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: $50 5/2017

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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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • 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

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254 Reviews

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice shady campground with beautiful walking trails. Wifi was very good. Very quiet campground. The road coming into the campground is narrow, so go slow. As others have said, pay attention to choosing your campsite. Luckily we chose one that was nicely shaded without having to share with some one. We camped at James Island County Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 120
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

This park, like so many county and city parks we've visited over the years is a real jewel. We were here for three nights visiting family. Our site which was a shared site was none the less very roomy when compared to most commercial campground sites nowadays. We had two neighbors arrive and leave during our stay and both were nice, considerate people. The utilities worked well. Water pressure was good, electric strong and stable. The sewer port was accessible, but sat down in a hole such that when it rained (which it did), the sewer connection went under water. Thankfully my sewer gland held integrity or it could have been messy. WiFi was available, but I'm not fond of "open" networks so we opted to use our Verizon hot spot. The park grounds were immaculately kept, and there is something to do for all ages. Nice walking/biking trails. Playgrounds and water park for the kids. And THE BEST dog park we have ever visited. "Max" had a blast. We will definitely return here next time we're on the island. We camped at James Island County Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
50
Site Surface
Gravel
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
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

If you are traveling with dogs, treat them and yourselves to a visit to the park's dog park. You'll love it ! Be prepared for a wet, sandy dog. Have a hose ready when you get back to the rig, and remember... There is no more affectionate creature on Earth than a wet dog.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park with many attractions. Management unfortunately permits restrooms and showers to be in poor maintenance condition. Campsites are large and private, but offerings are overflowing and trash and butts are prevalent. Very much needs management responsibility. For $50/night I expect more. We camped at James Island County Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
62
Site Surface
Dirt
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

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Review Count: 59
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

We paid $43/night. With tax, it was $48.81/night. The reservation system and check-in process went smoothly. The tree-lined roads approaching the park get a little narrow. Beware of low tree limbs. Local drivers seem to know to give you extra space. Camp staff is very friendly and helpful. All hook-ups functioned perfectly. Campground wifi was sketchy working maybe 20% of the time. Verizon cell, Sprint Mifi and DirecTV signals were ok. The park and campground are fabulous and impeccably clean. The park with it's trails and lakes and activities is a destination all by itself especially if you have kids/grandkids. The many attractions in/near Charleston are all an easy drive. We loved it but ran out of time. We're already trying to figure out when we can return. You can get one extra parking pass for free if you're having a guest. Just ask at the campground office. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
55
Site Surface
Dirt
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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Zia Taqueria is good Mexican food nearby. Recommend 2 hour walking tour with Michael of Charleston Footprints. To walk/run/cycle the Ravenel Bridge, navigate to St. Julian Devine Community Center. Next door is free parking. West Ashley Greenway is an 8 mile trail (16 mi out/back) for walking/running/riding. The trail starts immediately behind Starbucks on Windermere Blvd. Enjoyed the Farmer's Market at Marion Square. Splurge on the helicopter tour at Patriot's Point. Gotta see USS Yorktown.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

First, the bad. Sandy, mosquitoes and lots of sand burrs the dogs picked up. Really nice, huge dog park with large and small dog sections. However, the small dog section was only fenced on three sides, the fourth being a steep slope to water. Our dogs are hunters so we couldn't use the park. The large dog side had the same problem, only no slope. Large lake for them to play in. The good. The staff was nice, but we didn't see much of them outside the office and store area. Being a county park there were a lot of visitors and things to do, including fishing and a climbing wall. The splash park wasn't open yet, too early. The campground is booked solid for months in advance. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Book early. Take bug spray.

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

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Great destination campground. Lots of trails and activities within the park. Positives: Clean, friendly staff, shaded sites. Negatives: some of the sites are "double sites", basically one driveway servicing two sites. It was great for us, as we paired up with my brother. But if you go it alone and get paired up with a stranger, there's no separation between the two sites. We camped at James Island County Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Easy drive into Charleston, or out to Folly Beach. If heading out to the beach, traffic can get intense. Don't miss spending time at some of the area plantations, and take advantage of some excellent low-country restaurants in the area.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Even though it's pricey, it's worth it. This park is convenient to all of the Charleston sight-seeing you want to do and yet it's quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed the hiking trails, the disc golf course, the lake - kayaks and pedal boats. The dog park looked great even though we don't have a dog. We watched a group of guys race their model yachts a couple of times. Even though we had a "buddy site," it was plenty of room and we didn't feel too crowded by the neighbors at all. Most of the sites are very spacious with lots of shade. Verizon signal was good. T-Mobile was so-so. 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
Long enough 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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Walking tours downtown Charleston, Folly Beach, McLeod Plantation

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

If you like to stay inside your rig, and watch TV or peruse the internet, this is not the park for you (there is no wifi, and cable is limited). However, if you like walking, running or biking on paved trails, there are over 6 miles of beautiful paths for you to enjoy! If you like fishing in a lake or from a pier, this park is for you! If you love nature and wildlife, love waking up to birds singing, this park is for you. If you want activities for kids or grandkids of all ages, there are many options here! There is even a dog park! There are many annual events to enjoy - too many to mention. I just can't say enough about this park. I love the trails - every day I see something different in this beautifully maintained park. The sites are far enough apart for you to feel like you almost have the park to yourself, and each one has a nice picnic table and a fire pit. Very highly recommend! We camped at James Island County Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
43
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
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
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

You are very close to historic downtown Charleston - you can drive, take the park shuttle, or taxi. Also close to Folly Beach.

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Review Count: 91
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

As others have said, there is much to do at James Island County Park and in the surrounding greater Charleston area. The park roads are all paved, and our gravel site (#17) was a reasonably spacious and private back-in that had a garden swing facing a small pond right behind it. The full hookups were well placed for our coach and we had a stable 124 volts on each leg of the 50 amp service. We didn't try the cable or WiFi services since our satellite dish and Verizon and AT&T hotspots all worked well here. The park was very quiet at night with no noticeable road or other outside noises to disturb us. We will certainly be back again! We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There are many fine restaurants and all the usual stores within a relatively short distance from the park. The park offers a shuttle bus service into Charleston for a fee.

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 18
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: 28
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a lovely county park close to the city of Charleston. The campground is in the back of the park, so day users do not bother the campers. There are three trails within the park as well as a large pond. The whole park is very clean and well laid out. Restrooms and showers are very clean. Some sites are double so that friends can be closer together so ask when you make a reservation. The downside of this campground is that you can only make reservations by phone. This is a popular park among locals too so it gets pretty busy on the weekends. The registration office is also a store selling mostly souvenirs. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Downtown Charleston is worth visiting! The campground runs a shuttle bus that will take you downtown (or to Folly Beach). The downtown route drops you at the Visitor Center where you can arrange a tour and/or take free buses around town. City Market is a fun place to see!

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 7
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: 5
States Visited: 5
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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