Jekyll Island Camping: Adventure for the Whole Family on Georgia’s Coast

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May 6, 2017

Jekyll Island Campground: - history tram tour

Nestled under magnificent oak trees on the island’s north end sits the Jekyll Island Campground. Within these 18 wooded acres is a perfect site for every camper – from primitive spots for pitching a tent to full hook-up sites with both back-in and pull-thru options. On-site electricity, water, TV & Internet, laundry, bathhouses, and a general store eliminate the need to leave the campground. But with all Jekyll Island has to offer, you’ll want to explore well beyond the boundaries of your campsite.

Jekyll Island Campground - shoppingWhether enjoying a leisurely walk on one of Jekyll’s five distinct beaches, or exploring the 20-plus miles of bike paths, you’ll be quickly immersed in the island’s natural beauty. Here you can disconnect from the rush of daily life and still enjoy your must-have creature comforts. There’s plenty of shopping to be had at the historic Pier Road and new Beach Village shops – pick up a unique souvenir and grab a bite to eat while you’re out and about.

Up-Close Encounters With Wildlife

Jekyll Island Campground - Ranger WalkIf you seek adventure, the Jekyll Island Conservation team offers up-close encounters with wildlife. As part of the island’s commitment to conservation, preservation, and education, park rangers and staff host programs such as nature walks and Gatorology 101. No matter your age, you’ll enjoy learning about Jekyll’s wild side in these ever-changing seasonal programs.

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center provides an opportunity to discover how you can make a impact in global conservation. Daily interactive programming, a large treatment viewing window, and creature features put you in the heart of the action. The hospital pavilion offers a glimpse into the rehabilitation of sick and injured patients.

History Lives on Jekyll Island

Just a short bike ride south of the campground’s gate stands Horton House and the DuBignon cemetery. Originally the home of Major William Horton, the ruins remain as one of the oldest tabby structures in the state. In the National Landmark Historic District, travel back to the Gilded Age with the Jekyll Island Museum’s Passport to the Century tour and Rockefeller Experience. Discover the early days of the Jekyll Island Club era, with a tour of these famous winter getaway cottages. A stop into Faith Chapel provides insight to how religion played a part in the Jekyll Club members’ lives, as well as the chance to admire the beauty of the signed Tiffany window in the church.

Over the summer, cool off at Summer Waves Water Park.  Whether you seek the excitement of Pirates Passage thrill slide or a relaxing float in Turtle Creek, there’s an adventure for all. New this season, experience the completely redesigned kiddie splash park and parents’ viewing area.

You will have endless opportunities to play at the beach. From the ethereal Driftwood Beach to the wide expanses at Glory Beach, there’s a stretch of oceanfront to suit your tastes.

With its untouched natural setting and abundant amenities, Jekyll Island is the perfect place for your next camping adventure.

Reservations:  912-635-3021

Website:  http://www.jekyllisland.com

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