4 Southeast RV Travel Gems

Owning an recreational vehicle is the greatest way to explore all of the natural beauty, unique architecture, and diverse culture that exists throughout this magnificent world of ours. It’s a freedom unlike anything other, providing you and your family with countless opportunities for learning and growth.

Still, after several years of traveling, it can be difficult to branch out and identify new roads you’ve yet to discover. That’s why Vogel Talks RVing is posting a series of blog articles—each one focusing on a different region or state.

In today’s post we’ll focus on four favorite “lesser-known” travel locations in the Southeast including recommended RV parks. All selected parks have been personally visited.

Walterboro, South Carolina

Walterboro, South Carolina © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Walterboro, South Carolina © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

For those reminiscing about the warmth and familiarity of an authentic small town, Walterboro provides the perfect opportunity to step back through time. Nature lovers can take advantage of South Carolina’s year-round balmy weather and enjoy the quiet solitude of the ACE Basin and The Great Swamp Sanctuary, which is accessible from downtown.

Walterboro is only 45 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. Charleston, Edisto Island, Savannah, and Hilton Head Island are only a short drive away.

Where to Stay: New Green Acres RV Park

Conveniently located the New Green Acres RV Park offers 106 long and wide pull through sites with full hookups including 50/30-amp electric service. Our home base while exploring Walterboro and the Lowcounty, we would return to this 5-star RV park in a heart-beat.

Jekyll Island, Georgia

Jekyll Island Club, Jekyll Island, Georgia © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Jekyll Island Club, Jekyll Island, Georgia © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Jekyll Island offers visitors miles of pristine beaches and coastlands, horseback riding and carriage tours, natural wildlife preserves and protected marshlands, miles of bicycle trails to explore, maritime forests, fishing, kayaking and canoeing, not to mention the Jekyll Island Club National Historic Landmark District.

Jekyll Island is renowned for its landmark Historic District, termed the “Millionaire’s Village”, with its 240-acre site containing 33 historic structures, including the Jekyll Island Club Hotel and surrounding cottages that were once home to some of America’s most wealthy citizens.

Where to Stay: Coastal Georgia RV Resort, Brunswick

Coastal Georgia RV Resort is big-rig friendly with spacious all-concrete pull-through full hook-

up sites including 30/50-amp electric service, cable TV, Wi-Fi at site park wide, picnic tables, grills, paved interior roads, pool, recreation hall, pavilion, and laundry facilities.

Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Imagine a place where unusual creatures swim through mirror-top waters and exotic plants sprout from floating islands. A place where thousands of creatures serenade the setting of the sun each day.

Spanish moss-laced trees reflect off the black swamp waters, while cypress knees rise upward from the glass-like surface. Here, paddlers and photographers enjoy breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife.

Where to Stay: Okefenokee RV Park, Folkston

Ideally situated some 20 miles west of I-95 (Kingland exit) near Folkston, Okefenokee RV Park is a perfect base from which to explore Okefenokee. Okefenokee RV Park offers 52 full hook-up camping sites with 50/30-amp electric service, free Wi-Fi, bathrooms, showers, laundry, and club house.

Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

Bayou Teche at Breaux Bridge, Louisiana © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Bayou Teche at Breaux Bridge, Louisiana © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Nestled along the banks of the slow-rolling Bayou Teche, Breaux Bridge, the “Crawfish Capital of the World,” is a gorgeous historic town with world-class restaurants and a thriving Cajun music and folk art scene. Breaux Bridge is a great place to stop off for a meal and an afternoon of antiquing, and an even better place to camp at a local RV park and stay awhile.

Where to Stay: Poche’s RV Park, Breaux Bridge

Poche’s RV Park has highly rated facilities, 88 pull-through sites equipped with 30/50-amp electric service, sewer, and water. The park also features a clubhouse, showers, laundry, dog walk, playground and more.

Poche's Fish-N-Camp RV Park, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Poche’s Fish-N-Camp RV Park, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Worth Pondering…

America is laced with nooks and crannies, good places that go undiscovered by many mainstream travelers.

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