In late November and early December, we stayed for seven nights at the Skidaway Island State Park campground near Savannah, GA. Here’s our take on this campground.
The campground at Skidaway Island State Park has 87 campsites.
And, the campground also has three camper cabins.
We stayed at sites 48, 53, and 57 during our seven nights. All of the campsites have water and electric hookups and some also have sewer hookups — although none of the ones we stayed at did.
Most of the sites are reasonably spaced apart, but some are located directly across the road from another site. For example, when we stayed at site 53, we found ourselves looking out the window at site 54.
The park has ample photos of each site online to help you make a decision about which site to pick.
Skidaway Island State Park has 6 miles of hiking trails located within walking distance of the campground.
Whether you want to hike a mile or longer, you can find a hike that works for you.
There’s an observation tower less than a mile walk from the campground.
There are three bathhouses located throughout the campground. Two of the bathhouses have gender-segregated sections with toilets and showers. But, one offers six single rooms each with a toilet and shower. There are also washers and dryers in at least two of the three bathhouses, with a cost of $2 per machine.
The campground has a centrally located dump station. There are two sewer hook-ups at this station, so a truck can dump a waste trolley while an RV or trailer dumps its onboard tanks.
Near the dump station are two large dumpsters and one cardboard-only recycling dumpster.
The campground doesn’t offer Wi-Fi. But, we used the hotspots on our Verizon phones with no issues. We didn’t do a speed test during our stay, but the speeds were good enough to work, stream videos, and attend video zoom calls.
We booked this campground through Reserve America. You’ll earn GA State Park Rewards when doing so, and you can redeem free nights from GA State Park Rewards and Friends of GA State Parks at check-in.
You’ll need to pay with a credit card when reserving online. But if you get a discount or want to use a free night, the attendant can issue a credit to your card when you check-in — as they did for us with no issues.
You can book sites up to 13 months in advance. Prices for 2020 and 2021 are as follows:
- Premium sites with full hookups: $53 per night
- Standard sites with water and electric hookups: $45 per night
- Camper cabins: $140 per night
You do have to buy a ParkPass to enter the park when camping. But, you only have to buy one per stay (instead of the normal one per day). However, I recommend becoming a Friends of GA State Parks member, as some membership provide one or more annual ParkPasses, discounts on camping, and free nights.
The campground at Skidaway Island State Park is more expensive than we’re accustomed to paying, especially for sites with no sewer hookups. And, some of the sites did become muddy after rain. So, it’s unlikely we’ll return to this park for an extended stay. But, the trails are certainly a nice amenity to have and the location near Savannah may be appealing to some.