Arabi, Georgia

Southern Gates RV Park & Campground

Arabi, Georgia



Arabi, Georgia
Phone: (229) 273-6464

Sites: 35
Recent Rate: $31 6/2015

Latitude: 31.8378902406669
Longitude: -83.7183201313019

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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32 Reviews

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James Harris

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

We stopped here last fall and after reading the past 2 reviews, we were worried that something had happened to the park. It is beautiful and clean. We did notice that the bad reviews always seem to come from the people who pay the least. Southern Gates is a quiet and lovely campground. There were no stray dogs and the cabins are very pretty, not in disrepair. There is a great gas station at the exit called Plantation House. The gas prices are ridiculous but the store is full of fun souvenirs and local treats. We stayed during watermelon season and the owners were kind enough to give us a watermelon! Readers, please realize that not all reviews are true on this website. I am just sorry that campground owners do not have a chance to rebut what are obviously false claims. We will definitely come back every time we are up and down I-75. We camped at Southern Gates RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Stop by Plantation House, the service station at the exit for a fun shopping experience.

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Irish Joe

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $31.00
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We stayed here on our trip home from Florida. On the way down, we chose the state park just north of here but found it too far off the beaten path so we were pleasantly surprised to see the sign for Southern Gates. It is about 2 blocks from the exit. It was really hot when we stopped and found the pool very refreshing. It has been a while since we found such a sparkling pool. The grounds are well maintained and the owners were very friendly. We even got a treat of a fresh cookie! We will definitely stop again and tell our friends. The convenience can't be beat. Drive in, register, and drive straight into the pull-through site! We camped at Southern Gates RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Diamondgirl284

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $22.00
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We stayed one night traveling to Florida. The park is old and very run down. When you exit 75 it's like a ghost town. Service station is closed. Pulling into the campground, office help very nice. Inexpensive site, nice pull through. Took a walk to the pond. Everything is overgrown and the pond is covered in green slime. Cabins were run down. Looks like abandoned mobile homes there although we did see people go in one very nasty looking place.

Felt very unsafe while we were there. Needed a key code to get into bathroom which leads me to believe others try to use bathroom.

No cable TV and wifi never worked. No fire pit, picnic table all broken down. Could not and would not use.

Will not return. We camped at Southern Gates RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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LovinFT

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $22.00
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Should have paid more attention to the abandoned buildings in the area before we checked in. Only needed to lay over for a night on way to Florida so we weren't really concerned about amenities, which turns out not to be an issue since they have none. Nothing works here. There listing in the PA site is pure hookup. One of the managers hurried ahead of us to warn the residents to hide all their pitbulls. Felt we were in the movie Deliverance. Did not feel safe and was glad to pull out first thing in the morning. We choose this park because their ad said all sites are pull-thrus which we like when we are only laying over for just a night. Pull through is a misnomer as the electric post seemed to be just scattered around in some random fashion so who could tell where the sites begin or end. But, since they park was nearly empty except for the creepy residents, we just drove over the grass. Will never go here again. We camped at Southern Gates RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

There is nothing close by. The area is like a ghost town.

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sharonalice

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $22.00
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We stopped here after fleeing the other Passport Park up the road. Wow what a difference a few miles makes! The owner couldn't have been nicer. The campground has long sites that you drive right into. Couldn't have been easier. We asked for a site to use our satellite and it worked very well. We learned long ago not to expect any campground to have good reception so we take care of ourselves. The bathrooms are cute and very clean. WiFi worked great in the morning. It was a bit slow in the evening, probably from too many users. We will definitely return. One word of warning: The gas station at the exit was 20 cents more expensive than in Cordele just 10 miles to the north. We camped at Southern Gates RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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FtLcharliep

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $22.00
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Pros: Close to I75, pull thru, clean restrooms Cons: Bug heaven, no cable TV, very slow WiFi, mostly seasonal 5 or 6 transient pull thru's. Middle of nowhere. Owners not thrilled with PPA despite no other transients. VERY rough gravel road from recent washout. We camped at Southern Gates RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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seashorecamper

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $28.00
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This is a great campground that is located less than 5 hours from Orlando. It was the perfect stopping point. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The park is very pretty. We did use the bathrooms and found them to be very clean and comfortable. It is mostly and overnight park but I could find enough in the area to stay again. Jimmy Carter's home and some Civil War history is nearby. The lady in the office said that the peanut brittle in Jimmy's hometown is the best. We camped at Southern Gates RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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James Harris

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $28.00
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Great park with easy access from I-75. Drive straight into site. Level sites. Clean bathrooms and showers. Friendly office staff and pretty property. Going on our list. We camped at Southern Gates RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Jerry and Jill

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $28.00
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This is the easiest campsite I have ever pulled into. After registering, they walk you straight down the middle to a level, wide spot. As the woman said, it was the easiest part of our journey! She gave us a cookie which was cute and tasty. The bathhouse is very clean and well kept. We will definitely return. We camped at Southern Gates RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Everglades Travelers

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $22.00
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First, I believe the ratings that are 10 and 9 were put there by the owners. Upon arriving, the office smelled like they breed dogs in there. I never smelled anything so horrible. Yes, the sites are long and pull through. There is no cable because it was disconnected (probably because they never paid the bill). The grass had not been cut in weeks and the ants were plentiful. The roads are worse than dirt roads. Sort of paved with huge holes. We paid $22.00 with a Passport America discount. Not worth $10.00. I could not imagine paying the full price of $44.00. This is a Rat Hole. We would never stay here again. We camped at Southern Gates RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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wafflegirl1

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $28.00
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We found this campground on our way north to visit relatives and made sure to stop on the way home. It is one of the cleanest campgrounds we have ever visited. From the moment we checked in at the cute office we were so happy we stopped. Most campground offices are dirty and cluttered, but it is so fun with the old wood stove and decor. They escorted us to a really long and level pull through site that we pulled right out of the next morning. We didn't use the bathroom but checked them out, and they were spotless. The pool was also very clean. They have cabins that are tidy and look so fun (we peeked in the windows). The wi-fi was strong. We have stayed twice in 10 days and will definitely return. We camped at Southern Gates RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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s1a12

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $25.00
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Used this campground for an overnight stay while traveling on I-75. Close to 75. The owner(s) were friendly and helped get us to the site. The pool was nice although dated. The bathroom was clean and has a locked door. The office during check in smelled like a wet/dirty dog. As previously mentioned, the roads are dirt and uneven. Low tree branches and lots of red ants that infested our RV even after trying to spray. There were beer bottles and cigarette butts in the grass near our site. There are old trailers that look like they were there from a trailer park. There were people (not campers) staying in some of the smaller permanent structures and not many (if any) other non-permanent campers present. The campground needs a lot of work. We would not return. We camped at Southern Gates RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Retro Camper

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $28.00
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We stopped here on our way home from a wet trip to Florida and found more rain, but the park was wonderful. We were escorted to our site by the owners after they gave us fresh cookies! Due to the rain the grass was a little tall, but the owners apologized and we understood, given how rainy it has been. We used the bathhouse which was sparkling and the pool, which was also very clean. They have cute cabins which are a good option for people who are going through the area and don't want to use a motel. The area is a perfect drive from Florida. We came up from Orlando and it only took us 4 1/2 hours. We will definitely return. We camped at Southern Gates RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Wandering Wishnies

Review Count: 322
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $25.00
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Rustic park with dirt roads and grass sites, ours was not level. Wi-Fi is good but cable has been disconnected. Road noise from highway is intrusive. Price is high for PA, I think. OK for overnight, but we would not return. We camped at Southern Gates RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Littleredsportscar

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $28.00
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We stopped here while traveling from Florida to North Carolina. We were met by very friendly staff. We were given our cookies. She showed us to our site. The site was level. All sites are shaded and have a picnic table. Close to I-75, you can hear the traffic but it is not annoying. The bathrooms are clean and met our needs. This is a nice campground. We would stay here again. We camped at Southern Gates RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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