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7 RV Parks near Winnsboro, South Carolina
Dec 2017 - $42.00
Nice park with paved interior roads and sites. We visited at the end of December and had full hookups even with temps going below freezing at night. Campground was nearly full in the middle of the winter. Fair amount of waterfront sites as well. Value rating was due the the cost in the middle of the winter. Seems reasonable for a summertime, peak season rate, but a little high for off season. Not too far off I-77 for an overnight stop. - Dale-from-NC
Oct 2017 - $21.00
Small park, but nice and relaxing. I wish the park service would enforce the rule of people parking on the sides of the roads within the campground. Makes it difficult to get in and out of spots in a 40' pusher, has to be just as difficult if you're in most any size pull behind as well. - gsc66
Sep 2017 - $22.00
This was our forth stay here. The park was crowded over the weekend. I don't think there were any sites that were not occupied. Even with the park being full, it was quiet. Cell service in our area of our site was non existent, but was good near park office. The bath house was clean and well stocked each time I visited. The roads are paved and easy to get around except in two locations where caution is needed. Sites are paved, mostly level and spacious. Lake Wateree is one of the few larger parks that have not been upgraded to 50 amp service. The only real complaint I have is with the dump station. There is only one. At the end of a busy weekend, the line was long with over an hour wait. Overall, we like coming here will probably return. - dtaylor
Sep 2018 - $35.00
We stayed one night on the way to Charleston. The sites are level and the staff friendly. The negatives are no WiFi and the dreaded little round toilet. One toilet for the entire park...unisex. It has a. handicap placard but no way it meets ADS guidelines. The camp should spend a few bucks to correct the deficiencies. Good for a one night stay only. - Geodoc
May 2018 - $35.00
We echo all the previous good comments about this park. Nice, quiet, only 1.6 miles east of I-77, easy in and out. Most spots are pull thru, all utilities worked great. No cable, but we were able to pick up many over the air stations because we were between Columbia and Charlotte, and the park seems to be located on the top of a hill. Sites are all gravel. Received a $5.00 veterans discount. Very little to do in Ridgeway, but driving around the town, many people waved at is as we drove by! So, if you need a great park for a stopover for a day or 2 this is an excellent choice. - AlaskaJack
Apr 2018 - $35.00
We were in the adjoining park property next door to their original campground layout shown on their website. The owners are very friendly and accommodating. Check in is at the office at the original campground (cash only), then you are escorted to choose between a variety of pull through sites. Very peaceful and rustic and separated nicely. Some of the sites offered had low branches which might have limited slides being used, and certainly some would not allow awnings to be put out. However.....very very peaceful, super quiet at night, and a great opportunity to do some star gazing in some areas. We'll be back when we're in the area. Some pull through sites are not completely level front to back. On some sites, you would have to place your rig in a specific location on the site to be level. This may require extension water hoses, sewer hoses, and electrical cords. Some sites and interior roads need a bit of tree trimming to clear taller units. Washrooms, laundry, etc. only available at main campground. - kenandterry
May 2018 - $31.00
As you enter this park you have a bad feeling, rough roads, mostly unkempt with pot holes, tree roots etc....A small park with more than a few permanents rvs. Highly advise asking for sites 31 thru 38. These sites are set aside from the rest and actually aren't that bad. Stayed in site 31, the best they got. Open and could get satellite on any of the 30s sites. Over the air tv was fine. Wifi was good. The owners live in a beautiful 2 story log home at the entrance. I truly believe the owner ran out of money after buying this log home because they apparently haven't put any money into the park. Run-down is the right word. Yet they were nice and helpful. Will not return....PS Bring leveling blocks! - Caseysplace
Apr 2018 - $31.00
Stayed one night while traveling. We have a 36ft 5th and had no problem in or out. The site was a very long pull thru. A little un level but doable. The roads are narrow but had no problems. A lot of tree cover, so no satellite. Wifi was good. People were friendly and easy to work with. - roybrody
Apr 2018 - $28.00
Made a reservation for a one night stay while traveling (no Credit Card, they just write your name down). Campground is close to I-26 but far enough out so you don't hear any traffic noise. Full hookups including WiFi. You get what you pay for, this is a great overnight campground but not a destination site. The roads are narrow but had no problem with a 30-ft Fifth Wheel, the sites are small, gravel and uneven. Our neighbor would not have been able to put his awning out without hitting our slide. The campground was quiet and worked great as an overnight stop, will use again when traveling thru. - Sub Vet
Apr 2018 - $40.00
It says that it's on the lake. the only thing that's on the lake is actually the dock, the restaurant office and the little deck that they have. All of the campsites are up a hill with no view of the lake. Actually there are houses between you and the lake and a lot of woods so if they tell you it's lake view it's not. The sites are mostly gravel, some grass but most of them were gravel. Most of the sites are un-level because they were on a hill. Took us a little while to get it situated but we finally got it taken care of. There's one bathroom facility and the doors are locked so you have to have a code to get into it. They were clean but the men's room only had one working shower. There were no real amenities at the location. There was a couple little playgrounds, one volleyball net that was falling down, a dock that you can't use unless you rent a slip, a very nice deck area and a small bar and grill. I was told there was a laundromat but I never saw it. They do have little dog bags station all around the park. There was full hookup for most of the sites but for $40 a night I don't really think it was worth it. No WiFi and poor cell phone reception. - Stephen Howard
Sites: 39 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 1 Reviews
Oct 2016 - $20.00
Military and DoD only. Shaw Air Force base's Wateree Recreation Area is located about 35 miles north of the base near Camden, SC on Wateree Lake. Situated on a peninsula of 25 pristine wooded acres, Wateree Recreation Area is designed for the recreational enjoyment of military members, their families, retirees and all other authorized DoD customer. There are 16 cabins and 22 RV sites with 50 amp, water, sewer. Sites are mostly level cement pads with asphalt roads. Most sites are back in with a few pull thru. They have several sites for big rigs. Tent sites too. This is a clean modern facility. Wifi is $5/day extra. No cable TV. About 15 OTA TV channels come in. It's about 10 miles to the closest town (Camden). Pontoons, ski boats, Jon boats, peddle boats, kayaks, canoes, to rent and big boat ramp with docks. Playground. Seasonal Beach. Pavilions. 3500 sq ft Rentable large recreation hall. Active Duty and immediate family can reserve 90 days in advance. Retirees and DoD civilians can reserve 60 days out. - All American 6
Jul 2018 - $23.00
Sesquicentennial seems like a real gem for day-use locals -- a beautiful lake with kayaks & paddleboats; a very nice playground & splash pad; quiet even in the midst of a city. So why the low rating? Unfortunately the campground doesn't match that same standard. Probably half the sites are unsuitable for RV -- or even tent -- use. The others are wildly unlevel, washed out, too small, obstructed by vegetation & roots, etc. The campground is the narrowest I've ever tried to navigate; trees right on top of the road. Our first site was unusable; fortunately the campground had plenty of vacancy, and we were able to find another that worked better. If you know the campground, and can pick yourself a good spot, then it's quite nice. If you aren't so lucky, you might not have much of a viable camping trip at all. - Spiffe
Dec 2017 - $27.00
About the Rates: The rates listed on Reserve America site show $21 per night during the week and $27 per night on weekends. This is the second State Park I've stayed at this year in South Carolina and despite what they tell you it works out to about $30/night +- with 12% tax. Basics: This is a park that use to be out in the country but is now a urban park. There is a constant hum of traffic but it's not too intrusive. The roads are gravel and tight in several places but wide enough and the turns are gentle, set up right and go slow and it's not a problem. Sites are gravel and most are reasonably flatish but some are pretty sloped. Picnic table and fire ring at each site along with 20/30 amp power only and water. No sewer but the dump station is on the way out along with the one dumpster they have for the campground fill your fresh water tank at your site. The bathrooms are not handicap friendly. They are clean, a bit old but functional with good pressure and lots of hot water, . No wifi but Verizon phone and Mifi work just fine. Multiple hiking and biking trails in the park with a nice lake for fishing and paddling around in. They rent canoes and kayaks. This Park CG is the closest to Congaree National Park, about 10-14 miles to downtown points in Columbia, and shopping is close. If you are beer lover they have 5 breweries and brew pubs in town. We'd stay here again. - pumper9x9
Oct 2017 - $21.00
This is a very large State Park located in the metropolitan Columbia area. Interior roads were gravel and a little tight but able to navigate with a 39-foot fifth wheel by going slowly . The sites are extra long but tree roots made leveling a little difficult. The water and 30 amp electric works efficiently as we were heavily shaded. OTA television was easily obtained and there was both Verizon and Sprint service. Dump station located at entrance to Campground. The ranger store had limited hours, but did have firewood available in side. Lots of activities including a lake, water park, and many trails. This park was located about 15 to 30 minutes to Congaree National Park depending on traffic. We would stay here again. - bbmidwife
May 2018 - $20.00
Chester State Park is a beautiful, small campground. The grounds and roads are very well maintained, and the sites are clean. Sadly, there are only 3 sites with an open view to the lake (which is 50+ yards or more away)... which means that if anyone wants to spend time at the lake (which is everyone), they have to cut through the areas around those 3 sites to get to it. This doesn't seem like it would be an issue, as there are several ways to get around the sites without cutting right through someone else's campsite, but it seems that cutting through an actual site is the way most people made their way down there. Basically, there's not much respect for "personal space". We didn't really have an issue with this, and still found the trip to be very relaxing (even with the distance to the lake, the view was amazing), but if you are more of a private person, this may be annoying to you. Another nice feature is that this park has a disc golf course, but you need to be a bit better than a beginner to really enjoy it (we are beginners). The course is cut out nicely, but it's still like hiking and the "rough" is really rough, so losing your disc in the woods can result in a lot of brier cuts and scrapes. - FlowerChild7275
Apr 2018 - $18.00
Site was very nice for one without sewer hook-ups. Electric was stable and good. Water pressure was a little low for us to take showers. One of the toilets in the men's bathroom was broken loose from the floor and appeared to have been that way for a long time. My wife told me that there was two toilets in the women's bathroom that were broken the same way. The main problems that we had was with the enforcement of their pet policies. We kept our small dog on a 6' leash as the rules stated, but there were several other campers that just let their dogs run loose with nothing restricting their movements. One of the campers had a very large dog that was on about a 20' rope and when we went by that campsite I thought the dog was going to break the rope until the owner had to grab the dog and physically restrain him. Also there were several sites where the dogs were tied out to a tree, or the camper, and allowed to stay there. I thought that you were not supposed to do that. We tried to be very careful of the other camper's sites when we were walking but I noticed that some of the other campers did not care and would just walk through any of the sites that they wanted to. I also noticed several sites that had at least three or more vehicles parked at the site. Most of these sites are small and barely able to have one vehicle parked much less 3 or 4 vehicles. We also noticed that some of the vehicles were driving very fast through the campgrounds even though there was a 5 mph speed limit. This could be a great place to camp if the camp host or the rangers would monitor the campers and make them obey the rules. Why have rules if you are not going to enforce them? We will not be staying at Chester State Park again until they start making everyone go by the rules. - dakota ev
Apr 2018 - $21.00
Chester State Park is a frequent camping destination for us.
>They recently upgraded all of the sites with 50 amp service! Yay! Hopefully sewer will come with a future upgrade.<
The park is generally pretty quiet and a great place for a relaxing weekend getaway for us.
The campsites are well kept. The grills and campfire rings have also recently been upgraded at each site.
I cannot comment on the restroom and shower facilities as we do not ever use them.
The children's playground is located in the park's main picnic and recreation area, which is away from the campground. - landcruisers