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One Tank Trip for Georgia Camping



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If you have Georgia on your mind, there's good reason. Warm Southern nights, Spanish Moss gently swinging from the trees, antebellum mansions, friendly people, and mint juleps sipped on the porch. Sounds good, doesn't it? So let's get moving on our Georgia RV camping trip!

There is no better starting place for our one tank trip than Savannah. Draped in Southern charm, with a long and interesting history, Savannah is an experience to be treasured. With numerous parks, attractions, and several landmarks, it's one of the few places that can be best discovered by a walking, boat or trolley tour. The historic district alone encompasses a huge area that has been well preserved and is one of the most expansive historic districts in the nation. River Street comes highly recommended during your visit. Stroll along the water, or visit any of the 100 shops, galleries or restaurants that line the cobblestone streets. Savannah is home to 22 public squares, and any one of them is a perfect place to kick off your shoes and enjoy a picnic. Another great attraction is the Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary. One of largest near shore live-bottom reefs in the southeastern US, it is also one of 14 marine protected areas, and the only natural area protected off the Georgia coast.

Continuing on to our next Georgia RV camping stop, take US-80 E to Tybee Island. From kayaking to sunbathing, Tybee Island can accommodate many desires. A great area for dolphin viewing and for fishing, many chartered tours are offered, and an array of boats await to take travelers on an unforgettable ride around this beautiful area. Aside from all the sun, fun and water sports that can be had here, there are several historic sites to visit as well. The Marine Science Center offers aquariums, interactive and interpretive programs, and nearby restaurants offer a feast for seafood lovers. Another must see is the Tybee Island Lighthouse, one of only a few 18th century lighthouses still in operation

Backtracking on US-80 W, merge onto I-95 S to reach our next location, Darien. Located on the Altamaha Scenic Byway, Darien offers a striking view of one (if not the most important) tidal estuarine environments in the world. Nearby Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge provides protection for migratory birds and such endangered species as the loggerhead turtle and the piping plover. Darien is a nature lovers dream! Boat tours, deep sea fishing, dock fishing, birdwatching or biking are just some of what this great place has to offer. Another interesting site is the amazing Fort King George, the oldest remaining English fort on Georgia's coast. A great place to explore, and you just might catch a reenactment while you're there.

Heading back to I-95 S, we continue our one tank trip onto our next destination, Brunswick. Like many of the cities along the Georgia coastline, Brunswick is another jewel. There are miles of sun-kissed beaches, hundreds of holes of golf to be played, cruises of the local waters aboard working shrimp boats, and a lot of relaxing and fun to be had. Nearby St. Simons Island is a wonderful place to explore some interesting historical sites and attractions, including St. Simons Lighthouse. And nearby Jekyll Island, the southernmost of the Golden Isles, is a must see. Once an exclusive winter retreat for some of America's wealthiest families, it's now a popular destination for travelers from all over.

Our last Georgia RV camping stop takes us back on the I-95 S to Kingsland. This city will make you feel like you're in another moment in time. Downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and has a look and feel of the 1930s, which makes for a very charming, and unique experience. Taking a sort ferry ride to Cumberland Island, visitors will come up close and personal with the wild horses that roam free here. With abundant rivers and streams, Kingsland offers visitors a wealth of kayaking, boating and fishing. Don't miss a visit to the Okefenokee Swamp, which encompasses over 400,000 acres of canals, cypress tress and lily pad prairies. Guided tours are offered, or if you're feeling adventurous, you can paddle your own canoe.

St. Marys, a short distance away, is home to the Submarine Museum, and a great opportunity for history buffs to immerse themselves in the 3,500 items housed in the museum including photographs, and artifacts.

Georgia is filled with beauty, beaches, and some incredible history you can find tucked away throughout the state. If the peaches don't get you, the hospitality and warmth of this state will!


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