26 Parks near Salem, South Carolina
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
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
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 campground was somewhat of a disappointment. Sites & road are very tight for bigger rigs, also had to contend with low limbs hitting roof of our unit. Once parked in our pull thru site, we did not have enough room to extend our awning & sit outside because our site was so narrow and right on the campground road. Site is partial gravel and not very level. The view of the lake was nice when cars were not passing by on campground road. Also, because of the narrow site and park road, while parked directly behind our unit, our rental car rear bumper was hit sometime during the night and of course, no one stopped to let us know they hit the car. We found the damage very early the next morning. Other disappointments was the amount of litter around the campground as well as irresponsible pet owners not picking up after their pets. We had to dodge a lot of dog poop to get to the car! In addition, there are a lot of geese in the campground and their poop is everywhere! Quiet hours were not enforced. The first night we were awakened from a deep sleep by very loud music at 11:45 pm. Lots of kids outside playing after 10pm quiet hours as well. We went to sleep night 2 listening to the "thunk, thunk" sound of them dribbling their basket ball on the road right next to our unit well after 10pm. Although this park is not very well suited for bigger rigs, it could be a very nice park if their park policies were enforced. The lake is beautiful, the public areas of the park across the lake appear to be nice as well and the town of Seneca is very quaint. - Highway Honu
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
Jul 2016 - $26.00
I was somewhat disappointed in this park. Set up in four loops, the sites vary from excellent room to too close, sites 25-70 being the best. The pros include nice shade in most of the sites, with good views of the lake, and room to maneuver our 37' fiver with little effort until backing into the site. The disappointment was in the cleanliness of the sites including ours. (I walked around and checked out several empty sites.) Lots of cig butts, bottle caps, and the like. Pet policy was not enforced at all, I had to call out three owners, two whose dogs invaded our site. Most of the sites have a downhill entrance, which can make hitching/unhitching a chore, plus not very level either. There are two dump stations, with easy access. - Red_1955
Jun 2016 - $25.00
A campground that would be hard to pick a bad site. Most site are on the lake. It a modern upgraded park. The toilets and showers are clean. My only problem was the showers. You can only turn on the shower by pushing a lever. The water will stay on 10/15 seconds. Then you push again. You can not select your water temperature. It was too hot for me. - johnrobertpowers
Nov 2015 - $12.00
I'm having a hard time rating this stay because Corps of Engineers parks are generally better than most. With just a few exceptions, they are all well laid out, well maintained, well run and reasonable in price. Twin Lakes is all of those, except it is getting "long in the tooth" as COE parks go. The layout for some of the campground is for smaller campers. In some of the campground the roads are narrow, the turns are sharper, the level part of the sites are shorter and and trees have not been cut away from the road. Maintenance of the sites is a problem also - the gravel usually found on COE sites has washed away and has not been refreshed. This makes for a site that is muddy and holds water in rainy conditions. Some sites are not level side-to-side. We saw campers with as many as 4- 2x4s under the wheels on one side used for leveling. Maintenance of the bath houses has also begun to be a problem here. In one bath house, a water leak (for days) kept the floor wet under the toilets. Also, there are no paper towel dispensers or hand dryers in the bathrooms - bring a towel with you! Concrete picnic tables in some sites are impossible to sit at because the seat is too close to the table, and some sites don't have stand up grills.
The best sites are 34 up to 53 along the lakefront. 35 is my favorite for the view and the size. Watch out for site 12 if you're booking online - the utilities are laid out backwards. Site 10 is not level side-to-side.
Gates are locked at 10PM, no in and out. Verizon has good coverage on lakefront sites. If you are booking during football season, check the Clemson Univ. schedule for home games - many party animals!
All-in-all, Twin Lakes is still a good CG with beautiful views at a good price, but as far as COE parks go, it's probably due for a renovation. We have camped here before, but will probably look elsewhere in the area next time. - Bama Camper
Sep 2016 - $13.00
This was an overnight first visit to Oconee Point for us. We had site 23 on the southern facing shore of Hartwell Lake. Water pressure and electric were fine. Antenna TV gave us several stations. Verizon cell signal was good. We plan to return for a longer stay. - ron4wrga
Jul 2015 - $26.00
This is our favorite campground so far. Very beautiful views of the lake, and sites arranged to give as much privacy as possible. Always full on holiday weekends, near full others; reservations a must. Site 70 is our favorite, at the end of a cul de sac loop with no neighbor on one side, and other not visible from front of TT. Site 57 has gorgeous view of lake, but no shade. Many sites have place to pull a boat up and tie off. - Red_1955
Jul 2015 - $11.00
We are familiar with and are fans of COE parks. This was a first visit to Oconee Point for us. We had site 2 which had a small shore for our kyack. Water pressure and electric were fine. Antenna TV gave us several stations. AT&T cell signal was good. The sites are among the largest and most neatly maintained I have seen! For this reason even on weekends when the park was filled, it was quiet. The closest bathrooms were old but cleaned daily; the showers were about two blocks away and very good. We swam in the lake each day. Except for the heat and Mother Nature, we had no complaints! - TailsAwagging
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