It is a very small campground. Narrow winding dirt road to small campsites. Bathhouse in the center. Check out the site pictures on their website, they are accurate. We only have a 17 foot camper and it still felt small. We stayed on site 16 which was nice and quiet. Site 18 would have been easier to back in to with the same amount of privacy. We got there early and were able to go right to our site. There were only 4 other campers there and the hosts. The bathhouse was older and could have been cleaner but it was okay. Most importantly it was warm. Our first night it got down to 27 and the water at the hose bib froze but once the sun came up it was fine. Less than 30 minutes to downtown Aiken. We loved the town and it was very pet friendly. Hopelands Gardens was beautiful, free and pet friendly. Had some good beer at Aiken Brewing Company and enjoyed all the shops downtown. We did go into Augusta and that was another 30 minutes from downtown Aiken. We will definitely go back in the warmer months to see some steeplechase horse racing and training, canoe and kayak the Edisto River and go hiking in Hitchcock Woods. There are quite a few museums we did not get to that would be nice to visit as well. I would definitely go back.
Park Ranger Larry is everything you would want in a ranger! He is proud of this park and it shows - everything is clean around the campground and in the bath house. Site 11 was riverside and had a great view! If we could pick any site, we would probably pick Site 9 as it had a slightly better view. There isn't much to do in the area, but the campground is only about an hour from Charleston, SC. However, we chose to camp here for the kayak trip! We had a great day (despite the super high level of the river) kayaking 23 miles down to Givhan's Ferry. An added bonus was the great cell service!
We stopped for one night, very convenient location right off the highway. Our kids loved the gem mining and playground. The staff are friendly and accommodating and the bathrooms were very clean.
I wish the RV sites had more privacy. There was none. It reminded me of an RV park, not a campground.
Pool was fantastic and clean. Bathrooms were new and clean. Showers were well lit and clean. Staff was super friendly and helpful. Small dog park but our boxer loved getting to run a bit off leash!
Sites were in the sun not much shade around.
We will be back without a doubt!
We stayed in the Cabin which was great with a baby! AC kept us cool in the heat of the summer but we were still close to our friends in tents and campers… nice tree coverage and close (quick drive) to the Edisto river/beach. Where you can raft or hang out at the beach.
Right by the cabin is a walk down to the river for fishing. Don’t recommend swimming here! undertow could be dangerous… there’s a path to the water on the other side of the camp where we set up to fish also but lost a lot of lures in the brush. Kids had a blast anyway!
We would love to camp here again and have a better experience. It's a nice, small park. The office has games available to borrow, there's a playground, and the river's edge is fun to explore (what little you can access). We loved how convenient the park was to other things in the area we wanted to visit.
I booked our campsite online. Looking at the map, I could see our site was close to "a" road. I didn't realize it was a very busy highway. Why they put all those campsites along a highway is just beyond me. We had 8 in our group, 6 of them being children. None of us slept well being constantly woken up by the sounds of transport trucks driving straight for us. It put a major damper on our trip.
Nice, clean campsites. The bath house was very nice and kept up well. Plenty to do for people of all ages.
Although clean, very small, and a river beside it, not much there. Clean place to stay, but if you are looking to do something besides fishing I would camp elsewhere. I had to laugh when I seen that they considered this a “State Park”.
very family oriented campground! always something to do with an activity list full of different things. pool was very nice and never over crowded. will be going here again!!!
This campground is 20 miles from town. it is a long way out. The site is a loop for 35 foot or less and it has tent sites! it has one bathhouse with 2 showers and two toilets. it is not enough when it is full. It does not have sewer but a dump site. No phone or internet use. It was very quiet and it offered walking trails, small beach area on lake.
The camp site are so close to each it is ridiculous! The hiking trails were good and clean. We left early it was that disappointing.
This state park has a beautiful natural spring that is home to aquatic turtles, fish and aligators. It has history as a prisoner of war camp for the civil war and you can see some of that natural history as you walk it's many trails. The knowledgeable rangers work hand in hand with the local college and it's students in archeology to uncover more and more of it's secrets. Here you can play on athe playground with its water splashpad, go down the slides, and walk around the stream looking for aligators (don't feed the aligators) There is birdwatching, kicking and canoeing or paddleboats if you prefer on the lake. You can primitive camp, use a tent or RV space with water and power or rent a cabin. The friends of the park and the rangers host many various activities to make your stay a memorable one. Enjoy!
great little park but is right next to the highway it is off of. which makes car noise very loud. park ranger larry is one of the best rangers ive ever had the pleasure to talk to. if you are going to paddle check your water levels as river typically floods. bathrooms are very clean and air conditioned. paved roadway makes for easy todler biking. if it rains many of the sites flood but drain out fairly quick
Plenty of trails with birdwatching and animal watching including alligators. There is a beautiful natural spring and the site has a museum. Campground has spacious sites. Bath house is well maintained. There are several playgrounds and a splash pad for the kids. We usually try to get here two to three times a year.
The tent area with electric and water hookup of this campground has no privacy. Our first time at a private campground. We prefer state parks. The kids did enjoy the dome they got to jump on at various times of the day. The playground is great! The hike was pretty uneventful. They have a pool although we did not swim when we went, much too cold in November. The staff is great. Bathrooms were clean. This place is great just depends on what type of camping you enjoy.
We came here on our first trip out with our RV not knowing what to expect. Camp Host was extremely friendly and helpful as well as the rangers. Sites were very clean. Kayaking was fun for us and our kids as well.
We stayed over on our way to Charleston, SC. We booked it online. We had no hookeups, but water and a dump station is available. There are hiking trails, canoeing, and fishing. The ranger was super friendly and they are pet friendly. We had to switch sites when we arrived due to a space issue. We have a 32’ RV and the site stated a max of 35’ but there was a tent pad that would have interfered with us being level. We were allowed to switch with no issues.
This is our home park. We come for a night or a weekend and sometimes the week. It’s our get out of the house go to park. I love going to the spring and seeing the turtles. Or looking on the banks to see the alligator sunning. Magnolia has just rebuilt their fishing deck to make it wheelchair accessible. I took the trail in my powerchair and was able to go almost the whole trail. Their bathrooms are so clean. We love boating, so using your own boat or renting one of their paddle boats, kayaks or canoes is simple. You will love the friendliness of this park. For the day or for the week, come visit. They have monthly kids movies, and guided tours.
Awesome place to come. I came in early January and it was really cold. At night a ranger brought me a pile of firewood which was really nice. Thee campsites are on the big side and had fire rings and a picnic table. It is also a great place to go kayaking