If you love nature, River’s End Campground in Tybee Island is close to several walking trails ranging from one to more than 6+ miles. One of the best spots to hike on the island is the McQueen’s Island Bicycle & Pedestrian Trail near The Fort Pulaski National Monument. The exact location is between the Lazaretto Creek and Bull River Bridges east of Savannah and towards Tybee Island.
The route is carved out along the old Savannah-Tybee Island Railroad’s Historic and Scenic Trail. You might see fiddler crabs performing a sideways sidle across the path or observe dolphins frolicking in the Savannah River channel.
You will usually see water birds, too, some of them making a ruckus. In addition to the dolphins, birds and crabs, you could spot the eastern box turtle, the diamond back terrapin, an alligator or even a bobcat (though they are pretty reclusive)!
Six Miles Long
The trail is about 6 miles long and 10 to 20 feet wide. As suggested above, it is a converted railroad track built in 1887 and situated parallel to the present US Highway 80.
The train once took Savannah passengers to and from Tybee Island for salt-air excursions. Once the highway was constructed from Savannah to Tybee Island, the railroad was no longer needed and fell out of use.
Even back in late 1800s and early 1900s, Tybee Island was a popular beach resort for folks in Savannah!
About River’s End Campground
After you park your RV, get on your nature jones before heading back to River’s End Campground and RV Park. Along the way, you might stop at one of the laid back beach restaurants and bars. Reserve a full hookup RV site, a primitive campsite or a rustic cabin by visiting our reservation page at www.riversendcampground.com or by calling 800-786-1016.