Tennis Court Parking | Informal Campsite

United States

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Verified:
about 1 month ago
Altitude:
12.2 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
pttran110

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
No
Water:
Unknown
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
No
Tent Friendly:
No
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Description

Large parking lot on tennis court premises with lots of restaurants around the area. Lights were on at night until 9pm and then shut off. Super quiet, no one bothered us. Even had garbage cans for us to dispose of our trash. definitely recommend

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Stayed in tennis court parking lot in our little transit. It was fine but the lights never went off and there was a bit of noise throughout the night. Felt safe enough and no one bothered us. We were also the only van there. We stayed most of the next day and walked around historic Savannah which was incredible! Have heard that police will say something if your camper is there longer than 12 hours but no one bothered us about it. There’s also plenty of street parking that might be quieter. Will most likely park on a side street next time for more privacy but a good spot for bigger rigs

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We ended up staying 2 nights here once we realized how not only beautiful the city was, but also how laidback, nice, and convenient this spot was. Saw fully loaded camper vans, rvs, and a dodge van while we were there. A little walk from downtown/historic River street but the area is so beautiful it’s well worth the walk…just have to plan around it. There’s also plenty of options (coffee, restaurant, convenience store, public restroom) just nearby. Dog friendly park and city. Everyone is very friendly. Also noticed a lot of stealth camping on the roads around the city, you just have to be mindful of sweeping signs.
I worked from the Sentient Bean coffee place literally across the street from the spot.
Overall, highly recommend!

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I was there last night, we were 2 in stealth mode. Arriving Saturday at 3PM and departing Sunday at 6PM. for the rest everything is already said 😉

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This place is open for free overnight parking, no signs posted forbidding parking. I been here for two nights with absolutely no issues. Couple of other campers are also here public washrooms available in the café, but are closed at six. Porta potty available after that. Fabulous park for dogs and kids. Health food store and restaurants close by. This is really a fabulous central location to begin exploring Savannah.

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We had a parking space for FREE in a great parking lot for us VanLifers. It’s in/at Forsyth Park. It’s at the Tennis Court Area, hence the name. It’s easy to accidentally drive by the drive into the lot. Look for RVs Vans you’ll spot the drive into better.

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This is a great FREE Parking Lot for Us VanLifers! It is Forsyth Park. It is just named this being it’s at Tennis Court area. Great spot for walking all over Historic Downtown Savannah.

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Be aware that there is a city ordinance of no OVER NIGHT parking in Savannah. We stayed in a sprinter van and just as we were about to leave at 8:45 am, a city official appeared at our window to inform us that we were not permitted to stay overnight. He was very smooth and just issued us a ‘souvenir’ warning saying this law applied to the streets as well. We’ve traveled and boondocked all over the continent- this was a first for us. He did say they are trying to get signs made and erected for clarification. Had we left a few minutes earlier we would never have known. We did however enjoy a fun stop over in a beautiful town. Consider this an update!

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Quiet ish. Slept well besides the drunk couple fight at 3am. smh. Break up or don't, we don't care. Legal and safe for a Friday night. catch the farmers market on Saturday. Small Skoolie friendly

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Perfect For a night or two. Came at 11 PM there is plenty of parking under trees and visible in the sun. Parking filled up by morning but no one bothered. Tennis courts say no pets allowed however people walk the dogs on the nearby sidewalks. No visible bathrooms see nearby

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A nice and clean parking lot to stay for the night, although on a bit noisy on a Saturday night. But nobody bothered us. It seems as if people are used to campers staying overnight on this lot.

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perfect spot, on of the best we found since we start the trip

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Absolutely amazing location! Free, unlimited parking (including overnight). We stayed two days/nights here. Tennis court lights turn off around 9:40pm, public bathrooms close at 6pm. There was some loud leaf blowing early in the morning. Several other vans parked here. 10/10!

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Perfect location, just as recommended. Pulled in at 4PM and circled around the park and got a great parking place. The lot completely emptied around 9PM. No disturbance throughout the night. Perfect for class B RV.

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Perfect site! We spent 2 nights here, with 3 others RVs. Felt safe!!! Also it's really close to the Historic Center. We recommend it a lot!!! During the day, the parking lot is always full, but you can find a spot waiting for a few minutes. At night, it's almost empty.

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Slept here two nights, a Saturday and Sunday night. There were cars parked listening to loud music until like 10 pm, and some random loud people around 2:30 on Sunday morning, but otherwise it felt safe and great to be in such a central location to get started in the morning.

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Place was as described but surprisingly not noisy on Saturday night. It’s a very well-used parking lot but it emptied out as the evening wore on. When we woke up on Sunday morning, there were 7 vans in all. It’s a good option and perfectly located with restaurants and cafés nearby and just a short walk to the Tour Trolley.

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I stayed here one night and it was too loud for me. Someone blasted music from their car in the lot from 9pm to 10pm. In prefer the free quiet side streets to the East of the park.

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Parking lot in downtown Savannah near shops and historic district at the end of Forsyth park. Small lot that is pretty busy throughout the day. Tennis and basketball courts were almost constantly in use until about 8:00 PM.

Overall a pretty quiet place (considering its right in the middle of everything) and we had a decent night sleep. Will definitely be back to explore the area more.

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Excellent spot!! We stayed for 3 nights because we liked this spot and this city so much.
There is a free shuttle bus to the historic downtown area. Info about that can be found on the ConnectOnTheDot website.

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I have been boondocking in Savannah for years. have always seen a van or two in this lot, but last night was the first time I stayed. granted it was a Friday night, but it was noisy. lots of car doors, people talking, loud radios etc. virtually all of the side streets around the park are easy to park on and much quieter. while it's cool to be in such a big space and there were three other vans here last night, I will go back to side streets. off to hit the farmers market and enjoy the day! Be well!

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Perfect place to rest your bones while visiting Savannah. The park had a bit of a crowd hanging around when we arrived around 730 last night, seemed like mostly families and couples but emptied out around 930 when they turn the tennis court lights out. Real quiet all night.

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Great spot. Hop on the free bus right on the street to tour Savannah. Public toilets in the park and can use the coffee shop bathroom.

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Still here; i wouldn’t have figured about this spot if it weren’t for y’all - the lovely iOverlander community.

Despite reviews promising a loud weekend evening, I opted to park here on a Friday night for the excitement of it all. The farmers market happening Saturday morning is a big fat bonus for me (farmers start showing up around 6:45am Saturday).

Friday night the tennis court lights shut off at 9:38pm (wanted to get an accurate time for y’all). I showed up around 8:45pm and the parking lot was quite full, though people wrapping up their Friday night holiday activities continued to roll out of the lot until around 1:30am which I figured would be the case.

There were no overlanders, RVs, or vans - likely due to the fact that y’all are smart and enjoy quiet on Friday nights. But there were two parties that appeared to be locals living in their cars in the lot who stayed overnight but rolled out quite early.

Overall, it was relatively quiet from 1:30am-6:30am. The coffee shop (Coffee Bean) across the street was open and getting busy by 7am on Saturday.

Currently at 8:15am on a Saturday morning this seems like the place to be in town - farmers setting up, dog walkers, people playing tennis, joggers- lots of individuals and families out and about.

I would rate this place as being 8/10 safe. Heard some drunk argument around 2am but it seemed harmless on the grand scheme of things.

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Great spot for the night. A bit loud at times but not consistently. The court lights went out around 9:30. Plenty of other cars/vans in the parking lot. There’s a cafe that is right across the street that was a decent place for breakfast. Nice walk through the park. There are public restrooms down the street a bit inside the park, but I don’t know the hours. I’m the morning I left my car there without a problem and did some exploring.

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Well lit parking lot with about 5 other ioverlander campers! fairly quiet but for the occasional loud stereo cruising around.

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We are spending a third night here with no issues.
We love the organic store right across the street for bulk spices and nice produce selection.

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This is our second night here and we will likely spend one more! So much to see and do.

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What a great spot to park to enjoy all that this beautiful city has to offer. We were able to ride our bikes through the historic area and all the museums then come home to chill and maybe make some dinner ( one can only eat so much southern food!)
The park has public bathrooms and the womens is beautiful!
There were 3 or 4 other vans parked here for most of the 3 nights we spent here. There’s room for a truck and camper as well but definitely not enough room for a trailer of any sort or even a big motor home. You’d have to be no longer than a regular parking spot to fit in here.
There’s a bit of road noise but not bothersome at all especially with ear plugs.

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This spot is great although I did notice some sketchy activity in the late night/early early morning. Nobody bothered anyone just park near other rigs. Really great spot, just a heads up

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Seems nice as far as reviews go although it would be nice to know when the lights turn off

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Would recommend! Parking was quite full until around 6pm but emptied out over the next few hours. Completely empty overnight apart from 2-3 cars parked overnight. Very quiet on a Tuesday night. There is a water fountain by the tennis courts. Not sure if there are toilets, possibly in the park. Great location for parking an RV though!

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Stayed here on a Friday night and it was extremely noisy until pretty late at night. Tons of people walking through, random people coming into the lot blaring music and then leaving after a bit, and lots of loud cars driving by. I’m quite used to parking lot sleeping and this is easily top 5 noisiest spots I’ve ever been to. I wouldn’t stay here again.

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Modest parking lot at the south end of Fosyth park. Two other campervans parked here also. Street lights went off at 10, back on at 5. City employees started leaf blowers at 6:45.

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parking area by the tennis courts.
Followed others recommendations.

9:30 pm. Everything quiet. Looks good.

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parking lot with ample space. last night when we pulled in there was another van, then later a class C rolled in. we all stayed here with no problem. the tennis court lights went out around 10pm. today there are more vans here.
we are here on a Wednesday. There is road noice and people hanging out at the tennis courts after 10pm, but no one cares we're here. Got up the next morning and went walking around the city! what a great place to park and enjoy Savannah.

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Quiet, two other RVs here, centrally located and a safe area.

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Stayed here 1 night for a weekend in Savannah. No issues. Saw 4 other vans in the lot overnight as well. Lot was busy during the day so parked in street parking (south of Liberty is free Saturday and Sunday, all over free Sunday). Thought about staying in our street parking spot overnight but it was residential and locals had taken more notice than I'd like. Also very unlevel while this lot was level.

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Great stay here in our truck camper. Small parking lot in a perfect location. You can walk all over from here. There was a farmers market on Saturday morning, so it got super busy, but fun to walk around. No one bothered us at all. Another couple were camping next to us. Just watched a guy in a higher rig than ours take a tree branch out as he backed in... so watch out for branches 😅

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Stayed 1 night, no issues. I used the parking lot because of scheduled street cleaning. A few other rigs were here as well. Short walk to bars and restaurants. One person drained their gray water in the parking lot. Please don’t do that, those are the types of things that get no overnight parking signs put up.

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We drove around the area scoping parking and the tennis court parking lot seemed like the best option for us. It also puts the gorgeous park right at your doorstep. Longer vehicles fit best backed in at the perimeter under some large trees, so solar would be a challenge if you plan on staying a while. By 10 am or so parking spots are harder to come by, so you’ll likely have to wait for someone using the park to leave. By sunset the lot cleared out again.

Pretty quiet at night except a few cars that parked and played music loudly the second night. Moderate noise during the day from tennis courts and cars. Some sirens in the area from police and ambulance traffic. They also test the city-wide weather sirens the first Wednesday of the month at noon. Found that out only after it about gave us and our pets a heart attack. It’s LOUD. People screamed or ran when it went off.

Several other vans came in and out of this lot during the two nights and days we made friends with them. A couple people walked the parking lot in the daytime asking park goers for money, and there are a few folks that sleep on benches in the park but I never felt unsafe, even after dark. Don’t need to be too stealthy either, since there’s no restrictions posted and no one seemed to care how long we stayed. Police came in and out of the lot patrolling and never even talked to us.

Many area businesses are easily walkable with curbside take-out, and Bull St. Tacos were some of the best tacos I’ve ever had. The coffee shops and pet boutique were highlights too. The riverfront and tourist area is only about a half hour walk. Looking forward to returning to this one again! Loved the park and neighborhood.

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Parked here for 3 nights and had other van neighbors each night. The park has some activity at all hours, but nothing too suspicious. Mostly joggers, tennis players, students, etc. The restaurant at the other end of the park has a good brunch.

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Large parking lot on tennis court premise with lots of restaurants around the area. Lights were on at night until 9pm and then shut off. Super quiet, no one bothered us. Even had garbage cans for us to dispose of our trash. definitely recommend

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