The Ultimate Guide to Camping and RV-ing on Tybee Island
From young families eager to hit the road in their new campers to retired couples looking for a place to relax during vacation, River’s End Campground on Tybee Island is a scenic destination campground to pitch a tent or to dock an RV.
With these handy tips, even amateur campers will be prepared for their first stay on our beautiful barrier island!
1. Call ahead.
While there are over 100 sites to park your camper or pitch a tent, you’ll want to call ahead to reserve a spot that is specific to your individual camping needs. River’s End is open year-round, but certain seasons see more occupancy than others. Another perk of reserving your space ahead of time? You’ll get free cable and WiFi!
2. Pack accordingly.
Bring a well-stocked tool kit and add in the things that your RV might need, like extra fuses, light bulbs, jumper cables, nuts, bolts and connectors. If you forget something, though, don’t worry! River’s End’s shop carries important gear for your camping experience, like sunscreen, bug spray and fire starters, to name a few.
3. Set up camp.
When you arrive at the RV park, check in at the main office. There, you’ll be given a pass to hang from your rearview mirror, a WiFi password and directions to your camping site. When you arrive, pull your RV in close to the hookups provided and level the camper with blocks or stabilizing jacks if necessary. Electrical hookups are available for your convenience, so be sure to switch your appliances to pull from that power source instead of using up your own batteries or propane.
4. Take in your surroundings.
Once all is secured, be sure to take in your scenic surroundings! The campground is situated on a quiet, family-friendly part of the island known as North Beach. Palm trees and live oak trees provide ample shade and privacy and the magnificent ocean is just a short stroll away. If you bring your furry friends, let them soak up the scene, too – there are two dog parks adjacent to the RV park.
5. Make yourself at home.
Whether you’re staying for one evening or an entire season, there are plenty of amenities at River’s End to make you feel comfortable. A large pool, laundry room, TV lounge, indoor restrooms and a fitness center are all available for your use during your stay. Now, get out there and make the most of your time on Tybee Island!
Jess Brannen is Visit Tybee’s Digital Content Coordinator. She is a Savannah native and loves playing with Sir Charles Barkley, her neurotic golden retriever, and watching reruns of Martha Stewart’s cooking shows while eating chocolate.