Savannah residents and tourists will soon have another option when searching for a getaway in the hostess city.
Located just 16 miles from downtown, CreekFire Motor Ranch at 276 Fort Argyle Road, a 105-acre park, is set to open next summer and will feature more than 100 full hookup RV sites as well as tent sites and lakefront cabins.
“Our reach is local for the weekenders that want to bring the kids out, but also those from Toronto to Florida,” said owner and president Matthew Lipman.
The park will feature more than 30 different amenities including a clubhouse, pools, laundry facilities and a bar and grill that overlooks the 35-acre lake.
“We wanted something for everyone from age five to 65,” Lipman said.
“So, if you’re coming with your parents or grandparents you can still have that bonding experience.”
Born in Fort Myers, Lipman is now a Savannah resident and hopes that the new park will give families and children some of the same experiences he had as a child.
“I came up with the idea of CreekFire because I wanted to give kids and their families in Savannah and beyond the same camping experience that I had as a kid. I have great memories of being around the fire and enjoying all that the outdoors has to offer. At summer camp we would sit around the campfire and have singing competitions with my sister’s camp three miles down the road to see who was the loudest,” he said.
“We all know every child loves burning and eating marshmallows and making s’mores around the fire. I love these experiences and I want my children to have the same ones.”
Lipman purchased the land, which is just off of Interstate 95 near 204, about two years ago and is planning to begin phase one in the coming weeks. To start there will be five to 10 tent sites and two to three lakefront cabins, Lipman hopes to increase the number of cabins to about 20 in the coming years.
Additions during the second phase will include a lazy river, splash park, driving range and a 5-acre tract for horses and a barn.
“It’ll give it more of a ranch feel,” Lipman said of the planned barn area.
“They’ll be something for everyone’s age and interest.”
The resort is on track for a soft opening next June and Lipman said the resort will be a win for the Savannah community as well as the RV industry.
“With 15,000 to 16,000 hotel rooms in Savannah, we think this will be a nice compliment to the tourism draw,” he said.
“Everyone loves Savannah and its historic charm and it needs something like this.”
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