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.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
We stayed here for the reenactment. It is a great location for that, in fact, very good location for everything in the area. The staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Pros: The staff; nice pool; level,gravel sites for pull through sites (and throughout the campground for that matter); clean restrooms; nice playground and rec hall;well stocked camp store with breakfast and lunch available (also ice cream parlor); holiday weekend (4th of July) many well designed activities for all ages; very pet friendly CONS: tight sites everywhere. Most sites are heavily wooded, many at odd angles; pull through sites back-to-back = very, very close to neighbor on the back side of rig, but sufficient room on the front - you could be facing a nasty neighbor! clean restrooms, but insufficient # of showers for such a large campground; pull thru sites have no shade; wooded sites useless for satellite tv; very, very limited cable stations (only 16!) for an extra fee. Overall, a decent campground made better by the quality of the staff and friendliness of the seasonal campers.
Date of Stay: June, 2009
It is really great for an overnight stop. It is very close to I95, but we did not notice road noise with windows closed and air conditioning on. Clean restrooms. There are very limited items in the camp store. The sites are level, gravel and, wide enough for slides and awning. The staff is friendly. Easy entry and exit. It was rained like heck with high winds while we were there - roads and sites drained very well. It is a great stop over while traveling either north or south on 95.
Date of Stay: June, 2009
We're in site # 8 - a long, level pull thru with enough room for awning, slide out and 10x10 screen house - fire ring and picnic table also have their own spots outside awning or screen house. Pull thrus throughout the cg - very big rig friendly. Nice playground with sand base (swings, slide, etc) for the little ones. Very clean swimming pool with screened in room adjacent (several large picnic tables and ping pong. This room has separate space with 3 2 burner stoves, convection and microwave oven, double sink and slop sink. Lake on site has fishing (catch and release only). CG has good cable tv and good wifi in most sites. Bathhouse is very clean with 6 separate shower rooms. Staff is very friendly and incredibly efficient. Our picnic table broke and there was a new one on our site within 30 minutes. Also had problem with cable TV - resolved in an hour. Located very close to Wally World (in a center with several restaurants, fast food joints, and other stores). Publix food store within 1 mile as well. Charleston is about 10 miles south - easy to get to. We have no complaints about this campground. We'll definitely return when in the Charleston area.
Date of Stay: November, 2007
Really enjoyed our stay over Thanksgiving holiday. Office was closed when we arrived, but our info. was readily available and we easily found our site. It was a long, level pull thru with plenty of space between rigs. Went up to pay next morning and found free coffee and donuts. Staff was very friendly and very helpful. WiFi worked very well (it was fast too), and we weren't right up by the store.(site #3). Bathhouse was spotless and individual shower rooms a real plus. Limited activities, as it was late fall but large area called Blackbeard's Cove right near the entrance to the campground more than enough to entertain children and teenagers. Very, very close to WalMart and Lowe's shopping center - can be accessed without going out onto Rt. 17. One suggestion: Turning left from Rt 17 into the campground can be tough. If coming from the north, turn left at light before the campground (new bank on one side, large subdivision on the other). Either that or go past the campground and turn into WalMart parking lot, go to the rear of the lot where new road is. Turn left there and you'll find the campground within 1/2 mile on your left. Would recommend a stay here anytime. Good location north of Charleston. Also recommend 2 places to eat. Gilligans, in place called Seaside Farms or Sewee Restaurant. Ask in office for directions to both.