Date of Stay: August, 2009
We just returned from a 10 day trip here. We absolutely loved this campground! The family who own it are just lovely people and made us feel very welcome. The CG itself was safe feeling enough to let the kids (ages 7 and 4) roam around, ride their bikes and play mini golf all by themselves. Of course it helped that we had a good view of the mini golf course and the ranger station from our campsite. We were able to visit attractions such as Chimney Rock and Grandfather Mountain but they did require just about an hour drive. The bathhouses were kept clean, though there were a few piggy campers who would mess the showers overnight. I never understand why people do that type of thing, but they were promptly cleaned in the morning. Wi-Fi is available at the ranger's station and those with satellite dishes were unable to get a signal at their sites nor could we get a signal for our cell phones within the CG (but as soon as we left the CG we had a signal), plus we were unable to find a decent newspaper, so we felt isolated from the world for 10 days (not really a bad thing, though). The park has a fishing lake, paddle boat and canoe rentals, and arcade, mini golf, a really fun water slide a pool and kiddie pool and a hiking trail that led to a creek. All those amenities were included with a 7 day stay. They have free family games and activities everyday and most nights and offer arts and crafts daily (for a fee). Plus there were plenty of appearances by Yogi Bear himself! My main complaint is that there was only 1 main bathhouse for all the campers with only 2 toilets and 2 showers. This was never really a problem until the weekends when the park filled up. Then there was a line to the showers and the hot water would run out. There was a bathroom and shower up by the ranger station and the pool, but they weren't open 24 hours (at least that's what the sign said, I never tried them after hours.) We liked this park so much, we are planning on going back there next year!
Date of Stay: July, 2009
We had a good time at Table Rock. We were in a pop up when fully extended measures 25 feet. We were on site #74 which said it could accommodate a 25 foot trailer, but it was a very very tight fit and very very very difficult to back into. The hookups, the fire pit and picnic table were all on the same side which made preparing meals on the outdoor stove a little inconvenient, not to mention we were a little afraid of the kids tripping over the water and electric lines. I really think that should be a tent only site since it was so tight and because of the placement of the hookups and fire pit. Bike riding for the little ones was very difficult given the steep hills, especially since they were not used to riding down hills. The lake was beautiful and had a decent beach and diving board and lifeguards. They also have boat rentals which were fun. We stayed over July 4th and the park was so crowded that day that we just stayed at our campsite and didn't venture to the lake. There were activities on the weekends for the kids at the nature center and really pretty hiking trails that range from moderate to more difficult. We hiked the moderate trail with 7 and 4 year old boys and they did just fine. A screen room for eating outside is almost a must since we encountered a lot of flies and hornets. The restrooms are standard SC State Park bathhouses but were well maintained and clean, but a little old. The air is cooler and drier there which would make it ideal for tent camping as well. It is a little far for us, but we would like to go back there some time.
Date of Stay: June, 2009
A great park with a great lifeguarded beach! The bathhouses were clean and well maintained. There is a lot to do in surrounding Myrtle Beach, too and attractions are fairly close. We liked this park and its value so much that we are considering staying for a week next summer! It was very crowded (hence the reason it didn't get a 10), since it is a popular park so it made bike riding for the kids a little difficult, plus it is a big park and younger kids left to bike alone (as well as directionally challenged adults) might find it hard to find the campsite after wandering off. The playground was adequate for the kids, though also crowded during the afternoon with day users. There is also a hiking trail that we didn't get the chance to go on. There is lots to do at a great nightly rate.
Date of Stay: May, 2009
A nice park. There are standard South Carolina State Park bathhouses that were well maintained. There are great hiking trails and museum. We enjoyed our stay here and learned a little history about Andrew Jackson in the process.
Date of Stay: April, 2009
We really enjoyed this park and its close proximity to our home. There were a ton of activities for the kids and the kids had a great time participating in the arts and crafts, Easter Egg hunt and the dance party. Unfortunately, it was too cold for us to use the pool and water slide while we were there. We enjoyed our stay, however, we were very disappointed in the cleanliness of the restrooms. The fact that they are individual private toilets and showers was great, but it seemed they were not cleaned over the weekend. In fact, the restrooms were so bad Sunday morning, that I wouldn't even use them and had to use our friend's motorhome's bathroom. Had the rest rooms been cleaner, I would have rated this park a 10. That being said, we will probably go back at some point.
Date of Stay: July, 2008
The bath houses were very clean. They were cleaned 3-4 times a day if not more. There were one or two older employees who were a little less than nice, but most of the others were nice and helpful. The kids loved the 300' water slide and the pool but I though the pool area could have been cleaner, and they should not allow food to be eaten in and around the pool. We bought the wrist bands for the unlimited slide and mini golf. The golf was good but only because it was included in the wristband if we paid $4.00 a person we wouldn't have done it. A golf cart rental is a must especially if you have any health issues since it seemed we had to literally walk up hill both to the pool and back to the camper! And I would recommend you renting the golf card when you reserve your site. The characters (Yogi and Boo Boo) were not very visible even though they were driven around the campground every night, they didn't make up each road so we were only able to catch one character. The Hey Hey Hey Ride was great fun for the kids and Yogi and the young man who was the sing-along leader were wonderful! If we ever find ourselves in the Cave City area again, we would probably stay there again.
Date of Stay: June, 2008
How nice it was to camp near the ocean! We will definitely go back. Nice, well stocked camp store and large sites. They even have a really nice playground with well kept equipment. I would recommend making reservations well in advance as we had a hard time getting a spot in this very popular camp ground.
Date of Stay: May, 2008
This was a great park with nice trails. Great if you like boating. Beautiful scenery all around and paved campsites.