Well, folks, this past weekend my boyfriend & I stayed in the primitive camping area at Rivers End on Tybee Island, GA. There was a broken water main, so no water or "facilities" for the entire park on Day 1. On day 2 the water was back on. Yay.
At the primitive campsite there were pools of standing water. Also, there's a construction site 10 feet from the camping area, featuring a giant hill of dirt, nail guns, and large manpowered machines. Construction begins at dawn every day except Sunday. Several of the camping plots have manhole covers leading to raw sewage lines. All the sites are a small rectangle of earth, often on an incline, that is filled with sand, gravel, cigarette butts, and the occasional patch of grass. It was not a pristine, gorgeous spot by any means. And it is NOT on the beach. Not by a long shot.
Here are the things that made this place bearable:
- Everyone else in the campsite was equally disgruntled and so we were comrades
- We cooked steak every night and bacon every morning
- Decently clean showers
- On Friday, there's a killer bingo night that starts at 8pm at the American Legion a few blocks away.
- And, of course, the beach is lovely (Rivers End is the laid back side of the island. If you want to party, ride your bike to the side of the island where the pier is.)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- River's End is Tybee Island's only campground. We are 3 blocks to the beach and 16 miles from historic Savannah. We offer campsites for tent campers, RV's and we have cabin rentals. See you under the oaks! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rivers End Campground And Rv Park Hotel Tybee Island