Camping in South Carolina


South Carolina

About South Carolina Camping

With four distinct geographical environments, South Carolina offers a wide variety of terrain, natural history, and climate in one relatively small state. With the option to drive from the mountains to the Atlantic coast in a few hours, camping in South Carolina is a great choice for those who want variety without a ton of travel time.

The state’s far northwest corner is home to mountains that rise above the foothills, appearing blue against the horizon. The Blue Ridge, arguably the most famous stretch of the Appalachians, provide a welcome respite from the hot South Carolina summers. In autumn, The Blue Ridge Mountains draw visitors from around the country to take in the breathtaking fall displays of color across the mountainsides. And no matter what season, camping in South Carolina would not be complete without a trip to iconic Table Rock or Sassafras Mountain – the highest point in the SC Blue Ridge Mountains.

A few hours south of the Blue Ridge, campers can set sail on Lake Murray, enjoy world-renowned fishing, or enjoy beach-front camping at Dreher Island State Park. The lake, a reservoir for the entire midlands area of the state, covers roughly 50000 acres and has 500 miles of shoreline. Lake Murray, which is a prime spot for fishing, has hosted 3 national fishing tournaments in the last 15 years and is home to several species of bass, crappie, bream, and other sport fishing favorites.

The stunning South Carolina coast is less than 3 hours from state capitol, Columbia, and boasts more than 200 miles of Atlantic coastline beauty. With more campgrounds up and down the coast than you can shake a stick at, trust The Dyrt to help you find the best camping in South Carolina!

Recent Reviews In South Carolina

1657 Reviews of 300 South Carolina Campgrounds

Reviewed Nov. 29, 2021

Great views

Clean well kept campground. Site 20 very level. Bathhouse clean. Great views of lake. Camp host was blowing leaves off sites as people were leaving. Would stay here again.

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Month of VisitDecember
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2021

Great spot

Been here three weeks and Love it Being November it has been a great spot for us. Staff excellent, Hunt Brothers Pizza is a wonderful bonus. Right off 95 Yemassee SC Exit 33 Will definitely be a place we will come back to.

Month of VisitDecember
Nancy W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2021

Nice campground, lots of amenities.

Overall, this is a very nice, clean park conveniently located to the interstate I-85) and attractions in the area. It has all the amenities you would expect to find at a KOA such as a swimming pool, playground, dog park, miniature golf, store, clubhouse, and more (including goats). It is by far the…

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Month of VisitJune
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2021

Serene and Quiet

What a great campground with pull through sites as well as back in. Clean showers, helpful friendly staff, pool, lake and park. Near enough to Savannah and Hilton Head to have dinner or day excursions. Very clean and quiet.

Month of VisitOctober
Jessica M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2021

Beautiful, Clean Amenities, lots to do & see

Beautiful, clean & heated bathrooms, nice hot shower, site were a little cramped, but once people clear out o Sunday, feels spacious. I didn't get to venture to the trails & site seeing, I mostly used this trip to relax & learn more about camping. This was the 2nd SC State Park I've…

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Month of VisitDecember
Nancy W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2021

Would not stay again

This campground is very close to I-26 and I-81 which makes for an easy in and out for an overnight stay. We stopped for one night after a long day of driving and wanted a full hook-up pull-thru which was long enough for our 45’ RV and tow car. The roads inside the park were easy to navigate and…

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Month of VisitDecember
Alicia I.
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2021

What a difference

This camp ground is awesome. Its right on the river, the park rangers are friendly and every site is full hook up. The price to stay here is awesome too.

Site12, 24 and 25
Month of VisitJuly
Jeremy D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2021

Relax to the sound of the ocean

Clean well kept camp, no spot more then 100 yards from the beach. At night enjoy the star with the sound of crashing waves. Grocery store right across the street from camp ground depending on where your site is it's about 1/2 mile walk. Sites have ample space but not secluded, beach has more…

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Month of VisitApril
Jessica M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2021

Clean, Quiet, Beautiful

Jason, at entry, was very nice and helpful. Was my first camping trip, so I had several questions. Enjoyed it very much. So beautiful.

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Month of VisitDecember
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2021

Thanksgiving Camping!

Nice, clean campground! Friendly staff. Visited nearby revolutionary war site with hiking trails and plan to take a day trip to Columbia Zoo for Christmas lights. Second stay at this campground this year and we have enjoyed ourselves both times.

Month of VisitDecember
Aubrey O.
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2021

Laid back beach front campground

Basically everything you need in one location. Pool & other activity areas, camp store & laundry, gift shop, pier , and restaurant. Vacation rentals & rv spots are fairly tightly spaced, bath houses located in every quadrant & clean. Short walk or golf cart ride to the ocean no…

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Month of VisitDecember
TThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2021

Beautiful, but pricey…

Weston Lakes is located at Fort Jackson, on the South Side of the Base.

It has a large recreation area with about 20 or 30 RV spots. I was in a spot that had the Hookups at opposite end of concrete pad and opposite side. I ended up buying an additional 20 ft. of dumping tubing ($60).

The area…

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Month of VisitDecember
BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2021

Military campground with spacious sites

The campground was nice, the RV spaces had nice concrete pads and nice cabins. The roads had some serious potholes and the the campground doesn’t seem to be on a regular maintenance schedule but it was clean. There are a number of bugle calls that happen during the day on the speaker. All in all a…

Month of VisitDecember
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2021

Not a bad spot in the whole park!

We went last weekend and had a wonderful stay. Buy wood before you get there - none on site.

Even though many sites aren’t considered water sites, I’m pretty sure every site has views.

Clean bathrooms.

Not all sites are level - but within tolerance.

We will go back again

Month of VisitDecember
SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2021

All the amenities

Great park. Tons to do and on a beach. Look forward to coming back again.

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