We had such a good time at this park. It is on Lake Jocassee which is just beautiful. The water was crystal clear. We had a kayak and took it out every day. The access from the campground to the lake was very easy. There are a couple of trails each about 2 miles long. You can rent kayaks, canoes, paddle boats right next to the campground. There are convenient beaches for swimming also. There are organized tours of the waterfalls in the northern part of the lake, but they are kind of pricey. The campground was well maintained and while we were there, they were cutting dead trees away. The roads and pads are all paved. There are large tent pads at each site. The bathrooms were cleaned each morning, and the showers had plenty of hot water. Had 3 bars on Verizon and the data never dropped. Picked up 7 channels on the TV (standard antenna).
We camped in the beach campground. The entrance/check is on the left, across from a Piggly Wiggly grocery store (very convenient even walking). All campground roads are gravel and if not kept up could be full of ruts and pot holes, but in our recent stay, it was in great shape. There are 74 sites in this campground and another 51 in the live oak campground about 1 mile inland. The beach campground has an assortment of sunny/shady/partial shade campsites. During our recent 3 day stay we noticed the ranger was constantly driving around and the cleanup personnel were taking care of dropped palm fronds and cleaning each site as it was vacated. The restrooms were clean, heated, and with lots of hot water in the showers. Very easy beach access from any campsite. Lots of very friendly people during our stay. Lots of large dogs and for what we could tell, all were well behaved. Had 3 bars on my Verizon data access on my iPad. The RV dump site is not at either campground. As you leave Edisto Beach driving inland, the dump is 100 yds past the live oak campground on the right. This is a very popular campground so you must plan early, but it is well worth it. We look forward to our next visit.
What a great park. This is another one of the CCC parks that was built in SC in the 1940's. Only 25 sites but they were all level with a few that had large pine trees in the middle. Lots of large pine trees throughout and very quiet, There are a couple of spring-fed crystal clear ponds that you can access via a short hike from the campground, or another pond about 3/4 mile away that is also great for fishing and picnicking. When it is warmer we will go back for the canoe rentals on the Edisto River. Lots of trails throughout the park. The bath houses had been freshly painted, very clean and warm (it was 25 deg when we were there). The rangers were very nice and helpful. The road in the campground could be tight for any long rigs. We could access Verizon on our iPad with 2-3 bars.
A great campground! We were in a waterfront lot (#54) for 2 nights that had a spectacular view. Unfortunately, the way the ocean is eroding the beach, that site may not be there next year. The park was at about 3/4 capacity but everyone was very quiet. Since it was December, the weather was cool but we had some great walks on the wide beach. The restrooms and showers were clean. We had decent cell data reception (3 bars with Verizon) and picked up 12 TV channels. The staff was very helpful, and the camp store had a large selection of grocery items. The campground has 2 dump sites, with the one by the entrance having both a left and right side dump. We look forward to a return trip to Hunting Island.
When we stayed here there were not a lot of campers here. The sites are fairly isolated as you have a lot of vegetation and trees between sites. You have to check in at the main park entrance then get a code to punch in the gate to get into the campground. This is a good idea since the campground is just off of a heavily traveled highway. The campground is on the south side of the island with very pretty views. It is an easy walk across the highway to get to the beaches. There is an access point at the campground where you could put in a kayak/canoe to paddle through the marshes. There is a short trail next to the campground and a longer one (4 miles) across the street. Lots of signs posted for no pets on the beaches. The restrooms and showers were cleaned daily and there was lots of hot water. We received 15 channels on the TV and Verizon cell service had 3 bars. Park rangers and camp hosts drove through fairly regularly. We would definitely like to return here.
We stayed here on a very warm December weekend so we did a lot outside and the park was pretty deserted. The park roads are narrow and the campground road is dirt and rutted and could use a bit of upkeep. The park is very secluded and in a beautiful setting. It's another CCC-built park with lots of shelters and bridges and a lake. The biodiversity of the plants and animals is very interesting. There are 4 different habitats within the park boundaries and they can all be experienced on the many trails that crisscross through a small part of the 1000 acres that comprise this park. Lots to do here: hiking, trail riding, boating, fishing. The ranger was very helpful. They had come through and blown the leaves off of many of the trails as well as all of the campsites. 3 sites have gravel (15,21,23), the rest are hard-packed clay/sand. The restrooms and showers were well maintained. There is WiFi available at the office, at the campsite we received 12 TV channels and cell phone service (Verizon) was 2-bars. We really liked this park and will definitely be back.
We got here late on Friday night and stayed 2 nights. This is a great little 'getaway place' for the weekend. It's a relatively small, older campground but is well maintained and the sites are most all flat and wide. They have been installing new electrical and water connections in many of the sites. There are probably 8 sites with good views of the lake. Lots of areas to walk around and see including across the lake at the golf course and cabins there. If you're a golfer, this is the place. There are 18 holes here and another 18 across the road at the country club. The ranger was very helpful and even brought some firewood by that we purchased at the park office. We received digital TV signals (4) and cellular data service. Very nice campground, we will be back.
We camped here on a beautiful weekend when the campground was near capacity. We were in Campground D. The site was big and very flat. Hookups were well clear to avoid hitting them. The sites are a bit close to each other. The park provides a brochure on entering of what activities are taking place at the park that weekend...very informative. there is no wi-fi but I was able to pull in 2 bars on AT@T to check email. Did not try the TV. About 1/4 mile down to the lake but there are good hiking paths to get there. Big beach and lots of picnic areas around the beach area. Only drawback is that you cannot reserve a particular spot, you just pick one on arrival; not that there are any scenic views of the lake. They say 4 PM is the check in but when we got there at 4:05 we were told we were the last to check in. Our neighbor checked in at 10:30, so I guess it doesn't matter. Did not check out the showers or restrooms. Really nice dump area for the RV with 2 adjacent dump sites.
We stayed 2 nights in this small 25 site campground. The campground is kept up very well by the camp host and park staff. The grass is cut and everything is very well kept (as is the rest of the park). Even though I didn't use the showers or restrooms, I checked them out and found them clean and well kept even though the facilities are a bit old. It is a quiet campground, but if you came to just relax, this is the place. The large 100 acre lake is just down the hill for fishing off the dock. There are paths for hiking around the lake and also boats that can be rented by the half day for $10. The SC parks service has a great reservation system that makes reserving a space easy and quick. We will definitely be back!