Charleston KOA

     


Ladson, South Carolina
Phone: (843) 797-1045

Sites: 150
Recent Rate: $35 3/2013

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Latitude: 32.985059443889
Longitude: -80.0931823168106

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 6
  • Good 8
  • Average 4
  • Poor 4
  • Terrible 3

25 Reviews

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jnlo

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Normally, I do not stay in cabins as I have an RV; however, this trip was solo and heading home. So I opted to stay in a cabin rather than a hotel. Best decision. Staff was helpful and campground was clean. Cabin was a typical KOA cabin and suited my over night stay just fine. With an RV, some care would have to be taken going through the park to a site. Bathrooms and showers were clean. We camped at Charleston KOA in a Campground Cabin.

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homey

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

We stopped here on our way home and expected to stay for 3 days to enjoy the area and the weather before heading to PA. Reserving sight unseen is risky but given that it is a KOA, you have some expectations of decent amenities and service. We made reservations early in the morning and then traveled 400 miles only to be agitated on several levels. The entrance was so narrow and tight that palm tree limbs drug on our motorhome roof. Then, on my way to our site another motorhome had his rig partially blocking the road because his sewer hose wouldn't reach the drain! You see, the sewer outlet is at the extreme rear of the pull through. I had to connect two 15ft hoses to empty my tank. The worst part is that my site was so tight with trees on either side that I had only inches to spare once my slides were open and I could not open my awning for shade at all. There were two other larger sites empty nearby so I asked management to change and they would not allow it because someone else would be coming "at some later date" and they wanted those particular sites. Long story short…. it was late in the day and we were very tired and so we stayed over night and then asked for our money back for the next two days, which they did. The sites were somewhat muddy and many sites were sloped pretty good. We had water, 50amp, no cable but could get several local channels on antenna. There was sewer but at a terribly poor location. The campground WiFi was next to impossible to use and our MiFi could barely get a 3G signal. Some of the poorest reception anywhere we have traveled in the USA. Overall, the place may be fine for locals to camp in small units but I would not recommend it for larger rigs. No fire rings but there were tent campers across from us with a campfire on the grass… go figure. This place is not managed very well or maintained very well. Traffic was absolutely brutal in this region and so arriving here and having this disappointment was enough to keep my away forever. We camped at Charleston KOA in a Motorhome.

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PurdueGirl

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

I can't rate this higher than a 2 based upon comparing to other campgrounds I've stayed at, including many KOA's. This had almost no amenities that I'm used to seeing at KOA's. The clubhouse was padlocked and no breakfasts were ever held. No children's activities at all. No cable TV. Spotty Wi-Fi. Dog area was just an over sized pen. Our first site was too steep but they promptly gave us another one. The campground is right next to a trailer park and it appeared to me that the "locals" were using the playground and laundry facilities. I did not feel comfortable letting my 10 year old son roam around on his own. Campground was pet friendly, but I think we were the only ones who brought our own bags and cleaned up after our dogs. It was nearly impossible to turn left onto 78 when leaving the campground. The laundry was not in an enclosed room and the washers looked worn out. Positives? The bathrooms were clean and showers had a separate dressing area. Small pool appeared clean but we did not use it. Staff was friendly but it didn't appear that the owners were very involved. Can't recommend this place. We camped at Charleston KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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BeGee

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

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

If it's raining, keep going! The park doesn't drain! We had over 5 inches puddled all around our camper and under it. It was horrible. We stayed two weeks, and this happened 3 times while there. Very narrow sites, couldn't get satellite, had to go purchase an antennae to get 4 channels. Busy highway and you wait forever to pull in or out. They have way too many sites jammed into one park. Not easy to move through with a large camper. Wouldn't go back. A two week stay was very pricey. We camped at Charleston KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Merlin001

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground should be called The SC KOA Mud Park. After a rain you have to hold on to your rig just to keep from slipping and falling, it is so muddy. Most of the site's sewer inlets are left open so the rain water can drain off. The entire park has very poor drainage allowing standing water to produce mosquitos. They allow pit bull dogs in this park, beware! Big rig access is a joke; very small lanes and sharp corners to navigate. Now for the good things about this KOA: They provide site trash pickup, but their rules are not to put out your trash the night before, which is not enforced. The workers were friendly and helpful. In conclusion, this KOA needs to close for a complete make over. We were very disappointed with this KOA; we will not be back! We camped at Charleston KOA in a Motorhome.

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OTR again

Review Count: 59
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Bare bones park, with extremely helpful staff and nice pool area. Sites are long, but quite narrow. No cable TV, but could get 4 major networks via antenna. Nice grassy field for the dog: no Camp K9. WiFi is available, but SLOW and sporadic. A LONG 20+ miles to downtown Charleston. On a very busy street, so it's difficult to get in and out. Near grocery, fast food, and drugstores. We camped at Charleston KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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wanderwoman43

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Our main disappointment with this campground was the location. The surroundings were not the most reassuring. There was not much in the form of amenities, the playground was small and although a dog park was advertised, it was really just a rather small caged area. The night was peaceful enough. We did not try to use our cell phones or Wi-Fi during this stay as we had family activities to focus on. The site was level, but a tree did fall during the night and damaged my roof and ladder (not the campground's fault... it happens). All in all, the experience was okay, but we would not stay here again simply because there are other campgrounds in the area that we have stayed in before and enjoy more. We camped at Charleston KOA in a Motorhome.

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User1031

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Great campground for us, we have a 42 ft. monaco with a 30 ft. trailer and needed literally, last minute reservations. We called at 4pm enroute and they were great people to work with all the way around. It was a little tight for us getting out (if the park had been full we'd have to do a bit of jockeying around) and things are a bit tight but all in all it was a nice park with great people. Would definitely go there again!! We camped at Charleston KOA in a Motorhome.

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Ed & Trish From Virginia

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall, this is a pretty nice little park. This is our first camping experience, as we just purchased our travel trailer 2 months ago. The personnel at the park were all very friendly and helpful. When we arrived, check-in was smooth and quick, with the park person escorting us to our location and showing us where all of the hook-ups were and how to use them. The lots were all grassy/dirt. The lot we were in was fairly level, as were most of the other ones we saw as we walked through the park daily for exercise. The park was pretty quiet, with the exception being that it is right on US 78. It is a fairly busy road so you can hear the road noise during the day. Other than that, I give the park a solid 9 out of 10 and will most definitely use this park again the next time we come to Charleston, SC. We camped at Charleston KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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melmoses

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an old park in need of some repairs. The sites were some gravel with mostly dirt and unlevel. The roads were really tight for a 40' motorhome. The staff was friendly and helpful. They did have good power and water but the sewer connection needed repair. There were a lot of "permanent" residents. Received notice of begging so not to answer door after dark. We won't stay here again. We camped at Charleston KOA in a Motorhome.

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the5reeds

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Most sites were very tight. Not much grass. Many permanents. Nice pool. Iffy Wi-Fi access. About 10 miles NW of Charleston. We camped at Charleston KOA in a Motorhome.

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Mi Nidito

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice KOA with friendly staff. The water pressure and stability of the electric has been improved a lot since we stayed here two years ago. Wi-Fi is typical for high usage and comes and goes during those peak periods. Campground was clean and well maintained. Nice pool. Will definitely stay here again. We camped at Charleston KOA in a Motorhome.

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dkrohr

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is nice to camp in if you are visiting the Charleston area. It is not on an island or plantation but is conveniently located right off of I-26, about 20 miles to downtown. The campground is shaded and quiet, even though it is right on Hwy 78. There is no cable TV but antennas pick up the major channels. Sites are adequate, but not paved. there is a paved patio and table at every site. We stayed in a 37' motorhome towing a car and it was tight. I would return for a short-term and reasonably priced place to stay while in the area. We camped at Charleston KOA in a Motorhome.

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peggy149

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

The site was level and overall the campground was pretty good. No cable TV, but I was able to use my satellite receiver ok. Water pressure was very low, but other than that, an OK location. I would go back again. We camped at Charleston KOA in a Motorhome.

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willobilly

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We really liked the pool area. One thing they do need is a designated dog area. We did not have any problems with the mobil home park next door. We camped at Charleston KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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