Tybee Island and Savannah (Rivers End Campground & RV Park, Tybee Island, GA) – April 16 – 19

The Rivers End Campground is located near the north end of Tybee Island. The campground includes full hook-up RV sites, tent sites, laundry facilities, a store and a swimming pool. Campsites are assigned by the campground and we were fortunate to get the site with the most privacy. Overall, it was a nice campground.

We arrived on a chilly, cloudy Friday afternoon, so the island was fairly quiet. We walked several miles around the north end of the island.

On Saturday we  drove to Savannah, about 20 minutes away, and spent several hours walking around the historic district.  Established in 1733, the city is America’s first planned city and was laid out in a grid pattern, allowing for wide streets and public squares. There are 22 squares, which are small parks with trees, monuments, fountains, plants and park benches.  The squares are well-used by locals and visitors, with people doing yoga, sitting on benches and walking. We walked through about half of the squares, checking out the exteriors of historic homes and churches, and then to the historic waterfront. Surprisingly, the area was not at all crowded at noon on a Saturday. The restaurants were fairly empty, so we were able to get a table on a 2nd floor terrace, overlooking the waterfront. It was our first meal at a restaurant since fall of last year. It was a fabulous lunch.

On our way back to the campground we stopped a fish market. The woman behind the counter was from Marine City, MI. We got a nice “local’s discount” on our fish! We also drove through the town on Tybee Island. The restaurants and bars were jam-packed and the sidewalks were crowded with unmasked people, some walking around in swimwear. Needless to say, there would be no visits to town for us, on this trip.

The next day we returned to Savannah to explore the rest of the historic town squares and Forsyth Park and return to the waterfront. We learned that Sundays and very busy there. It appeared that many people were there for brunch, as the restaurants were quite full of people.  We had lunch at a hot dog stand that also sold pretty decent veggie dogs.  It was our anniversary (17 years!), but I was happy with the affordable, outdoor, social-distanced lunch. This was an opportunity to remind Dave of the fact that  l am a low-maintenance wife.

Our last day on Tybee Island, we used the nice laundry facilities, rode our bikes around most of the Island and just relaxed. We would be leaving for Charleston the next day. We really enjoyed Savannah and will likely return soon. Having already walked the entire historic district, we might check out a couple of museums  and restaurants when there is no pandemic (hoping that will actually happen one day…).


Campsite at Rivers End Campground & RV Park, Tybee Island
Campsite at Rivers End Campground & RV Park, Tybee Island
Tybee Island Light Station and Museum
The pier on Tybee Island
Storm surge elevation marker, Tybee Island, GA
Tybee Island, GA
Tybee Island, GA
Forsyth Park, Savannah, GA
Nathaniel Greene Monument in  Johnson Square, Savannah, GA
Christ Church, Savannah, GA
Savannah Cotton Exchange, Savannah, GA
Savannah waterfront
Lunch on our private terrace, with a view of the historic Savannah waterfront
Savannah, GA
Davenport House, Savannah, GA
Armstrong-Kessler Mansion, Savannah, GA
The Mercer House, Savannah, GA
Site of the first Girl Scout Headquarters in America, Savannah, GA
Andrew Low House, Savannah, GA
Savannah, GA
Monument to Revolutionary War hero, William Jasper in Madison Square, Savannah, GA
Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist, Savannah, GA


Sunset on Tybee Island, GA