River's End Campground, Tybee Island, GA
5 Fort Avenue
Tybee Island, GA 31328
RATES: Rates vary according to season and type of site.
See riversendcampground.com for complete info on rates. Reservations can be made for a particular site.Discounts for AARP, AAA or Good Sam.
CHECK IN/OUT: Check in at 1 pm/Check out at 12 pm.
ACCESS: Office is open 9-6 but sites are always accessible
MAPS: At Office
SITES: 74 with full hookups; 19 with water and electric; 27 primitive tent sites and six cabins
PULL THRUS: many pull thrus
PICNIC SHELTERS: No
SITE SURFACE: Gravel
HOOK-UPS: Water, 50 Amp & sewer; some just water & elec and some primitive tent camping
DUMP STATION: Yes
SHADE TREES: Yes
BOAT RAMP: No
FEATURES: Short walk to beach; Golf Carts are allowed on city streets; Biking allowed everywhere
RANKING: 8 only because the WIFI wasn't that great. This is a great park and I wanted to give it a 9 but the sites are really close together.
PET FRIENDLY: Yes
Fort Pulaski National Monument
SavannahTybee Island Lighthouse
Tybee Pier and Pavilion
River's End Campground is three blocks from the Atlantic Ocean and three blocks from where the Savannah River "meets the sea." We stayed here over Labor Day 2013 and found this park to be super friendly and so convenient to everything on the island. Check in at the office and a camp host will escort you to your site and assist you with parking. Many of the sites are pull-thrus and parking is easy.
The sites are all gravel and well laid out, but on busy holiday weekends it's full and you need to like your neighbor. The sites are very close and we were lucky to get a corner site on the end. We did have the road traffic next to us but enjoyed being on the corner.
There are plenty of natural trails and pathways to explore on the island. We walked or biked everywhere in this bike friendly town. The island is 2.75 miles long and a barrier island on the Georgia coast, 20 minutes east of Savannah. There are five miles of beaches, salt marshes and wildlife to explore.
The Tybee Island Light Station was built in 1773 and is Georgia's oldest and tallest lighthouse. The Tybee Lighthouse has guided mariners safely into the Savannah River harbor for 270 years. It has been rebuilt over the years, but all of its original support buildings are still located on the site. The Tybee Lighthouse is still a functioning navigational aid and can be seen 18 miles out to sea.
The Tybee Island Pier and Pavillion is located at the end of Tybrisa Street. This is the heart of downtown and a great fishing location. The Pier and Pavilion is used for dances, musical performances and special events. There are lots of choices for great food. We really liked North Beach Bar & Grill, Marlin Monroe's and pizza at Huc A Poos. Also recommended was Sting Ray's, Aj's, Sundaes and The Breakfast Club but we ran out of time.
We made several new friends at the campground and most were frequent visitors to Tybee Island. Dennis and Terry are from Savannah and gave us tips on great places to eat. Jim and Amanda from Pawley's Island, SC were just across the street from us and we enjoyed discussing retirement and buying a new rv with them. Jim rode in the Savannah Century Bike Ride on Sunday and enjoys biking and traveling in their beautiful Class A motorhome. We are looking forward to a return visit on Tybee Island and living on Tybee time.
DIRECTIONS FROM ATLANTA:
I-75 S to II-16 East toward Savannah. Travel approx. 10 miles from the I-95 intersection.
Take Exit 167A to M. L. King, Jr. Blvd. Take a left at the bottom of the ramp onto M.L. King, Jr. Blvd.
Continue on MLK until you reach Bay Street, less than half a mile.
Turn right onto Bay St.
Get in left hand lane and proceed through downtown until you come to East President Street.
Take a left at that light.
Stay on this road and it will merge into HWY 80 East.
Enjoy the marshes on this drive of about 12 miles.
HWY 80 E will bring you to Tybee.
When you come over the Lazaretto Creek Bridge and see the Tybee Island sign,
Travel 1.6 miles and turn left on Polk Street.
Continue on for two blocks and turn right on Fort Avenue which will bring you to the entrance.