Featured Campgrounds – March, 2016

Occasionally we get the urge to review campgrounds that we have visited.  Today is one of those days.  We will try to hit on the pros and cons of each campground but please note that the review is in no particular order and we encourage you to check them out yourself if any sound interesting.

Jeckyll Island, GA

My family spent one of the most memorable Thanksgiving holidays that we have ever had at this great little campground on this island off the coast of Georgia, in Glynn County; one of the Golden Isles of Georgia. Brunswick, Georgia, the Marshes of Glynn, and several other islands, including the larger St. Simons Island, are nearby.

In addition to the island being a common destination for vacationers, there are some very interesting Historic Landmarks. These include a number of buildings from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries some of which belonged to well known and very wealthy families and home to planning meetings that ultimately led to the development of the Federal Reserve.

Located on the northern tip of Jekyll Island opposite the Clam Creek Picnic Area, the campground is near Driftwood Beach, the fishing pier and fascinating historic ruins.

The Jekyll Island Campground offers 18 wooded acres with 206 campsites, from tent sites to full hook-up, pull through RV sites with electricity, cable TV, water, and sewerage. Wi-Fi and DSL Internet is free for registered guests.

There are camping supplies and a General Store that offers bike rentals to explore Jekyll Island.

For more information, visit the campground website at:

Delaware State Park, OH

A few years ago we were looking for a convenient campground that was close enough for a weekend of fun at the Columbus Zoo and COSI.  After some Internet browsing, reading state park websites, and talking to some friends, we decided to give Delaware State Park a try.  We didn’t regret it and have stayed there several times.

Once home to the Delaware Indians, this 1,686-acre recreational area offers camping, swimming, boating, fishing and wildlife viewing for outdoor enthusiasts.  While we still haven’t tried our hand at the fishing at the park (always too busy with other activities it seems), the marina appears to be very nice and the lake is beautiful.  It was created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the construction of a flood control dam in 1951. The flood control reservoir was dedicated as a state park later that year.

With lots of activities including boating, disc golf, a lake swimming area,  plenty of hiking trails, and it’s close proximity to all of the activities that Columbus, OH has to offer, there should be something for everyone.

For more information, visit the campground website at: http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/delaware


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