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Old 03-25-2013, 07:31 AM   #1
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I'm thinking about going to Tybee Island this summer and take the grandkids (preteen and teens) looking for historical placesand visits...anyone ever visited Rivers Edge RV Park and how was it? Any suggestions close to the beach in the Savannah area would be appreciated...thank you!

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Tybee is right on the end of the Savannah River as it empties into the Atlantic. Rivers End is just west/south of the river and is not on the beach, but is walkable if you are in shape. The place has changed hands a couple of times but I believe the city owns it now. Crowded when full, but close to the water.
The last time we stayed there, there were signs not allowing swimming on the beach. I figured it had to do with sanitation etc because of the river water. It might also had to do with danger of swimmers getting washed off shore. I really don't know. It is pretty interesting to watch the pilot boat go out and meet the incoming ships and transfer the pilot from the boat to the ship.
As far as history, Savannah is history. If you are into old architecture and landscaping you will love it. DO NOT in any way damage the oaks! I expect that you might get drawn and quartered if you did anything like that. These people get upset about their live oaks.
Prices are high, food is mostly good, River Street is interesting and crowded. It gets HOT there in mid summer.

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We stayed at River's edge just a month ago. It's your only choice anywhere near the water and Savannah. It was clean, but a bit more "rustic" than most modern RV parks. Be aware, to get to the park you will be driving through downtown Savannah. You need to be confident and comfortable manuevering your rig in close quarters. There will be plenty of sites that will accomodate your 33' rig.

I really enjoyed our tour of Fort Pickens while on Tybee, an old and mostly intact fort dating to the 1840s. And if you like seafood at all, you've got to go to the Crab Shack. One of the best meals we've had in a long time.
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If you are only going to do the beach "thing" a couple of days, I would suggest staying at the beach a couple of days and then moving to Skidaway Island State Park. Skidaway has large sites under huge oaks. The park is at the edge of Savannah and close to everything. A great place to take bikes. Also a hiking trail through the marsh.
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I have spent time in Skidaway and Fort McAllister Historic Park. From my personal experience Fort McAllister Historic Park is nicer and cleaner than Skidaway. It also is on a small island so it is very private and close to Savanna.
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I have spent time in Skidaway and Fort McAllister Historic Park. From my personal experience Fort McAllister Historic Park is nicer and cleaner than Skidaway. It also is on a small island so it is very private and close to Savanna.
we stayed at Fort McAllister in September and really enjoyed our stay. Also nice seafood restaurant close to the park and an easy drive 20 minute drive to Savannah. When doing the riverfront eat at the Cotton Exchange, the salmon club is the best!! and a very, very good shrimp salad sandwich.

Not sure if the kids will like Savannah. Not really much for them.


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