8.9 Excellent
     
Charleston, South Carolina

James Island County Park

Charleston, South Carolina



871 Riverland Dr
Charleston, South Carolina 29412
Phone: (843) 795-4386

Sites: 134
Recent Rate: $34 2/2017

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Latitude: 32.736000054058
Longitude: -79.982619926496
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park yes
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

238 Reviews

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has something for everyone....we camped here 9 days in a mh....most sites are large and big rig friendly, some sites are more private than others, but all have shade, are level and full hookups, except for a few, that only have e&w...All utilities worked great and restrooms were clean...plenty of over the air tv stations...a lot of nice walking, biking trails that we used a lot.....like I said this park has a little of everything for every age group....we will definitely be back.... We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
104
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

For a county park it lives up to the hype we had heard about....we will definitely be back, there is always something to see, do or seafood to be ate in Charleston.....a lot of state and private campgrounds should be this good, our personnel opinion only....

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very popular park because it is within the Charleston city limits. We were there during the Holiday light show which is a big deal for the area drawing thousands of people over the course of several weeks. It was fun, but did mean there was some heavy traffic in the evenings. The park has the best dog park we have ever seen: very large and including water access. All in all, well run and attractive, but reserve in advance. We camped at James Island County Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
115
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

It's Charleston: lovely, interesting and tourist friendly. Great food.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here as part of a camping club; great facility and friendly staff. We stayed as part of a group and the club paid the five nights of camping fee. The full hookup site was great and it had 50, 30, & 20 amp connections. Easy in & out. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
Site 7 handicapped
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Large wooded lots. Plenty of room for our 66' rig with trailer. County Roads into the park have low limbs, but we were able to get under them. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
89 and 49
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Staff was incredibly helpful. Shuttles offered by the park through light show and to Charleston were very convenient.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place stayed here numerous times. However the CG or stateneeds to have many of sites trimmed, brush hanging into spot and scrape unit. Entrance roads public highways have low hanging limbs which hit unit catching on roof a/c antenna. This is not CG issue but county or state. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
31
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

A short drive to all attractions in Charleston and beach. A parade at The Citadel should be seen

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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground in located in the lovely James Island County Park. Lots of things for kids to do, great walking/cycling trails.

Campground is very well laid out. Sites were roomy & level, easy to back into.

An easy 10-15 minute drive to downtown Charleston. If you don't want to drive & park yourself they offer a convenient, reasonably priced shuttle service. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground is part of a 600 acre county park complex. The county park is fantastic. Plan time to explore and enjoy. The people at the campground were wonderful. Sites are nice and spaced with an off-set that makes them seem more spacious than they really are. Access roads are easy to navigate. There was plenty of room to back in. Hard packed sand site does track into camper. We camped at James Island County Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
76
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Charleston is everything we've been told. It is beautiful, there is history, art, music and food: all great. The harbor area is well worth a boat tour. Leave time to explore the James Island Park. The shuttle $10/person left the park at 9am and picked you up at 4.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Loved this park. Site feel secluded because of foliage between sites. Staff was great. Beautiful setting. Lots of trails, etc. has a game area with corn hole, ladder golf and others. Easy to get to historic district. Stay even allows free entry to the other county parks. We only went to Folly Beach park to play in the Atlantic. We want to return. We camped at James Island County Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Exceeded our expectations. Great park. Great staff. Other than buddy sites, pull thru and back in are well spaced and private. This is a campground within a large county park with numerous other activity areas such as splash pad, huge dog park, water park, paved walking trails, paddle boats and boards, etc.. Limited satellite access for many sites due to trees. Easy drive to downtown. One word of caution is access due to tree cover on streets leading to park with motorhomes - many low hanging branches. We found best access from Folly to Camp to Riverland Drive. Also, Camp to Riverland is more open for a right turn. We will be back! We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Well kept county park, Check in was easy in the well stocked store which was open till 8:00 PM each day. All services worked as they should. Adjacent park has numerous activities for all ages. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 37
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Only 15 minutes to downtown and its host of sights and numerous quality restaurants.

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Review Count: 149
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Be very careful on the road leading to the park entrance. Some trees are very close to the roadway and show signs of contact with vehicle traveling on the roadway. There are some turns in the park where trees are close and they too have contact signs.

This is a very clean county park. The exterior/interior roads are paved but the sites are dirt and grass. Most sites have some type of brush/trees between the sites for privacy. Most sites are full hookups but the wifi was very weak at our site. There is a splash park (open Sat-Sun), a dog park/pond where the dogs can run and swim. There are boat and bike rental and miles of trails to walk and ride.

The park does collect recyclables. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We thoroughly enjoyed this park. Great location between Charleston and Folly Beach. Your camping car pass gets you free parking at Folly Beach County Park and into other Charleston County parks in the area: a nice unanticipated perk. Sites are level gravel/sandy types sites and mostly shaded. Bike trails around the park are paved and mostly shaded. Fishing pier is nice, even got to see a couple of dolphins there one evening. Would definitely stay again. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Folly Beach County Park

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

We always come to James Island in June as a large group of family and friends. This is also one of our favorite parks. We always enjoy walking and bike riding the many miles of trails the park has to offer. The park is always clean, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Most of the sites are level, easy to access and most are well shaded. Some of the sites hold water if it rains. Some of the sites are in need of having gravel added. The main roads in the campground are paved and the sites are packed gravel. Service is 50 amp, water pressure is good, tv gets about 12 OTA channels. AT&T cell service is good as is LTE. We did use the laundry facilities. The washers did ok but several of the dryers did not get hot enough to dry. Bath house was clean each time I visited. They could use a No Smoking sign in them as the urinals always had cigarette butts in them. We did visit McLeod Plantation during our stay. I did inquire if there was a discount for those staying at the campground, but there is not. (Both McLeod and the campground are owned by Charleston county) Bicycles are the best mode of transportation. We camped at James Island County Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Do visit McLeod Plantation. It is only a couple of easy miles from the park.
Take your bicycles as that is the easiest mode of transportation around the park.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great park!! Tons of paved biking trails that were mostly shaded. A huge water park is walking distance from the campground. Probably will not get satellite reception but i got lucky. Very convenient to Charleston but was a little dicey coming in at rush hour on Hwy 17. Very peaceful park and would definitely stay again. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Harris Teeter's is about a mile and a half outside the park. Recommend trip to Folly Beach for dinner.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice,busy campground that is just one part of a large and beautiful county park. Check in was easy with a frendly and helpful staff. Campstore was stocked with basic food items,rv supplies and things for the kids. Interior roads were good, our site was level and connections well placed. Walkways to restrooms were lit at night and the facilities were clean. Good location for exploring Charleston but traffic can be heavy at times as in any larger city. We would camp here again. We camped at James Island County Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
118
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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