2 Parks near Charleston, South Carolina
Jun 2015 - $38.00
This is our fifth time staying at JICP. Often times, we travel with a group of other campers. We really like the park and all it has to offer. If you have children, they will enjoy the splash pad and the water park. Purchasing tickets through the park office will save you if you are camping. The park is arranged very well and sites are all pretty much level. The roads are paved and the sites are packed gravel. There are some sites that may require a extra sewer hose as some of the connections are far back at the rear of the site. Most sites are well shaded, bathrooms are clean. Bicycles are the best mode of transportation within the park. There are several paved riding/walking trails as well.
Now for the bad. The wifi sucks! It was not even sufficient for checking email. Reception with AT&T 4G/LTE is good. Several of the sites hold water and depending on the amount or rain, may be totally under water. While it did not rain during our stay, our site (#75) was a mud hole. Much of the site, with the exception of where the camper is parked, is low and did not dry. Unless you have mats, your door opens into mud. It appears that there has been little to no maintenance on any sites to improve this since our last visit. There are some sites that are shared. These sites are so close that if you do not know the person beside you, you will be well acquainted with one another by the end of your stay. The non-shared are well spaced with plenty of privacy. When inquiring about a stay for next year, we were told that as of January 1, 2016, they will no longer accept Good Sam. They do offer a Seniors discount if you are a well seasoned individual.
Even with the negatives, this is a great park and we will stay again. We will just do better at selecting a site. If not for this, I would have rated the park higher. - dtaylor
May 2015 - $43.00
We got there after closing, but there is a ranger on call 24 hours. The ranger working was very nice & helpful. They were full for the weekend, so he was very busy but still made time to help us back into our space in the dark. The dog park is the biggest I've ever seen and has a lake for dogs to swim in. The site we were in was large & private. They do have some "conjoined" sites that would be good if camping with another family. They also have a primitive area that had several motorhomes. The only problem we had was getting to and from the park. We were in a 13.5' tall motorhome and had to drive very slowly due to the beautiful live oak trees draping the road. Quite a few branches scraped our roof, but we didn't lose any ACs thankfully. The ranger gave us a different way to leave, but it was still bad. Beautiful park and campground. - CJHokie
May 2015 - $50.00
Very nice park. Site is mostly level and very roomy. Staff is very nice and very helpful. Our site was very quiet our door opened to a screen of trees . This is as nice a park as any we have seen.
As mentioned before access is over some narrow, busy city streets which made getting here interesting.
The only down side to the park is the electric, my onboard meter said I never had more than 112 volts. We ran the A/C with no problem but still lower than I like.
The Wi-Fi is typical park Wi-Fi but AT&T worked well.
Would return. - workcamper64
Jul 2015 - $45.00
The park is very open with large sites. We stayed on a gravel site. Some of the sites are grass. Paved interior roads. The grass sites are nestled under trees. The gravel sites do not have trees. The park is located outside of town but is not far, about 20 minutes, from the downtown area. Staff was friendly and helpful. AT & T cellular signal was good. Did not use their wifi as I used the hotspot on my phone. We would stay here again. - tbillman
Jun 2015 - $31.00
This campground is close to Charleston. It has lots of different types of sites to choose from. We had a pull thru site with shade. Our RV was on a concrete pad. - chub
Jun 2015 - $45.00
Park itself is beautifully maintained. The site we had was a pull through and spacious, clean and manicured. The staff at check-in were friendly, courteous and welcoming. I was a little annoyed that they require you to "check out", (stop at the office and turn your parking pass in) but the day we left, as soon as we pulled toward the office, a very cheery young lady was there to take the pass from us so we did not need to get out. Excellent Wi-Fi and cable. About 8-10 miles from downtown Charleston. The only negative we have is the park is right on US 17. If you are coming from the south, you have to take a left into the park across 3 lanes of traffic (extremely very busy road). In fact, our GPS took us PASSED the turn, 5 miles down the road so we could maneuver back up 17 to take a right into the park. When we left, we needed to go left out of the park and we sat there over 10 minutes to be able to safely pull out with our tow car. The pool is also situated almost right on 17 at the front of the park. No privacy surrounding the pool (tall shrubs would make a big difference) to shield you from the traffic gawkers. And lastly, the horrible laundry facility! It is located toward the front of the park, a drive by car for anyone more than halfway into the park. There are four washers and TWO dryers! Thats it for 200 campsites! It is in a very small room- impossible for 2 people in there at a time, no place to fold clothes, VERY cramped. Luckily the park was not busy or we would never have got our laundry done. As it was, I had to wait to use the facility. Not sure we would go back, for the most part, the location. A short (.2mile) car trip to grocery store took 20 minutes due to the traffic on 17 and the difficulty getting in an out of the park. - ken and Mary spaeth