CreekFire RV Resort Review
When cabin fever recently struck the home of one of our roving campground contributors, he loaded up the camper, packed up the family, and headed about 4½ hours south of Charlotte Metro. They landed at CreekFire RV Resort, which is located at 275 Fort Argyle Rd, Savannah, GA, ½ mile west of I-95 and within an easy drive of Hwy 77. Here’s what our intrepid explorer and his family had to say about their experience!
The Drive and Arrival To CreekFire RV Resort
CreekFire RV Resort is listed as both a Passport America and Good Sam park with a 9.5 Good Sam rating, an easy drive from the Charlotte metro area. Trip routing was very straightforward. If you get hungry, need to rest or just want to stretch your legs for a few minutes, there are three or four rest areas along the route where you can pull in and get a vending machine snack. Access off the highway is easy and well-marked, making it simple to find. Upon arrival, you pull up in front of the office to check-in. Check-in is very simple and straightforward, pets allowed, and the friendly staff gives you everything you need to get and stay on the grounds. We were escorted to site by a staffer on a golf cart, which is handy for those who aren’t familiar with the grounds and may otherwise find navigating the interior roads and locating their spot challenging.
WARNING! If you arrive after 10 pm when the office closes, there is no access for new check-ins. However, if you’re arriving after 10 pm, guests are allowed to boondock in the front parking area at no charge, assuming you have a reservation. After-hours access to CreekFire RV Resort is strictly monitored and controlled by keycards.
The pull-through sites and back-in spots for RVs and campers are pretty generous with easy hookups. The outer ring of campsites consists of back-in sites which are either gravel or concrete pads. The inner rings are pull-thru sites which again are either gravel or paved sites. CreekFire RV Resort offers full hookups with easy connection, which helps reduce setup time so you can spend more time exploring, meandering, and enjoying the area.
One thing that really struck us about CreekFire RV Resort was how quiet the campground was after the office closed. The tight security and access control help keep the wild ones out, leaving the grounds peaceful and pleasant at night.
Grounds and Amenities
CreekFire RV Resort is much more than just a campground: It’s a resort destination without the resort destination price tag, including RV and tent campsites as well as cabins. The CreekFire grounds feature two pretty nice restaurants, The Lakehouse Restaurant onsite is located on the lake and the Pool Bar and Grill more central to the main hub of the grounds, where you can order drinks and food and munch with the family or relax while the kids swim and play in the heated pool hot tub area. Aside from the swimming pool, there’s also a kiddy pool and Lazy River which is opening this year. There is also an outdoor fire pit at the nice pool area and another fire ring at the Lakehouse Restaurant. The resort has boat rentals, a playground, and a beautiful walking trail around the lake which takes you all the way around to the sites for tent canpers. There’s also a general store, propane refilling station, full club area, and ample laundry and sundry facilities.
If you’re into tennis, basketball, or bocce ball, CreekFire RV Resort has you covered with well-maintained courts so you can get your game on! They also feature lots of activities for all ages, from ping pong and line dancing to learning to make a bird feeder from pine cones, so there’s no reason for anyone in your crew to be bored.
One of the great amenities of the resort is that you can take a shuttle to downtown Savannah! $15 per adult and $7 per child 12 and under, round trip. The shuttle runs all year long and departs CreekFire RV Resort at 9 am, 12 pm, and 6 pm (Advanced reservations required)
And…Pets are both welcomed and encouraged, so be sure to bring your furry friends!
Around the Area
From CreekFire RV Resort, it’s only about 10-15 minutes to the downtown Savannah historic district. The River Walk is a lot of fun to do, and there are plenty of other places to see and visit, depending on the trip type you’re taking: the Savannah Festival Factory Store, Little Lucky’s Pub, and AvalonOglethorpe Mall. You’re also close to state and national forests and parks like Skidaway Island State Park and Wassaw and Savannah National Wildlife Refuges. For the golf nuts in the crowd, The Landings Golf Club, The Club at Savannah Harbor, and Crosswinds Golf Club are sure to satisfy even the most dedicated duffers! And if you need to head airport way to pick up friends or catch a plane, it’s only 19 minutes north on I-95.
It would be easy to say “All RV parks are the same” or “If you’ve gone camping near Savannah, you’ve seen what there is to see.” In actuality, this would be a gross injustice to CreekFire RV Resort. The staff very friendly and helpful. It’s got amenities to rival 3-star hotels near Savannah, easily beats out Holiday Inns in Savannah and other family hotels, and it’s probably the nicest of the nice RV parks my family has stayed at in the past year, which is saying a lot. From the picnic tables to the security to the amenities, my family didn’t feel cheated that we didn’t stay at one of the pet-friendly hotels and my kids loved the place. When you’re looking for a campground that gives the look, luxury, and service of “resort” suites in Savannah, be sure to add CreekFire RV Resort to your trip planner. Easy access to Savannah travel plus wonderful grounds, friendly staff, and plenty to do earns CreekFire RV Resort a very solid, well-deserved A rating!