The Jekyll Island Campground is Perfect for Family Outdoor Lodging

The Jekyll Island Campground is located on the northern end of the island. Here you'll find 175 sites on 18 acres replete with ancient Live Oaks draped in Spanish Moss.

The campground welcomes all types of campers, from primitive tent to pop up campers to RVs. Developed sites include full electrical hookups (30 to 50 amp), water, sewerage, WiFi, DSL, and Cable TV. Tent sites also have water.

Check out the camp store, selling everything from food to fire wood. They rent bikes here, too - the perfect mode of transportation for getting around Jekyll Island.

Also within the Jekyll Island Campground - 2 restrooms with showers; a coin operated laundry; dump stations; courtesy phones; and a recycling center.

The Jekyll Island Campground welcomes canine guests (must be leashed), and has a dog walk area for your convenience.

Have an event? The campground's Community Pavilion is climate controlled and seats up to 164 guests.

Want to play? Check out their Pickle Ball Court. There's also a Bird Sanctuary on the site.

Driftwood Beach not far from Jekyll Island CampgroundIconic Driftwood Beach is Only a Short Walk from the Jekyll Island Campground.

Nearby Amenities -

One of the best features of the Jekyll Island Campground is it's proximity to some of the island's fine attractions.

Just across Beachview Drive and a moderate walk or short bike ride away is the Clam Creek Picnic Area, where the Jekyll Island Fishing Pier is located. Clam Creek is a great place for a family picnic, for fishing or crabbing, or for a lazy walk on the beach.

Bike trails that cross the marsh branch out from here, too.

The famed Driftwood Beach is just up the road. Head right from the campground until you come to the marsh trail access point, on the left. From there, it's just a short walk, straight to the beach.

The ruins of the Horton House are nearby. You can reach them by heading left out of the campground entrance, or walk long a bike path through the woods, where you'll come out behind the Horton House.

Keep left and you'll arrive at the Historic District (a longer ride or walk).

Rates and Reservations -

Jekyll's campground rates are very reasonable, starting at $28.00 daily for a tent site to $43.00 daily for a pull-through or back-in site.

You can lease sites by the day, week, 2 weeks, or even by the month.

As of this writing, they have a weekly special where if you stay for 6 days, you get the 7th day free. There's a 3 day minimum stay during holidays, and on Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day weekends, rates may be higher.

Call 1-866-658-3021, or email, for current rates and reservations. Reservations are recommended (rates may be higher for drop-ins).

If you arrive after hours, a camp host will help you find your site.

Check out is at 12:00 noon.

Good to Know Info -

If you're planning on doing some Jekyll Island camping, consider the following -

  • Bugs - they're out there, from mosquitoes to no-seeums. Bring plenty of Deep Woods Off or your repellent of choice. Mosquitoes never seem to bother me much on Jekyll Island, but when I was surveying Kiawah Island off the South Carolina Coast, we went through Deep Woods Off by the case! We surveyed pristine maritime forest, marsh land, just about every kind of habitat on the island, some that looked like something out of Jurassic Park. Thought a dinosaur might come lumbering up any minute. It was funny to see clouds of mosquitoes following us everywhere we went, but none landing on us 'cause we were drenched in Deep Woods Off. But it's all good at the Jekyll Island Campground. You're outside, camping!. And remember - you're convening with nature, and bugs are a part of it. As are...
  • Critters - that Live Oak forest is perfect for shade and ambiance, but critters live here, too. Watch for raccoons. They're thieves (they wear that mask for a reason). Make sure you keep your site clean, and pick up and put away all food remains. Raccoons are good at getting into food caches and coolers, so secure them after use. One good thing - there are no bears on Jekyll Island (but Bigfoot has been sighted here...)
  • Pool - there's no swimming pool at the campground, but the beach is near. And you may be able to snag pool privileges from a nearby hotel. Or, if you have a little pirate in your blood (and you should if you read Jekyll Island Family Adventures!), do what we used to do when our kids were young - just sneak into a hotel pool and make ourselves at home!

So come on out and enjoy your stay at the Jekyll Island Campground. If you like to camp, it's the perfect budget lodging choice for a memorable Jekyll Island Family Adventure.

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