Lotts Island RV Park

 
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Lotts Island RV Park
Lotts Island Army Airfield RV Park

Location

Installation
Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, GA
GPS Coordinates
31.98460, -81.17849
Location Information
Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, GA
RV Gate Coordinates
31.98673, -81.17639

Directions

Directions
From Exit 94 on I-95,take GA 204 East for 6.5 miles. Once you pass over the "Forest River", turn Left (N) onto Rio Road. Enter Hunter AAF on the left at the Rio Gate a short distance up Rio Road. IMMEDIATELY after clearing the gate, make a sharp left turn, to the campground on the left. Campground is the next left on a dirt road. Must check in and pay at MWR Outdoor Rec office. Directions to MWR: Leave campground and turn left before the guard station on Rio Rd. DOn't go out the gate. Turn right on Perimeter Rd. Go 1.2 miles and turn left on Stratofortress Rd (follow signs to skeet shooting range). The office is at the end of Stratofortress Rd.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(912) 315-9554
Mailing Address
HAAF Outdoor Equipment Rental/Checkout Centers Bldg 8454, Stratofortress Road, Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, GA 31409-5000

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, DoD Civilians at Fort Stewart and Hunter AAF.
Season
Year-round.
Reservations
Reservations accepted 30 days in advance.
Internet Access
None in the campground.
Mail Forwarding
(Your Name), c/o General Delivery, Savannah, GA 31401 - This goes to the main post office at 2 N Fahm St. downtown near River Street.
Pet Information
Allowed with usual leash and clean-up rules.
Campground Information
14 day stay limit. No bathhouse/showers or laundry. CAUTION - although advertised as "Big Rig Friendly", many sites are narrow.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Discounts
Discount provided for Golden Age/Senior Pass.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Golf
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Shoppete

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Site
16
W/30,50A/S/C
$22
N/A
N/A
Overflow
?
W
$6
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Firearms Policy
Campground printed info states: Firearms must be securely stored, unloaded, and out of sight.
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Weather Information

Hunter Army Airfield is located in Savannah, Georgia along the intra-coastal waterway and offers picnicking, camping and boat docking amenities at Lott's Island picnic area, campground and marina. Rent household equipment, grills of all sizes, a camper or choose from a variety of boats with inboard/outboard motors. Pass and permit offices sell hunting and fishing licenses at both Hunter and Fort Stewart.

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(Updated: March 22, 2017)
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Mar 21, 2017

Stopped at Lotts Island RV Park on 3/21/2017 on our way home from Florida. The office was closed so we picked an empty site and set up. After we were completely set up, a young man in a MWR t-shirt arrived and informed us that we could only stay if we had a reservation and that they were not accepting reservations. He stated this was because workers were supposed to come and address the stumps of trees that were blown down by Hurricane Mathew five months previously. When I inquired as to why other campers were allowed to stay, he stated that they were there "before". Since it was obvious that the other units looked like they had been there awhile, I asked who they were and he replied "contractors". Who are these people and what gives them precedence over retired military? As it was late in the afternoon and we were already set up and had put our check in the drop box, we came to an agreement that we would address the situation the next morning. At 8am the following morning, the camp director, Chase Howell POUNDED on our camper door. He informed us that we could not stay there without a reservation. When asked how to get reservation, he replied we couldn't and threatened to call the MPs if we didn't leave. We elected to speak to the MPs and they agreed that regardless of all the empty sites, we couldn't stay without a reservation. The MWR campground website does not state that the campground is closed or that reservations are required. It even states that civilians are welcome space available. The guards at the entrance gate next to the campground did not say anything either. As another retiree was asked to leave also, this was not just an isolated event. As you can ascertain by the previous reviews, this situation has been on going since at least 2013. We have been traveling the last four years and have stayed in military campgrounds all over this country. We have always been treated fairly and with respect. This place treated a 36 year veteran like a criminal. 

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Feb 2, 2017

They are still closed due to the damage from Hurricane Mathew. :-( *Disregard ratings since it's a requirement to rate it in order to post a review. 

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July 2015

Were rather disappointed when arrived as area quite unkempt. We chose our spot and hubby impressed with hookups. Site served our purpose for a short stay. MWR office where you check-in is closed Tuesday and Wednesday as previously noted. Very poorly run as one person trying his hardest to handle it all. We were very saddened to see what could be a great park minimally cared for. This park appeared to be laid out well with good equipment then abandoned. Very sad!

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June 2015

Tried for 3 days to get someone to answer the phone. No Joy. Finally called the main number at Stewart and spoke to a lady who said the Supervisor Susan would call me back. After another day and no call I called back again and spoke to Susan. She gave me 3 or 4 excuses why the phone was always busy or no one answered. She finally said the custodian would be calling me back in 30 minutes. That was 2 hours ago and still no call. I will definitely by pass this location in the future. They do not care about customers. Rude and inconsiderate to say the least. I am also sending an email to the Post Commander.

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May 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights passing through. We had reservations but there's no office or camp host so we had to dis-connect our toad to drive to the other side of the base to outdoor rec, unfortunately the outdoor rec is closed every Tuesday and Wednesday so we left our payment with someone who was working in the same office but doesn't deal with the RV park. They have a very nice fishing pond on base that has very clear water and a lot of fish. Don't get your hopes up though cause you must purchase a Georgia state fishing license and purchase a base fishing license and this is strictly enforced on this base. I didn't want to fish but my kids really wanted to go fishing here but kids of any age are not allowed to fish unless the parent purchases a GA license and base license even if you don't plan to fish and it's only for your child. Also there is a small commisary and exchange but it is on the other end of the base, it's quite far.

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Jan 2015

Ok, many of the previous comments are spot on. At one time I suppose Lott’s Island RV Park was something that the base cared and supported—financially and otherwise. Not the case now, but I encourage my fellow RV’ers to not be discouraged. It is many squatters here but it is still room for anyone passing through. We arrived and the MRW office was closed, we simply found an empty space and set up, and encourage others to do so. Called MWR the next day and asked to reserve space, was told that no vacancies existed. 2 hours later stopped by the office and stated that I wanted to pay for RV site X and would be staying for a few more days…no problem, money taken and no questions asked. Signs leading to the CG state you must have reservations or stay in the overflow (it took us until the next day to find overflow). For Overflow, head past CG towards Lott’s Island and you will see "RV Overflow" Signs on the right…very nice and for 6 bucks a night it was tempting for us to move there. Sites offer 30/50, water, sewer, cable (could not get cable to work), and Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi worked better than some 5 star CG’s we have stayed at, may have been our location but worked great. Gravel pads, very narrow, and some are difficult to get into. A lot of negatives (as discussed by earlier posts) but we liked our 4 day stay, It is quiet here, very convenient (Bass Pro Shop and Wal-Mart less than a mile away) to Historic Savannah, golf is great, nice and quiet, and the base is full service. Don’t expect any 5 star treatments but don’t be discouraged from this diamond in the rough.

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3.7
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4.0
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4.0
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December 2014

We stayed here for 2 weeks visiting friends and enjoying the Savannah area. This is the third time we have stayed and always find the campground a reasonable value and haven't experienced some of the problems others have described. We have always been able to find a "hole" in the canopy of trees to get signal for the satellite. There are fewer homesteaders than we remember, though there are some units we saw there last year. The lack of a bath house and laundry does not bother us, as we use those in our RV.

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December 2014

We read all the recent warnings about Lotts Island at Hunter AAF, and decided to take advantage of its location near Savannah for our 2-night stay anyway. We were pleasantly surprised at the campground. It's rustic, yes, with moss-covered trees making the area picturesque. Big rig owners looking for a resort atmosphere may be disappointed, but for us, we liked the natural environment ... and another couple we chatted with agreed. They plan to stay a month. The young lady in the MWR office was friendly. Location: excellent. Cleanliness: no problem. Amenities/Facilities: lacking, but it's a big Army post. Value: weird: Civilians can stay there for $35 (once they get through the gate); Military for $22 a night; AmeriPass (Golden Age Passport) for $18.

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10-15 August 14

This was not a bad stay and I recommend Lott Island to anyone who does not need/require amenities or any assistance from the MWR management or campground staff. We arrived Sunday afternoon, had a nice stay on the campground, and left Friday afternoon. Not once, during our stay, did we see anyone from MWR management or the campground staff. I'm not saying this is necessarily a bad thing, just very different from any other campground we have ever visited. I did call the MWR office when we were departing to tell them we deposited our payment check in their drop box at the maintenance shed on the campground.

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May 2014

We chose to come to Lotts Island RV Park since it was so close to Savannah GA. I think this was a mistake and I should have turned off at Ft Stewart instead. We called the day before arriving to see if they had anything available. Mike told us he'd have to check with the woman who worked there and that he would call us back since she had to make a trip to the RV park to check what was open. I guess their "books" are inaccurate. WE made 3 more calls to no avail and Mike NEVER returned our calls. Since Mike "thought" there was a site open, we gambled and headed to Lotts Island to see the following day. After arriving, we pulled into the RV park and unhooked to go over to the MWR office since it's a long trek. Good thing we did unhook since the parking lot at the MWR office is not RV friendly with gravel road and lots of potholes. When we checked in, they still weren't sure if they had space. We finally got a slot for 2 nights, but NO information is provided from the staff unless you know what to ask for. We forgot to ask if there was a wifi password, our mistake. After getting back to the RV park and trying to connect to the wifi, it REQUIRED a password. I called back to the MWR office and they didn't answer the phone for over 30 minutes! Once they finally did answer, they weren't sure of the wifi password. Make sure you connect to the HB_Campground3 network…it's the one the password works on. The RV Park is a gravel road and each of the power poles is surrounded by LARGE YELLOW cement/metal poles. We saw yellow paint on MANY of the RVs, so it's obvious that there was contact. Also, some of the slots (site 8) are really hard to get into. One individual was assigned site 8 and chose to dry camp since he couldn't get his 5er into the spot. The wifi is spotty! It does work, but goes up and down. They claim they have CATV, but they need to remove this from their amenities. They do have a CATV hookup, but only ONE channel comes in! We chose to use the antenna and received many more…all of the local channels (12 in all). The sites have large cement pads for the picnic table (which by the way is attached to the cement and can't be moved). Also, each site has a fire ring! The road in the RV Park is gravel (at best) and has many potholes. Also, the drive around the park puts you "danger close" to other rigs already parked since the sites are very close to the road -- watch out for those yellow poles. The sites themselves are somewhat level, but one gravel which is deteriorating. NOTE: the sites around site 8 are downhill and appeared to be "damp" even though it hadn't rained in a while. It looks like these sites become "lakes" during rains. I would stay in sights 1-4 or 10-16. Finally, you will find SEVERAL of the residents are LONG TERM residents or active duty people LIVING in the park. With only 16 sites, over half are TAKEN all of the time! It's obvious that the MWR Staff ignores the RV Park and doesn't come over to help things run smoothly probably because of the long drive! If they had a camp host or took a little more interest in the RV park, it could be a real gem. The park is unkept and ignored. I would only recommend this RV Park if you want to be close to downtown Savannah (still a drive and the traffic is horrendous during rush hour) and the mall (it's right out the gate). If not, go to Ft Stewart if you're in the area.

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April 10-14, 2014

Entry was 3 miles from where we parked the RV yet there was an entrance right next to the camp area. After setting up you had to drive 2 miles back to the post to pay your fee. There was no contact person if help or assistance was needed. Sites were small for big rigs as well as half the spots were home to active duty members and areas around their rigs was unkempt. The road into the campground was barely visible for the leaves all over and potholes. Could not extend a slide-out due to the height of the water/sewer post and the narrowness of the drive from the concrete slab. The campground is definitely not worth $22 a night.

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28 March, 2014

We called last week for reservations for this weekend and were told they were full up and had no vacancies. We came to Tybee Island instead. Today we drove up and there were several empty sites that we could have used. After seeing the place I am glad we did not stay there. Full of home steadeer and some RV have weeds growing around and under them. The sites were very tight and narrow. Who ever planed this campground has never been a camper. The cement patios would be very nice if they were a couple feet further from the steel posts agound the hookups. Just a bad experience driving a car through the place. Will not be back.

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20 November 2013

E.S. left this review using the Directory software: - We made reservations for a site for three nights, starting on 20 November. We arrived on the 20th to find the office closed. The office is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. When we made our reservation, but they did not tell us the office was closed two days a week. There was no camp host, so we were on our own. We checked out the campground and there were NO open sites. We had to chose between dry camp there or move on to another RV park. We will never return to Hunter AA RV park!

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Oct 30, 2013

We arrived in our 30 foot motorhome - had a reservation made 2 months out and confirmed the week before arrival. However, we arrived and no sites were available. People pull into an empty site and stay even if they have no reservation. The staff does not make them leave for someone that has a reservation, what they did do was have us park next to a site and share the power (each site has 50amp and 30 amp avail). Everyone we talked to (there were several of the 16 sites) were permanent - people even leaving their RV and driving on a vacation in their car. Would be nice to have a camp host on site to monitor the site assignment. Having said all that--there was cable TV (plenty of stations), internet (you have to ask at the office for the password), nice concrete pads and picnic tables. Location was great for visiting Savannah.

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(Updated: July 18, 2013)
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2.5
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4.0
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2.0

Jul 12 - 15 2013

HAAF directions are accurate and easy to follow. When it says to take an immediate left turn just inside the gate, believe it. I was there during the very bad rain mentioned in the previous review. It was very bad. I was in lot 6 and it was so flooded we could not park at the RV and walk to the door. I looked at trying to dig a ditch to drain the water, but it road is graded that way and it is rock. The cable was very limited, in fact I could get more off of the antenna. No internet except for cell phone. No camping ground facilities whatsoever. The post is small, but has good facilities. In general all were friendly and helpful. I do question why they put "homesteaders" in the pull thru slots. I had to work very hard to put my 38 ft 5th wheel into a badly angled back in.

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July 16, 2013

As other reviewers have stated, this place is a mud hole when in rains! When the sun's out and it drys up some, it's fairly attractive. They have 16 sites. A "few" homesteaders is probably quite and understatement. Also, the fact that it's mostly pull-throughs with a few back-ins is reversed, in my opinion. We came for 4 nights with a reservation. All the nice sites (and pull-throughs) were taken by long-term campers (all but one locals). It had been raining for days and we were stuck with the last back-in that you could walk from the dinghy to the RV. There were 2 other sites left when we parked. The other 13 were mostly locals and looked like they had "set up for the summer." Whatever the site says about a 14-day limit is obviously not enforced. Maybe that means you can come in every 14 days and pay for the next 14 days. One other RV showed up while we were there and took a back-in that was under water when it was raining. Since that was a 42 to 45 foot coach, he wouldn't have had a place to park if we had taken that one. No showers, laundry, WiFi, etc; bare bones camping. Yes, they have cable, and that's great because the trees block satellite; but, I only found 37 channels. With public access and duplicates; maybe 10 to 15. Lest this sound completely negative, I was glad to have a place with full-hookups in Savannah for $22 a night. The electric was good, the water had good pressure, and our Verizon phones and MiFi worked great. I enjoy staying on-post, inside the gate and security checks. I would come here again. Finally, I'm not sure how they manage reservations. We made one, but they've been closed the whole time we've been here. If a "drop in" takes the last site; what about your reservation? I don't know how that works. There's only one site left now and they're still closed. What if a drop in takes it and someone had a reservation? An on-site host would be nice.

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April 2013

L.S. left this review using the Directory software: - Very handy to everything in Savannah. Needs some serious work though. There are several homesteaders. Especially the site with the padded lawn furniture. It is in the woods and muddy when it rains. They did mow the grass, but left all the clippings that blew onto our patio there. They never weed-eated, and the grass around our fire pit was taller than the pit. It could be a lovely park, but someone needs to take care of it!!!!

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(Updated: April 15, 2013)
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4.4
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

April 4 - 9, 2013

We stayed here in our 40' 5th wheel with no issues. The sites are mostly pull thrus off the road with a couple back ins. There is a number of trees around the sites which give the campground it's feel. All the sites had a fire pit and a cement pad with picnic table. If you have a DoD sticker, the gate is just outside, easy in easy out. Savannah has a lot to offer and access is great. The park is a basic FHU park with no other amenities. We had no problem with the voltage, water pressure was good. Their cable channels left a lot to be desired but did have the basics (6 or 7 channels only). We were able to get our satalite but some of the spots whould be hard pressed to get satellite. We would stay here again when in the area.

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(Updated: March 15, 2013)
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3.3
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March 14, 2013

We are in Savannah on a Yankee Tour for the St. Pats Parade and it has been about 12 years since we had seen the campground so decided to check it out. It was about half full and no one around to talk to so used an average rating based on what we could see. The location to all the fun stuff in Savannah is great but it is very treesy so probably would have difficulty getting a signal to watch TV via satellite and did not see any cable being used. The sites are located very close to the roads going through the campground and many you would have to be very careful that your slides did not hit the large metal yellow posts around the electric pedastal. We actually did see a fifth wheel have a slide touching the post but it look like an abandoned unit. The grounds were thick with dead leaves and branches so you would have to walk your pets on the roads I guess but probably come spring time this would be cleaned out. Doubt our Zephyr would be able to maneuver in and out of most sites due to trees and posts but one or two sites might be okay. Since no one around we could not ask about the low voltage someone previously mentioned.

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(Updated: March 04, 2013)
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4.3
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5.0
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17 Feb to 26 Feb 2013

If you do not have a Sticker you will need to enter Hunter at the “Montgomery” Gate to sign in then proceed to the Rio Rd. gate, the campgrounds are located next to the “Rio” Gate. The grounds office personnel are very helpful & friendly the same goes for the gate guards! There is no Laundry, Showers or Toilets… There is full hock-up and our camper has a shower and toilet so no problem but we missed the laundry. We had problems with the camp Wi-Fi, better said it is almost worthless we even stood next to the antenna with our laptops!... However across the street is a Target with a customer Wi-Fi in which works good if you sit outside of your camper, you may have to walk over to the fence or drive over to their parking lot, no code is needed. The campgrounds picks up the city noises thus not quite; however the trees make the surroundings absolutely beautiful! Lot #6 is muddy and under water when it rains (with the exception of the concrete slab)! We were on lot #5 it also has some standing water when it rains but you will be able to get from your car to camper without wading in water & mud; however will not be able to walk a circle around your trailer without boots on. The other lots do not have standing water problems. The fitness center is a dream; the PX & Commissary are adequate. There is a Walmart just around the corner… across the street from Target. Hunter is very close to the touristic/historic parts of Savannah and probably needless to say Savannah is absolutely great! Our word for Savannah is “WOW” ! ;-) My advice… “Go to Savannah and RV at Hunter!!!”

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