It was our first time in SC, and also the first time on a barrier island. After Thanksgiving we camped here for 9 days. Everyday was filled with gorgeous nature, hikes and bike tours. We got lucky with a campside closer to the inland, no 76, which was more wind and flood protected. (campsites at the beach were severely flooded after a night of thunderstorms) We cherished our own little oasis. A lot of gorgeous large trees surrounded our spot, hence it was very shady. Good for the summer but in the cool fall, we craved the sun. Therefore we often just went to the beach to read and lounge. We loved it.
It was surprisingly busy, almost all sites occupied. There is not much space between the sides, but the park is huge and right at the lake. We stayed only one night. A lot of young families were here with their bikes. Restrooms were fair. All in all a nice campground if you don't mind little privacy.
We stopped here on Thanksgiving on our way South. Self paying, off season was $15. But the restrooms were closed. There were only 3 other sides occupied. Nice little campground in the Appalachian Foothills. Be aware that Google maps doesn't send you to the campground but to a parking lot at the Lake (25 min detour). So make sure you follow the State Park signs.
November and 74 degrees Fahrenheit! Finally, I got a side booked at Lake Hudson Campground. It is very well sought after, and I tried it earlier in October, but weekends are full. Not so in November! Only the die hard, hunters and fishermen are here. It's beautiful! Serene and quiet! Loved our side which was sunny from morning to evening. There are other sides directly at the lake, beautiful shaded for the summer. The hiking trails are well maintained and we loved every minute here.
It's a small rustic campground along the national scenic Pine River.
It gets busy on the weekends with hikers and kayaks, but quits down during the week. I was here 5 days for the Indian Summer and it was fantastic to witness here. Beautiful hiking trail and river.
Small, calm little campground. Some sites are at the lake, little beach, (no pets allowed at the beach). We had a great relaxing stay. Good for stopping, on your way to the UP or else. But since the lake is all private property it lacks the wilderness charm . Still a very nice campground to relax and explore the surrounding spots, Lake Huron Au Sable River…
Went there, price was concealed , in the end 40 bucks, office had laid out bibles, well manicured and in a row spots. A different experience…
Super beautiful campground. Spent 10 days here to visit all the waterfalls, Pictured Rocks, Twelve Mile beach etc. Also just 20 min from beautiful beaches on Lake Superior. Only down site people who are running their generators all day and night. Everyone was disturbed. Please keep everyone in mind and be respectful toward others! Or stay home!