3 Parks near Santee, South Carolina
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
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
Nov 2013 - $35.00
Older campground with dirt roads and sites. We were told to take specific site only to find another RV there - office didn't know that they weren't leaving for another week? We had to drive around campground to come back down the narrow lane to get in to a different site. Lots of tall old trees make the sites feel even tighter. We had trouble finding our sewer connector - was under leaves and dirt. Bathroom / laundry facility is clean (considering it's in the middle of woods), but the drains of the showers needed attention - one had a pile of dirt or something around the drain. Road noise from I95 is noticeable outdoors, but inside our trailer wasn't bad. Wi-Fi was good. no TV though. Only 30 AMP service. Price of $35 is a Good Sam on a full hook-ups. Too much of a charge for what the campground offers. If really stuck I'd stay here again, but rather find something with better services for less $. - yesmar
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 2015 - $44.00
Roads in campground loop were very bad; many deep pot holes very bumpy even at 5 MPH. Sites very ill defined. Bath house was very nasty even to the point that a camper tired to do a little cleaning up--is there no campground host or camp staff? Worst South Carolina campground we have ever been to. Don't go there if you can avoid it! - Jallench