Date of Stay: June, 2016
Have posted before, but want to update again. Cannot say enough good things about the hands-on ownership. They really care. Yes, the office is closed on Sunday (due to their faith) but has never been a problem. They are involved with the campers, but never intrusive. The CG itself - clean, very well maintained, and it shows. Nice new camp store well stocked with necessities. Bath house is wonderful - very private facilities and always very clean. Sites are NOT tight and are, finally, mostly leveled out with a good stone base. Each has fire ring, picnic table, and most still have charcoal grills. Yes, it is 'out there', but the office will share a good map to lead to Tabor City and all you need (no more than about 15 minutes away). It's location affords a peace and quiet not found in most of the MB area CGs. We are able to use our Sat TV (we ask for a site that gives access) and have never had a problem with our Verizon phone reception. WiFi has improved - still not real fast, but good enough for our purposes. The pool is wonderful, and there is a playground for the kids. What makes this CG among our favorites is the friendly nature of the owners that flows over to those who stay here. Never an issue with loud neighbors all hours of the night. Price shows PA discount. If you're looking for a 'get away' with few hassles and privacy - this CG is for you!
Date of Stay: April, 2016
Have stayed here several times and have very few negatives. Closest decent CG to Savannah's historic areas and very convenient drive to and from CG. Close to every type of store needed. CG roads are crushed gravel and have been smoothed out so pot holes no longer an issue. CG office has been relocated closer to campsites, a plus. Sites themselves are mostly level and large enough for every sized rig. Most can be driven into although referred to as "back in". Distance between sites was comfortable for us, not 'state park' space but definitely better than many CG's we have been to in high tourist areas. Hookups were adequate and well located. Open field so satellite access shouldn't be a problem. Minimal road noise at some sites closest to it, and yes, there are trains that go by, but not a problem or distraction for us. Staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Agree with most who say WiFi should be improved, but that's really the only negative issue we have found. Noticed a concern about the surrounding neighborhood - don't know why. It seems absolutely safe to us - and we've been 'out and about' in Savannah well after dark, returning to the CG very late on several occasions. Tour trolley will do pick up right at CG and return you back by dinner time! Amenities were fine (liked the pool!) but would suggest they increase number of washers/dryers to fit size of CG! Overall, this is our "go to" CG whenever we go to Savannah!
Date of Stay: August, 2015
Overnight on our way home. Easy on-off of I 95. Very friendly and helpful employees. Escorted to our wide and long pull-thru site (toad stayed attached!). Level site with paved interior roads and packed gravel site. Bathhouse was spotless. No cable TV, good antenna reception, also great for Sat TV (probably true for all sites). Did not notice highway road noise, but train does pass nearby evenings and night time hours. Might bother very light sleepers. Very, very limited goods in "store". Local take out Pizza place had great meatball subs!! Will stay again when traveling to son's new home in VA.
Date of Stay: August, 2015
Price is good for the area. Greatly enjoyed our 6 night stay. Sites: Yes, sites are tight, and really long RV's may find some sites too short (our 32' MH (2 slides)was fine, but toad had to be separated.) All sites seemed level. Table, wrapped water (for winter use) and 50 amp electric + sewer fine. Paved interior roads, hard gravel sites. Employees are very friendly and helpful. Pool was exceptionally clean and large enough for all. WiFi was weak (as usual for campgrounds). Our Site (D7) good for Sat TV, but many others iffy. Bathhouses immaculate and shower stalls large! Campfires only allowed in raised fire rings. They had them for rent $6/night. Could only us their firewood (local and state regulations). Good Sam park.
Date of Stay: March, 2015
Rarely rate an RV park this high, but this place deserved it. No, not all the "bells and whistles" of some huge RV vacation resorts, but there were 2 pools, pickleball court, 2 fenced in dog runs, incredibly clean and huge individual bathrooms (two different locations) and the best staff we have encountered in many years. Two laundry rooms, and group meeting room also. Sites and interior roads were well packed gravel and each site was long enough for the biggest rig with toad. Easily accessible hookups at every site. Plenty of room between each too. 33 channel cable TV included in site price and free, quick Wi-Fi from every site. Excellent night time lighting for waking in CG that did not intrude into the RV in any way. Very easy access off I-95 but no road noise at all. Had problems with our RV - on site RV repair available! Again, the most pleasant and helpful staff we have met in a very, very long time. One time KOA with new owner who has really refurbished this place! We'll definitely visit again! We were there for a Civil War battlefield reenactment. Thanks to all of them for adding to our great weekend!
Date of Stay: January, 2015
First saw this park while staying elsewhere the year before and was impressed so much we made reservations on the spot for the next year. Hard to put my finger on it, but my expectations were not met. Sites were close - some of them too close (and we're originally from the Northeast where all parks are tight!) Paid for a premium site (paved with concrete patio) and guaranteed a site within that section. Also told that priority went to monthly/seasonal campers. No problem - understand the policy. We arrived and were told park was totally full but a site was saved for us. Escorted to the site and it was occupied! Only other site available with W/E/S/Cable was much shorter than others - but managed to just fit (Toad had to be parked away from the site). We were on a busy corner and the site really shouldn't have been there for anyone! The management never explained why the original site was occupied, but the RV there stayed the whole week we were there. There were several others in the office when we were there to deal with the mistake and they also had been given sites that were occupied! Not a good start. Park is large and the streets were very confusing. Arrows painted on the narrow streets all seemed to go the same way!!! WE had to go against the arrows to leave the park. The laundry area closest to us was far too small for the number of sites it was supposed to support (3 washers and 3 dryers - $4 to wash and dry). The food at the pool area café was barely adequate (although not expensive). There seemed to be numerous activities available and the pool area/recreation seemed to be family friendly. This park has so much potential to be awesome, but somehow it just seemed ordinary - and not very organized in the office for sure! They seemed surprised but not at all really concerned when the site "saved" for us had another RV on it!!!
Date of Stay: May, 2014
Posted a review mid-2013 and wanted to repost. This is a wonderful campground! It is clear that much of the $ they take in goes back into improvements. Sites (which are all long, wide pull-throughs with picnic table, fire rings and most with charcoal grills) have been filled with more stone to eliminate mud in all but the worst rain. New walking trails have been added. The pool's filter has been upgraded. A new camp store (really will be useful with stores being so far away) will open soon and new sites are being planned for next camping season. Cannot say enough about the owners and their staff. A camp host not only escorts you to your site but also volunteers to help in the set up process. Owners stop by several times a weekend just to make sure all is well (not like some who seem to be spying on campers!). BTW, the wine tasting is great fun and the wines, well, we bought a half case! Would not strongly recommend for a family, but adults will greatly enjoy the generous nature in which this campground is run. Husband said at least twice this weekend : "This is our new 'go to place'! BTW, we had no problems at all with our cell phone reception (Verizon) and free Wi-Fi was available at our site - we were as far from the office/store as possible!!
Date of Stay: August, 2013
Think this is the best State park CG in SC: and that's a huge compliment! Not sure why the previous post had problems with overhanging limbs: we have a large MH and have never come close to any. The causeway leading to the CG is more than wide enough for two vehicles to pass safely: assuming each takes his half of the road out of the side and not the middle!! Sites are level, some heavily shaded, some with very few trees. Sites in the middle of the CG are best for satellite TV access. The walk to the ocean is quite a distance, even though this CG is on the ocean side of the highway with no other roads to cross. The staff is very courteous and helpful: even when challenged when the CG is full, which it is every weekend Spring - Fall!! Most of us who use this CG love it. Sites are not cramped for space and the facilities are always kept clean. Only thing missing is a playground for the kids!! We return as often as possible and just made our reservations for next year. Do it ASAP because this CG fills up FAST!!!
Date of Stay: August, 2013
It is difficult to give this place a number rating because it is wonderful for what it it - but definitely not a resort of any kind. The "8" is used based on the type of campground it is - a small, charming, very welcoming place with enough quality amenities to make it worth your while. Passport America and Good Sam BOTH accepted! Spent a very nice weekend here, about 20 miles from the Grand Strand around Myrtle Beach SC. It is a small place with larger than usual campsites, all full hookups with both dirt and gravel sites. Each has 50/30 amp service, optional cable TV ($) with some sites perfectly situated for satellite access. Sites were not assigned as we were told simply to choose the one we liked best. A great feature - when they are not crowded or expecting numerous campers - no assigned check in or out times! Stay until you're ready to leave! Quiet is the best way to describe the park. Nice new, very, very clean pool. Small playground (although the owners said they are catering to those who want "peace and relaxation" above family groups) and very clean, very private restroom facilities (not really a 'bath house' - in the ladies room, two separate toilet rooms with a very large single and very private shower room. The men's room is the same. Campground is part of a property that includes a winery that is as 'laid back' and welcoming as the campground. It is secluded and, in my honest opinion (IMHO), would be nice for a snowbird couple looking to be away from the hustle and bustle of the MB area. Also, very nice for a simple getaway weekend. The owners could not have been more accommodating or pleasant. Check it out if you're in the area. Not easy to find, really "off the beaten path" but well worth the search.
Date of Stay: March, 2013
This review pertains mostly to the beach campground (there are two that are part of this state park). Large sites, many with adequate shade. Mostly level or near level sites. Heavy rains makes a few sites very, very muddy and wet (this is the low country of SC!) but most are elevated enough so that is not a big problem. Campground roads are not paved and maintaining them is an ongoing problem. Ranger station is located at entrance to Live Oaks part of the park where one must register and then through it to reach Beach campground. Sites in Live Oaks section seemed smaller and tighter than those closer to the ocean. Entrance road to register is HORRIBLE and really needs to be paved. There is a grocery store right across the street from the Beach campground and hardware store in nearby. Not much to do if one is not into the ocean in Edisto Beach, but found 2 small restaurants with good food (McConkeys and The Sea Cow). McConkeys is right behind grocery store and within walking distance of the campground. Great Shrimp Burgers!!! Rating reflects how this compares to other similar parks (as in State Parks without all the frills). For what it is, an excellent choice.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
Just returned from a week visiting the area. Enjoyed our stay so much we extended it 2 nights. Very clean, comfortable bathhouse. Our site was very shaded with concrete slab for RV and concrete patio w/picnic table. Very easy hookups w/free wifi that worked well and good selection of channels on free cable tv. Sites were all level and many were pull thru. Location was about 6 miles n/e of Williamsburg but the quiet location was welcome. Very close to grocery and other stores. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Have stayed in other CGs in area and find this one to definitely be the most accommodating, roomiest and most pleasant. Will definitely return.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
As always, the rating here is based on the fact that this is a state park, not an "RV Resort"! Many Huge sites - although most pull through sites in the rear part of the CG are smaller. This area allows for horses. Only negative about this CG is the small, older bathhouse. It is very clean but only 2 showers and 3 stalls for the entire place. Water pressure was great and plenty of hot water. A pet peeve is when there is no privacy after stepping out of shower for dressing - like other places this one is guilty! Sites are level and sandy. The Park Ranger was incredibly helpful and friendly. Nothing to do in the area at all, but the CG is wonderful!
Date of Stay: May, 2010
Great park. Very clean bathhouses (cleaned at least twice a day while we were here). Roomy sites, particularly for the Myrtle Beach area: much more room than the ocean-front campgrounds. All sites were level that we saw and huge shade trees made them comfortable even when it was over 85' outside. Roads are paved, and each person is escorted to their site and assisted if desired, with placing rig on site. Campground is within comfortable walking distance of the ocean, along with CVS, and several restaurants. 2 very clean pools, along with 'baby pool', as well as a water 'splash' area that was great fun for us and our 18 month old grandson! Many scheduled activities during weekends in the Spring, more during the weekdays in the Summer. We have been here several times, and its obvious money has been spent to maintain a nice CG.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
Liked the park. Pros: very friendly staff and permanent campers were wonderful; Fabulous pool overlooking a great lake; well stocked camp store; boat launch available in CG; gravel roads limited dust and mud; gravel sites; most sites large enough for any rig w/awning and slides; very clean and modern bathhouses Cons: Cell phones did not work (almost no one's did from any server). No cable TV and local antenna access was poor. Sites hard to level rig. Speed bumps on access road are nasty. Sites not big rig friendly. Rental trailers are very old and small. Overall would stay there again if in the area. Location, location, location. CG is right on the lake and the view from our site was fabulous (we had first site right by the camp store, overlooking the pool and the lake). The owners and staff are very friendly and helpful in every way.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
First, must say we liked the campground. Sites were mostly level and gravel. They were a bit narrow, and not really deep. Two big rigs back to back is a real problem. Only a few pull thrus available. Big rig friendly, but not in all sites, for sure. New, big bathhouse and very nice pool. Camp store has very limited inventory, but Wal-Mart is very close. Staff is friendly and very attentive without being intrusive. Wi-Fi works well, even in the back of the campground, and I included in site fee. Ditto cable TV. Satellite TV might be a problem in some sites. CG is south of Asheville in a quiet area, but close enough to make it convenient to everything. Biggest problem is finding the CG. Road signs are difficult to find and the last turn off of Airport Road is difficult to find (remember, it's between the Sonic and IHOP!) Lake is definitely man-made, small and though there are rumors of fish, none were caught the week we were there! If sites were larger grade would be higher. We would not hesitate to return.