8 Parks near Orangeburg, South Carolina
Aug 2015 - $25.00
Much different than what we have used in the past. It's actually an unstaffed campground and paying is on the Honor System. The campground is alongside a lake. Sites are =============. Utilities can be accessed from either side. The campground is actually much closer to St. Matthews and not Orangeburg. Come fully prepared because there is nothing at this location. They don't allow South Carolina residents to camp here, but how they verify that is anyone's guess. - Mr. Camper
Jul 2015 - $25.00
Pulled in for one night and was met by the owner who lives on the property. The area was very rural and grassy. We were told to select any site. They had a dump station but no sewer. Drinking water was poor tasting. One other site was being used. Night time lighting was poor with maybe one lit pole. As it was one night this was sufficient for us. There was a small lake and some kids were swimming in it but we were there for the convenience. - TailsAwagging
Jun 2015 - $25.00
Honor system. Very pretty setting. We camped parallel to the lake. No contact with owners since it was a brief overnight stay. New fencing underway. Beautiful pony greeted us in the morning in pasture behind the camp. Once they invest in restroom upgrades we would stay there again. - wja architect
Mar 2016 - $20.00
This place is run by people who speak little or no English and there are piles of junk cars everywhere ...major electrical issues on every site and sewerage problems on every site ...also has a run down shower house and very poor maintained property ...do not stay here very unsafe. - Michael71
Apr 2008 - $15.00
This park is acceptable for an overnight stay. There are piles of construction debris scattered here and there throughout the park. The 30 amp wiring is poorly wired at some sites. The advertised "new" shower house appears unfinished and has a hole where a doorknob or latch should be and a toilet sitting on the porch. The pull through sites are fairly level, the road noise is high and ambiance is nil. The owner accepts the Passport America discount. I would never pay the $30 full charge to stay here. - RV Vagabond
Sep 2016 - $10.00
Very Disappointed on this trip to Santee State Park. This was our first time on this site (#39) but we have stayed at this park many times. First, the site had several stumps insides the site area and two (possible) electrical panels in the site. The picnic table was over the boxes and we could not move it. This made for several trip hazards in our site. Second, the bathrooms were very dirty. I believe the staff was only doing the bare minimum to say they cleaned it. I went in after they had cleaned and it did not look any better.
The roads could use some help since there are several potholes in the park. - Stephen Howard
Nov 2015 - $21.00
Nice state park but the washrooms were a little run down and not well maintained. Site was huge and spacious with lots of trees and away from from other campers. Weather was terrible during our stay with a lot of rain so hard to get out and see things. Lots of places to hike and plenty of wildlife. - Ab and Cindy
Oct 2015 - $19.00
Shady dirt sites. Not too near others. 30/20 amp, water. Loop road a little rough. Keeps the speed down, thank you. Rangers and staff friendly and helpful. The hiking trails and Lake View campground were closed due to recent rain storms. The rest of the park was in great shape. Nice observation lounge on lake with wi-fi, good camp store. Small interesting museum. Paved roads for biking. Very nice state park. Cabins are excellent. - GDoug
Aug 2016 - $20.00
Park could have been nice but was in need of maintenance. Road, site, sewer/water connections and lawn in poor condition. Did not use bath facilities due to outside appearance. Camp store equipped with canned goods, basic necessities and bait, but was dirty and outdated. Several long term residents had excessive debris around their RVs. Insects and ants made going outside impossible. More of a fish camp-like atmosphere than RV park. Owners were nice and view of river lovely, but we would not stay there again. - WendyJayne
Jun 2014 - $27.00
This is an "OK" RV park. It was a little hard to find, but once we found it, we were fine. Only had about 25% of campsites full. Park is run by a delightful couple. All sites appeared to have full hookups. Sites are on grass and with recent rains, there were several low lying areas that held water and made for a muddy trek. View of Lake Marion was gorgeous! We peeked in the shower/restrooms, and they are very outdated. No AC or fans to help move humid air. There is a pier that you can fish from. Once inside the park, the roads were dirt and sand, and had lots of ruts. Plenty of shade trees with Spanish moss. Campground itself could use some "cleaning up". The site we were in contained lots of cigarette butts and squash peelings. As non-smokers, we found this somewhat annoying. Of the other camping units in the park, most were older, and appeared to have been there for quite some time. Lots of areas contained goose poop so be care where you walk. Upon arrival, there was a sign posted on a tree stating "no big dogs". Website does not say anything about pets, so ask first. Campground also has a boat launch and small floating dock. Roads are difficult to negotiate as trees are not trimmed and hang over dirt roads in park. Park looks somewhat rundown; however, owners are very friendly and accommodating. If cleaned up some, and a few rules regarding campers cleaning up after themselves were put into place, this would be a really nice park, right on Lake Marion. It's very out of the way, so it would be nice if staying a few days or more, but for overnight, it's somewhat inconvenient. - usamacdonald2
Sep 2016 - $38.00
An overnight stay for us, but as others have described this is a nice, family-oriented destination park. The sites are out in the open but the park is surrounded by forest. Very quiet area. Staff was friendly and competent. The site was level and hookups were convenient. We'd definitely stay here again. - telecommuting camper
Jul 2016 - $38.00
This is a park for people who have children and like the on site activities. From what we could see, they were all having a good time. It is very much out of the way for any type of a stop over park. There is very little in the surrounding area. The National Forest is a long drive. The spaces were definitely long enough to not disconnect. Plenty of room but you are parking in a grass field. In the event it rains you could have a problem.
It appears that there are a lot of full timers located along the tree line: where the shade is. Not a problem as this is physically a large park. Maintenance was ok, but the landscaping has seen better days. Fire ring is an old truck wheel.
Front office staff was polite. We kept blowing the breaker in the first space we were in. The owners moved us and all was fine.
I would say OK for an overnight park if it wasn't so far out of the way. - Zoey and Reba
Jun 2016 - $52.00
Great staff, property is very well maintained. We have twin 8 year olds and a 4 year old, who love this place. Great park area and pool too. - DianaFL
May 2015 - $23.00
This park for us was very nice. They are in the process of removing many of the permanent campers and provided more available site. They have full hook-up with 50 Amps. WiFi was great. We also enjoyed the pool which was very clean. We used the picnic area and the charcoal grill need to be cleaned but they worked great. We enjoyed canoeing in the cove and fishing from the dock. If you are a 'everything has to be prefect' camper, then I would not go here. If you want to enjoy all of the thing that have to do with camping (fishing, boating, swimming, relaxing), then this is a nice place to go. They are still working on updating and improving the bathrooms and some of the sites. Everything worked great for us! They do not have fire rings or picnic table at the sites. - Stephen Howard
Sep 2014 - $28.00
We tried to get into the State Park but it was full. We decided to try this park that did not have any RV Park Reviews. It was adequate but just. It is almost completely taken up with full time and seasonal occupants, most with old trailers. It was somewhat noisy and the sites are not well kept. The campground roads, the ones to the sites, were dirt and extremely rutted. The main attraction to this campground is most likely the access to the lake but nothing here I would call a resort, as its name applies. We were in a 50 amp/water site that was out in the open; all the sites are grass, where it isn't dirt. The website lists a pool, but I never could find it. The park is close to the town of Santee and just over the bridge from the Wildlife Preserve and just about 5 miles from the State Park. - HRambler
Summerton, South Carolina (map) | (803) 478-6336
Sites: 91 | Latest Rate: $40.00 | 34 Reviews
Jul 2016 - $40.00
We will not be returning to this campground. When we arrived at our campsite at about 5:30 pm, there was still a bag of trash from the previous tenant on the site as well as some small bits of trash across it. We went to play golf, only to discover that the mini-golf course was in total disrepair. We then went to the pool and lazy river - "lazy" being the proper name because it doesn't flow, you just sit there unless you push yourself off the side - and neither was in very good condition. Additionally, the pool closes at 8:00 so we barely had time to use it before we were told that we had to leave. Young kids were driving around on golf carts throughout the campground with no adult on board (the oldest child looked to be around 10). The dumpsters were over-flowing and rancid. Also, they fail to mention that the on-site restaurant is only open Wednesday thru Saturday. Cabins take up all of the waterfront sites so that's not an option if you're camping. Some of the staff was very friendly. However, some were unprofessional and unfriendly. They definitely did not make you feel as if you were welcome or that they appreciated your patronage. We left early and will not be going back. - joncon
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Large park, clean, friendly guests. Sites are gravel/sand and fairly close together. Park has wonderful pools/water toys, Golf Cart rentals, and restaurant on site. (food was good, service acceptable). Convenient to I95 but not so close as to be noisy. - Newmars the One
Jun 2016 - $41.00
Very friendly staff. Right off I-95. Check-in fast and efficient. Led to the Pull Thru site by staff. Level sand. Wi-Fi non-existent. Long walk to dumpsters. Lots of kids/families - lake, pool, and fishing make it a draw for summer vacationers. Good for a night or two, but not a destination - at least not for us. - SerenityRVing
Mar 2016 - $38.00
This park is a fisherman's campground. Many of the campers was permanent and was cluttered. Because of the looks of the park we were concerned about safety, but we had no problem. The sites had ruts and was not level. The staff was friendly and helpful. There was a nice park by the lake that we were able to walk our dogs. We will not stay here again. - Lesterosu
Oct 2015 - $38.00
$38 Water, Elect, Sewer. $34 Water & Electric.
Internet was good, but there were very few other people there to use a portion of the band width.
We checked in after the office closed for the evening so I had no contact with any staff member. I filled out an envelope, then put it and payment in the door slot. For a one night stay while traveling it is an ok place. Many of the travel trailers are set up as semi permanent residences. The campground seems to be used primarily for access to lake fishing and people passing through. There is a fuel stop at the exit on I-95 and a few other adjacent campgrounds. Shopping and restaurants are at the next exit, 3 miles south.
Mosquitoes the size of quarters swarmed us when we went outside. (not hundreds, but thousands) We could not open the door without 10-20 flying in. For this reason, I would not recommend this campground after it has rained. - R V Camper
Oct 2014 - $38.00
There is no reason to stay at this former KOA unless you want to fish on the lake. We asked for a waterfront site and were told "I wouldn't put a nice rig like that in those sites!". This place is rundown and full of old trailers. We were told there was one site left for overnighters so we took it and saw at least 30 other empty sites when we drove through. Roads are narrow, sandy and uneven. Sites are sandy and uneven. No fire rings, no internet except at the office and no cable TV. We couldn't get satellite due to the trees. This rate included a Good Sam discount. There was a newer campground around the corner, but it was more expensive, had no cable and also had no internet except at the office. - RVerMJ