bring food, drink, and snacks right up to your vehicle! Take an evening to watch a great movie and make some memories. 

The Smart Rver WWII PlaneNational Museum of the Eighth Air Force (Savannah, GA)
This museum takes you through the events of WWII in depth. There are several different tours offered at the museum and they all give insight on America’s role in WWII and some of the famous fighter planes that were used during this war. Be sure to call ahead for reservations if you would like to take one of the guided tours. Or just come in to look around for yourself without a guide.

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (Waycross, GA)
This refuge is incredible and well worth a visit. With numerous exhibits, animals, tours, and activities you’ll have plenty to do while you’re here! You can even camp here, which means you’ll have even more time to explore this amazing Reserve in your RV. Georgia’s’ coastal environment is unique and beautiful so start planning your RV road trip to Southern Georgia right now! 

Some of the Best Places to Eat:

Grand Dining Room
You might need to check out this historical dining choice. You can sit in the famous Grand Dining Room of the Jekyll Island Club Resort! And the breakfast, brunch, and dinner menu options are endless as they include dishes like baked oysters, steak tartar, lobster bisque, Atlantic salmon, incredible desserts, and spiked coffee drinks. Not only that but they have a long list of other cocktails and so much more! For a full menu and descriptions, be sure to visit their lovely online menu. 
Grand Dining Room

The Smart Rver BBQSavannah Smokehouse BBQ & Brew
You simply can’t visit Georgia without indulging in some savory BBQ! And Savannahs Smokehouse is the place to visit. Their menu includes items like pulled pork, smoked honey wings, beef brisket, ribs, fried green tomatoes, and of course some iced peach tea! They also have a great beer and cocktail menu to choose from. Stop here if you’re close to Savannah, it’s worth it! 

Hog-n-Bones Restaurant
After you visit the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, stop by the Hog-n-Bones Restaurant for some amazing breakfast or BBQ. This joint is rated very highly on TripAdvisor, so you’re sure to have a quality meal. They have all the breakfast staples that you would expect such as sausage, bacon, ham, eggs, pancakes, not to mention delicious sandwiches and bowls. And the lunch and dinner options include but are not limited to fried shrimp, ribs, smoked chicken, BBQ cheese fries, and coleslaw. Don’t miss out on this mouthwatering menu. 

Here’s where Smart Rvers like to Stay:

McIntosh Lake RV Park
This RV Park is conveniently located in Townsend, which is close to Savannah, Waycross, and Jekyll Island. Staying here will make it easier to visit the above attractions. The amenities include WIFI, complete hookups, big rig access, pull-through sites, free fishing, laundry, and a nearby grocery store. They also welcome pets, and the staff is ready to help with all your RV-related needs.
McIntosh Lake RV Resort

Coastal Georgia RV Resort
With 105 spacious sites, this park can easily accommodate you and your RV! They have a pavilion with fire rings, 2 laundromats, a game room, a swimming pool, and many more amenities to make your stay pleasant and fun! And the entire resort is wheelchair accessible. Be sure to call ahead to secure a spot for your upcoming trip!
Coastal Georgia RV Resort

CreekFire Resort
If you’re going to spend even a small amount of time in or near Savannah, you should check out this RV resort. There are so many great amenities at this place, such as kayak and canoe rentals for the lake, a 1-mile nature trail around the lake, a pool, a hot tub, a lazy river, a general store, a restaurant, and so much more. Be sure to check their website for details and rates. 
CreekFire Resort

Pro-Tip
Be sure to call ahead to check rates at RV parks you are interested in and book your spot well in advance for any trip you plan on taking. 

When to Visit
Georgia has a little of everything for The Smart Rver! It’s a wonderful state to visit all year round but if you have concerns about the humidity then the best months to visit would be April and May. August tends to be the most humid time in Georgia. But anytime you decide to take your RV here, you’re sure to have a good trip and you’ll be able to enjoy all the beauty of this great state!

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