If you are looking for special place at the lake that is a bit more secluded feeling this is the campsite for you at Lake Murray. There is no swimming here so that is a big detour for a lot of those visiting with larger families looking to enjoy that aspect. While there is boat access, it is not the most popular launch area so again, you will find it to be more wooded and peaceful than other areas.
This campground is one of those you have to walk up and grab your spot first come first serve style. With great sites for tents or RVs you would think that would mean it fills up rapidly, but I have seen this campground during various times of year and it always seems to be very relaxed and not over run, with the exception of course of the big lake holidays where every campsite is a little nuts at Lake Murray.
The restroom facilities here are nice but the improvements at this facility do not stop there with large concrete style picnic tables, an improved playground and nice pavement around camp for driving or bike riding.
Something that makes this place even more attractive to me is that they also allow primitive tent camping!! I love not having to pay for amenities I am not typically using. I can take advantage of nice facilities without having to pay for large amp hook ups which is a huge bonus for someone who does a travel blog about budget travel and cutting corners and being resourceful.
After having been to this location several times previously I have noticed that following a holiday it can take a bit longer to get it all clean because people do not seem to understand honoring the trash in trash out policy of general respect, but in recent years I have notice a vast overall improvement of maintenance of all the facilities in this area. They have made effort to continually improve and I look forward to seeing how far they come in the future!