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RV camping at Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah, Georgia

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We just spent six nights with the RV at Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah. We went there for our spring break and had a nice family vacation! 

Skidaway Island State Park offers a great campground. It's beautiful! I never saw so many birds in one state park. There were so many different kinds and I heard and saw them often. It was great! They offer six miles of hiking trail, which are some nice hikes. The hikes take you back to an observation deck that overlooks a marsh, to see some earthworks from the Civil War, and to old remnants of the prohibition days. We really liked the hikes there. 

We stayed in campsite number 44 and we were very happy with it. Not all campsites have full hook up, but that one did. It was a spacious site with some privacy around it. Very nice! The campground offers recycling, events where you can learn about various animals that can be found there, picnic areas, and plenty of places you can ride bikes or run.

The campground is really nice. Its big, too! There are many spots you can stay in. There are bathhouses, an interpretive center, several playgrounds, an amphitheater, and some other things going on there. They sell wood in the front office, so you can have bonfires when you want to. The campground is just minutes away from some grocery stores and restaurants, too. It's located around a 20 minute drive from the historic Savannah area that is where the tourists go. We did go there for a day to check out the city's historic area. We also drove around 35 minutes to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, which was really nice. It offers hiking and a four mile wildlife drive (and it's free).  We also drove around a half an hour to check out Tybee Island for a day. You can go to the beach at Tybee Island, if it's not too cold.

Dogs are allowed at Skidaway Island State Park. Actually, I saw more dogs there than I've ever seen at any state park anywhere. They were everywhere! Many people were walking 2-3 dogs each. I mention this because if you are a dog lover you will enjoy it, but if you are not then it's going to be quite noticeable that there are so many dogs everywhere. 

I wish we had gotten warmer weather. If we had we would have done even more hiking and biking. But it was cold and one day it rained all day, so it kept us from doing quite as much hiking and biking as we'd like to have. A really neat thing they have is out the back of the interpretive center. They have several bird feeders set up and you can stand at the window and watch all the activity. There was a flurry of birds coming and going at the feeders, all kinds of birds. It was great!

It cost us around $300 for the 6-night stay (which included a $5 parking pass). When we went to check out the historic area we purchased trolley tour tickets online, which saved us some money from buying in person. We also took a backpack with our own drinks in it to save some money. With the trolley tour, you can get on and off at any of the stops you want, so we did that for the day. We would get off at stops, explore the area, and then get back on to go to another area we wanted to check out. We stopped for lunch at a restaurant near Forsyth Park, too.

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