Jekyl Island

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  1. naturalcaffeine

    naturalcaffeine New Member

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    Heading to Jekyl this weekend. Trying to escape the widespread rainy forecast...

    Anyone been there and have advice? How are the bugs? Is it close enough to the beach to have wind issues with the awning?

    Thank you!
    Judy
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  2. bburgcamper

    bburgcamper 16 weekends a year camping just isn't enough.

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    We honeymooned there 20 years ago and stayed in a hotel. I don't even remember there being a campground. Tour some of the mansions and take a dolphin cruise for fun. I look forward to hearing reviews of the campground as we keep talking about going back some time.
     
  3. naturalcaffeine

    naturalcaffeine New Member

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    Didn't go to Jekyl after all. We went to River's End Campground on Tybee Island. It was nice but small rocky lots made leveling impossible. Nice campground overall but need to bring get some leveling blocks before I go back.

    Judy
     
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    Good to see you chose not to go to Jekyll. The campground is dusty with the black dirt common to the barrier islands. It is also hard to deal with sandgnats in the warm months, or any time it is 60-90 degrees. The campground staff is very friendly, but the campground is lacking alot to be desired. No improved sites for your trailer. (tent camping is not so bad.) The sites are not well defined and are stacked in like sardines. Facilities are not so nice. Wind is not an issue though. It is not very close to beach. Pretty close to marsh though. Oh, and the raccoons!!! GEEZ!! They are horrible. Huge and they know how to open almost anything that is not locked. We have camped there a few times, but we won't be back. I know the folks that run it, and they are great, but that doesn't quite make up for the price the Jekyll Island Authority charges at the CG and the lack of improved sites. A few miles south in Florida or inland in Georgia is the way to go. Jekyll is not a state park, so you cannot expect a campground on par with the general reputation Georgia State Parks has.

    bburger, you can find much much better in the area!
     
  5. riverrat

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    We stayed a week in May at Jekyll and really enjoyed the place. Yea its not like a state park campground but met our needs just fine. We stay outside doing activities mostly so campgrounds isn't why we go certain places. Although we enjoy having nice clean family campgrounds also. We wanted a beach/cycling vacation with our toddler and this was excellent for us. Campground wasn't dusty or overcrowded and was very well shaded. All the hookups worked and had a picnic table, fire ring so we was set. The squirrels are a little friendly but just ignore them and don't feed them. They would come within a foot of you if you sat still. Sandgnats are bad in certain locations throughout the island but as long as you don't smash an kill one you won't get swarmed by them. They put off a scent if killed that attracts the others. Lightly rake them off or blow them away. Thermacells do work well on mosquitos. The driftwood beach was amazing! Some places on the beach you can get away and feel you have it all to yourself and not see anyone for a while. Lots of exploring to be done on the island. Went to waterpark, Historic district, Shrimp boat cruise out of Brunswick. Saw deer every evening and yes raccoons are everywhere. Very peacfull place. Do not speed on the island.
     

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