8.8 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: $38 5/2016

Latitude: 32.736000054058
Longitude: -79.9826199264963

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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 ?
  • 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 Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • 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 ?
  • 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 ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park yes
  • Casino Casino ?

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21fbrs

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $38.00
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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.

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Catalina W

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $45.00
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We camped in a motorhome. We didn't have reservations and the staff was super helpful and flexible and found a way to accommodate us. (Reservations are a must, the campground is very popular ).
The sites are kind of close to each other, but there is so much foliage and mature trees around them that makes them much more private than what you see on the map.
The best part of the campground is the location. The park is incredibly beautiful, offering something for everyone. For me jogging and taking my dog to swim at the dog park was exactly what I wanted to do. Great trails, lakes, ponds and the best dog park ever! Also, it is 15 to 20 minutes from Charleston, an absolutely divine place. If we return to the area we will absolutely make sure to reserve 4 or 5 days instead of the 2 days we spent. Tons to do, need more time. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

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Sadiesmom

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

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $35.00
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Great park! Paved, level sites, most with shade. Excellent reservation system; accommodating, helpful office/park staff. Park runs a $10 shuttle bus to downtown visitor center...so much easier than dealing with downtown traffic and parking. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Take the shuttle from the park to the nearby plantation site, very interesting!

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Starxd

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $39.00
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This is a great park with nice big campsites and scenery. This county park, independent of the campground part, is huge and there is lots to do. There are canoes and kayaks, and even bicycles for rent, and lots of trails for biking and walking. We would like to have extended our stay for a few days, but it is such a great campground, they couldn't accommodate our extension on our stay. Needless to say, we would definitely stay here again. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

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Lots of activities within the county park. Conveniently located to all area sights and attractions. Popular supermarkets and stores are not too far off. Well enough of the beaten path so that it quiet. There are plenty of trees in the park, but our site wasn't particularly shady. Good voltage, and good water pressure and quality. Definitely reserve as far in advance as possible, and for the number of nights you might want to stay, because competition is pretty stiff for availability.

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adamant

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $40.00
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The park is great because its located in a county park with so much to do without leaving. Pool, frisbee golf, dog park, great bike trails. Location is convenient to both the beach and downtown Charleston. We camped at James Island County Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Close to everything but you dont have to leave!

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ShoreXplorers

Review Count: 82
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $44.00
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This super-lovely campground is located 20 minutes from Charleston but feels like you are camping in a natural area. There are mature trees between the campsites. The campground is part of a county park that has an enormous dog park, complete with a lake, for dogs to swim in. We had a full-hook up, back-in site. They have a shuttle that for $10/person will take you into Charleston in the morning and will pick you up in the afternoon. Talk about convenient! The staff were very helpful. One lady even drew me a map to get to the Angel Oak (largest live oak in the US) - which is a good thing, because the tree is hard to find. There is so much to do in Charleston and the Charleston area, and this campground is a well-maintained, convenient place to camp while you do them. We will definitely be staying here again. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

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SchnoodleCamp

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $42.00
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As so many reviewers have said, This is a wonderful park and camp ground. We stayed for three nights. Getting to the park was straightforward but the traffic was heavy. The staff seems friendly and helpful. Water and electric are fine. The sewer hookups are OK as they are the old style metal swing open types that are hard to put a modern hose end into. The bathrooms are very clean and well situated as are the recycling and trash containers. Verizon coverage and the Wifi signals tend to be weak. The sites are well laid out and spacious with plenty of room for the most part. The only suggestion I have for the county is that it is time to resurface most of the sites with crushed stone. The surfaces are beginning to break down and are tending to be very wet when it rains in any amount. They do seem quite level.
The park is well situated to visit the many attractions Charleston has to offer and can be a destination in itself. Great walking trails and plenty of activities.
Other than the site surfaces, don't mind the minor nit picks. This is a great park and we will certainly be back. We camped at James Island County Park in a Travel Trailer.

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laurly

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $57.00
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We stayed here over the Christmas holiday. The park is terrific, with lots of hiking trails and things to do. There is a daily shuttle into Charleston, however due to holiday it wasn't running. Drive into town is easy, 15 minutes tops. The Christmas light spectacular was wonderful. You do have to drive through part of it to get back to the campground, but it didn't take long. Our site was great, next to bathrooms, and with a pond behind us for a nice view. Our Verizon signal was 3G at best, but the park WiFi was adequate. Would love to stay here again in the summer or fall. We camped at James Island County Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

The drive into Charleston is easy and quick. Lots of parking in the city, even for our long dually. So much to see and do!

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rockhill

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $36.00
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Camping area is but a small part of a much larger park. Very nice paved trail system good for bikes or walking. Sites are gravel and area will flood when it rains. Bathrooms clean, showers a little suspect. Wifi was good early in morning, later in day so slow as to be usless. Very good Verizon signal. Picked up 10-12 signals via antenna. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Historic area

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RagTopDay

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $39.00
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Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this county park. The sites are reasonably spaced, but hookups on shared sites are a bit strange. Shared sites would be great if travelling with friends. Loved the biking/walking trails through the park, and enjoyed watching the dogs play at the dog park. On-site LP fill up was convenient. The laundry facilities were ample and affordable. The Christmas lights were being installed during our stay--some day we will return and stay when they are lit for the season. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

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KenAndrews

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $43.00
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Place was full. Sites were nice, staff very friendly. This is not easy to get to and once in the park, you have to wind all over the place. Mosquitoes were bad, couldn't sit outside. Park does have lots of features. We camped at James Island County Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

If directions take you down Central Park Rd. Find another route. You end up at a T intersection with a stop sign. The cross road is BUSY and it hard to pull out and go left.

Use either Camp Rd or Maybank Highway to Riverland Drive. Thank me later.

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retired to RV

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $39.00
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This is a great location. It is only about 20 minutes to Folly Beach one direction and about the same to downtown Charleston the other direction. There was a small water park (extra fee) and a climbing wall (extra fee). Great walking and biking trails throughout the park. There is a great off-leash dog park by the water so the dogs could swim. We will definitely camp there again. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

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User2850

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $39.00
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The park is clean and well maintained. There is a dog park that allows dogs to run and swim. Hiking/biking trails wind through and around the campground. We camped at James Island County Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Publix is a 5 min. drive. Downtown Charleston is `15 min. Dukes BBQ is excellent - get a takeout dinner vs. all you can eat. And get the banana pudding. Visit the City Market. Take a private carriage tour if you can

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jimnina

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $38.00
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Park was very nice and convenient. The roads to and from are a little narrow but we had no problem with our 39. Class 'A' DP. The park also has a water park next to the campground which was very nice. Food prices were reasonable. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Very close to Charleston and all that it offers. If you like eating out then Fleet Landing is a place to go.

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dtaylor

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $38.00
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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. We camped at James Island County Park in a Travel Trailer.

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