Savannah South KOA – November 2014

Location: Richmond Hill, Georgia

Webpage: RV Park

General Description: A nice KOA campground south of Savannah just a mile west of I-95, the Savannah South KOA is a favorite overnight stop for snowbirds heading to Florida for the winter or the northeast for the summer.  Many of the sites are pull through with full hookups, although there are also numerous tent sites and cabins.  The sites are on two sides of a man-made pond with a beautiful backdrop of woods between the campgrounds and hotels and restaurants at the Richmond Hill exit on I-95.  The restrooms/showers can be a bit far for those that need them since the only facility in the front park of the park is at the office.  Other amenities include a swimming pool, playground, dog park, and a small flock of Royal Mute Swans that are fed and live at the campground all year.

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Impressions:

1) In November, this is one of the busiest RV parks we have stayed in.  It nearly fills up with RVs of all types every night and is only about a quarter full every morning.  It was not unusual to have RVs come in after dark and one night we had an RV pull in next to us after 10:00.  The sites are narrow with only enough room between them for a picnic table.  We took to parking the truck in tight next to the RV instead of parallel in front of the RV to give our neighbors sufficient room to maneuver their buses with toads or fifth wheels.

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2) Even though our site was not directly on the lake, we enjoyed walking the short distance to the lake every morning to watch the fog, swans, and geese on the lake.

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3) The bathrooms are very modern and clean which made up for the fact it was a bit of a hike to get to them.  The staff were very friendly and helpful providing directions to local restaurants, grocery stores, and hair salon.  They also gave prompt service when we needed propane tanks filled, although I would recommend doing so during the middle of the day since the staff are very busy every evening with new arrivals.

4) I would stay again at this KOA, but I would prefer not begin here during the seasonal rush of the “Snowbird Express”.

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