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Jekyll Island State Park Authority 'Gathering Storm at Sunset' © Joseph W Cwik
Shot from the beach facing West in evening, 2004
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JEKYLL ISLAND STATE PARK AUTHORITY
JEKYLL ISLAND STATE PARK AUTHORITY
Jekyll Island State Park Authority
'Gathering Storm at Sunset'
© All Photos Copyright 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 2008 Joseph W Cwik

Shot from the beach facing West in evening, 2004

Jekyll Island State Park Authority
© Jacqueline L. DeBusk, Use with permission from artist only.

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Jekyll Island State Park Authority
'Jekyll Sunset'
© All Photos Copyright 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 2008 Joseph W Cwik

In 1950, the Jekyll Island-State Park Authority was established by the State of Georgia to govern and manage the island. The Jekyll Island Authority serves as steward of the island, overseeing all natural areas and commercial operations of the island.

Jekyll Island is a barrier island off the southeastern coast of Georgia. In 1886, Jekyll Island was purchased by a group of millionaires for use as an exclusive, private retreat known as "The Jekyll Island Club." Jekyll Island was purchased by the State of Georgia in 1947 from the Jekyll Island Club. This part of Jekyll is now the Historic District.

The Authority oversees the operation, maintenance and promotion of the island's amenities and Historic District, and the provision of municipal services for the island's residential community, 10 hotels, rental cottages and businesses.

Various amenities are operated by the Authority, which include the Historic District, 63 holes of golf, a tennis center, miniature golf and bike rental, Summer Waves Waterpark, an oceanfront soccer complex, a 55,000 square foot Convention Center, restaurants, and a campground. The Authority provides a fire department/emergency medical service and maintains several public picnic areas, beach crossovers, bike paths, a boat ramp, and a small airstrip.


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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 7 by THE PRUETTS
This is the most wonderful campground we have ever stayed in, anywhere. We have been coming there now for 20 years. love every minute. No negative comments from here.
July 8 by Karen
We love the natural beauty of the island. However, the campground is need of improvement. The sites are too close together, lots of litter, and drainage issues during storms. However, the staff is always pleasant. Lastly, not happy with the desire to build up the island. The area near the convention center is too commercialized and takes away from the history. We have been coming here for 25 years and the last few years have been disappointed in the commercialization, which is distracting of the natural beauty and history of the island.
July 10 loved everything but the campground , by duckie
Hey thats part of camping, maybe u should get a hotel...
September 16 Loved everything except the campground d by Nanaking
We loved the park and Island. The campground has dirt roads and black dirt camping sites. Our dogs,RV, and linen were filthy, upon returning home. We loved the fishing pier, off shore fishing, shops, etc. The surrounding area has sparse choices for evening dining opportunities. Please pave the campground and upgrade the store, so that we will want to return!
March 16 Our favorite place to camp! by Sharon of Orlando
My family, extended family and friends have been camping here for over 35 years and have seen many improvements. We love it just the way it is, dirt, leaves, trees and all! The staff is always very kind and accommodating. It is very accessible to the pier, beach and all the great bike trails. Save us a spot please!
December 10 Outstanding except for campground by Robert B. Stewart
This campground has one of the finest sites in the USA. However, in the nine years we have been coming here there have been no improvements to a dirty and dusty campground. The rest of the island is why we come back.


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Jekyll Island Campground
1197 Riverview Drive
Jekyll, GA
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