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A Big Wheel RV Park

Saint Marys, Georgia


6031 Charlie Smith SR Hwy
Saint Marys, Georgia 31558
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 35
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 30.83739
Longitude: -81.56321

Elevation: 26' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping ?
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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77 Reviews

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

(Rate is based on monthly) We spent two weeks after snowbirding further south and waited for a weather window to go home to Ohio. We have wintered in this park previously and would not have bothered with another review but found some change. First, the water is far better. Generally water quality in this area is poor. Second, the park is adding sites and has plans for expansion. In winter the park is full so even with the expansion call ahead. We camped at A Big Wheel RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Very good base camp for Georgia seacoast/islands, North Florida coast from St. Augustine to Fernandina Beach, the Okefenokee Swamp. Plenty of affordable restaurants, Walmart and groceries, fresh seafood locally. Jacksonville has everything including RV dealers.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

We stay at A Big Wheel often. The park is clean, quiet and peaceful. The staff is friendly and helpful. We camped at A Big Wheel RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

It is close to a variety of activities in the St Marys, Fernandina Beach, Fla area.

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

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is a quiet gem. Friendly and helpful owner and host. The rows are paved and that is nice to keep the sand out of your camper. The park is tidy. Very good Wi-Fi experience in site no. 1. We camped at A Big Wheel RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Big Wheel is a good location to visit the charming town of St. Mary and the ferry to Cumberland Island. Fernandia Beach and Amelia Island are convenient to the campground too. The campground is located very near Crooked Creek State park. You can ride a bike to the park which is delightful to stop in the Nature Center.

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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed four nights. We had a concrete pull-through site with a patio and picnic table. Somewhat more space and privacy than a lot of similar parks. There was a lot of space inside the park that was not used for RV parking and lots of trees and native plants. Also a number of small fields and a pond. Great for the dog. Yes there were couple of roosters, and they did start crowing about 4:30 AM. If you are a light sleeper you might need earplugs. The owner was very helpful and friendly. No cable TV. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at A Big Wheel RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This Park has a great location. Close to Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach, the Okefenokee national wildlife refuge and Cumberland Island. We visited all three and they were great, especially Cumberland Island.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice clean tropical feeling RV resort. It is not a campground. Office staff was friendly. People staying in the park were great! All hookups worked well. Sites are a little close together and no privacy between sites. We didn't use the showers but from what I saw they were clean and safe. There are some very tight turns in this campground. Easy to find. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at A Big Wheel RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B27
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at this park for a week and had a fantastic time. The park is clean and the staff is friendly. The only complaint I had were the roosters! The park has free-range chickens, and the rooster starts crowing at about 4 am and doesn't stop until the sun comes up. Sleep with a fan by your head or bring some ear plugs, because I was woken up early for the first few days.

Our dogs loved the fenced in dog park at the back of the property. They could run around and play off leash, which was very nice. The laundry and the restrooms were very clean, and we had no problem getting packages delivered to the park.

There is a small bar just steps away from the park. We went there one night and met the locals and got some great recommendations about what to do in the area (which I will share with you in the tip section!) We camped at A Big Wheel RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We had a fine time in this area.
DO NOT MISS CUMBERLAND ISLAND! We took the 11:45 ferry out and the 4:45 ferry back. This was plenty of time to see the Dungeness Ruins and walk the beach. If it had been warmer, I would have taken the earlier ferry and spent all day on the beach. It really was breathtaking.

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

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at the park for 6 days. We had planned on staying at another park that we had used in the past but it was full. So called this park and was accommodated with a large site and friendly service. Would stay here again. We camped at A Big Wheel RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

St Mary's is a quaint town nearby. Also Amelia Island is only 20 miles south.

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Dat

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

An overnight stop for traveling I95, we have used this campground before and like it. Always prefer to use the Passport America parks rather than Walmarts, truck stops, etc. whenever possible. Nice people run the park and the sites are level concrete while interior roads are asphalt and nice. We camped at A Big Wheel RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 101
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

Very friendly office staff. Passport America rate. Spent 1 night just passing thru. Would consider this park for a longer stay. Transient sites are about 65' long. Tree branches need trimmed. Wifi worked well for FB and email. Picked up a couple antenna channels. Water pressure was fine. Roosters crowed a bit early. A fee park cats visited, but were not a nuisance. Exiting may require big rigs to take a tour of the park to get out. Some turns are tighter than others. We camped at A Big Wheel RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 183
States Visited: 44
Helpful Reviews: 40

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

This CG is well off the beaten path. The roads are paved and the sites are concrete. The roads are narrow and even though we requested a pull through for 1 night, we had to disconnect. The layout would not allow me to pull into my site with my tow. The wifi was very weak even though we could see the antenna. This park is NOT big rig friendly.

There seemed to be a lot of long termers and they were not very friendly. Although there is a Passport America members sign, we did not get a discount. We camped at A Big Wheel RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Easy to find and easy in and out. Paved inner roads. Pull Thru was FHU with level concrete pad with patio. Wide and long enough for our 40' motorcoach with a tow and two slides. Mature trees and shrubbery between spacious sites for privacy. Patio area with picnic table. Nice areas to walk dogs. No litter, trash or dog waste. Nice responsible pet owners who pick up. Pond with fountain and catch and release. Great way to unwind from a day on the road or from sightseeing/eating/shopping in St. Marys.

Loved the free range chickens and had no problems with crowing that others have mentioned. Maybe our rig is better insulated. We heard there is a great pot luck on the weekends and card games during the week for those who love to meet others and swap stories. Whether you like that, or you just want to chill out, the campground is wonderfully relaxing and peaceful. You won't regret giving them a call and staying here. We will be back again. We camped at A Big Wheel RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Wonderful hosts....fells like home...enjoyed a great potluck supper on Sunday night.... Highly recommend. We camped at A Big Wheel RV Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This was our third snowbird winter at this park. Why? It is an extremely comfortable park. Most sites are level concrete separated by trees and other plants. The owner and staff are attentive and the Sunday (and holiday) potlucks are great. Restrooms/showers are very good. There are no-see-ums, and some have problems with the free-range chickens. We think it is part of the charm. Price is lower than northern Florida parks and the weather is much the same. The park is generally full in the winter so call first. We camped at A Big Wheel RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The park is a great home base for visiting Georgia's coastal islands and Florida from Amelia Island to St. Augustine. Okefenokee NWR is about an hour away. Walmart and two grocery stores are a 15 minute drive. Jacksonville has everything. Good variety of affordable restaurants in Kingsland/St. Marys.

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

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

My husband and I recently stayed at this park in transit for a few nights. We found the park to be very quaint and the owner is extremely accommodating and friendly. A diamond in the rough really! All of the conveniences that we look for in a park were met. Reasonable prices, clean, quiet, private. The sites are all full-hookup with nice level concrete pad and picnic table with fire ring. Lovley trees and natural landscaping. This is also a Passport America park. We would for sure stay here again. We camped at A Big Wheel RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

This park is conveniently located from I-95 (about a 10 minute ride). All shopping and convenience stores are about 5-10 minutes away. Downtown St. Mary's, GA I describe as walking into a Norman Rockwell painting. It is a charming harbour town.

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

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

We chose this campground based on other reviews. We would not classify this as a "gem". Roosters crowing at 5:30 am and running wild had our dog on high alert and shaking the whole time. Neighbors sewer connection was almost on our concrete. Very small place and although there were lots of RVs, not many people. Will not be back. We camped at A Big Wheel RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Concrete, Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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