Well this used to be our favorite campground. BUT, the lack of staff and order has taken its toll here. When we arrived our reserved site was being occupied by folks that clearly wanted to get two more free nights. They already spent one and from what we directly observed many other campers there were leaving way past the 2pm checkout time. The problem was there were way too few rangers to handle it...there were only two as far as we could tell. Yes the place is fairly clean as it has always been but the truth is that the wild west prevails here now. The boats and jet skis were noisy and came WAAAY close to our site and while I was rafting a power boat came within a few feet of me doing a hefty speed for this area! Fireworks were lit off even though it is illegal for them in any SC state park. This place is ruined by locals now whom are pretty low class folks that do not care about others, play music past hours, operate boats and jet skis too close to sites, stay too late, do not pay and drive way too fast through the park. It is a shame this previously wonderful park has gone this way. The problem is not the staff, it is the lack of it. The SC government should be ashamed of itself! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
All sites are lake front, but only a few will handle anything bigger than a pop-up, and some won't even handle that. All are decent size, and plenty of room in between. Water spigots are on wrong size, so bring plenty of hose. Our site was plenty big, and we were only one of three sites out of 200 being used. The bath houses are old, but clean. They may be a far distance from your site. No frills, it is a state park. Most activity is locals using boat ramp. Awesome views and outdoor experience. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Modoc Campground provides an ideal environment for camping. No amusement park or arcade. Just a beautiful lakeside setting for the nature-loving camper. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has done a fine job of creating attractive campsites. Most of them are right on the shore of Lake Thurmond. Facilities are spotlessly maintained. Staff friendly and helpful. And surely will return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Pro's: Shaded sites that were pretty level, ample space between sites, many/most sites are waterfront, great place for water enthusiasts, staff was friendly. Super place if you want to get away from it all and hang out under the awning or around the campfire. It's also less than 30 min. from I-20 when coming from the Atlanta area. Con's: Many sites aren't suitable for rigs much over 30'; seemed to be even fewer that could accommodate 35'+. Many of the sites were in a "T" formation with 2 sites sharing a common driveway, which is the bottom portion of the "T" and each site making half of the top part of the "T. " Because of this configuration, it seemed like the length of the RV would be an issue for many sites, due to having to make an almost 90 degree turn to get out of the site and on to the driveway. We were in a 33' 5er on a 30' site but didn't expect any problems since there's about 4 1/2' of our 5er over the bed of the truck, putting us at under 30' behind the truck. Although getting in to the site was fairly simple, getting out was extremely difficult, even with a slider hitch. Overall, we liked this CG and if we could've gotten a pull through, or 35' back in site, things would've been even better. This review is written as a cautionary tale to owners of longer RV's. If your rig's total length is longer than 30', make sure you get on at least a 35' site. Conversely, it's wonderful for smaller RV's & tents. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I agree with all previous reviews except the one referring to this being “an ok campground for the weekend, but not much else.” That’s way off track. The campground is divided into multiple sections with campsites in each. Access roads are paved, sites are gravel. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring, and grill. The pull thrus are typically crescent shaped. All sites have plenty of room and are spaced well apart. Trees are abundant providing much shade, but may interfere with satellite signals without an external antenna. They don’t interfere with the lake views. Water pressure and voltage good. TV and cell signals also good. Bath facilities were clean. I did not see a laundry facility or playground. There is a train crossing at the entrance of the park that produces some noise, but only happens a few times a day. Note that all but one section is closed for the winter and it’s on a first come basis. Rate reflects a Golden Access discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great campground, if you like quiet, waterfront with just the fish jumping! We stayed one night enroute to Blue Ridge, but would have liked to explore Thurmond Lake more. Maybe next time. Don't bring the kids unless they love to fish. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an okay campground for the weekend but not for much else. My site was a pull through and very tough to into. Had a huge tree that caused me much trouble to get into site. Unlike the other COE's I have been to there is no beach area for swimming and some sites have a huge hill that you have to be careful with little ones. Only one playground and dump station also. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have camped here several times and enjoyed ourselves each time. It is a nice park with nice sites. Most are level; all are waterfront; and they all have picnic tables and fire rings. This park is great if you have a watercraft. About the only negative is that some of the sites are a good ways from the bath houses so be sure to check this out when reserving a site unless you like to walk. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed at this campground twice this summer. The Hosts were outstanding and the park was excellent. Water levels were very low. We saw plenty of wild life in and around the camp site. Outside facilities were very scant. You have to travel 15 mile to a grocery store. Very quiet and friendly park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a great park! My family lives 40 miles from this park. They all think the park is just alright, but they also visit it alot more than most. This was my first time camping in a state park and i was impressed at the size of 90 percent of the sites. Very woody and secluded sites. We had a site pretty close to the bath house so of course we heard the doors closing at all hours. The park has its own boat ramp if you want to bring your boat. We parked the boat right in front of our site. There was a steep hill to get to the water but with careful navigation it was ok. We were there over memorial day weekend and it was full. You wouldn't know it because of the way the sites were layed out. Overall great experience and a definite change from the packed up close "resort type" campgrounds. We booked a site for a 5 day stay in august before we left, cant wait to go back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a beautiful, quite and well maintained campground on Lake Thurmond or Clarks Hill lake if your from GA. Sites are spaced out nicely with plenty of trees and great views of the lake. No supplies in campground but there is a small grocery/bait store with limited supplies 2 minutes outside the grounds. Augusta, GA is about a 20 min ride if you need some city life or more ample supplies, otherwise Modoc is pretty rural. Boat ramps to launch your boat and some small playgrounds for the kids. Sunsets over the lake are awesome. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.