Standard (tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Lake Wateree State Rec Area
Operator
Military
Access
Drive In
Boat In
Features
ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Lake Wateree State Rec Area is located in South Carolina
Latitude
34.431 N
Longitude
-80.87 W
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6 Reviews of Lake Wateree State Rec Area
Busy campground

I can see why this is a busy campground. Bathhouses were clean. Many lakefront sites have posts to tie up your boat to if you have one. Beach area by the store. No WiFi and rarely did we have cell service but that’s not a bad thing! Large sites with some pull through. We had site 39 and there was nothing but woods behind us which was perfect for us. Only negative was I that I was bitten up by mosquitoes and I used bug spray ( obviously I need a better kind) and citronella buckets. Even with a packed campground for the holiday weekend it was relatively quiet especially by 11. This campground tends to be booked solid on weekends so important to make reservations. Also not much for stores close by so pack well. Oh and no alcohol sales on Sunday’s in the county.

We loved it!

We stayed here for 3 nights and really enjoyed it. A few friends came with us, and between us we had 8 kids. Despite being there during the hottest part of the year, we stayed comfortable and had a great time. The swimming area is by the office/shop. There is a really lovely strip of shaded picnic tables where we spent the hottest hours of the day. The water is pretty shallow, so the littlest ones had plenty of space to play and swim without us having to worry. We caught a ton of muscles and ate them. Several in our group enjoyed them very much. Bathrooms were well kept and nice and cool. The hiking trail is beautiful. The park is about 25 minutes from any stores, but they keep their shop extremely well stocked. The ladies there were great with helping us find our way when we did need directions to Walmart, and then later to the hwy to head home. There is no wifi until you're about 15 minutes from the park.

We thoroughly enjoyed staying here and recommend it!

packed In

nice campground, trails were good sites to close for us. very busy campground. long line for dump station.

great Family camp ground

We have been camping here for years snd we love the camp ground. bathrooms are all remideled snd super clean. the grounds are fairly flat so bike riding is great. the Lake is souch fun. all the staff are great. i just cant say enough. we still go to other camp grounds but this is our favorite!

Quiet Place

The views of the lake are awesome, but no campsites with view. Great boat docks. Friendly rangers. Very quiet and relaxing place. Mainly water activities.

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Lake to enjoy

While there are a few hiking trails, if you don’t have a boat or canoe you will be missing out on most of the appeal of this park. The campgrounds were quiet despite being pretty busy, and accommodate RVs and a tent-only site, plus there is a store. Sites are very shady and every site is surrounded by trees, so you don’t feel very close to the other campers. None of the sites have lake views but are all a short walk away.