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Ridgeville, South Carolina

Givhans Ferry State Park

Ridgeville, South Carolina


746 Givhans Ferry Rd
Ridgeville, South Carolina 29472
Phone: (843) 873-0692

Sites: 25
Recent Rate: $28 5/2017

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Latitude: 33.027609818828
Longitude: -80.385871868896
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • 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 no
  • 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 no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • 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 no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

11 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

The park was clean and the sites were level. Phone coverage was non-existent. Had to drive 2-3 miles away from park to resume coverage. Didn't have the visitor station manned most of the time, so not sure why hang tag was issued for our car. The "code" to the gate is really a lock combination, so if you arrive with the gate closed, don't look for a key punch--you will need to open the lock. Very quiet and clean. Stay away from the sunny sites! We camped at Givhans Ferry State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Charleston's plantations are much more convenient than Charleston itself, but hey--Charleston's worth the drive! Country highways guarantee some uneven sloped, bouncy driving for RV's, so slow down.

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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Get away from it all at this well-kept state park: no satellite TV; no OTA; skimpy Verizon cell service; WiFi almost nonexistent. The few RV sites are back-in and may require leveling. The river bluff trail is an easy 1.5 mile hike overlooking the Edisto River. We camped at Givhans Ferry State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9F
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Coastal Produce in Summerville has lots of local items. There's a Farmers' Market on the way into town from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Mr. Bill's, a family farm stand halfway to Summerville, has produce and locally-caught shrimp.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Small campground with some large sites, only 5 with sewer. Other sites with 30 amp electric and water. 1 bathroom for all on side of campground so we saw lots of people walking thru the middle sites. Trees all over so satellite TV hard to get. Internet is very poor. With all the rain, we had many bugs, even during the day (after hurricane Matthew). Dusty road but in good condition. Dumpster and recycle away from campground. Host checked us in (very nice and helpful); rangers never waved or said Hi. Gate locked at 6 pm this time of year but you get a code for the lock. Rating down due to position of bathroom and dumpster. Dump station is short for larger motorhomes and there are many trees next to the road. We camped at Givhans Ferry State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Summerville, SC had many places to shop and eat. A fair distance but easy to get to even in the dark. If you don't want people walking thru your site, pick outside edges.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Small campground. 25 spacious sites. Seven sites have full hookups. Remainder have water and electricity. Dump station is easily accessible as you leave the campground. Numerous tent sites in the woods. RV sites are packed gravel/sand. Roads are packed sand. There were heavy rains prior to our arrival. Workers were spreading sand on the roads to smooth them out. Brand-new electrical utility connections worked perfectly. Water and sewer connections worked fine. Excellent television reception. Virtually no AT & T cell coverage. No wi-fi. Bathrooms were ok, but in need of updating. No trash receptacles in the campground. Dumpster facility accessible as you leave the campground. NOTE: bring lots of mosquito repellent! Mosquitos were aggressive and abundant, especially along the trails through the woods. We camped at Givhans Ferry State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed 3 days. Campground host, was very nice & accommodating. All dirt roads with potholes. Sites are packed dirt which on rainy days would be very messy. Very overgrown trees & shrubs at sites. Only E&W (30 amp). Walked through tent & cabin areas which looked very nice. Bathroom & showers were kept clean. Area to dispose of trash is a long distance away from sites. Personally would not camp here again. We camped at Givhans Ferry State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Charleston is approximately 30 miles from campground. Great place to spend the day.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived after work on Friday and were greeted by a very nice ranger who checked us in quickly. We had no troubles finding the site or hooking up. Everything was great about the campground, there were no 'frills' but there was absolutely nothing wrong with it. In fact, it was very quiet with spacious sites.

The state park is beautiful with opportunities to hike or walk the 1.5 mile trail.

The trash is out by the park exit but if leaving the park or going for a walk it isn't too bad.

Restrooms were well kept, we saw people in there 2x a day cleaning. There is only one restroom/shower house in the campground, we had the farthest site but it was only 0.22 mile round trip.

The park office has board games for campers to borrow but there hours are limited (11-12am and 4-5pm) so you have to plan to get in there.

For a family with 2 young children it was perfect as the kids could ride their bikes and there were hardly any cars. We camped at Givhans Ferry State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Bee City is just down the road and is highly recommended.

There were a ton of people tubing down the river!

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here at the end of the year and rang in 2014 here. It was a quiet, smaller park with large sites and trees and foilage between sites allowing privacy. Our site was long and wide. The bathrooms were always clean whenever I used them. Good hot showers and heated bathroom. We used this campground as a base for touring nearby Charleston which was about a 45 minute drive. The price was very good and will stay here again when we come back to tour Charleston again. We camped at Givhans Ferry State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Very pleasantly surprised! This is one of those state parks that is away from everything. Our stay was the most quiet stay we have had anywhere. The campground has gravel roads and the sites are packed gravel as well. All of the sites are mostly flat and level. Those that are not, would require minimal effort to level your camper. The sites are very spacious and all sites have trees/shrubs between them. Bathhouse was clean and well stocked. Staff and CG host all very friendly. AT&T 4G spotty at best, as was cell service. The only complaint I would have is there is no trash bin in the campground. All trash has to be taken to a recycle center near the front gate, which means taking a vehicle, bike, or a really long walk. We will stay here again when in the area We camped at Givhans Ferry State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Spent one night here - mainly to check it out for kayaking at a later date. It's a small campground; but each site is shielded with vegetation, so it is somewhat private. Sites are flat. It's about 1/4 mile from the campground down to the river. River is slow flowing and should make for good kayaking; except for the monster horse flies and mosquitos. The dog had enough of the horse flies while in the river and just ran back to the campground. There is a limited amount of trail hiking (only one trail). Noticed lots of trash around. One reason may be that there are no containers for day-trippers, only one by the front gate. Restrooms were clean and stocked. One TV channel, one bar on Verizon data, and sporadic cell reception. We camped at Givhans Ferry State Park in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice, remote, quiet, spacious sites. Crazy with mosquitos. We camped at Givhans Ferry State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 117
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This state park is located on the Edisto River, a popular canoeing and kayaking route. Many of the campers during my stay were using the river for recreation. The small campground has approximately 25 gravel sites on a single loop. No effort is made at dust suppression and since it was quite dry during my stay, the clouds kicked up by vehicles were a problem. Campsites are close together but fairly well shielded from adjacent sites by vegetation. There is marginal cell service. The park is located on state Highway 61 which is a direct route into Charleston, passing by the major plantations open to tourists along the Ashley River. The distance in to the city is about 30 miles – allow 45 minutes to an hour for the trip. We camped at Givhans Ferry State Park in a Motorhome.

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