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Places to Camp near Santee, SC

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Looking for the best campgrounds near Santee, SC? Santee is filled with the activities, sights, and experiences to make everyone in your crew a happy camper. You're sure to find the perfect spot for your South Carolina camping adventure.

Best Camping Sites Near Santee, SC (65)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Cypress View Campground — Santee State Park
  2. Camper-submitted photo from Santee Lakes KOA

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    Santee Lakes KOA

    26 Reviews
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    114 Saves
    Santee, South Carolina
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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Poinsett State Park Campground

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    Poinsett State Park Campground

    38 Reviews
    115 Photos
    72 Saves
    Wedgefield, South Carolina

    In the High Hills of Santee, where the South Carolina Sandhills of the Midlands region meet the coastal plain region, you’ll find Poinsett State Park. Called the "mountains of the midlands," this mixed ecosystem yields a high degree of biodiversity and some of the most unique natural sightings in the park system, especially along the Palmetto trail which winds through the Manchester State Forest.

    The High Hills of Santee are dotted with the hiking and biking trails that wind through the park–some of which connect to the Palmetto Trail that leads hikers through the Manchester State Forest. Poinsett’s 10-acre lake makes for a serene setting, and can be used for fishing and johnboat rentals. The park also offers campsites, a fishing pond, a coquina bathhouse built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, pre-revolutionary grist mill ruins and rustic cabins.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Longleaf Campground — Congaree National Park

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    Longleaf Campground — Congaree National Park

    27 Reviews
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    178 Saves
    Gadsden, South Carolina

    Overview

    Longleaf and Bluff campgrounds are located above the floodplain in the upland region of Congaree National Park. Many of the park trails can be accessed from the campgrounds.

    Recreation

    At this time, the park's front & backcountry areas are open, including all hiking trails, Boardwalk Trail, restrooms, picnic shelter, Cedar Creek Canoe Trail & canoe landings. The western leg the Weston Lake Loop Trail remains closed. An outdoor visitor contact station is open from 9:00 to 1:00 daily, and maps and information are available outside of the Visitor Center 24/7. Please check out website for updates, as well as current conditions at the park.

    Congaree National Park offers a wide range of opportunities to explore and experience the great outdoors. Many miles of hiking trails can be found in the park ranging from easy to moderately strenuous. Old growth forests, teeming with wildlife can be accessed by park trails or by exploring the many miles of waterways in a canoe or kayak. Interpretive programs including guided hikes, canoe tours and special ranger-led programs are offered throughout the year.

    Facilities

    At this time, all sites at the Bluff Campground and select individual and group sites are available at the Longleaf Campground. Those wishing to camp at the park and who are prepared for primitive camping in the Congaree Wilderness can learn more about this type of camping and how to obtain a permit on the Backcountry Camping page on our official website.

    The campgrounds accommodate tents only and are primitive with no electrical hookups or access for RVs. Picnic tables and fire rings are provided. Water is not available at either location. Water is available 24 hours a day at filling stations located at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center

    Longleaf Campground has two vault toilets located at the entrance of the campground.

    Bluff Campground is a one mile hike from the registration station and does not have have restroom facilities.

    Natural Features

    The campgrounds are located in a spectacular wooded setting, nestled in the upland pine forests of Congaree National Park.

    Nearby Attractions

    Congaree National Park is located near many attractions including state parks, forests and parks. The city of Columbia is a short drive from the park and offers access to many attractions including museums, city parks and shopping.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents

    $5 - $20 / night

  5. Camper-submitted photo from Colleton State Park Campground

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    Colleton State Park Campground

    20 Reviews
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    51 Saves
    Canadys, South Carolina

    A paddler’s paradise, this Lowcountry park sits a short distance from I-95 and connects to Givhans Ferry State Park via 23 miles of blackwater river. Colleton State Park provides easy access to the Edisto River, one of the longest free flowing, blackwater rivers in the country, and serves as the headquarters for the Edisto River canoe and kayak trail.

    Other amenities at Colleton include an easy nature trail, a campground, picnic shelters and ballfields.

    Camping Information: The main roads at the park and in the campground are paved. Each site is packed sand and includes individual water, 20/30/50 amp electrical hookups and sewer. Some sites accommodate RVs up to 40 feet, other sites up to 25 feet. The campground is convenient to restrooms with hot showers. There is Wi-fi access near the bathhouse that covers most the campground.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $25 - $45 / night

  6. Camper-submitted photo from Givhans Ferry State Park Campground
  7. Camper-submitted photo from Palmetto Shores RV Resort

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    Palmetto Shores RV Resort

    4 Reviews
    32 Photos
    51 Saves
    Santee, South Carolina
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $48 - $55 / night

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    Bells Marina & Resort

    4 Reviews
    44 Photos
    12 Saves
    Eutawville, South Carolina

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    Our small size and inspiring location make Bells Marina & Resort an exclusive experience.

    Enjoy the comforts of our boutique hotel and luxury cabins, bring your own RV or camper, or “rough it” in one of our glamping sites. Bring your boat and keep it in one of our guest slips or in our secured boat storage area.

    Our friendly staff can provide guides, gear, and just about anything you need for a family-friendly outdoor adventure at this secluded angler’s paradise.

    Bells Marina & Resort is a gated outdoor community and resorts in a cove on the popular Lake Marion, known for world-class fishing and record-breaking catches.

    Most of our visitors are dazzled at the beauty of the woods and water. We border 400 acres of the Santee Cooper Wildlife Management Area, and you can enjoy 180-degree views of the cove and waterfowl, from white herons to bald eagles.

    Meals are a special experience for our guests, and you have a lot of delicious options. Our friendly outdoor cooking area features several barbecues and a pizza oven. There’s also a giant Ring of Fire with a spectacular water fountain in the middle. This is a great place to make new friends.

    The country store is stocked with the usual groceries, along with bait & tackle and camping accessories. We have fishing kits, s’mores kits, and many pre-made food options to make your stay easier. You can grab a pizza for the outdoor pizza oven, or if you don’t want to cook after a long day, pick up a convenient crock-pot meal. Crock pots are included in every hotel room. Just place a pre-made meal in the pot and dinner will be waiting for you when you get back.

    Our family restaurant is a local favorite and offers fried, fresh-caught catfish. We are open for three meals most days. You can have a hot breakfast starting at 6:00 am, and be on the water or in the woods at sunrise.

    The restaurant crew is happy to deliver food to your room, RV, or campfire--and you might even talk our chef into grilling your catch.

    If you don’t feel like hunting or fishing, Bells Marina & Resort has play spaces for the kids and relaxing spaces for adults. Join us for movie nights or just unwind at the community campfire.

    No matter what kind of vacation you have in mind, Bells Marina & Resort has everything you need for a memorable adventure.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $40 - $79 / night

  9. Camper-submitted photo from Angels Landing Campground

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    Angels Landing Campground

    8 Reviews
    27 Photos
    26 Saves
    Pineville, South Carolina
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Outside Inn Campground

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    Outside Inn Campground

    2 Reviews
    14 Photos
    1 Save
    Elloree, South Carolina

    Outside Inn Campground is nestled among tall pines in rural South Carolina. We are located in Santee, SC with easy access to I-95 and I-26. Each campsite features full hookup and spacious sites. Camp with a farm experience! We have a growing farm with highland cows, goats, pigs, donkey and chickens. Meander through the organic garden, bring a chair to the outdoor evening movie, and follow the trails through the woods. Rest, relax and recharge in our family friendly campground.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • Trash
    • Drinking Water

    $40 - $59 / night


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