Our first camping trip of 2017 was down to Brunswick, GA (about an 1 1/2 hours from our home) to camp at Blythe Island Regional Park Campground. We had heard about this campground from a few friends and even camped down in Brunswick before when we had first gotten our camper, but never made it to the Blythe Island Campground. Well we are so glad we finally made it down there and feel that between Hunting Island State Park near Beaufort, SC and Blythe Island we have got it made for awesome nearby campgrounds. We managed to get the last spot in the campground for the Martin Luther King, Jr. long weekend.
Blythe Island Regional Park Campground is located 5 minutes from Exit 29 off I-95, but you do not have ANY road noise and feel like you are miles away from it all. The campground is about 20 to 30 minutes away from Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island which we explored while we were down there as well.
This is a GREAT campground. We loved it. We stayed in Site 64. It was a back-in full hookups site. We paid $39 a night for this campsite. Our site (#64) was really spacious and nicely surrounded by trees giving our site definition and privacy. Most of the sites seemed pretty spacious but this one in particular really was. There are some sites, sites #1 – 12, that have a view of the lake but ours was just a view of the trees, which was fine. It was a quiet campground at night but did have life and activity during the day.
Another great “amenity” to our site was a direct path to the bathhouse in our area of the campground, which was very convenient in case we wanted to use it. We actually all used the bath house for showers during this camping trip, we do have a shower (complete bathroom) in our camper but the bath houses were so clean and convenient and in this smaller camper… the bathroom is smaller so it was just easier to use the bath house (and that’s a big step for me). It worked out very well. There is a bathhouse in the front of the campground that has four individual bathrooms complete with shower and toilet, with it’s own entrance. This was a completely remodeled bathhouse. A little to far for us to walk to and the other one was right behind us.
Here’s a picture of one of the pull-thru sites that were near us, site #95, it was HUGE.
Wow! We’ll have to try and get one of these next time. I can definitely see coming down here just for one night to get away on a weekend or longer. We stayed three nights on this visit and didn’t want to leave.
There is a playground, just right outside the campground, still inside the park. It’s not the most modern of campgrounds but everything is well maintained and it got Liam’s approval so that was good.
As far as amenities that the park offers, they have a beach (lake) swimming, boat ramp, 5-ton boat hoist – that was pretty cool to see – boat and kayak rentals, picnic pavilions and tables and bike and walking trails. And before I forget the Wi-Fi is AWESOME! I meant to go to the campground office and ask them what was their secret. The brochure says Wireless Internet on all sites and they meant it. I couldn’t believe it. We never had to turn on our hot-spot to get any work done. It was incredible. So not only is this a beautiful campground, relaxing and peaceful, with lot’s of amenities and very clean bathhouses they have strong Wi-Fi, what else can one ask for!
You do have to make reservations over the phone they do not have an online system for that, but you can pick a site if it’s available or at least they assign you a site and you can look it up on the map before arriving. I do not think you can go wrong in any of the sites in this campground. We loved everything about it. What a great way to start off our 2017 Camping Year.
Here’s some more pictures from our campsite:
Santa brought us that Propane Portable Fire Pit for Christmas and so far so good. We love it. Of course we all love the smell of a campfire, etc. etc. but the ease of use of this portable fire pit cannot be beat. We’ll write more about that later.
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