The road leading into the park has huge potholes, be attentive. The driveway is a mess. Bumpy, potholes and muddy. The sites are large pull-through, reasonably level but mud is ever present at many sites, the interior roads are rough, muddy (even though according to the staff it hasn't rained in a week), and tough on the RV. The grass at our site was ankle high. Basically the park is suffering from neglect and age and is in need of a major overhaul. With Passport America, it is a decent deal. Full price, not so. We camped at The Oaks at Point South in a Motorhome.
The Oaks is a park in need of a lot of work. Some of the worst potholes we ever encountered going into and in the park itself. Pots holes full of water and very muddy throughout. The site we were on we needed about a 30 foot sewer hose. So be prepared. The pool was green. We had a problem with the cable. The reason we stay in this park is that it is right off I-95, and we pass through here at least twice a year, and with our Thousand Trails membership it is free for us. Most of the sites are long enough that you don't need to unhook, also making it convenient. I just hope some upgrades can be made very soon. We camped at The Oaks at Point South in a Motorhome.
Nice campground, all pull-through sites. Water & sewer were at the back end of our site while electric is in the middle, this arrangement may pose a problem if folks don't have a long sewer and water hose setup. Nice clubhouse and very friendly, helpful hosts. GPS units will take you astray trying to find this campground, recommend you call in advance for instructions. We would return in the future. We camped at The Oaks at Point South in a Motorhome.
This was probably a beautiful park 30 years ago when it was built. It has numerous, large trees, and the sites are adequate size. However, it has No drainage. It rained on Friday night. We left on Wednesday there was still standing water in the sites. The roads have been built up so the water doesn't stay on them (other than the potholes) so the water has no place to go. We were told it had to evaporate. I can't imagine the mosquito problem in the summer with standing water everywhere. There were some sites completely under water. This caused everything to be a huge mess. Also, the bathrooms were closed from 9-12 for cleaning. Three hours to clean. We camped at The Oaks at Point South in a Motorhome.
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While Charleston is only 63 miles away, it takes a couple of hours to get there, which makes this attraction difficult to totally utilize.
Wonderful stay! Off-season, so plenty of room. Beautiful low-country wooded park. Lovely hiking area around the lake. You CAN hear the Interstate from everywhere in the park. Staff was very helpful and courteous. Bathrooms were clean, but old..I'd rate as 3 of 5. Verizon service was 4 of 5 bars. Free WiFi at Lodge worked well. VERY happy to see this park recycle. Would REALLY like to see ALL parks recycling! We camped at The Oaks at Point South in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $1.00
First, ignore your GPS. Turn between the Waffle House and Denny's. As with many Thousand Trails, show up at Noon for the best (easiest to get into) sites. The trees blocked the roof top dish...but the cable was great. Electricity was stable, and at some sites Verizon is better than others. Space 46 yielded 2-3 bars on the Jetpack and our phones. Long drive to a decent store, so come equipted. Make sure at 4:59 PM on Fridays you show up at the Lodge for some great BBQ...7 bucks! Awesome walking trail around a large pond, blue herons and turtles...with Fall colors. Close to Amtrak, so took a trip down to Orlando (7 hours) to see the kids. No issues getting the 43' Coach into the site, and a wonderful lady upon check-in. We will be back. We camped at The Oaks at Point South in a Motorhome.
Rate is $0 (Thousand Trails membership). OK for an overnight stay when traveling I-95, easy off/on but as others have mentioned, do not follow your GPS! Turn right before the Waffle House, then turn left at end of road (KOA is to the right). This is an old park that really needs a lot of maintenance. First off, the (mostly dirt) sites need gravel. Sites are narrow. At our site the sewer was all the way in the rear, so did not use. Camper next to us went out and bought an extension as their sewer was in the rear also. Facilities need paint. It rained overnight and as mentioned the CG has poor drainage. Our site was like a lake, had to walk through the water to disconnect the electric/water, then the exit around the perimeter was lots of more water filled potholes and a rockin' and rollin' all the way to the exit past the office/clubhouse. No activities and no BBQ the Friday we stayed. Glad we didn't have to pay to stay. We might stay again for ONE night, if traveling on I-95 AND the weather has been dry with no rain forecast. We camped at The Oaks at Point South in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $11.00
Camped for 4 nights. Rate reflects RPI membership. Campground needs a lot of TLC. Roads and RV sites need a lot of new gravel. Rained all days we were there and site became very muddy and road has multiple pot holes. Had it not been for the potholes and then the mud around the hook ups, would have been OK. The lady in the office was so nice. She and her husband are trying very hard. Surroundings are pretty with the large oaks and ample shade. We camped at The Oaks at Point South in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $24.00
OK for an overnight stay. Our GPS directed us to the local historical museum instead of to the park. Both the museum and the campground said this is a common problem. The correct road is between the Waffle House and the Denny's right on Rt 17 just off I-95. The sites are level and most are pull-throughs. The park is older, and has only one bath facility. The bathhouse is quite old and the plumbing runs slowly, but it was very clean. The check-in clerk said that there was free Wi-Fi at the office, but out in the campground, we'd have to pay for TengoInternet Wi-Fi service. Fortunately, we have an external long-range antenna, and could pull in the free Wi-Fi with no problem, even though we were way out in the last row of sites. At $24 for a Passport America rate, it was OK, but no way would it be worth $48 for an overnight stop. Cable TV had the regular network channels, CNN and FNC, but no ESPN. I doubt if satellite TV would work, as the whole campground is heavily wooded. We camped at The Oaks at Point South in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $1.00
Price reflects Thousand Trails membership. This was our third attempt at a TT member park, and what a nice difference from the first two! People at the office are very friendly, there was no front gate locking us out. They gave us a site but had no problem when we changed it. Tall oak trees provide plenty of shade, and though we couldn't get satellite TV, they do offer cable TV for a small fee. Our site was so level we didn't bother putting the leveling jacks down for a two day stay. We had no problem driving in a 36' motorhome, but could see how longer rigs have a tight squeeze around some of the trees. They offer free Wi-Fi at the office; our Verizon had a weak signal. Easy to find just off I-95, just turn at the Waffle House. We would definitely come back here. We camped at The Oaks at Point South in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $19.00
What can I say that is positive about this campground? Ladies at check-in were friendly. It's a very old park that needs some TLC. Lot was level except for large dip (from much rain) where front tires would sit. This is an Encore/Thousand Trails park which made me believe they don't have any standards that need to be met to maintain their membership. Our rate is Passport America, which is all I would ever pay to stay here. We had inches between our slide and a cluster of Live Oaks. Couldn't open storage so we could wash front window. Getting around trees wasn't a big problem but lanes inside park were very rutted from rains. Do not GPS coordinates. They will take you to a plantation. Ask for directions when you call for reservations. I wouldn't pay for cable either; it's worthless. Verizon MiFi did not work. Would not stay here again. We camped at The Oaks at Point South in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects Thousand Trails member rate. A older campground in need of some TLC not bad for a overnight stay. We were for 3 nights and went and toured Beaufort and Charleston. Sites were level and bath houses very clean even if they looked old from the outside. A very nice couple comes in on Friday to provide a nice BBQ dinner($) and I thought very good. Will stay here again when heading up or down I-95 We camped at The Oaks at Point South in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflects Thousand Trails rate. Gets pretty muddy when it rains but otherwise not bad. Its a little dated but a overall nice park. Not too many "permanent" residents. Nice nature trail around a lake. GPS will turn you into a Visitors Information center that does not have a road leading to the campground. Make sure you visit the center for information on the area. There are several unknown local sites they can lead you to. We will come again. We camped at The Oaks at Point South in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $38.00
Not easy to find, but once you do, this is an OK place to stop over for a night if you are traveling on the I-95 corridor. The campground is old, but the laundry, bathrooms, and club house are clean. There is a widescreen TV in the club house and plenty of tables for game playing or Wi-Fi. There is a small pool, but it was not open at the time we were there because of the winter season. Staff was friendly. Quaint town of Beaufort is about 25 miles away. It is close to restaurants. Propane is not available at this campground but can be purchased at a KOA campground close to it. We camped at The Oaks at Point South in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $26.00
Rate is Passport America. Arrived after dark. Right off I-95, but lots of twists and turns to get way back in the woods. Site was level and was long enough for our 40 foot MH and toad. Very rustic feel and the exterior of the bathrooms look like they date to its founding date--1980. Adequate for a night's stay but not somewhere I would want to vacation. There's another RV park just up the road and closer to the interstate. Had made a reservation but the check-in staff did not know we were coming and had to check her computer. This is an Encore park and to get any discount, one has to book and pay in advance for 1 night on their 800 number. The park was just OK for a night's rest. They do charge for cable hookup, but we were leaving early and tired so we did not opt to pay more. Would probably look for a different park when we came this way again. We camped at The Oaks at Point South in a Motorhome.