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Camping South Carolina

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!

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Recent Reviews in South Carolina
Great for leisurely walk, no camping

This is an enjoyable, relaxing place to take a short, scenic walk.

There’s no camping or amenities as it’s a somewhat small nature preserve, but it does have bridges and decks over the waterway.

Dog friendly - we take out dogs walking here all the time if you want to do a scenic 1-2 mile walk.

Advise not going in the middle of summer as bugs here can be quite terrible.

Good Campground

Good location off I-26 and shopping nearby. Friendly staff. Call for reservations. They keep only 5 sites open for one to two openings. They have a lot of full time people. We stayed in Lot 24 and it was the best spot for us.

Beautiful lakeside camping

Sites are a little smaller but still a gorgeous and relaxing way to spend the weekend

Love this one

Love the sites and pools, close walk to the beach

WOW!!!!

What An AWESOME RV Resort! It is worth every penny you pay. The sites are perfect. My grandparents stayed in one of the cabins and these things are off the hook! There is so much to do here for every age, types of interest, and more. Just stay here! Try it! I promise you will be happy!!

Fun but Tight

Young or old, you and your family will stay occupied here but boy are these sites tight. We have stayed here twice, once in Fall and in Spring, on opposite sides of the grounds. Our first site was awful! Not level, roots everywhere, extremely poor placement of water and sewer, and very tight parking through trees. The second site was a lot better but muddy and far away from the main center, pool, etc.

Only a few miles away from the heart of Myrtle Beach and beautiful Murrells Inlet.

KOA Charleston (Holiday)

Great trip! Only a few miles from historic Charleston. Excellent care to the grounds and friendly staff plus a cool hayride and history lesson. Very happy to have stayed here. Not giving 5 stars ONLY because it was a little pricey.

Quiet Woods

This campground is definitely off the beaten path, about 15 miles from I-95. There aren’t any stores around, so get your food and supplies before you arrive. It was only about half full when we camped. Restrooms are clean and campsites have a good amount of space. Each one also has a picnic table and campfire ring that you can cook on. The interior roads and sites are sand so you will get it in your camper. This Park is a really nice place to recharge and enjoy nature. You’ll fall asleep to a chorus of frogs every night!

Amazing

Ok so the campground is awesome because it’s full of trees. I love that because it offers lots of shade and privacy. Also I felt so safe with my family. Also we saw so many people just walking their dogs, which we love dogs. It’s quiet. It’s great. Also it’s very kid friendly. They have an awesome park. Can’t wait to go back. Now I will say I would not recommend the cabins. They are not clean or updated. Which is a shame because they could be really cool. But this review is for the location where you have your RV.

Very peaceful and quiet

Baker Creek State Park is situated in an area along the Savannah River with a lot of other S.C. and GA parks. It may be the smallest of all the surrounding parks which also means it is probably the quietest. There are no swimming pools, golf courses, or tennis courts which is perfect for me. I am looking for relaxation, not a bit of noise, people, and canned activity.

Water access is very easy if you want to boat or kayak. There are are also nearby trails to go hiking. The main hiking trail onsite has not been kept up at all - so it is basically impassable.

That is why the one star deduction from this camp. The rangers and the state just don’t keep it maintained like they should. The camp hosts are great and so their jobs well, but seems the full time rangers want to do as little as they can get away with. And lack of funding from the state doesn’t help that - and that is a problem with all the S.C. state parks, not just this one.

But l, regardless of this, the campground is peaceful and functional, the views are wonderful, and the nature plentiful. Enjoy!