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Ladson, South Carolina

Charleston KOA

Ladson, South Carolina


9494 US-78
Ladson, South Carolina 29456
Phone: (843) 797-1045

Sites: 130
Recent Rate: $40 3/2017

Office Hours:

Monday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am - 8:00pm

Hours above shown for Eastern Time Zone

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Latitude: 32.985059443889
Longitude: -80.093182316811
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 ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $5.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 5.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $2.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $10.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 10.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
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 ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • 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
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • 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 ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • 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 no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

35 Reviews

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has really changed was here about ten years ago and it was run down, now is very clean and well managed. The big trees have been cut back and the sites are now more open and easy to get into. We camped at Charleston KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
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:

This park is easy access to l 26 and Charleston so if you want to site see and not spend a fortune this is the place to stay.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

.This was a typical KOA, staff was very helpful and campground was quiet. We used it as a base for seeing Charleston attractions. Easy in and out with many gas stations and grocery stores and restaurants close by. Power, water, and sewer hookups all good. Park shares an entrance with a mobile home park and backs up to it on one side, but that is no problem at all. We would stay here again. We camped at Charleston KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B11
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Really enjoyed the Charleston Tea Plantation, and Magnolia Plantation. Downtown Charleston city market is great as well as the Carriage tours of the city. Great food all over Downtown. Good little Latin restaurant right down the street from the campground.

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

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in this park for 2 nights. They had the normal dog rules of course, but were thoughtful enough to add, no chains and no crates and no pens permitted on your site. You could have children, but it was obvious that they really didn't want them there. Children under 18 were not permitted to be in the park without a guardian with them. They had a nice playground, but it was obvious from looking at the nice mulch that children never played in it. We were staying there because the park was close to where our grand daughter was to compete in a tournament. I don't think we will ever stay there again unless it is just a sleep and go situation. Trying to get out of there was no fun. making a turn out of the loop we had to jockey back and forth just to make the turn. There were mostly fulltimers in that park and I can understand that in this hard economy. I think a lot of the rules were made because of them, but I don't plan on ever staying there again. We camped at Charleston KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

A good place for a stop-over but nothing exceptional about this KOA. A variety of space lengths meant everyone had a spot that fit their length including tow vehicles.

Call in person to make your reservations and they will be sure to reserve a space that is the right length for your RV and tow vehicle. We camped at Charleston KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Spaces a little tight getting in and out. Sewer not in convenient location. Used dump station when leaving rather than backing up to be able to reach outlet. Office very helpful. Had a site with concrete pad, propane grill, and wicker furniture. We camped at Charleston KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
c15
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
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: 13
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

This KOA is full of long term residents that don't worry about cleaning up their sites. We where in C-8; one of the very few that have a concrete patio. Most sites are dirt and have lots of leaves. Might be OK for a short time, not any place we would want to stay very long. We camped at Charleston KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C-8
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 29

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

All the sites are shaded with trees. A nice feature for the summer heat. Staff was friendly and helpful. Power, water, cable, etc all work just fine. Great location if you are visiting Charleston but don't want to be "too" close to the city. I-26 is only about 2 miles away and it is a short drive into town from there. Now, the bad side. As is common for many KOA's, EVERYTHING is gravel, sand or dirt. Usually not a problem unless you happen to be there during a rain storm. As for the RV sites - there are some that are big-rig friendly, but many of them are not. The property manager encourages people to make reservations by phone rather than online to alleviate the problem. They are more than happy to make sure you are in a site that is suitable for your equipment. They just need to know how much space you need. We were in a Class A with 4 slides and had no issues with site size or navigating the campground. We camped at Charleston KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop B
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Less than 30 minutes into downtown Charleston via I-26

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Review Count: 123
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the worst KOA we've ever been to. It's poorly laid out. The roads are very narrow. When someone is filling up with propane, they block the exit lane. Because of that RVs that are leaving have to wait along the road, blocking in people who want to pull in or out of their site. Sites, which are dirt, are narrow and you barely have room to park the car. Some SUVs and pickup trucks actually stick out into the already narrow road. The laundry is terrible. I didn't check out the bathrooms. There's a beautiful recreation room which they rarely use. It's got padlocks on it. The only activity they had while we were there was a small Easter party for the children. No potluck for Easter. The only good things about this campground: The people are nice and the pool is beautiful. We will definitely never stay here again. We camped at Charleston KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B1
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Extremely disappointed. Does not in any way reach level we expect of a KOA. Toilet in rest room overflowed and flooded floor. Roto Rooter was working on sewer hookup problems when we arrived--a bad sign. Sewers at sites are located right next to drive, sometimes 20 feet from electric and water. We could not reach sewer to hook up. Grounds unkempt; grass and weeds high; muddy after recent rain; no exit drive from sites--you have to face oncoming traffic. Park appears to cater to permanent trailers, not travelers. Do not recommend in any way. We camped at Charleston KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 75
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $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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