In the process of getting prepared to hit the road full time we spent 5 months at an RV park that was close to our work but yet still had some privacy away from the main town. We chose Thomas-Hardeeville RV Park in Hardeeville, South Carolina.
Map link to Location: Thomas RV Park
Here is some info to help you make an informed decision about this park.
- Pros: We feel Thomas RV Park has a GREAT location! You are only 15 minutes from Savannah, GA and about 30 minutes to Hilton Head Island, SC. Lots of things to do in either location! Great food where ever you go.
- Cons: The downside is that there is not much in the way of grocery shopping in Hardeeville and you are better off going to either Savannah or Bluffton, SC to do your shopping. There are many great restaurants in Savannah or Bluffton so you can really make a day of it if you wanted. There are two little gas station/convenience stores about 1/4 mile away from the park though.
- Pros: Monthly rates are reasonable at $375 plus electric (.10kwh) at time of writing. Daily rates are listed on their website and they accept many of the RV clubs for a discounted rate (Passport America, etc). The spaces are fairly large, wide and level with many pull throughs for big rigs. All sites have 30/50 amps and water/sewer hookups. They have basic cable (you must get a box at the office) free of charge.
- Cons: If you are staying for any length of time, request a site towards the back of the park. There is a very busy road that goes right past the front of the park and road noise is an issue, IMO. Also, the sites closer to the front do not have many trees and in the summer the shade is very nice to have.
- Pros: Lots of shady tree lined areas to walk and bike. Very pet friendly! Has a decent laundry room that was recently renovated and has new machines ($1.50 to wash/$2.00 to dry). They maintain the park very well and they are always willing to help you out. This fall they provided free wood for the fire pits! They are in the process of clearing out some wooded areas and making it look nicer. There is a central gathering area with a small kitchen area and tables/chairs. They held a crab boil this fall that was awesome and there is usually a gathering every month – just bring a side dish! **They do have wireless internet and it works “OK”. Don’t expect to stream HD videos or anything but it will definitely be fine for checking your Facebook page or working on your blog! 😉
- Cons: There is no bath house or toilet. That is on their list of projects they will be completing soon but as of this writing it wasn’t available. There is no camp host – you will need to call the owner if you need something taken care of.
- Pros: Pets are very welcome at this park! They have even built a doggy play yard and a bathing area! There are also stations throughout the park with doggy poo bag dispensers. Pets are to be leashed at all times (except in the dog park) and you must pick up after your pets. Only common sense of course. 🙂
- Cons: Not too much on the downside here. Just remember, this is a southern climate and with that you could have alligators in the ponds here – do not let your dog swim in them! Do not approach alligators for any reason. Also, when walking in the woods be mindful of snakes. There are many poisonous varieties here.
- Other thoughts: This is not really a “kid friendly” park in the sense that there is no playground or pool at the park. The beach isn’t far and there are tons of things to do within minutes of the park but I have seen kids come here and they seem bored.
- AT&T & Verizon – signals are decent with LTE coverage and great speeds.
Overall, this is a very nice park with a great location between the beach and historic Savannah. The people are friendly, it’s a pretty park (especially at the back where we were) and the rates are reasonable if you plan to stay for an extended period.