James Island County Park

     


Charleston, South Carolina
Phone: (843) 795-4386

Sites: 134
Avg. Rate: $37

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Latitude: 32.734958
Longitude: -79.982489

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 144
  • Good 46
  • Average 10
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 1

203 Reviews

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MissingLinc

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

We've been staying yearly for a number of years. Usually for 1 week. Superb park. Maintenance staff (county) have been helpful and friendly. Work Campers always friendly and helpful. Convenient to downtown. Good walking/biking around park. Big off leash dog park. Hard to get reservations during "festival of lights". Try to get there for it. A great light show. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Various plantations in the area. See the Tea plantation. Drive to town - park at visitor center and take "Carta" to shopping area. Great walking town.

Visit the Hunley in North Charleston.

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bamawig

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground at JICP is only one small part of a wonderful facility. We have camped here twice in the past 3 years and will return again. All the attractions for Charleston are less than 4 miles away. Now for the not so pretty side. The traffic between the campground and Charleston can be brutal. Rush hours are a nightmare. Try to plan your arrival before 2 or 3 PM if possible. Store is well stocked and bathhouses are clean but dated. The gravel sites are are heavily wooded and spacious and most drain well. If you like to bike or walk on paved trails this is the place. This is a very well managed very well cared for facility. We camped at James Island County Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Phaetonman

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Well run county park with excellent access to downtown Charleston 25 minutes away. We used a block on each front wheel in addition to the leveling jacks to level our rig. Utilities worked well. Wifi was so weak we could not use. Verizon mifi and cell worked well. Sites are well spaced and ours had some privacy, but not all do. Be aware that there are some "buddy sites" that are very close together. These are to be avoided unless you like camping close to a buddy. Park is a little worn around the edges, and there is some significant puddling and water on roads when it rains. Quiet most of the time, especially after 9:00 p.m. We will return. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

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KAZIMIRA

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $51.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful setting and park. Gravel/grass sites easy to level with jacks. Good WiFi, We asked for site to receive Direct tv and we got it. Friendly staff and overall well kept. Gates locked at night but PW is given to open gate for after 8 pm reentry. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

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thetouringcamper.com

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

While touring Charleston this is a great campground to stay at! All sites have full hookups and the bathrooms were clean. The left half of the park has more private sites and has several pull-throughs for large motorhomes. All sites were level and the volunteers do a great job making you feel welcome. We camped at James Island County Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Ruffin' It

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Our second-favorite campground. Spacious, tree-shaded campsites, which we really appreciated. This campground is convenient to Charleston and Folly Beach. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

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Angie C

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $39.00
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Great website where you can view a picture of each campsite and choose your site when you make your reservation. We chose site 17 which backs up to a pond and it was a great site. The sites are large, shady and for the most part private. If you are camping with a friend, they have several sites next to each other that connect. Closest park to downtown Charleston. Great amenities such as hiking trails, water park and dog park. Close to Folly Beach and about 20 minutes away from Kiawiah Island Park where they have an off-leash dog beach with free admission for campground guests. We camped at James Island County Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Tatiana

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our second stay at this campground. It is in a great location to visit Charleston. The roads in the campground are in good shape. The one thing I do not like about this campground is the poor drainage in the sites. We stayed at sites 47 and 49. I think that there much better sites but they book up. Mosquitoes are bad and I find them to be worse here than at beach campgrounds. One nice thing about this campground is the huge dog play area! So much fun for our dogs. We camped at James Island County Park in a Travel Trailer.

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dtaylor

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall, this is a GREAT campground! One of our favorites, as we have been here several other times. Check-in would have been a little easier however the guy behind the counter could not comprehend that my brother and I booked our sites together and I wanted to pay for my site separately and my brother pay for his. The guy seemed to go into shutdown mode when he became frustrated. Finally, I paid for both sites and worked it out later with my brother. The sites were reserved a year in advance. During that time the park increased their rates, which they charged us the new rate, not the rate the sites were booked at. The campground does have a store and is well stocked when compared to most. They do offer propane, firewood for $6/bundle, and bike rental. There is a grocery store not far from campground should you forget something. The park does have entertainment on select weekends and a pancake breakfast on Sunday mornings. The interior roads of the campground are all paved and easy to navigate even for big rigs. Each site is packed gravel. Our site, 25, did have standing water during rain and remained wet after. Most all of the sites are level and easy to back into. The bath houses was very clean and well stocked each time I visited. Wi-Fi is available but at times I was unable to get on. AT&T and 4G are usable with 1 - 2 bars. There is a water park and splash pad, both open to the public and can get a little crowded on the weekends. If you camp, discount tickets are available at the office. We camped at James Island County Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Johnnyboy21

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $44.00
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*** PLEASE NOTE THIS FIRST PART: If you drive a bigger rig be careful if you are heading towards Charleston on Maybank/Hwy 700 (per the campground directions). The right turn from Marybank Hwy onto Riverland Dr is SHOCKINGLY TIGHT. I can't believe the campground directs people this way. The curb is all broken up from people going up and over the curb so damaging a tire is not out of the question. The light pole also has high and low scrapes on it so some people have even hitting the telephone pole. This is a VERY DANGEROUS turn so if you can find another way, please do. The campground is very nice. Lots of open space areas, trees, and bike trails. Convenient to everything. Staff is friendly. Wifi was okay to decent most of the time, but we did have to call a few times during rain and tell them to reset their wifi (each time it did work and the wifi came back on). They didn't always believe me that the reset would fix it, but it worked each time. They need to get this problem figured out. Would stay again. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

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Long Lake Steve

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park for visiting the Charleston area. A lot of trees could use some trimming and may make some spots tight for big rigs. We were unable to pick up satellite TV through the trees from our site but it was nice with a shaded area to park or chairs in the afternoon. We enjoyed the biking and walking trails in the park. A short drive into all that Charleston has to offer. We will come back. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

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DBG

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

For our taste, this was a very nice Park to stay at and would definitely come back here. Unfortunately we stayed here during the worst winter in History so really could completely enjoy the Park. The sites are packed gravel, quite large, and very easy to back into. All the sites are at a 45. Leveling was easy with only a block under each wheel required. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. They have over 3 miles of paved walking and biking trails, and the largest dog park we have every seen. There are lots of things to do especially during the summer. It is very close to downtown Charleston and various sites.Rate reflects a seasonal discount. We camped at James Island County Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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04Sundancer

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

I didn't know about the "big" Christmas lights event at this park when I went to reserve a spot. This place fills up; reserve it now if you even think you want to stay (and you do). The park itself has several nice walk/run trails. The Christmas light show was spectacular and you can walk to it from your site. Be aware, the campground is in back of this park and if you drove hard and long on arrival day, you'll be in a long slow line of cars that are there to enjoy the lights before you can get to your camp site. Plan accordingly. We were moved to 3 different spots while here and none were difficult to get to with our 30' Class C. If they don't have a spot for you, feel good about their overflow lot; it was very big and very few RV's were there. It was not the rally style camping that I had imagined. (By time we got to SC we ended up with 3 actual camp sites so never actually stayed in overflow lot). The store was well equipped, staff was friendly and helpful. We never used showers or restrooms so can't comment. Wireless was decent at each site we parked in. Very pretty campground. I recommend seeing Boone Plantation while you're here (a bit of a drive). We also recommend oldcharlestontours.com; we took two of the tours. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

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travelin' guy

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This expansive county park has wooded campsites, most with full hook-ups. Sites are spaced well, bathhouses have tiled showers, and laundry facilities are cleaned in the morning. Four plus miles of paved bicycle/walking trails lead through the park with a recreational lake and fishing pier. There are kayak and pedal boat rentals, a dog park, and water park during summer. Once daily shuttle service ($10 r/t) to downtown Charleston or Folly Beach fishing pier is the best amenity. There is good Wi-Fi throughout the campground, although internet access sometimes drops. The well stocked office/camp store has dairy, frozen foods, and gifts. Power varied depending on the site and weather, from 108 to 113 VAC. Shower stalls and dressing area are small. Good, Charleston, over the air TV reception. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

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RV4fun15

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This used to be one of my favorite campgrounds, but it is starting to see a little age. It really needs a good tree trimming. First the great things about the park. 1. It is a very close to Charleston. 2. Large sites and friendly staff especially campground hosts. 3. The campground is in a large park with lots of bike riding trails and a GREAT dog park. 4. Wi-Fi that works most of the time. Now for the things that need work: 1. Most sites have gotten way out of level. 2. The park floods with any moderate/heavy rain and with a lot of electrical boxes you are standing in water to plug in or unplug. 3. Hardly any sites get Direct TV on a dome unless you drag a dish because of the heavy canopy of trees. (Really need to trim because tall motorhomes and 5th wheels brush the trees and bushes.) 4. Interior roads have large pot holes. 5. This campground used to be very clean, but now there is trash/cut down branches scattered around the park. Just looks messy. 6. Electric power is weak at times. I have been coming here for years, and I have just seen a decline in this campground. I hope they take care of it and make it nice once again. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

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  • Various plantations in the area. See the Tea plantation. Drive to town - park at visitor center and take "Carta" to shopping area. Great walking town. Visit the Hunley in North Charleston.

    MissingLincNovember 2014

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