29 Parks near Pickens, South Carolina
Oct 2014 - $35.00
This is a clean park for adults. There are occasional distant barking dogs, but otherwise it's very quiet. Sites are gravel and dirt, near level, wide, not especially long, with no shade. Water faucets are somewhat below ground, making connection awkward. Some sites have unthreaded sewer connections. Voltage is good. Roads in the park are gravel, adequately wide, in good condition, with a few small potholes. The road into the park is asphalt, in very good condition, but essentially one lane; there's not room for two larger RVs to get past each other. The owner and staff are friendly and helpful. Wi-Fi is strong; typical speed is 60 kB/s, but can be much slower. Verizon LTE works well. Laundry: 1 top-loader ($1.50), 1 dryer ($1.50 for 45 min.). There is one shower. Rate is the daily rate; there are also very reasonable weekly and monthly rates. Cash only. - wjzcbn
Apr 2014 - $25.00
Lovely park with two lakes, fishing and surrounded by trees. Very quiet and private. Gated security. The owner is very nice and honest. I accidentally gave her $20 too much and she came back to return it. The only negative is some of the sites are not very level. We couldn't set up in the first one because of this. If we are ever in this area again we definitely would stay here. - DennisD
Apr 2010 - $20.00
A clean and quiet facility. Campground appears to be a work in progress: still developing. Road directions were a bit nebulous, but eventually found the place. All in all, not bad. - MaryAnnFrederick
Oct 2015 - $19.00
This is one of our favorite camping locations in spite of the minor problems pointed out by other reviews.
The Roads are a bit narrow, some of the sites aren't perfectly level. We also found some erosion where the gravel driveways into the sites leave the paved loop.
BUT - The views here are amazing. The lake is fantastic. But mostly this park has some of the best hiking in the South. Great trails that pass many waterfalls and creeks. It's also great to take drives into the Jocastes Gorges and Ceasar's Head areas and enjoy the views, waterfalls and other hikes.
We found the staff very friendly.
But the BEST THING about the park - there is almost NO Cell service and NO Wifi except at the store. So we can focus on camping without being bothered by the office, or tempted to play with our electronic devices. - Buddy Ray
Aug 2015 - $19.00
I frequent the SC state parks and have found most to be very nice. That said, if it were not for the park activities, this would rank as one of the worst state park campgrounds. The campground is in need of a major updating. Very few of the sites are suitable for larger rigs. Most, if not all, of the sites are not level. The sites are gravel. The road thru the campground is paved but narrow and full of holes. Cell service (AT&T) is spotty at best. The main office for the park is not located near the main park. The campground store has limited hours. WiFi is available at the store during open hours but you have to be right at store. There is a washer and dryer beside store. The hiking trails are great. Bathhouse has had some updates and was clean each time I visited. This campground could easily be one of the best with a little work. As it is now, there is nothing inviting that would make me want to return. - dtaylor
Jan 2015 - $20.00
Nice campground in the mtns, with paved roads and crusher run campsites. I stayed in site #8 and it was level and by a stream. Good hiking trails, clean restrooms and showers. However, the restrooms could use at least 1 hand air dryer or paper towels to dry hands. I'm winterized, so I didn't use the water in the normal way, but had good pressure. 30 amp hookup worked as it should. Free Wi-Fi at what the SP calls the "country store", closed for the season, but have to be on their front door for signal. ATT cell did not work in the area, but did find a spot on loop 2 (closed for the season) around site 29. I've tent camped here and now in the motorhome, I will stay here again. - gsc66
Oct 2014 - $19.00
Very nice state campground! We stayed at site #5. Only thing that I did not like about the campground was the loop road. The loop road was not in good shape. Another camper could not back into site #8 due to the condition of the loop road and the trees. With our 33 ft RV, it was stressful driving thru the winding loop but we made it without hitting any trees. Watch out for drain ditches on the sides of the loop road! For this reason, we would probably not stay here again although we loved the site itself. The natural bridge trail was nice and we did it with 3 dogs and 3 kids but it can be tricky and slippery in sections. In my opinion, site #2 is easiest to back into. Site #3 is not bad either. Site #4 is a nice pull thru. Our site #5 is hard to get into if you have a big rig but wonderful site once you are in! Bathrooms were very clean but not updated. Two out of 3 toilets in the ladies' restroom were out. Showers were clean (no doors / just curtains). Park is thrash free which means that thrash cans have been removed. Pack it in / Pack it out. - Tatiana
Aug 2005 - $13.00
Although this park is small it is a great getaway for rest with trails and a park museum. It allows easy acess to two great lakes. Easy to make Reservations through state parks web site. We stayed in the RV section and camped in a tent (tent section was full of scouts but they were quite a mouses) but we now have a popup trailer for our next visit this fall. Good for a stop over on hwy 11 or a week of rest!! - goldfarmer
Jul 2016 - $25.00
This is a somewhat unusual park, in that it is actually owned by a non-profit organization with origins back to Airstream. In recent years the campground has been opened to anyone with a self-contained RV as the campground does not have shower facilities. Sites are full hookup, complete with municipal water supply. If you're looking for a playground, pool, picnic table at each site, this is probably not the place for you. However if you're looking for a quiet, peaceful place with some of the friendliest campers you'll ever encounter anywhere, then this is a place for you. There is a small river about 200 feet off the south end of the park for a refreshing swim. Also there is a large covered area with many rockers for you to sit and enjoy the sun setting on the mountains to the west. If you have a larger RV, this is one of the very few places in the South Carolina foothills that can easily accommodate the largest RV's made. Palmetto Cove is close to many fantastic waterfalls, hiking trails and several very large South Carolina State Parks, albeit all with very limited or no accommodations for larger RVs. The campground always has full time volunteer hosts on site. About the only time the campground is really busy is when a rally is being hosted. Though they do not take reservations, a call ahead is suggested if you want to avoid being there during a rally. Other times they do space the campers out to give everyone a lot of space. Almost all of the campground sites provide good satellite access, and there are several strong over-the-air TV stations also available. Verizon and AT&T signals are weak in the campground but workable throughout most of the campground. - Johnson's
Apr 2016 - $25.00
Plenty of sites, open space, all grass some shade. Most are fairly narrow but big rigs are easily accommodated. Sort of an "outback" type of park. Off the beaten path. Lots of nature hikes on site and nearby. Good river access by foot. Good river fishing nearby. - Jacob D
Oct 2015 - $25.00
This park is set up in a rally configuration with long rows of close together sites in large field. It is perfect for large group or rally camping. Sites are grass surface. Full hookups plus free wifi which was slow when park was full. Over 100 sites. Large pavilion for group events. Short hike to river. The surrounding mountains are beautiful in fall color. - Florida 55
Aug 2016 - $25.00
This was our first time visiting this park. Built in 1990, it is one of the newest of the state parks, which to me, makes no sense why they did not add sewer connections. Overall, a very nice park and campground. All of the staff we met were very friendly and knowledgeable. The park was clean and well kept.
Park Rangers make frequent rides thru the campground. The bathhouses were mostly clean - the floors stayed wet and dirty because of rain. One bathhouse does have a laundry, which we used and everything worked as it should. We did experience a lot of heavy rain during our stay which caused our site to wash mud and water to our door.
The sites are well spaced, electric good, great water pressure. OTA TV was hit or miss. AT&T cell service and LTE was good. The park has nice paved trails that lead to the tent sites, bathhouses and lake area.
I do not believe they had/have a camp host which may account for why our fire pit looks as if it has been some time since last cleaned.
I do want to give another big thank you to the gentleman at Burrell's (?) Automotive, a few miles from the campground. We had a mechanical problem with our vehicle and he stopped what he was doing to help and get us going again.
NOTE: On weekends this park and lake both become VERY crowded! - dtaylor
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 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
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
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
Jun 2014 - $31.00
Beautiful park for tent campers. Very clean. Roads a little steep and other sites pretty small; we had no trouble with our 24' travel trailer on the site we were given, but I didn't see another site we would fit on. Quite off the beaten path. Owners were extremely nice and very helpful. - bdodson
Jul 2013 - $32.00
Very nice park in a beautiful area just outside of Brevard. Owners are very friendly and provide a wealth of information about local attractions and happenings. Park was quiet and well maintained. Wi-Fi is available but spotty during bad weather. Cell phone service is nonexistent. Only negatives where the narrow streets, small sites and they don't take credit cards. If you have a small RV, its a pretty nice place to stay. - John G
Jun 2013 - $30.00
This was our third trip to Brevard and our second stay at Ash Grove. Once again it did not disappoint! The owners are gracious and beyond helpful. The sites are beautiful. The location is convenient to town but far enough out that you feel nature everywhere. Every time we go camping my youngest son begs to be taken back to Ash Grove. It really epitomizes what camping is all about. - TNGina
Jul 2016 - $32.00
It was a quiet RV park with no children in our area. Pad was okay, but rocks kind of large for my dogs' feet. There were no bathroom or shower facilities, no cable TV hookups, no stores, basically camping in the wilderness. However, they did have full hookups, which made it bearable. Lots of restaurants and shopping within 15 minutes of the park. - Bon-Ton Borzoi
Jul 2016 - $25.00
The campground is mostly full timers, however they have an area for the overnighters that is away from the lengthy stays. The area is dirt and some are hard to get level on. I stayed in 309 and back wheels were off the ground after parking on two 2x12s. Easy to get in and out of and would stay again if traveling through Greenville. - bkboren
Jun 2016 - $31.00
Very convenient to Greenville area. Open, rural setting with about 10 sites for short stays. Roads and sites are dirt/gravel and sites not too level. There are no showers or bathrooms.
Management very pleasant and helpful. The wi-fi was best of any park I've ever stayed in.
I would stay here again for short over nights when visiting this area. - atwig