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 6/2015

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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217 Reviews

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dtaylor

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

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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CJHokie

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $43.00
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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. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

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workcamper64

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $50.00
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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. We camped at James Island County Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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gypsy parrotheads

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $33.00
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This is a great park and the county has done a great job setting up such and open and multi-use park. Lots of paved biking/hiking trails through out the park. Sites are very spacious and offer treed privacy from neighboring campers. They offer free wifi but it was quite spotty. We would recommend this park. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

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Bill from Texas

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $40.00
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This is a beautiful park and easy to get to. The staff was very courteous and helpful. If you are going to downtown Charleston for a day trip use the shuttle service. We stayed here 6 nights but would have stayed longer but there was a special event and we had to leave as the park was fully booked prior to us making our reservation. It has a huge dog park that is the best we have ever seen. The trails were very easy to walk. Perfect place for campers to stay and see Charleston. We camped at James Island County Park in a Travel Trailer.

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byrdr1

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $45.00
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Spring time trip with a group of 7 camping families. Third time here and will return again. Nice campground and just a great city to visit. Lots to do around the campground and lots of trails to ride bikes on. Nice pier on the creek just off a river to crab fish and just relax. Just a great trip. We will return. We camped at James Island County Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Charleston, SC has so much to do and see. Historical Southern town on the coast. We have enjoyed our time just walking around the downtown area and water front areas.

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hillhomes

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $43.00
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Perfect place to stay when visiting Charleston. Fifteen minutes to the visitor center, which has a parking garage which will accommodate up to 30' RV's. The campground is also near a dog park, complete with a lake for your retriever. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

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jnateg

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $43.00
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Excellent county park. There are a lot of activities in the park and it does get busy but the park closes at sunset.

Everything worked fine except the Wi-fi was slow at times. We camped at James Island County Park in a Travel Trailer.

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JGoldberg23

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $44.00
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Great park. Huge dog park with water access. Very "swampy" due to all the rains. But I guess that is why it's called the low country. Roads coming into the park are a little tight - with a few pretty tight turns - but manageable. We camped at James Island County Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Check out City Market and all the shopping on King St. Great food town. Can't go wrong pretty much anywhere I would guess.

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gsc66

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $44.00
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All paved roads, combination shell/pea gravel type site conditions and site #113 was pretty level with picnic table and fire ring. A big storm had come through before our arrival and site seemed it was a 1/4 of a lake and very saturated (other sites were the same....campground is close to the water table), but we managed through this and all is good. Wi-Fi was very good, ATT cell strength was decent. 50 Amp service was very good, clean restrooms and showers with hot water. Full hookup seemed to be at each site, however we didn't use the water or sewer as we are winterized. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The shuttle is a good value (20.00 round trip for two) into Charleston, only runs 9am for drop off and 4pm pickup, but if the campground is slow as it was at our visit, we were told we could call if we wanted to return early. I would stay here again, for sure, but my only negative is the cost we paid during off season as there is nothing at the park that is open, other than the store. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Walk Charleston.....great city.......

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Don Self

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $42.00
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This park has everything people would want, including phenomenal bike trails. At Christmas time, the park has a nightly drive-through light show that was great. The spaces were large enough and everyone working at the park seemed super nice. We definitely want to return and spend a week here. This ranks in the top 3 parks we've seen out of hundreds we've stayed at. We camped at James Island County Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Doug156

Review Count: 53
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $42.00
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We have been here in the past. It is a great campground. This is the first time we were here during the festival of lights which was wonderful. The dog park is also great. Sites are level, water and electric good as is the sewer. The wifi can be slow and there is no cable, but the TV stations come in very clear. A must if you are in the Charleston area!! We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Folly Beach ( which the park car pass is valid for entry), Ft. Sumter, downtown Charleston, The Charleston "Market", Patriot's Point, the Citadel, and the historic sites in the city.

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Grumpier99

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $35.00
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Love this park. We were here before Christmas when they have their great light show going on. One of the best. Our dog loves the large dog park with a lake for swimming or splashing. Trees can give satellite TV systems problems so be careful choosing a site. Been here several times and will be back. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

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J.R. Ross

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $42.00
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Entry into park and campground looks like you are entering a gated community and looks great. Personnel were all very very nice and helpful. Had a great camp store with wood for sale. We were here at Festival of Lights time so make sure you are back in park before 5:00 pm on weekends or you will be waiting in line. Public starts lining up @ 4:00 pm to get in. With all the work on the entry area I would expect more appearance work for the sites. Most sites look rough and need clean up. Our site had a gully running thru it right where you would place your jacks. Gravel in the sites would be a great improvement. The ground is hard but your parking on dirt in all the sites. Most of the sites had families with dogs and place is both family and dog friendly. Dog park in the main park area is one of the best I have seen. NO CABLE so use your sat receiver or over the air. WiFi was slow but Verizon Mifi worked great and no issue with cell service. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

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Be back in park before 5:00 pm on weekends during the Festival of Lights time. Downtown is only 5 miles away but afternoon rush hour traffic to James Island starts at around 4:30 pm Some people were saying it took them 45 minutes to get back from downtown during afternoon traffic. It is backed up for a couple of hours. Melvins Legendary Bar BQ was fantastic.

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MissingLinc

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $39.00
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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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