Outdoor living is a specialty here on St. Simons Island, and the islands surrounding us; these are the kinds of places that you just want to spend as much time outdoors as is possible. Great weather, the beach, a wide variety of wildlife – sea, air and land types – all combine to create an environment prime for camping and other outdoor activities. Why not take a few days out of your island vacation and experience life from the outside? Below is a list of campgrounds near St. Simons Island where you can enjoy roughing it for a few days – and then come back to the comforts and conveniences of your SSI Rentals vacation home!
- Altamaha Regional Park – Offering 56 campsites and rental cabins, this lakeside gem features a pavilion area, swimming sites, horseshoes, boating, and a nature trail for bird watching. Located in Brunswick, Georgia.
- Blythe Island Regional Park – Playgrounds, a freshwater lake for swimming, and being located in Brunswick, Georgia, near St. Simons and the other Golden Isles, fishing in this gorgeous venue is the best!
- Golden Isles Vacation Park – Also located in Brunswick, Georgia, you can rent a camper in town and camp in luxurious style at this 160 site RV park that even has its own restaurant. The kids will enjoy the playground while you hang by the pool – or, if you absolutely can’t completely get away from work, free internet is provided!
- Jekyll Island Campgrounds – this island campground, located near Driftwood Beach under ancient oaks that provide shade and cool breezes, is a camping paradise. Be it by tent, RV, or Camper, your family will thank you for bringing them to this little charmer. Rent a bike while you are staying here and explore all Jekyll Island has to offer!
Camping Supply Stores
When you’re going camping you definitely need supplies, and while the sites listed above actually have onsite stores, sometimes you just need – or maybe only want – a larger selection! Kennedy Outfitters is one such place with 2 stores, 1 located on St. Simons Island proper and the other on Jekyll Island; both locations are stocked with everything you need for your outdoor adventure. Kennedy Outfitters and SouthEast Adventure Outfitters (also located on St. Simons Island) are also great places to rent kayaks, paddleboards, bikes to explore the islands, and body and skim boards. SouthEast Adventure Outfitters offers boat tours, fishing charters, and other outdoor activities as well – they are both one stop outdoor shops. Camping in St. Simons Island has never been so easy!
And when you are through…
Come back to your elegant and luxurious SSI Rentals vacation home, take a long indulgent shower, pour a glass of wine, and sit on your balcony in total comfort watching the sun set into the ocean waters. As the sky darkens and you contemplate your St. Simons Island camping vacation, we think you will decide that we offer the best of both worlds – luxury and pampering as well as escape and adventure. All you need to do is give us a call – we will take care of the tough stuff!