Sara M.
Columbia, SC
Joined June 2018
Riverside camping

I used site 7 because an oncoming storm made me bug out of my trailside plans. Gorgeous site, a bit chilly by the river but beautiful and close enough to still use the park bathrooms! Sites are large and have varying degrees of privacy. I didn’t realize the main park trail was right across the river, might have been a little shyer if I had! Restrooms are clean and well stocked. No trash cans in park; you’re expected to LNT your trash out. Very helpful staff. Will return.

Look out for bad sites

The beach is lovely - clean, quiet, very close to the beach campsites. Bathrooms are clean and well kept although why on earth do some SC state park bathrooms only have a slimy bar of soap to share? My complaint is that some of the sites are awful - ours had no trees, neighbors breathing down our neck, and nowhere to pitch a tent that wasn’t incredibly hard packed. No playground and the water is salty. I understand this is storm damage, some of it, but it’s an extremely expensive campsite.

Good sites and bad sites

I carefully scouted online and got a great site for our tent camping (wouldn’t have been great for RVs) but there were definitely some awful sites to be had. Restrooms were clean and well stocked. Nicely stocked store. Living history farm was disappointing - not much to look at and not enough signs.

Nice mountain campground

We tent camped in a spot too steep for campers and had a blast! Like many CCC parks the roads are narrow and large campers seemed to have issues. Roads ans bathroom paths are eroded. The swimming area at the lake is small but nice for a nonswimming child. Trails are amazing, Table Rock trail is strenuous but doable and absolutely worth it. Took one star off for the bathrooms - not dirty exactly but not that clean, and there was a weird communal bar of soap and no hand dryers.