5 Parks near Dillon, South Carolina
Jan 2017 - $35.00
This is a good place to stop in transit on Rt 95. It is well kept, clean, with adequate space. There is a good laundry facility on site. It is gated at night. The staff was very friendly and we were led to our site. All the utilities seemed to be in very good shape although the water pressure was a bit low but adequate. Fuel and food is very close by and is typical of an interstate exit. There is a bit of road noise and the local airport seems to be busy in the late afternoon. All in all, we would certainly stop here again. It is very convenient as a transient stop. We camped in a fifth wheel. - SchnoodleCamp
Dec 2016 - $31.00
We had a reservation and upon our late arrival, our site number and directions were on the office door. Trying to find our site was interesting with no lights or no visible markers. The site we were pretty sure was ours was already taken. We drove around and found an open site (as others were instructed to do if they arrived late with no reservations). Found one space open between two permanent, run-down campers, got parked, hooked up and went to bed to lots of train and freeway noise. Next day when it was time to pay, very nice staff member said he was sorry someone took our assigned site and was surprised that the electric worked on the site we were in. Apparently, the site had been blocked off but, "someone must have moved it." Only redeeming part was he didn't charge us.
The site was really fine sand that stuck to everything because it was raining. The roads were swamped in many areas. Our site was really, really close to the one next to us. We didn't use the facilities.
There's a nice lake that must be what draws people here. The grounds are really a big open field, poorly marked. The sites along the outer edge were under trees with sand and dirt base and many appeared to be permanent or semi-permanent. The interior sites were grassy with a few trees. - lkc4052
Oct 2016 - $18.00
Small campground very convenient to highway and services. Price is right for PA discount. Location off I95 likely justifies the $36 no discounted rate. Sites were pretty level, although some were grass, some sand, and large trees created some pretty large roots across several sites. Grounds were clean, however, and hookups all worked.
We were able to get quite a few tv channels with our regular antenna. Wifi, however, is sketchy. Even within a few yards of the office, it was on and out. We heard that a long term camper has set up his own network which interferes with the campground setup. I had to resort to posting this review via my phone and never was successful in posting a photo to share.
The lady running the office was very nice. The store is sparse. No groceries, but everything is very close.
Although right next to interstate, we did not notice much road noise. Fishing lake seems to be biggest asset. No picnic table or fire rings on site.
Good overnight stop particularly if u can get the discounted rate. - Carolina Travelers
Apr 2016 - $18.00
$18 per night was for a level packed sand pull-though site with 30-amp electric and water. Our site, #15, was mostly shaded by large trees. The site had a wooden picnic table and fire ring. It was pleasantly quiet during our stay even over the weekend when many families arrived. The road through the campground is bumpy and winds through the trees but we made it to our site in our 40' motorhome towing a vehicle. The office, as it seems with most SC parks, is only open from 11 a.m. to noon. The Whip-poor-wills chant all through the night and the squirrels, butterflies, deer, and birds offer entertainment during the day. The campground host and park rangers were very friendly and helpful. There are many activities available, which you can find listed on their website. The campground is about 12 miles outside Dillon where most any amenity is available. AT&T and Verizon cell signal was low but usable. We received 37 digital over-the-air TV stations and many radio stations. - DD Rolling Ranch
Oct 2015 - $16.00
The nearest store is about 10 miles. The campground office is only manned for a couple hours each day so you may need to call ahead. Checkin was easy and staff we had contact with were all very nice. The park office does have firewood for $6 a bundle. No propane nearby. All of the roads thru the park are sand/dirt as are the sites. Most of the sites appear to be level with a few exceptions and all are very spacious with plenty of privacy. The site we selected did have a moderate grade to it and took some time to get our camper level. Some sites only have water connection for tent only. Some sites have new fire rings and new power poles. The lake is nice and they have boat and canoe rental. AT&T reception is poor as is 4G/LTE, but usable. The bathhouse was clean each time I visited. However, there was soap for washing hands, but no towels for drying. It appeared to have been recently painted. The park has a nice walking trail and there is plenty of wildlife to entertain. The only issue I had was that most pet owners did not pickup after them. One site, which appeared as if the people had been there for a while, could be smelled from the road as you walk by. - dtaylor
Apr 2015 - $15.00
Rustic park. Looks like it was built by CCC, same as many other SC parks. Very pretty, very quiet and laid back. We will surely return. My site was a little small but we made do. Ranger drove by to see if all was OK about an hour after check in. Friendly place. - Laz713
Jan 2017 - $32.00
OK its Pedro's. Campground was adequate for a one night stop over, particularly if you are self contained and didn't need the restrooms. Campground is gated and key card controlled which is a plus for security. Site roads are asphalt but heavily impacted by tree roots which keeps speeds down. Pull through site driveway was narrow and just wide enough for the vehicle track. Site was level enough for the jacks to stabilize. Connections are about in the middle which was fine for electric but sewer was too far back to connect without removing the toad and moving it around to the front. Restrooms are old. They were clean but not inviting. Counters are low. Stalls are painted cinder block with home made wooden doors with obvious wear. Exterior light was not operational while we were there. Ladies in the party were unimpressed and would prefer to stay elsewhere. Playground was small, old and weather beaten. Auto opening gate for exit wouldn't open without sending someone around through the personnel gate (in the rain) to use the key card reader on the outside. Office is not staffed at night. Because of rain we did not explore any of the "attractions" at Pedro's. - HR52
Dec 2016 - $32.00
We stayed here from August through December and paid a monthly rate of $523.19/month and includes electricity.
This is a hidden treasure mostly used by one-nighters traveling north and south. The campground itself is gated and well maintained. The grounds are kept clean and if you put your garbage out at one of the many garbage receptacles, it will be picked up twice daily.
The roads through the park are not too wide, but navigable for big rigs. Originally, all the sites were backins, but recently, most of the interior sites have been made into spacious pull throughs. Also, on these sites, the electrical boxes have been updated.
There are only two washers and one dryer for the entire campground.
There are some play areas for children, and of course, you have the entire South of the Border experience, as well. The park itself has no amenities such as a pool, but you are allowed access to the indoor and outdoor pool at the South of the Border motel.
When we first arrived, the WiFi worked well enough to stream...and they advertise that it supports streaming. However, after Hurricane Matthew, it did not work as good. But, it is still good enough to do emails and check Facebook, etc....and it is free.
There is no cable TV but you can get several antenna channels out of Florence, Wilmington (NC) and Myrtle Beach.
The park is close to Dillon SC and there are a few restaurants there. There is also a WalMart nearby. If you are looking for a quick meal, the South of the Border complex has a nice steakhouse, The Peddler, and a short order restaurant where you can buy hamburgers and hotdogs, fries, others sandwiches, beer and cola drinks.
The personnel were always helpful.
My only suggestion would be to install more washers and another dryer, and to upgrade the WiFi.
Our stay was pleasant and without a doubt, I would stay here again. - Traveling Man 49
Nov 2016 - $32.00
Conveniently located off I-95. Pull thru sites are long and gravel. Staff is friendly and helpful. We stay here quite often and will definitely stay here again. South of the Border has many shops that are fun to visit--think 1950/1960 "tourist traps". ;) We have eaten many times at the "Peddler Restaurant". Good, reasonably priced.
We stayed here in a 32 foot motor home with toad that we did not have to "unhook". :) - Mcpowder
Dec 2016 - $42.00
The owner was super friendly. Gave us information on a wonderful takeout/delivery restaurant we could use since we were not towing a car. Clean, clear sites.
Will make this one of our stops on the way home from Florida. Easy access off of 95. - FDogger
Aug 2016 - $45.00
This campground is very convenient to the highway. Would recommend for a one night stop, but not really a destination campground. It needed some updating, but it looks like the owners are working hard to make it better. The sites were level and the bathrooms were very clean. There were storms in the area so we weren't able to use the pool, but it looked well taken care of and clean. The sites are very open. Hopefully their plans include planting some more trees to privatize the sites a little bit. - coldwaterconch
Jul 2016 - $34.00
This park is definitely in transition. They are a relatively new KOA (1 year old) and still are working on revitalizing the park. The spots are set up a bit old (with power/water/sewage) not really aligning to today's trailers. The spots were very flat and large - allowing for a great overnight pull through stop. There weren't that many amenities. You can tell the owner's are working on getting this park going. It looked like the kids playground was getting built, sites were getting redone, etc. The park is a no-frills, park and sleep location. Hopefully the owners continue to update and add some landscaping. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. - Curtis R
Feb 2017 - $37.00
The only positive comment I can make is that this campground is very accessible from I-95 and is easy to get into. The sites are dirt...patios intermittently. The pool was opened and looked clean, but no one was swimming. Contrary to their ad in the Good Sam book, there is NO cable, so be prepared. When it was KOA , there was cable. We were able to get a few antenna channels. People do not pick up after their dogs and to make matters worse, there are geese roaming the park and leaving their waste behind. The sidewalk to the registration building had geese waste on it and I almost stepped in it. Definitely not a destination campground. We will not return to this campground. We camped here in a motorhome. - grammyof5
Feb 2017 - $40.00
This is an older park, the restrooms by the office were older and in need of cleaning, painting and upgrade. Sites were sandy, not very level. Stayed overnight on the way to Florida, it is very convenient to I95... but that convenience brings noise from trucks on 95. Sites were tight. There were mature trees to provide shade in the summer. I would come back as an overnight stay again, but I don't see this as a destination type campground. - spoon059
Sep 2016 - $40.00
This could be a campground I wanted to spend time at but no, we were just over nighters but when driving in I was impressed. From an over nighters view this is my observation. Not very dish friendly and although they have cable, it's barely tv. The sites in need of repair, the ones were we were anyway, not very level and the utilities rough. My biggest issue has to to with campers.... CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR DOGS have to watch your step everywhere, bad campers... Even as bad as that is the campground should make an effort to clean up. Wanted to stay, but couldn't. Sorry. - Shovelhead1970