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Pleasant campground, lots of room between sites. The water pressure was not satisfactory and we couldn’t take showers in our camper. The Internet isn’t high speed and we couldn’t get it to work unless no one was using it very early in the morning. If the water pressure were better, I would consider coming back, but it might be a deal breaker.
Love this family owned campground!! The sites weren't right on top of each other, but you can definitely see your neighbors with ease. The family that owns it lives on site. They have a pancake breakfast on the weekends, which was nice. They also have a store on site that has everything you didn't know you forgot!! Bathrooms were quite a walk from our site, so we drove to it when needed. The campground is pet friendly!! Dump station on site was convenient!
Nice find within a mile of the BRP. A narrow trail means privacy, be careful heading down to avoid the rocks in the way. The only downfall is the closeness to the highway, which can be noisy until later when the traffic slows down.
We stayed in Long Arm paddle-in area 2. Park staff was not very helpful at all when we first arrived, but despite the attitude and the terrible rainy weather, we found our site fairly easily. As other reviews here and elsewhere mention, the tent pads don’t drain well and huge puddles develop- some sites were completely overtaken by a full inch of water. Thankfully the rain stopped on our first night, but it could definitely ruin a trip. The privy was nice to have, but I could smell it at every campsite and that definitely bothered me. Overall a decent weekend, but my suspicions that I am just not a Lake Person were confirmed.
Lake Jocassee is knows as the Caribbean of SC for good reason! This lake is pristine - the blue-green, transparent water is gorgeous and nice and warm in September.
We are tent campers, so we skipped through the RV section and parked in the tent parking lot to go explore the sites. We were pleased with the first 4 sites that presented themselves to us as we walked - but as we continued exploring - we realized WOW, these sites are phenomenal!!
So a couple things to know: You will be walking to your campsite. If you are not thrilled with this idea, pick another park. It is a walk - but well worth it! The first few sites are larger than the rest - almost double sites, with more space between you and your neighbors and lots of trees for some privacy. The lakefront sites are pretty snuggled together - but they are LAKEFRONT! You can walk from your site - into the lake, by climbing down the rocks. As you lay in your hammock or tent, you can hear the water lapping on the shore - it is stunning! If you plan to arrive during daylight and get set up - you'll be fine. The steps are marked with yellow paint - but seeing in the dark can be challenging!
This park is very busy - and the line to get into the park can be at a standstill for hours. We came on Sunday afternoon - and the campsites were all booked! We were very disappointed - but the helpful ladies at the visitor center suggested another campground nearby. The visitor center also has a very clean bathroom and everything you could have possibly forgotten at home!! We will surely be back to this campground!