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Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $21.00
Stayed in the north figure of eight loop lay out campground. Didn't see the southern campground. The main road into the campground is well paved, and the ranger station, nature center, camp store, lake side and on the pier cabins are first class. The campground road though has very rough lurching pot holed surface, and the sites are ill-defined dirt and sand, variably unlevel with tree roots. Lots of trees. The bath house is old and worn and really needs updating though plus minus clean. There are several nice modern playgrounds for the kids. Nice piers and boat put in. Right on the side of the huge lake with beautiful view. We camped at Santee State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $2.00
I pulled in for overnight stay after a rough (literally) ride on I-95. I didn't call first, just showed up at the entrance to the park. It was kinda confusing as there were no instructions for campers including how much. So, 2 bucks went into the envelope and after a bumpy ride, I found a level site. It was obviously off-season as the roads were not graded and the sites needed cleaning. I was waiting for the ranger to stop by and collect the camping fee but he never stopped by. As I was sharing the whole park with about 7 or 8 other friendly campers, it was a quiet stay. I would come back. We camped at Santee State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $19.00
This is a nice get away campground. I live about 40 miles from here and camp here often. Someone said they reserved a 50 amp site? There are no 50 amp sites there. This is an older campground kept up pretty well by the rangers and hosts. Fishing is mostly catfish and there are a few nice golf courses nearby. I have found that most of South Carolina State Parks are about the same. All built around the same time and not much updating. We camped at Santee State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $22.00
I agree with the previous review in regards to rough roads and sites with tree roots. The sites are spaciously apart from each other in most cases. There is free & very good Wi-Fi at the store and ranger station. It does not reach the campground area. Our Verizon My-Fi and cell service was spotty. We didn't have sewer at our site (lake front). Water pressure was good and power was stable. We camped at Santee State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $22.00
This is our second stay at this park. It is about 70 miles from home so it makes a weekend get-a-way easy. There are many other state parks that are much better than this one. The check in process is easy and staff is very nice. We stayed on the Cypress loop (small campground). The road in the campground is dirt and filled with potholes. It is very rough and dusty. Navigation is not difficult even for large rigs as the roads are wide enough. The sites are all dirt. Some are more level than others. The sites have a lot of tree roots making leveling of a coach difficult. When we arrived at our site, it was not very clean. I had to rake the site of limbs, pine cones, and leaves. AT&T cell service and 4G is good. Mi-Fi had great reception. Over the air TV has about 8-10 channels. Bath house was clean and well stocked each time I visited. The rangers made rounds through the campground every couple of hours. The nearest stores are about 5 miles from the campground. There is a lakefront store in the park. However, it is stocked more with T-shirts, etc. and only a few camping or food related items. Firewood and ice is available at lake front store. We camped at Santee State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $19.00
Made reservations for 50amp site, but only site we found large enough and straight enough to back into was 30amp. Roads were very tight and rough. Feral cats in abundance, my dogs were not happy. It was OK for an overnight stop, but I'll try somewhere else next trip. We camped at Santee State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $21.00
Nice place in general. Location a bit remote. Trees provide shade on all sites, but also makes the reception of sat TV near impossible with a roof mounted dish. We did manage to find a small hole between trees on site #120. Verizon Internet reception was good. Bumpy road that are narrow in places for big rigs. Restrooms are old and not in good repair. No soap provided and no means for drying your hands. We never found any washing machine. The park would benefit from a general overhaul. Very nice golf courses nearby. We would stay here again. We camped at Santee State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $21.00
Nice state park convenient to I95. We stayed overnight mid-week on way north. There are two camp areas and we stayed in the Cypress View (Lakefront B) area. Camp host very friendly and helpful. We arrived after hours without a reservation and were told to just pick an open site and pay at the office in the morning. Sites are in a wooded area with no undercover so lots of shade but little privacy. Spacing is OK but the camp was not full. Site descriptions state flat, slight slope, or moderate slope and these descriptions are not accurate. There are flat sites listed as sloped and some listed as flat but have a slope and require leveling. Some pull thru sites were heavily rutted and in need of grading. Site and road surfaces are sandy clay. Our site was missing its picnic table (borrowed by an adjacent camper before our arrival) but it re-appeared overnight. Great playground for kids. Nice lake views. Bugs not noticeable. Bath house was old and worn but serviceable. We camped at Santee State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $20.00
The weather was cooler so not a lot of campers. The site we were on was one of the better sites and was lakefront. Most sites are not level. The campground is divided into two sections. We enjoyed our stay and would stay again. We camped at Santee State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $19.00
A nice, clean, well maintained campground. We would camp here again and for more than one night. We camped at Santee State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $26.00
We stayed in Lake Shore part of the park. Our site #100 was approximately 100 ft from the lakes shoreline. There is a wonderful view of the lake from this site, but there are many more sites with lake views. I found the park a bit ran down. The Camp host RV and site is a mess. Sites have eroded and are mainly sand and clay. I would stay there again We camped at Santee State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $20.00
The campsites were decent sized. Lots of places for kids to ride bikes, and had a playground. Easy access to fishing. Would recommend this campsite very family friendly. We camped at Santee State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $19.00
This campground is a few miles off I-95. Arrived in late February planning a one-nighter but stayed an extra day. Rangers are friendly and set me up with a great pull-through campsite right on beautiful Lake Marion. As I drove in to the site, I was greeted by a very friendly volunteer who helped me park and answered many questions. While it has electric and water, you have to go to a dump station for sewage. I enjoyed hiking and the waterfront is great, but even in February, there was a bug problem. If you have kids, ask for a site away from the shore because there's a big drop. The sites are dirt and uneven and leveling the trailer was not possible. There are playgrounds for the kids, but it is a short hike to get there. My only disappointment was the store on site. It is several miles to shopping and all it had was soda and snacks. If you are a fisherman, this is a perfect place. If not, it's a great weekend and layover campground. We camped at Santee State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $25.00
What a wonderful campground! Very kid friendly! Great boat ramps and wonderful staff! The check in process was very quick as they are very organized! The cabin was super clean! The park offers a small store with limited groceries that is good in a pinch. You are only minutes from the town of Santee where you can find anything you might need. The campground itself is beautifully maintained. There is an abundance of material in the campground office so that you can learn more about the lake. Park rangers patrol regularly and are more than willing to answer any questions. Also all of the cabins on land have a spot on the water in order for you to park you boat during your stay. Check out is also super easy. They ask that you strip the bed linens and leave them on the floor and turn your key in at the office. We camped at Santee State Park in a Campground Cabin.Undo
Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $19.00
Best campground so far. Beautiful lake Marion! Quiet. Wi-Fi available in/near store. Friendly staff. We camped at Santee State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
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