Camping on Jekyll Island, Georgia
Guide to Camping on the Georgia Coast
Camping on Cumberland Island National Seashore is one of our favorite outdoor adventures. For a couple glorious days and nights, the island becomes our personal playground. Our Cumberland Island days are filled with playful escapades in the crashing waves, hiking under the canopy of live oaks and watching the wild horses roam. We’ve been the only couple on the beach for brilliant sunrises, romantic sunsets and nights full of twinkling stars.
A Cumberland Island camping trip is a treasured experience for outdoor enthusiasts. But, the camping adventures along Georgia’s coast don’t begin or end there. Georgia’s 13 barrier islands with more than 100 miles of shoreline offer amazing camping experiences unlike anywhere else.
Jekyll Island Campground
A popular getaway for families, Jekyll Island is home to some of Georgia’s most popular beaches. The Jekyll Island Campground offers 208 campsites near Driftwood Beach. Campsites range from primitive tent sites to full-service RV hookups including electricity, cable TV and wi-fi. Jekyll’s coastal greenway is a network of bicycle trails that make it easy to get around the island! Click here to see a video of the Jekyll Island trails.
Sapelo Island – Cabretta Campground
Gather your group of 15-25 campers for an unforgettable adventure camping at Sapelo’s Cabretta Island Campground. Shaded by live oaks, this pioneer campground is short walk from the beach.
Tybee Island – River’s End Campground
Nicknamed, “Savannah’s Beach,” Tybee Island offers a great option for campers who want to be close to the beach and downtown Savannah. River’s End Campground has 100 campsites that offer everything from primitive tent camping to full-service hookups for RVs.
Little Tybee Island Camping
The only way to get to uninhabited Little Tybee Island is by boat, or kayak, ensuring a special camping experience to explore the undisturbed nature preserve!
Cumberland Island National Seashore
In addition to, “Sea Camp,” and “Stafford Campground,” which offer restrooms and showers, there are several backcountry camping sites on Cumberland Island. Hiking 5-10 miles will land backpacking campers incredible seclusion with opportunities for exploring different ecosystems and possible sightings of dolphins and manatees.
Ossabaw Island Camping
Explore unspoiled maritime forest, tidal wetlands and beaches while learning something new about Georgia’s coast on Ossabaw Island. Keep an eye out for scheduled overnight camping events or propose your own group experience to visit Ossabaw’s natural wonders.