Date of Stay:
May, 2018 -
We found this to be an excellent place to stay in the low country with good access to many destinations. Great for day trips into Hilton Head, Savannah, Charleston, Tybee, etc. The campground is within a couple mile drive off I-95, but you can't hear or see any highway traffic. The clientele was more on the mature, quiet side - a boon for us. There is not much entertainment here for those with young children though there is a pool and a nice small lake for fishing. We did not use any of the park facilities such as restrooms and laundry, but, they appeared to be very well kept and tidy as we passed by. Great WiFi signal and pretty good cellular signal on Verizon and AT&T. We definitely plan to come back. We camped at Camp Lake Jasper RV Resort in a Motorhome.
The campground hostess on duty that day suggested we try Hudson's Seafood in Hilton Head indicating it was a very low key, casual dining experience while also serving great food. We found that to be quite true. The food was in good portions, tasted great and our server was fantastic. We appreciate the campground hostess for her guidance and local knowledge very much!
Date of Stay:
April, 2018 -
Chester State Park is a frequent camping destination for us.
>They recently upgraded all of the sites with 50 amp service! Yay! Hopefully sewer will come with a future upgrade.<
The park is generally pretty quiet and a great place for a relaxing weekend getaway for us.
The campsites are well kept. The grills and campfire rings have also recently been upgraded at each site.
I cannot comment on the restroom and shower facilities as we do not ever use them.
The children's playground is located in the park's main picnic and recreation area, which is away from the campground. We camped at Chester State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Chester has a few restaurants, but best to visit the local grocery stores and do your own cooking for the weekend.
Date of Stay:
February, 2006 -
Chester is a great state park for a quiet weekend getaway. We go to Chester because it's fairly close to where we live, but far enough away from home that we feel like we've gone somewhere. My partner does college coursework via the internet and we can get a good signal at this campground with our Verizon phones. He gets lots of school work done and I get to build campfires, cook steaks and nap alot. It's a great place to go in the winter months because it's so very quiet. In fact, we've gone the past two New Years in a row. In the summer, there are lots of families with small kids. The washrooms are generally clean. The sites vary in sizes and ease of getting parked. The park is a bit short on amenities. There is a stocked lake provided you fish from the bank or from a non-powered boat. No swimming. Archery Range. Big softball field. Plenty of large picnic shelters. Reservations are even easier now that they use Reserve America. We camped at Chester State Park in a Travel Trailer.