Date of Stay: November, 2010
This is just meant as a little warning... In our eleven years of camping experience, this has never happened to us before (and we are full-time campers). Two months before we came down to Georgia, we asked for a quote for staying one month with Red Gate Campground. They told us it would be $550/month and to call them a week ahead of our stay to make sure they had space. One week before leaving Massachusetts, we called the campground again and they told us there was space. But by then, their rate had gone up to $650 / month. Their explanation for that was, that they were in higher demand now and so they raised their prices. For us, the reason they mentioned to just raise the prize to $100 more was inappropriate, but we still told them we'd come and stay with them. It was a three day drive from MA with our small kids. When we arrived at Red Gate Campground, a host greeted us and told us then and there that they charge $700 / month. Now we were totally perplexed. Then we were told that they actually weren't sure that there was space for us. So the host went into his office and stayed there for 20 minutes. In the meantime, our little kids, tired from sitting in the car, played outside. During our wait, our three year old daughter's shirt was covered with ants and I had to rip all her clothes off of her quickly, but she was still bitten all over her upper body. We were told by a couple staying at the campground and seeing me fighting off the ants, that they had to go inside their camper early the night before, because ants would keep biting them on their site. At that point, I already wanted to leave this campground behind us. When the host finally came to us and told us that he only had a weekly site for us, where we could stay at until a monthly site would open up, and that for $250 / week, we decided to look for another place. We settled on Tybee Island's Campground and had a great time and a beautiful beach in walking distance. Red Gate campground looked very nice and clean, but after this unfortunate experience, I surely don't want to ever go back there again.
Date of Stay: November, 2010
We stayed at this campground for one week on our way to Savannah. We arrived at night and just set up at a site of our liking. We were greeted by 2 African ducks who would come by every morning to greet us. It is a very nice, cozy and family friendly campground at Lake Aire. They have a pool, nice playground and of course the lake that offers boating and fishing. We checked out other campgrounds in the area, but we found this one to be especially cozy and private with a rural feel. It is close enough to Charleston and plenty of other attractions. They offer several discounts. Exact details are available on their website. Their Wifi was great and every site came with a fire ring.
Date of Stay: September, 2010
This is a family owned campground. The nightly rate is based on the monthly rate of $625 (30 days). It is located in a remote quiet area. During the week it is very quiet, but on the weekend it is filled with lots of fun seasonal people and people staying on a daily basis. Very family oriented with plenty of entertainment and activities for all ages on the weekend. Check out their website for all the info! We stayed in the wooded area which was wonderful during the hot weather, but they also have plenty of space in their open area which is great for bigger rigs. All sites come with a fire ring. You can rent a boat, go fish at the lake or take a dip in the 2 big pools. It also has a kid pool. The bathroom facilities were cleaned twice a day. The owners and workers are very friendly and even helped us when we came after hours. The facility is gated. Once we were going out and there was a terrible downpour, so we called the campground and they let down our awning for us. Very kind! The Red Apple Farm is close by and we had a great time there. If you stay at this campground, check it out! For us it was a very pleasant experience and we only left, because it started to get cold in November.