7 Parks near Edisto Island, South Carolina
Jul 2016 - $56.00
Roads are not as bad as others have indicated - greatly improved in last year. Prices have gone up a lot in the past year but our site was merely yards away from the surf. Staff mostly helpful and friendly. - JERRY & ANN TARHEEL
May 2016 - $50.00
First time to visit this park. We will definitely be back. Loved Edisto Beach and the park is beautiful. Lots of trees for privacy, sites are spacious with water & electric hookup. Ocean on one side and marsh in the other--beautiful sunset over the marsh and sunrise over the ocean. Beach was nice, with piles of shells. Rangers were very helpful during check-in. People were very friendly--lots of families. Dogs are allowed on the beach, which is great. This is now one of our favorite parks. - Chesapeake Bay Lola
May 2016 - $50.00
We stayed in the Beach campground which is a narrow spit of land with campsites on it. Our site was on the "creek" side, so we saw the tides come in and recede feet from our front door. It was a great spot for nature watching! We did have a racoon visit our site each evening, so put your food away! The beach is a very, short walk away, and it is absolutely beautiful. Many, many shells on the sand. The campsite was a bit tight for our 30 foot rig. We only attached to electricity, having heeded other reviewers warnings about the water. We really liked this campground. Go to the Nature Center and take the hike to the Coastal Marker from 1850. The signage along the path and the marker itself were fascinating. - ShoreXplorers
Nov 2015 - $27.00
Part of the Charleston County Park system on John's Island. Call before you go, if there is no event they do allow public camping. Good access to Keiwah Island and downtown Charleston (south side). A long drive to Fort Sumter on the north side. Excellent service and people at the office. Grass site with picnic table. Offers MANY trails for walking or horseback, even a carriage ride if you like. - SailorGolf
Jun 2016 - $38.00
I will say that we have visited Hunting Island every year for nine consecutive years. I have always rated the park highly, but not this time. This park's location is incredible, but without serious investment by the state if South Carolina, this park will continue to degrade. The bathhouses are 10 years overdue for refurbishment. Due to ongoing beach erosion, when there are heavy rains (common in the coast) water will collect and flood many campsites. For two years now we have witnessed many tent campers have there entire site end up under 4-6 inches of water. The state knows these sites are flood prone yet they continue to rent them out to unsuspecting families who end up having to pack up and leave after a heavy rain. The roads need work and I would estimate 90% of the campsites need releveling to eliminate the low areas that hold standing water. The campground hosts as well as the Rangers and staff are top notch. They deal with so many guests dealing with poor conditions and should be commended. Hunting Island generates more revenue for SC than any other park, yet every year funds are withheld to bring the facilities up to date and renourish the beach. My family and I love this place, my kids have grown up here, but this may have been our last trip here until something is done to fix the problems. I really feel like South Carolina is simply stealing tourists dollars at this point and if they don't address the problems immediately, Mother Nature is going to reclaim this incredible campground. I hope the state will act soon. - GaDawgFan
May 2016 - $32.00
Let me begin by stating, if you come prepared, your stay will be a great one. Yes, there are plenty of mosquitoes and No-See-Um's for everyone. We used a Thermacell and a large fan while sitting outside and had no problem. We did not have to use spray on insect repellent. There were a few things that I did not like about the campground; very few of the sites I saw were level but with a few boards it should not be a problem. Many of the sites had standing, stagnate, water either on the site or nearby, a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Our site, and those around us, had mud on the site. A little gravel on almost all of the sites would go a long way toward improvements. The roads are paved but can be very narrow in places. If you take your time you should have no problem. Some sites are a little tight to back into because of a few trees. We did have one issue with a large dog that was left outside all the time and barked non-stop. After several complaints, the rangers did make a visit which helped the situation. Overall, the staff we had contact with were very nice and knowledgeable. The wildlife within the park is unbelievable! Deer would walk right up to your campsite. If you are not careful, the raccoons will enjoy anything not properly stored. The beach is a short walk from any campsite and they are wonderful. Best of all, they are not over crowded. Park WiFi was ok if you were near one of the buildings. AT&T/LTE service was ok, usually 1-2 bars. 50 amp service was good along with water pressure. The park store was one of the better stocked stores for a state park. Aside from the usual T-shirts and hats, they had soft drinks, milk, eggs, and other grocery items. Overall, this really is a great park and we will return. I do wish they had sewer connections. They do have two dump stations. The park was clean and well organized. Each time I visited the bathhouse, they were clean and well stocked. - dtaylor
Mar 2016 - $42.00
If you like beaches, this campground is for you. Quite a few of the campsites are on or within view of the beach. The rest are a short walk away. Along most of the beach, the dunes have been completely eroded away. It looks like some of the campsites have been down-sized to tent sites as a result. The beach is huge at low tide, and thin at high tide. You can walk or ride your bicycle on the sand beach to the lighthouse at low tide. Along the way you pass a forest of dead tree trunks in what must have once been a maritime forest. The campground and entire park are meticulously maintained. The staff and camp hosts were very friendly and helpful. Our campsite was easy to pull into and the utilities were convenient and easy to reach. - ShoreXplorers
Jul 2016 - $33.00
This could be a very nice campground. The sites are level. The people are nice. They have a nice pool and a fish pond (catch & release - no license required), with a park bench and several picnic tables so you can watch the ducks, frogs and turtles. BUT: the roads are narrow and not maintained. There are huge potholes that fill up with muddy water when it rains, and there are a lot of permanent and seasonal residents who don't keep their RVs or their sites clean. Not worth the price, even with Passport America. We won't be coming back. - mrpeepers
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Checked in after hours. No reservation information posted. Another motor home had the same issue. I pulled into the first site that was available. Appeared to concentrate on long term clients, not nightly. Dirt pads.
Left in the morning without being able to meet any staff.
One visit will be my last. - Mbv-20145
Jun 2016 - $28.00
Very nice RV resort with gravel roads and sites with grass areas and table. A ½ mile away from highway. Surround by big trees so very quiet, but open sites in center. Sites with and without trees. Mostly big rig pull thru with FHU. Free open Wi-Fi, good cell signal, satellite TV signal in most sites but no cable TV. No game room or club house. Nice small swimming pool, fishing pond, playground, laundry and picnic pavilion. No scheduled activities. Staff friendly and helpful. Be aware of extra charges using PA. $5.00 electric charge on all sites, sewer is extra $3.00 and 50 amp is extra $3.00. With the SC Tax of 11.5% my $17 site cost $32. - Pepper Dan
Aug 2016 - $45.00
This was a last minute decision for us to stay. We were headed to Patriot's Point and this campground was right off the main highway. The worst part of the campground was the turn off of the main highway. Once you get past that the campground itself was very clean with great staff. The woman at the front desk was very helpful with finding us information on Patriot's Point and giving us suggestions for parking the rv there. The sites were mostly level and have a decent amount of space between them. Everyone who was staying there seemed very friendly. It was very quiet. - coldwaterconch
Aug 2016 - $48.00
This is a very nice, clean, spacious campground that is well maintained and quiet. We stayed for a week in the back section.
-Clean and quiet
-Spacious park that never feels crowded
-Long pull through sites on a level white gravel base
-Drains quickly after rain
-Good mix of long-term and short-term guests
-On site propane refill
-Publix grocery store just down the street
-Lots of trees for some spots. We had to move to a new spot so our dish would see clear sky.
-Back section is a long drive from the front of the park (where the pool and entry/exit are).
-Left turn into and out of the campground is practically impossible and is dangerous at times.
-Driving to Charleston or Patriot's Point takes a minimum of 30 minutes and close to an hour during busy times of the day. Plan on 60-90 minutes of driving time (or more) each day if you want to go to Charleston or the beaches.
-Other than the Publix, not much within a 10 minute radius of the campground.
In spite of all the negatives, we had considered returning here and staying longer - perhaps a month. However, the biggest negative, and the reason we will not return, is the horrible hydrogen sulfide (rotten egg) smell in the water. I have smelled hot springs in Yellowstone that were fresher than this! In less than a week, we could see black marks in our toilet from the water and by the end of the week the smell was so bad we didn't want to use the shower! The office said "its safe to drink, welcome to the Low Country." Even if it is safe, which I question given the intensity of the odor, it isn't safe for plumbing and its just gross on top of that.
This horrible water is the reason for the 2 star rating I gave for cleanliness (the rest of the part was very clean). It is the first RV campground where I would not use the campground water. - Bryanmsi
Aug 2016 - $44.00
This was a very nice park. The roads were well-maintained and the sites were spacious and level. The staff is very helpful and friendly and do a good job handling things at the park. The park is quite large but there is only one laundry room with four washers and two driers in the front of the property - another laundry room in the back of the property would be really good. The pool is quite nice and is located at the front of the property, so if you are in the back section, it is quite a walk to the pool. The location of the park is great - 15 minutes from Charleston and the beach. - PBW
May 2015 - $31.00
We do not recommend this campground for anyone with an RV over 25 feet in length. Although they claim to be able to accommodate large trailers and motor homes there is little maneuvering room to swing into or out of the sites. The roads are narrow with overhanging trees and require sharp tight turns. We were extremely relieved to get out of this campground without damaging our vehicle. Be advised and warned before heading here. NOT for Big RVs!! - Damon Travelers
Apr 2015 - $36.00
sites are wooded and so the spacing for slides requires some finesse. leaves need to be raked. it is really quiet and the office guy was super nice. bathhouse was clean but showers are old and need updating. we would stay here again. - chopper989
Apr 2013 - $32.00
We stayed at this park 5 days while visiting the Beaufort, SC area. The name is appropriate because the campground is very wooded, and we found it extremely difficult to navigate through the trees. Entry and exit points had sharp curves and trees right in the curves, one of which we sideswiped with our fifth wheel, causing minor damage. The restrooms were clean and there were places to walk our dogs, although there was a warning sign about alligators. We didn't know if it was for humor or for real. Given the difficulty of navigation, we will not return to this park. - at2003
Jul 2016 - $50.00
We thoroughly enjoyed this park. Great location between Charleston and Folly Beach. Your camping car pass gets you free parking at Folly Beach County Park and into other Charleston County parks in the area: a nice unanticipated perk. Sites are level gravel/sandy types sites and mostly shaded. Bike trails around the park are paved and mostly shaded. Fishing pier is nice, even got to see a couple of dolphins there one evening. Would definitely stay again. - cdjcwhite
Jun 2016 - $40.00
This is a great park!! Tons of paved biking trails that were mostly shaded. A huge water park is walking distance from the campground. Probably will not get satellite reception but i got lucky. Very convenient to Charleston but was a little dicey coming in at rush hour on Hwy 17. Very peaceful park and would definitely stay again. - Kelly_J
Jun 2016 - $43.00
We always come to James Island in June as a large group of family and friends. This is also one of our favorite parks. We always enjoy walking and bike riding the many miles of trails the park has to offer. The park is always clean, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Most of the sites are level, easy to access and most are well shaded. Some of the sites hold water if it rains. Some of the sites are in need of having gravel added. The main roads in the campground are paved and the sites are packed gravel. Service is 50 amp, water pressure is good, tv gets about 12 OTA channels. AT&T cell service is good as is LTE. We did use the laundry facilities. The washers did ok but several of the dryers did not get hot enough to dry. Bath house was clean each time I visited. They could use a No Smoking sign in them as the urinals always had cigarette butts in them. We did visit McLeod Plantation during our stay. I did inquire if there was a discount for those staying at the campground, but there is not. (Both McLeod and the campground are owned by Charleston county) Bicycles are the best mode of transportation. - dtaylor