14 Parks near Dorchester, South Carolina
Sep 2012 - $23.00
We found this park in the Passport America Directory, and it is no more than a field in the backwoods. The grass and weeds are 8-10 inches high. Upon our arrival we were met by the owner's wife in a car and the owner on his ATV with two loose dogs running beside them. It was late in the day and too far back to the freeway to leave. Two sad rundown RV's were in the middle of the field with pitbulls running loose. We will NEVER return. - Arizona Traveler
Nov 2010 - $20.00
Did not honor Passport America rate. We camped in RV site and set up our tent. Intended to pay full PA rate but on checking out, we were charged $20, we complained and were told that they do not allow tent campers. Why did they take our money, why didn't they say anything before checkout time? I suggest avoiding this rundown campground. - Steve_M
Jun 2010 - $26.00
We spent three days here only because it was conveniently located next to Francis Beidler Forest, an Audubon sanctuary and well worth a visit, but many a camper will simply turn around and leave upon first viewing this campground-with zero "curb appeal" as it is simply a treeless/shadeless open field with twelve pull through sites. We were the only guests other than two men who lived there. In a nutshell, the place reeks of neglect; grass does not appear to have been mowed in months, possibly years. True, they offer full hook ups, but no restrooms. We had to remove ticks from ourselves and our dogs after walking the premises. There is NOTHING to do in park itself, and this is worth no more than an overnight stay while in transit to some place else. Owners need to visit a few other RV parks to have a point of reference for how a campground CAN look! - GLCDP
Jun 2016 - $15.00
Small campground. 25 spacious sites. Seven sites have full hookups. Remainder have water and electricity. Dump station is easily accessible as you leave the campground. Numerous tent sites in the woods. RV sites are packed gravel/sand. Roads are packed sand. There were heavy rains prior to our arrival. Workers were spreading sand on the roads to smooth them out. Brand-new electrical utility connections worked perfectly. Water and sewer connections worked fine. Excellent television reception. Virtually no AT & T cell coverage. No wi-fi. Bathrooms were ok, but in need of updating. No trash receptacles in the campground. Dumpster facility accessible as you leave the campground. NOTE: bring lots of mosquito repellent! Mosquitos were aggressive and abundant, especially along the trails through the woods. - tomnorman457
Jan 2016 - $15.00
Stayed 3 days. Campground host, was very nice & accommodating. All dirt roads with potholes. Sites are packed dirt which on rainy days would be very messy. Very overgrown trees & shrubs at sites. Only E&W (30 amp). Walked through tent & cabin areas which looked very nice. Bathroom & showers were kept clean. Area to dispose of trash is a long distance away from sites. Personally would not camp here again. - rvgirl54
Aug 2015 - $15.00
We arrived after work on Friday and were greeted by a very nice ranger who checked us in quickly. We had no troubles finding the site or hooking up. Everything was great about the campground, there were no 'frills' but there was absolutely nothing wrong with it. In fact, it was very quiet with spacious sites.
The state park is beautiful with opportunities to hike or walk the 1.5 mile trail.
The trash is out by the park exit but if leaving the park or going for a walk it isn't too bad.
Restrooms were well kept, we saw people in there 2x a day cleaning. There is only one restroom/shower house in the campground, we had the farthest site but it was only 0.22 mile round trip.
The park office has board games for campers to borrow but there hours are limited (11-12am and 4-5pm) so you have to plan to get in there.
For a family with 2 young children it was perfect as the kids could ride their bikes and there were hardly any cars. - MVP
Aug 2016 - $36.00
The rate reflects $3/day upcharge for 50amp service. Though the park is about 5 miles off I-95, it is an easy drive over good roads. Our site was a pull thru, with the site and roads throughout the park crushed stone/gravel all in good condition. We were given a wifi password, but did not have any wifi service at our site. AT&T service is very weak, but Verizon is quite strong. There is no park cable, but our site had good satellite access as do many of the sites in the park. There is a small playground, but no pool. One of the park rules stipulated all dogs were to be leashed, max 6 ft. However we saw several instances of dogs off-leash, something that makes us feel a bit uncomfortable, particularly when the dog is fairly large as was the case here. It's hard to understand why some people don't seem to think common RV park rules like this don't apply to them, or that the park doesn't enforce their own rules. Other than this, the park was acceptable. Given the roaming dogs and the fact that the park is a 10 mile round trip off I-95, we would probably not stay here again. - Johnson's
Jun 2016 - $30.00
We stayed here for three nights while visiting friends. This is a well-maintained park. The owner is friendly and the park is quiet. Roads are gravel; majority of sites have paved pads with patios. The owner is very friendly. Close (45 miles) to Charleston and about 30 miles to Summerville. Being out in the country, phone service was weak (AT&T). There is no cable. WiFi available in the laundry room only. Be sure to remember that check-in is at 2:00. We arrived at 1:00 (forgot about check-in time) and the office was closed. We would stay here again. The majority of those staying here are permanent residents; but looks as if they're leaving the next day. - oldbluejay
Jun 2016 - $28.00
We stayed here 1 month and a week. Once again, had a great time. This park is in the country so phone service is weak. The park is about 45 minutes from downtown Charleston and 30 minutes from Summerville. Roads are rocked and the park is well maintained. - Grammy8
Apr 2016 - $17.00
We saw this campground in Passport America so we pulled in and this place should not be listed in Passport America. High grass, electrical hookups were knocked over, sites could not be more than 30' back-in and mud if you get off the pavement. Please don't waste your time. - sportscoach 1
Oct 2013 - $27.00
We drove by and decided not to stay here. It is close in and fuel and food handy. As said in a previous report, it looks 'seedy'. The RV park is behind the motel and down in a low area prone to standing water. The road through is narrow, the sites narrow and all back-ins. Vehicle parking could be a problem for your tow/toad. Virtually next door to Flying J and other services as well as right off the Interstate could make this an OK overnight. - Lew
Feb 2013 - $16.00
Stayed one night with Passport America rate. Site was level, and we used the 30 amp and sewer. Limited TV channels over the air; got acceptable 3G with AT&T. Place had a seedy feel. Several permanent residents and only a couple of us overnighters. Standing marshy water in the grass (this is the low country) but also puddles in the open walkway to bathrooms. Train at 9 pm vibrated the RV like magic fingers but didn't bother us. Would not stay here again. - NC Writer
Jul 2016 - $20.00
This quiet state park is just a few miles from I-95 and a good place to stay overnight. Restrooms/showers are dated but clean. The interior road is paved, but sites are not and are very sandy. There are lots of mature trees and plenty of shade. We received several OTA TV stations and the free WIFI worked. Our water/electric hookups were OK. We called in to reserve for one night, then when we arrived the site was not level enough for our unit. Phoned the office from the site and they happily changed us. We liked it here and found it to be good value. We would stay again. - R&S
Apr 2016 - $20.00
$20 per night was for a "little tippy" packed sand pull-though site with 30-amp electric and water. Our site, #17, was shaded by large trees. The site had a wooden picnic table and fire ring. It was pleasantly quiet during our stay. The small facility, at only 35 acres, is well maintained and very attractive. The campground host was very friendly and helpful. There are many activities available, which you can find listed on their website. The campground is near I95 but we heard no traffic noise at our site. AT&T and Verizon cell service was acceptable. There is free Wi-Fi available at the office. We received 17 digital over-the-air TV stations and many radio stations. - DD Rolling Ranch
Nov 2015 - $15.00
This is a very nice state park with electric and water hookups. A dump site is available. The heavy rains this past fall caused some damage to the gravel base of the sites. We were in Site 14 which was wide and long enough for our 40' Class A and tow, but the drop from the paved road into the site was deep and rutted. Other sites are in better shape. Repairs are on-going. Park is very clean and well managed. Camp host on site. Note: if you make reservations online, there is a two night minimum purchase. If you call the park, a ranger can reserve a site for one night. - DiplomatTraveler
Sep 2015 - $27.00
Good CG for an overnight, several options for entering. This is essentially a house owner who took extra land and made an rv park. Electricity is so-so. There is a new owner and the name has changed to Eagles(town has also changed to Walterboro) and the rate has gone up to $30. The office is not clearly marked, walked up to house(run down) and "office" not open. No notes as to what to do.
The host walked up and gave us a site. No one was expecting us, they had messed up our reservation by a day, luckily there was space.
OK for an overnight but no longer. - Wandering
Dec 2012 - $15.00
This is a wonderful park, but if you require restrooms, laundry, swimming pool, etc. it is not the park for you, as there are none. The park is clean and spots are clean underfoot. There is nothing extra but the spots. The Wi-Fi here is good, a little slow, but stable and adequate. Management is a wonderfully nice woman and really goes out of her way to be helpful. There is plenty of shade. Road noise could be a problem if you are close to the highway. Further back from the highway, the noise is mitigated well by the trees and structures. Voltage was only slightly low, but never became a problem. In the two weeks we were there, only one morning was low voltage a problem. That was the only day the park was full, and in the morning, voltage dipped a little. But the rest of the time we were there we had no problems with low voltage. We would definitely stay at this park again. Price reflects a daily rate for our two week stay. - John&Sandy
Jul 2012 - $17.00
The other reviewer (July 2012) wrote an accurate review of this campground. It's only 3 miles The other reviewer (July 2012) wrote an accurate review of this campground. It's only 3 miles from I95 exit 68. It's easy in and easy out. It is well maintained and a great spot to get off the road for a night or two. The price is fantastic. We've stayed at New Green Acres 10 miles south on I95 and it was double the price and not near as nice. The comment about the lady owner being very nice and helpful was right on the money. An older gentleman who was working on a tractor when we got here got me parked and was very friendly. I suspect most travelers don't know about this place, try it you'll like it - floridaguy
Mar 2012 - $38.00
We are full-time RV'ers and travel for work. The main reason for this rating is we arrived around 8:30 pm, after dark, to find the entrance impossible to see due to lack of lights and the addition of crushed asphalt. This campground is in the country and turning around is not an option. Once we got in the campground, we found no maps or instructions for late arrivals. The phone numbers posted on the door were useless as there was no cell coverage. No campground personnel were to be found. We stumbled around the park in the car to try and find a site we could fit in, not easy again due to the black crushed asphalt and poor lighting. When we checked in the next morning, the staff was rather gruff and unhelpful. Did not use the bath facilities, but they appear to be new. It is a quiet and peaceful setting with docks that you can fish from or enjoy the water. The crushed asphalt tracks terribly and they have a resident Canadian Goose who has injured wings that will drive you a little nuts. Would not stay here again. - full-time jane
Sep 2006 - $25.00
Outstanding park with three boat landings, several docks for fishing, lots of trees, family oriented area great for fishing and relaxing. Staff and personnel at the site are always willing to help. Highly recommended for a stay on Lake Moultrie. Cable, phone, modem etc. available for more permanent stays only. There are no bath facilities or designated swimming areas. All campers in the site are larger with their own facilities. - luvour5er
Jun 2016 - $40.00
This is mainly a permanent residence park. There are good sites on the 1st two rows of the lake with views. There were lots of people on golf cars and kids out late at night. People wandering through our campsite too. Site was grass and pretty level. - twotimes
Nov 2010 - $35.00
This place has really gone downhill in the past three years. We were there for four days/three nights and the restrooms were NEVER serviced during our entire stay...when we politely suggested to the day-shift clerk at the campground store that the bathrooms needed paper and a wipe down, we were promptly told, "That ain't my job!". Lakefront views are amazing and pull throughs were convenient. Amenities included kid-friendly playground, community center, laundry, somewhat over-priced convenience store and boat launches. Some of the best fishing in South Carolina. - up&atom
Apr 2008 - $15.00
We stayed as Passport America members. This is a very rural camp that is used mainly by people fishing in Lake Marion. Very nice sites overlooking the lake. Yes, there was a fish smell at the end of the day when everyone was cleaning their catches. One should be aware of that when coming here. Since it was off season, most went home on Sunday and we were almost by ourselves for the rest of the week. Lots of interesting history nearby. Very quiet - would stay again if in the area. - PugetSound