8.9 Excellent
     
Charleston, South Carolina

James Island County Park

Charleston, South Carolina


871 Riverland Dr
Charleston, South Carolina 29412
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Sites: 134
Recent Rate: $$$$

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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 yes
  • 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 yes
  • 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 no
  • 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 yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • 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 no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • 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 ?

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262 Reviews

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

Great camp ground have used for years. CG has numerous facilities to keep families occupied, big dog park, fishing, boating, bike and walking paths galor. Think maintenance of CG has gone down recently. The sites have tree limbs and vines that brush and scratch coach. Tree branches that rub top of cars so also does to all other vehicles. Most of all there are numerous puddles that have standing water. One had green slime and had not been attended to. The low areas need attention. Mosquitos were large and plentiful. On edge of swamp bring bug spray. The sites are large-long and wide also friend friendly. One last, roads leading into CG need many of low hanging limbs trimmed. The new taller MH and 5th wheels are struck by branches. GC doesn't do road work but may be able County to do some work. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
84
Site Surface
Gravel, 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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

To many things on JI and charleston to mention. Get visitor guide Great spot in spite of comments will definitely return. Enjoyed stay overall.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

Beautifully shaded pull-thru sites, although not particularly level. Due to the trees, you don't really see your neighbors who are a decent distance away. Lots of amenities--lake, water park, pretty bike paths, amazing dog runs. They do little to maintain the site though. My fire ring literally had 4" of ash in it and the water faucet spewed water like a fountain. 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
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

This park exceeded my expectations because it had so many great public spaces. Best dog park I've been to. Best playground equipment I've seen. So many walking and biking trails in and out of shade. Tons of activities for the whole family like a spray park, water park, climbing walls, kayaking, paddle boarding, paddle boats, and planned activities. Truly the nicest park I've visited to date as far as amenities go.

Word of warning for my fellow big rig folks! This is a bit of a pucker to get into because the very beautiful low branched trees. They are close to the road and very low in places. So if you need help, get help or let them know you need a spot that will be easier to get into if you're camper is tall and/or long! Overall I'd highly recommend this park to my friends. We camped at James Island County Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Sand
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
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Stay on site and use the amenities, they're great! Downtown Charleston is located within a ten minute drive! Plenty to do in the area!

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

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent county facility that rivals most private parks. Clean and cared for. We had 2 inches of rain during our stay and only saw 2 sites that had areas with some water standing. Finest dog park I have ever seen. Laundry area by restrooms. Water splash pad and climbing wall available for fee. Can't go wrong with this place. We had a 40' 5th wheel and 2 vehicles on site. We camped at James Island County Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
108 Back in
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of our favorite parks and we stay here often, usually as part of a large group. The area and the park have a lot to offer. As is prone to happen, it often rains with passing afternoon storms. When it does rain, it often leaves many of the sites underwater. Many sites do not drain and remain under water for several days, making the site unusable and access to your camper difficult. I, and others, have frequently complained to staff, but year after year nothing is ever done in an attempt to rectify the problem. That said, we still love the park and enjoy our stays here. 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
Long enough for 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:

Visit McLeod Plantation, not far from the county park

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

Very convenient to downtown, offers shuttle service $5 each way. Very clean and well maintained park. Lots of walking trails nearby, and quiet overnight. Be wary if coming when they are hosting an event (jazz in the park or the like) as traffic is hell & you get stuck just like everyone else. Also the trees overhang the roads on the way to the park, we scraped ourselves a fair bit before we got to the park but no way to avoid. Big shout out to one of the staff there. Super friendly, kind and helpful person. Asset to their team. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 13

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: 122
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 8

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: 5
States Visited: 5
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: 12
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Fantastic county run park with best dog park we have seen anywhere. Dogs even have their own lake. Some sites are a bit crowded, but overall there is pretty good spacing. Plenty of shade as well. Great paved hiking/biking paths all over the park. And with the camping you also get free access to the other county parks including a few beaches. We camped at James Island County Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
65
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

A great park for visiting the Charleston area, only about 15 minutes or so to downtown. The park also offers a shuttle for $10. Highly recommend eating at Eli's. And of course be sure to take in the City Market.

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Review Count: 76
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 22

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: 22
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: 4
States Visited: 3
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: 15
States Visited: 8
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: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Really nice campground with many walking trails, bike trails shuttle into Charleston. Would return, anytime. We camped at James Island County Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
48
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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Really nice park, plenty to do and see, shuttle into Charleston, friendly helpful staff.

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