29 Parks near Pickens, South Carolina
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Black Forest was a very quiet campground with easy access to DuPont State Forest, Brevard, and Pisgah National Forest. There is a narrow, winding, gravel road that leads to check-in. The pool was open, but we didn't use it. The sites were level and the bathrooms were clean.
The campground has "Resort" in the name, but there is nothing about the campground that is resort-like. Our site was a pull-in which meant that the back of our rig was closest to the road - we arrived on a Thursday and asked to change to a back in site, but were told that they were already assigned (not reserved) and could not be changed - very inflexible, IMHO. The owners have strung a cable across the road leading to the campground sites - it is inconvenient to have to remove and replace the cable every time in and out.
Finally, the steps leading to the bathroom are uneven and there are no rails on either side to help steady folks walking up or down the stairs. At the least, it is dangerous, especially for older campers, and is also not constructed to code.
There are better choices in the area. - uga1988
Oct 2015 - $36.00
Nice park in a very scenic area. Restrooms & shower house were very clean. Hosts were very helpful with info on the area. My only "negative" on this place was they assign you a site. I understand they need to manage their place, but if it's not crowded, then why can't you go in and scope out your own site that you prefer? - Bob806
Jun 2015 - $50.00
The park is well laid out. You don't feel like you are crammed in next to your neighbor. There are plenty of spots for every type of camping equipment (tent to large RV).
The owners are on site, VERY friendly. helpful and knowledgeable about the area.
The facilities are clean and well kept.
The only downside is that I couldn't find a spot with 50 amp service (oh well...1st world camping problems). - ETCTA
Lake Toxaway, North Carolina (map) | (828) 966-9350
Sites: 144 | Latest Rate: $85.00 | 29 Reviews
Jun 2016 - $85.00
This is a "destination" RV resort. There is nothing close by, but the resort is very nice with one big exception. The main clubhouse on the ridge has great view and a beautiful place to watch the sunset from the hot tub or just sit in a chair and relax.....except for one thing....a bunch of screaming kids who arrive about and hour before sunset! I'm sure their parents think they are cute and having fun, but the rest of us saw a bunch screaming brats running around the pool. If there were on rule, it should be no children after 8PM! We tried 5 nights to enjoy that pool/hot tub at night and only made it once when the screaming brats weren't there. Luckily there was another hot tub and pool, no view, but better than listening to that! Beyond that, yes, the wifi is worthless, but frankly, if I ever went to an RV park with even decent wifi, I would fall over! The rest of the resort is amazing, expensive for an RV park, but worth it. We don't mind driving to do things, so that was not a big deal. Great places to walk the dogs, super clean and when we were there, not crowded. I would go again and next time I will ask management to keep the kids out of the pool! That was worst part of the whole thing. So all in all not bad. The drive in is curvy, but we've been at this for years and it's totally doable! We drive a 43 ft coach with a tow vehicle. - scubajoe
May 2016 - $75.00
This is a beautiful place....very clean and we'll constructed. The staff was more than helpful and very friendly. We didn't use the bath house but I'm sure it's immaculate. We found the last 8 miles of the trip to be quite challenging but doable. If u go out and about be prepared for curvy hilly roads. We experienced other drivers on our bumper because we weren't doing 60 in a 35 speed zone. Let's say u should plan anything u do outside the resort to be a "day trip".
I couldn't give a 10 because there is no usable wifi at our site and the road leading into the resort for the last 8 miles is pretty risky and to go out and about requires patience. The scenery of Carolina Blue and the mountains outweigh the driving to the local areas. - Bob Ratliff
Nov 2015 - $75.00
We spent two weeks at Mountain Falls at the end of the foliage and tourist season so there were very few motorhomes in the park while we were there. The park itself is paved throughout with concrete pads which are level. Almost every site has landscaping or development of some sort. Our lot (#4) was near the entrance to the park and was nicely designed with delightful sitting areas and lighting. Is was close to Rt. 64 so there is a bit of traffic noise but nothing that was bothersome. The park itself is cleaned and nicely maintained. The views from The Ridge at the top of the resort are stunning although the sites for rent in this section are quite stark, mostly just a level concrete pad. We drive a 43' MH and tow a car making the drive into the resort from the East quite interesting. The road is narrow and curvy for the last 5 or six miles so one must go slow and carefully. If we were returning, we might take off the car prior to this last section of the road. As previously noted there is not a lot to do locally without a 30 - 60 minutes drive but it suited us just fine, we appreciated the quiet and the solitude. The club house is very nice and we used the exercise room several times. Wifi worked pretty well from our location, satellite reception was good. We would stay here again. - LvR
Oct 2015 - $35.00
I love this park! Great swimming area and grounds are clean and well kept. Hostess were friendly and very helpful. Nice campers store on site. Only problem I seen was the campground didn't have enough bath houses and the staffs cleaning schedule was during prime shower time. Overall this is a wonderful campground and we will visit again. - Rhonda Andrews
Sep 2015 - $25.00
We just got an email stating that this campground is closed. Not open for 2016 and not taking reservations.
What a shame, it was a great place. - epperson1
May 2015 - $35.00
Campground is older style and roads are narrow, we were limited to 30 amp service (they only have a small number of 50 amp sites), No cell phone service from Verizon. There are sites large enough to accommodate larger rigs, getting to them can be a challenge. Nice place to stay, especially for the canoe or kayak enthusiast. Several waterfalls to enjoy in the area, one you can access via canoe from CG. Mostly gravel roads and all sites are gravel, sites are close to one another, but by no means as close as a typical KOA. Camp store was well stocked, staff was very friendly. - Tn22
Oct 2015 - $30.00
We have camped here 3 times over the last several years (spring and fall). Great small campground. Quiet and relaxing. Clean restroom and laundry. Sites up always neat and tidy. Owners are absolutely the best and take pride in making you feel welcome and like family. Sunday mornings they have devotional and breakfast for the campers. We love the proximity to DuPont State Forest and Brevard. We'll keep coming back! - Luv2hike
Oct 2015 - $36.00
Great place! Really out in the woods! 50amp service and sewer available. Only 14 spots, so have to be lucky to get one. Manager was friendly and helpful....he even helped us park our camper! Spots are not as secluded as we thought, but they were wide, shady and quiet. Wifi was outstanding, though no cable TV was available. Rained hard during our stay, but water drained off nicely. Would definitely camp here again. - bmar9964
Oct 2015 - $32.00
We stayed at Solitude Point in a 40' motorhome for a week. Stay a week and the 7th night is free. It was a small RV park in the mountains among pine trees and was very quiet and serene. The owners were so accommodating from the moment we arrived. We were guided to our site and the owner even started a fire for us in the fire pit. If towing a vehicle, we recommend to disconnect prior to arriving since the park office is uphill and located at the top. Excellent Wi-Fi and satellite was available if needed. We would definitely stay here again if in the area. - sydney9
Nov 2014 - $23.00
I stayed here for several days and had reservations for more, but left early for other reasons. The camp ground areas are very nice with a lake in the mountains with good views. I have a 40' pusher and while I made it through both loops, loop #1 is extremely tight and 40's in my view shouldn't be allowed on this loop and originally in #41. Loop #2 is better and finally stayed on site #15. 30 amp hook up worked as it should and has water, but didn't use as I'm already winterized. The views are nice, roads paved, extra pad for a tent and gravel, wooded, picnic table, fire ring, and nicely cleared for rear overhang of the pusher. Originally, I was in loop #1, site #41, site is easy to back into (once in that area), but a large oak wouldn't allow for awnings to be put out on the passenger side of the coach, the Ranger quickly agreed to move me to loop #2, with about 3 sites for my size, I chose site #15. The sites on this weekend in this park were about 95% occupied with everything you can imagine. The State Park shop was about the best I've seen to date and PR's friendly. The drive lanes were covered with leaves and difficult to see the drive through the loops, which again, are supper narrow, but I'll chalk that up to all the leaves falling this time of year and harder to keep up with to keep clean. My main issue with this S/P other than the tight fit is that the interior of the showers/restrooms needing a major make over with additions to hang your clothes, towels, shampoo and soap, etc. The sinks in the restroom area also need a major update. The shower/restroom area was somewhat cleaned each day, but a bit more time spent on it could have improved this. I did use the showers in the morning and night, of course the restrooms at various times of the day during my stay. If the restrooms/showers were in better condition, I would have rated my stay to 9, but rating it at 5 just for this issue. I'm referencing the loop #2 RR/shower area. - gsc66
Oct 2014 - $25.00
This state park is located on beautiful Lake Jocassee. The park was difficult to get into with our 35 ft motorhome. The road leading into the park is very tight. The sites are very close together and most are not level. The park does not enforce the dog leash rule. We have a small dog and across from our site were four large dogs who were never on a leash. The bathrooms were clean but old and needed updating. THe positive was the lake. We took a pontoon boat tour from a private company and that was the highlight of our stay at Devil's Fork. - budolemiss
Oct 2013 - $25.00
I was traveling north on SC11 and my GPS directed me to turn about 1/2 mile too soon, I was pulling a toad so I could not turn around, ended up driving on a tiny and twisty dirt road for several miles that finally did intersect with correct road to park. The check-in station is remote from the campground and is not very big-rig friendly for entry, exit or parking for registration. My site was a pull thru and was paved and level. The bath laundry house I would rate about a 6 on 1 to 10 scale for cleanliness. The roads in and around the campground are not very well marked so you need to utilize the map they give you for travel within the park. I would stay here again. - trav
Mar 2012 - $44.00
The previous reviewers that classify this park as a bait and switch park are correct. This CG is in the current PA catalog and on the PA website. They are not on the "discontinued campground" list. Our rate was $44. a night, which is too much for this area. Oh, they do call this place a "resort". It does appear as if a lot of work was put into this CG. The small office is very nice and has a deck outback. The laundry room is small (2 each washer and dryer) and clean. Restrooms are also clean. Free wifi was satisfactory, the free cable was not. The picture was very fuzzy. There was a cable repair man out but the clear picture remained clear for only a short period. Another unpleasant occurrence was a sanitation pump truck working a few feet away from us for over an hour. Both noisy and smelly. Even though we will pass through here twice a year, we won't stay again. - hunkahunka
Jun 2011 - $26.00
We chose this campground based on the most recent review thinking corrections had been made with new management. When we called we were told that they took Passport America. Got here and was given site #5 which is five sites from a busy highway. Told on the phone we would have site #26 (which was a big back in site away from the noise that stayed empty during our visit). The site was the most difficult in five years of RVing and I had to jack knife to get in. The "stream" in the back of the sites are a trickle of water so "waterfront sites" is a misnomer. The bathrooms in the office are outdated and has mold issues. There is no clear on site manager or person with legitimate power to make decisions. When we asked for a receipt, there was a discount but the office person said they do not take Passport America and we were charged for "free Wi-Fi." The Passport America logo is up on their door. Sounds like bait and switch. There are 13 sites with permanent residents which lend a different atmosphere than the "resort" they claim to be. Some of the permanent RVs looked old and deserted but were being occupied. The game room and new laundry are in utility sheds up a hill. The game room shed has some video games and that is it. I would not return which is unfortunate because the grounds are well kept and with reconfiguration of sites and on-site management this could be a "resort." But not under the current circumstances. - TailsAwagging
Dec 2010 - $36.00
A great park. We have stayed here twice, once in June 2010 and we came back in Dec. The summer visit was great and we had a wonderful time so decided to return in Dec. We got everything we had hoped for, even a white Christmas. We love this park and now they have a pool and game room, and laundry room, with two new showers and pool rec area opening this summer: it just keeps getting better. I can say: this is the nicest park, the best place to come for a family, to hike, rest and relax. They have a lot to offer and the price is very reasonable. A very clean, neat park and you can tell the management really cares about how the park looks and wants everyone to enjoy their stay. - jhouse
Sep 2015 - $40.00
This is our 4th stay at this campsite. We love the open spacious sites. This time we were in site 62 which is one of the best sites in the park. There are plenty of shower/restrooms for the size of the campsite. Excellent position on Lake Keowee for fishing and boating. Good shop and laundry. Wifi worked very well for our stay. - Harris England
May 2015 - $35.00
This is our 3rd stay and as much as we have enjoyed and very much like this large open park on beautiful Lake Keowee the owner needs to be looking at maintenance. The pool is great, very large but some refurbishment/maintenance needed of pool and pool area. There are 2 large blocks of restrooms and showers but again although clean there are lots of cobwebs inside and around the outside of the doors. Sadly our complaint on this stay is that although the campsite in the area we were staying was empty they parked another camper right next to us. - Harris England
Oct 2014 - $33.00
Daily cost reflects seven-day rate. RV park is on shore of Keowee Lake. All sites are pull-through gravel & long enough for truck parking. Lanes are paved. Modest grass spot between sites. Site 81 is level with good views of lake & distant Blue Ridge Mountains. Good WiFi connection. Did not use cable; good over the air channels for major networks with antenna. No shade & this is why did not rate campground higher. Campground is quiet. Laundry & shower houses are clean. Pool & wading pool were closed for season. Basketball court & game room. Playground for children. Wide boat launch & area to park boat trailers. - Scottsdale RVers
Sep 2015 - $25.00
For longer stays, such as retirees for a season or longer. Gravel roads, sloped sites; trees, shrubs & grass make it much more pleasant. Sites are close, but it is no parking lot. Fully self-contained units only. Many have added decks or patios.
Only special feature is the Flower Mill, which we didn't get to see. - Carolina Girl
Apr 2016 - $35.00
This place is the pits, owners are very cheap. Bath house completely nasty with no water pressure, serious sewage issues. The permanent residents are drunk degenerates that would be better suited for a trailer park. Our firewood was stolen. Our tow vehicle was broken into and ransacked. I believe the residents prey on the people staying 1 night! But if you like to drink and party all night, this could be the place! Peace and quiet? You are better off boondocking at a truck stop. The showers and bath rooms would be cleaner and less theft! - Boondock70
Oct 2015 - $50.00
An older park with a lot of tight sites that are close to each other. It's decent, but the owner will gouge you for every penny he can. There is nothing to do in the immediate area and the closest decent food shopping is 30+ plus away. I'd pass. - lutman59
Oct 2015 - $18.00
The park is old and the campsites need a lot of work. They are not very level and close together. There are a lot of permanent residents and their sites are pretty shabby. However, the staff was friendly and the view at the lake is great. If you are passing through and only staying a night or two, they are acceptable. The low price using our Passport America discount help us overlook the drab conditions. I don't plan to return here. - Retiring in 2016
Jul 2014 - $18.00
Even though park was packed on the Fourth of July, it was quiet at night. Be aware of the golf carts, they are every where. The bath houses were not kept clean and I am not sure they were even cleaned the whole weekend. Also the sites are not level, whatever it says on the park website, be aware they are even worse when you get there. On the plus side there is a large swim area and play ground for kids. - gsimichele
Jul 2014 - $25.00
The campground is very nice; very shaded. Lots to do in the park. However, the campsites are very small; if you're tent camping or have a pop-up, you shouldn't have a problem, but you may have trouble if you have anything larger. We have a 24' travel trailer and destroyed our awning at Site #14 because of a tree that leans; we also had a good bit of difficulty pulling out of the site. - bdodson
Mar 2014 - $18.00
Wonderful park! See raving reviews just below. We drove to Oconee station, decided that it was a too steep of a hike for us, and found a great hike to a beautiful waterfall. Definitely recommended! We will certainly be back in the summer. Only one gripe: water pressure. We usually shower in our RV, but with filling up the coffee pot taking 2 minutes, we decided to shower in the (clean) bath house. - knay111