With more than 3,000 sites across the state, and over 220 cabins and lodging facilities, South Carolina campgrounds are among the most unique, and welcoming campgrounds in the southern United States. South Carolina has 40 State Parks, 3 State Forests, 1 National Forest, 1 National Historic Site and 4 National Wildlife Refuges. From the sandy shores of Myrtle Beach to the mountains of Appalachia in the northeastern part of the state, the landscape couldn’t be more diverse.
Some of the most popular tourist destinations and places to go camping in South Carolina Campgrounds include:
There are 23 RV Parks near Anderson, South Carolina. Anderson is an area with a rich history of farm and plantation life and a booming agrotourism area. There are tours created by the local historical societies and fun and games at the local farms. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and on the shores of Lake Hartwell, nearly 200,000 people call Anderson County their home.
The Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission features over 11,000 acres of property and includes four regional parks, three beach parks, four seasonally-lifeguarded beach areas, three dog parks, two landmark fishing piers, three water parks, a historic plantation site, 19 boat landings, a skate park, a climbing wall, a challenge course, an interpretive center, an equestrian center, vacation cottages, a campground, a marina, as well as wedding, meeting, and event facilities. The park system also offers a wide variety of recreational services – festivals, camps, classes, programs, volunteer opportunities, and more.
Eating, shopping, camping, museums, parks, fishing…There’s not much you can’t do in Myrtle Beach, but tourists flock here for the beach, the fine dining, museums, theater, water parks and fishing. If you’re traveling with children the Waccatee Zoological Farm http://www.waccateezoo.com/ is an absolute must-see. Shoppers will find their dream shopping trip at Barefoot Landing, and the Brookgreen Botanical gardens make any gardener appreciate nature. The botanical gardens feature a wide variety of plants and man-made sculptures through over 10,000 acres of property. There’s something for everyone, but the main attraction in Myrtle Beach, is, the beach. Enjoy!
Like many of the coastal destinations in South Carolina, Hilton Head is renowned for its beaches, particularly Coligny Beach Park. Coligny Beach Park is the largest and the most popular beach on Hilton Head mostly because of its length and its amenities. Miles of hard-packed fine sand are often full of tourists working on their tans, fishing, splashing in the sea, or relaxing in the shade of their umbrellas or on their beach towels. The beach has excellent amenities, the bathrooms are clean, there are quaint changing rooms and outdoor showers, and you can rent any piece of beach-related equipment you need.
There are food courts and vendors along the beach so you never have to leave the sand unless you want to visit other beaches in the area. If you prefer more secluded and private beaches, visit Alder Lane, Burkes Beach, Chaplin Community Park, Folly Field Beach Park, or Islanders Beach Park. They are all as beautiful as Coligny and have public access. While all Hilton Head beaches are public, access to them is often private. During the swimming season, there is a lifeguard on duty on most public beaches and parks.
Home to bike riding paradise, tourists flock to Rock Hill for BMX biking’s Super Cross Track. The Rock Hill BMX Supercross Track opened in August 2014. This facility is the first Olympic-caliber BMX training facility open to the general public on the US East Coast. It has amateur and elite supercross start hills and a pump track. Since its opening, the facility has hosted many events such as the USA BMX Gold East Regional Championship, the USA BMX Carolina Nationals, USA Cycling National BMX Championships and the UCI BMX World Championships. Outside of hosting world championships, the facility offers instructional programs and open track sessions for all ages
Mount Pleasant is a large suburban town in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. It is the fourth largest municipality and largest town in South Carolina, and for several years was one of the state’s fastest-growing areas, with an estimated population in 2014 of 77,796. Mt. Pleasant is home to Arthur Ravenel Bridge, an eight-lane highway, and Patriots Point, a naval and maritime museum. Visitors also enjoy visiting the World War II aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, which is now a museum ship.
South Carolina Public Campgrounds
Oak Plantation Campground – South Carolina Campgrounds
3540 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, South Carolina 29455
Phone: (843) 766-5936
One of the closest campgrounds to Charleston, South Carolina, the Oak Plantation Campground has been family owned and operated for over 40 years. The campground is just minutes away from Charleston’s historic plantations, downtown historic district, shopping, golf and the beaches. With over 200 campsites, clean & modern facilities, a park-like setting, pool & convenience store this is one of the most popular campgrounds for those looking for camping near Charleston. There’s lots of room for big rigs in this quiet setting. There’s no tent or primitive camping, but for RVers, this is the largest campground near Charleston.
- 30 Amp – 50 Amp full hook up sites on gravel drive-on pads
- Paved roads for easy access
- Trading post convenience store stocked with RV supplies, ice, some groceries, health items and book exchange.
- New Publix grocery & pharmacy within walking distance
- Gas station with diesel next door
- LP gas available
- Wi-Fi Internet and cable TV available at all sites
- Clean, modern showers and restrooms
- Nice laundry facility
- Sparkling outdoor pool (Not heated)
- Picnic shelter for large family gatherings
- Play area. Disc Golf. Garden Chess
- Freshwater fishing lake (no license required)
- Pets welcome with a leash
- Large fenced in dog run
- Campfires permitted in above ground fire bowls (Available for Rent)
- RV repair and service available in Charleston at various locations
- RV/boat storage available
Mullet Hall Equestrian Center – South Carolina Campgrounds
2662 Mullet Hall Rd, Johns Island, SC 29455
Kiawah Island, South Carolina 29455
Phone: (843) 762-9965
The Mullet Hall Equestrian Center is part of the Charleston County Park system on John’s Island. Call before you go, if there is no event they do allow public camping. There are 16 RV sites, restrooms, showers, and pull through sites.
- 30 and 50 Amp service
- Pull through sites
- Pet and kid friendly
- Dump station
- Landing strip
- Horse camp
- Picnic shelter
Len Thomas RV and Campground – South Carolina Campgrounds
3374 S Okatie Hwy
Hardeeville, South Carolina 29927
Phone: (843) 384-6210
Len Thomas RV Park and Campground has two locations, one at 17 Whippoorwill Way Hardeeville, SC 29927 and the other at 3374 S. Okatie Hwy. Hardeeville, SC 29927.
RVers will appreciate being able to buy LP gas that’s brought directly to their camper or RV without having to leave their campsite. Len Thomas campgrounds offer a pet-friendly environment with cable tv, Wi-Fi, and laundry facilities. Each rental space has water, sewer and both 30 and 50 Amp hookups to accommodate any size RV or Camper. At the Whippoorwill way location, the campgrounds are gated and will need an RFID gate card to get inside the community.
Len Thomas RV Park and Campground is located 10 miles from Savannah Georgia and 22 miles from the beach on Hilton Head South Carolina. It’s only a 10-minute ride to Historic Downtown when you drive across the Talmadge Memorial Bridge from South Carolina to Georgia.
Hilton Head Harbor – South Carolina Campgrounds
43 Jenkins Island Road
Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926
Phone: (843) 681-3256
Hilton Head is an expensive place to visit, or stay—even when you’re camping. Expect no less from this resort. However, the amenities and site are worth the asking price ($74 to $89 per night depending on whether you’re on the waterfront or the interior of the park, and based on the number of nights you’re staying.) Look at some of the drone shots of the area to get an idea of what you can expect.
- 200 sites
- 2 Bathhouses / Showers
- All Sites 30/50 Amp
- Extended WiFi / Cable TV
- Two Swimming Pools / Hot Tub
- Sun Deck / Gazebo / Saunas
- RV Store with Convenience Items
- Marina / Fuel Dock / Ship Store
- 24hr Laundry Room & Exercise Room
- Playground / Fishing Pier / Boat Ramp
- Tennis Court
- On-site Water sports / Jet Skis, Kayaks, Paddleboards, Dolphin Tours & more
- 5 Star Restaurant on-site
The Marina at Hilton Head Offers:
- 101 Slips, 20′ to 45′ With Easy Access To Open Water
- Daily, Weekly, Monthly & Annual Contracts
- 30/50 AMP Shore Power, Fresh Water
- Gated, Locked Entrance To Marina
- Bathhouse / Picnic Deck
- Private Boat Launch / Ramp
- Charter Fishing Companies On Site
- 126′ Transient / Fuel Dock On Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway
- Mid-Grade “Ethanol-Free” Gasoline
- Marine Diesel
- Volume Discounts For 100 Gal, 500 Gal & 1000 Gal Fuel Purchases
- SeaTow Discounts For Fuel / Transient Purchases
- Ship’s Store w/ Boating Supplies / Motor Oil / Ice / Beer / Wine / WiFi
Hilton Head Motorcoach Resort – South Carolina Campgrounds
133 Arrow Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Phone: (800) 722-2365
The exclusive 50 acre woodland resort features paved roads and lots that accommodate Class A, C, and Super B motorcoach owners ready to unwind and enjoy the island. They offer lake lots, lake view lots and clubhouse lots as well as wooded or forested lots. This is a motorcoach-only resort. They welcome Class A, Class C, and Super B motorcoaches with a minimum length of 18 feet. Full hookups include cable and WiFi. There’s also a pool, a spa, and a fitness center. The resort is located in the heart of the Island – just a short walk from great restaurants and shopping and a bike ride from the beach. All rates include full hookups, cable TV, Wi-Fi, access to the clubhouse with full bath facilities, exercise room (waiver required), lounge with game tables, and computers.
Campers also have access to tennis and pickle ball courts, children’s play area, basketball and shuffleboard courts, pool & spa, dog park and dog wash. Rates are for four (4) people per site. Additional people, 3 years and older, are $10 per person, per night. Maximum of six (6) people per site.
3090 South Okatie Highway
Hardeeville, SC 29927
Phone: (843) 784-6210
This is a smaller park located just 25 miles outside both Hilton Head and Beaufort, South Carolina. They may be small, but they accommodate big rigs. The sites are roomy and generous. The campground is quiet, and while not a destination place in itself, it’s a good place to base out of if you’re interested in exploring the surrounding area. There are full length pull thru sites – 60’-90’, as well as smaller “EZ, pull through” sites. There is a dog park and plenty of areas to walk the dog. Some things to do in Beaufort include: Historic 1859 Lighthouse at Hunting Island, the Beaufort Museum, the John Mark Verdier House, Spring Tours of Beaufort’s Colonial Homes, Gullah Festival, Beaufort Fall Festival of Homes and History, Bay Street, the Hwy 21 Drive-In Theater.
Tuck in the Wood Campground – South Carolina Campgrounds
22 Tuc In De Wood Ln
Saint Helena Island, SC 29920
This name gets its name from the fact it’s 80 RV and tent sites are “tucked back in the woods in a rural, natural setting.” A quiet campground, it’s 12 miles (North) from Hunting Island State Park and public beach, 12 miles to Parris Island Marine Corps Base and only 15 Minutes to Historic Beaufort and 45 minutes to Hilton Head Island. It’s open year round and NO reservations are required. This is a pet friendly campground, but no aggressive breeds (Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, or Dobermans) are allowed. Monthly snowbird rates are available.
The campground is located on St. Helena, one of the Lowcountry’s most beautiful islands. Learn the history of St. Helena Island by visiting the Penn Center complex and museum or by taking a Gullah Tour. The island offers numerous boat landings which allow easy access to the most pristine waters in the area. Water activities include shell fishing and sport fishing as well as boating, sailing, and swimming.
- 30 amp and 50 amp electric available
- Clean bathhouse – hot showers and restrooms
- Laundromat facility
- Recreation hall
- Stocked fresh water fishing pond
- Horseshoes and basketball court
- RV storage also available.
- Cable TV hookup optional.
- Wi-Fi available!
James Island Country Park – South Carolina Campgrounds
871 Riverland Drive
Charleston, SC 29412
This 643-acre park offers an abundance of exceptional recreation offerings and natural beauty, miles of paved trails for walking, biking, and skating, a Seasonal Splash Zone Waterpark (additional fee) and 16 acres of freshwater lakes with fishing. You can also pedal boat, kayak, or rent a bicycle to explore the area.
- Round trip shuttle to downtown ($10 per person)
- Cottages and cabins for rent
- Modern playground area
- Tidal creek fishing and crabbing dock
- Seasonal spray play fountain
- Meeting facilities and picnic areas
- Off-leash dog park
- 20/30/50 amp service on all sites
- 24-hour staffing
- Activity center
- Ceramic bathhouses
- Dump station
- Free Wifi
- Full-service campground store
- Full hookups
- Grills/fire rings
- Laundry facility
- Paved roads
- Picnic tables
- Primitive campsites
- Propane, ice, and firewood sales
- Pull-thru sites (80ft.)
- Wheelchair-accessible sites
If you’re a member of the US Military, a government contractor with the DoD, or are related to someone who is, there are eight campgrounds in South Carolina just for you. Authorized users include Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, and guests of graduating Marines. Some campgrounds allow for DoD Civilians and Guests. Ask before making reservations. Rates vary from $7 to an average of $20 per night.
Paris Island RV Camp – South Carolina Campgrounds
Bldg. 1018 • St. Mihiel Rd.
MCRD Parris Island, SC 29905
Located minutes from downtown Beaufort, the campground has 18 sites with the following amenities:
- Full hook up for water, sewer, and electricity (electrical hook-up provides 20/30/50 amp plug)
- $20 a night
- Bathroom and showers
- Coin operated laundry
- Picnic tables at each lot
- Convenient location to Parris Island locations such as the MCX and Museum
- Minutes from downtown Beaufort
Low Country FamCamp (Military FamCamp) – South Carolina Campgrounds
Mailing address: 437 SVS/SVRO
Charleston AFB, South Carolina 29404
Phone: (843) 963-1672
This is one of the most popular FamCamps out of the eight and has the highest reviews. There are 45 sites, 30 and 50 amp hookups, and full hookups (Sewer, water, electric) and it’s big rig and pet-friendly. There are restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities on-site as well.
Big rig friendly, this campground has pull-thru sites, tent and RV camping, 55+, and is also kid and pet-friendly.
- Laundry Facilities
- Camp Store
- Pet Area
- Propane Available
- Pool Access
Phone: (864) 443-2507 ext. 10
Rate: $7 a night
The South Carolina National Guard operates this facility at Lake Thurmond on a peninsula that is not open to the civilian public. Only 35 miles from Augusta GA, home of the Masters Tournament. The CG is on a gravel loop road with street lights. The ten gravel-buildup pads are 12′ wide and vary in length from 16′ to 28′. Each pad is back-in and includes water, 30 amp, picnic table, a grill, and partial tree shade. A clearing in the center of the CG offers ample room for multiple party canopies. Across the street is a community picnic area under a hardstand canopy.
Falcons Nest Campground – South Carolina Campgrounds
Falcons Nest FamCamp
P.O. Box 52826
Shaw AFB, SC 29152
Phone: (803) 895-0450
Falcons Nest FamCamp is a top-of-the-line On-Base Family South Carolina Campground and RV Park. There are twenty 10-foot by 58-foot recreational vehicle sites complete with water, sewer and electrical hook-ups. Each site is accompanied by a 10-foot by 20-foot picnic pad with table and barbecue grill. Adjacent to the FamCamp is the Outdoor Recreation building. This 4,476 square-foot building is complete with a storage warehouse, recreation supply rental items, convenience store, showers, laundry room with internet access and campers lounge. For the convenience of campers, a dump station is also located at the FamCamp. Non-campers may use the dump station for $5.
Foster Creek Campground – South Carolina Campgrounds
2316 Redbank Road – Code 15
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Phone: (843) 794-2120/2121
Free WiFi available, but is very restrictive on usage. Full use of WiFi requires a fee. Open year round. Reservations are accepted 3 months in advance. CAUTION: Reservations must be paid in full in advance. There’s no refund if canceled less than 30 days in advance of arrival date.
Sites for short term stay are not to exceed 30 days. Anyone in a short term site can request an extension of their stay, but no sooner than 7 days prior to their scheduled departure. Sites 1-24 are designated for short term stays and site #2 and #6 has smaller dimensions 50 X 10 so it is recommended smaller campers utilize these spots. 3 washers and 3 dryers. No pull-thru sites. Maximum length – 70′. Villa rental rates vary based on the type of accommodation. Four 2 bedroom (sleeps 4), ten 3 bedroom (sleeps 5) and two 4 bedroom (sleeps 7) rental villas available.
Short Stay Recreation Area – South Carolina Campgrounds
Short Stay JB Charleston
211 Short Stay Road
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
Phone: (843) 743-2608 or (843)761-8353
Short Stay Recreation Area provides a wide variety of year-round outdoor activities and recreational lodging. The recreation area consists of fifty-five acres located near Moncks Corner on Lake Moultrie with access to some of South Carolina’s richest natural resources. A variety of lodging options include tent sites, not so primitive log cabins, recreational vehicle park and single family and group home away from home units.
Wateree Recreation Area – South Carolina Campgrounds
Wateree Recreation Area
2030 Baron DeKalb Road, Camden, S.C.
Phone: (877) 928-8373
Some RV sites are not level – all 6 new RV sites are level and come with a 10 x 20 concrete picnic pad. Lower rates are for winter (offseason). In-season dates: April 1 – Oct. 31; Off-season dates: Nov. 1 – March 31. Cabin rates vary on season and type of accommodation. There is a 2-night minimum stay in the cabins on weekends. The Wateree Recreation Area is located 34 miles north of Shaw AFB. The recreation area borders Lake Wateree and is available for daily or overnight use. The 25-acre scenic site offers 11 two-bedroom, 2 three-bedroom and a one-bedroom cabin that are fully self-contained and include a VCR/DVD.
The site also includes a 3,500 square foot recreation center with a game room and kitchen for use by groups for private parties, conferences and special programs conducted by the staff at Wateree. There are 22 paved trailer parking sites of various sizes, tent camping throughout the park, fishing and boat docks, a deep and shallow boat-launch ramp. Also available at the park are three covered picnic pavilions, one bathhouse, a playground area, a seasonal beach area, picnic tables and barbecue grills throughout the park. Fishing boats, ski boats and pontoon boats, along with other water sports-related equipment, are available for rent.
Weston Lake Recreation Area and RV Park – South Carolina Campgrounds
Weston Lake Recreation Area, Recreation Division
Fort Jackson, SC 29207-5000
Phone: (803) 751-5253
Cabin rates vary on the type of accommodation. There’s a $5 dump fee if you’re not staying at the campground. Camping, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, swimming, and more – Weston Accommodations at Weston Lake include camp grounds, recreational vehicle facilities, and cabins, all fully equipped for an enjoyable get away without any hassles. Both the hiking and the biking trails accommodate all fitness levels so your workout can be as leisurely or as challenging as you choose.
If you enjoy water sports, there’s a variety of watercraft available for rent on an hourly or daily basis. Choose from motor boats, canoes, paddle boats, and pontoon boats. Weston Lake also features picnic shelters, a spacious air-conditioned community house, a beach pavilion (perfect for a BBQ or family reunion!), playgrounds and sports fields. And when you really need a break from the ordinary, sign up for a day trip deep sea fishing, white water rafting, snow skiing or canoeing.