County park that offers 67 campsites. Offered bathroom with showers (2 locations only), water and electric hookup, sewer hookup, fire pit, picnic table, boat ramps, and playground. We had spot 9 which was an end spot that was roomy for our teardrop trailer (T@G XL). This spot was closer to the water but not in wooded area. Many spots were in an open field with the RVs on top of one another. Other spots were in more of a wooded area but they were close together.
Campground was good if you were into fishing. Many campers had their boats plus in early morning trucks were trailering their boats to place in the lake.
There were no trails to explore at the campground. Does offer swimming in the lake starting around Memorial Day. Not much else to do unless you were going to fish for bass or other fresh water fish.
Bathrooms: One set for campground (67 sites) and another by the marina. Very outdated, dingy, and dark. Women’s - stall was out of order, some didn’t lock, in evening - messy - papers and other garbage on floors. Showers were the darkest area of the bathroom - icky looking. Woman who had just used it said only the last one really worked. Mens - shower handle was broken, did have hot water but were icky and run down.
Overall - convenient for a stop over - near highway, good access to lake for fishing.
While this old park has been around a while, it is still in prime condition. The sites vary from asphalt covered to gravel. Wifi is nonexistent in some areas of the park so be prepared to hike, fish, or read a book. Or go to the office to keep up with your contacts via Wifi. Check-in was pleasant as the clerk was well informed and friendly. New gravel has been spread and the road is easy to navigate. Please be aware the tight curves in some sections is not for the larger rigs. The trees make backing in a challenge and some drive-through sites are a challenge for long bed trucks. All sites are well-shaded but you can hear road noise from a nearby highway. Primitive camping is private and isolated from RVs and trailers. While the office is well-stocked with those last minute items, there is a Dollar store just down the road. If you like nature you will love Oconee State Park. We camped at Oconee State Park in a Travel Trailer.
We were looking for a place to camp near Charlotte and ended up coming here for the weekend. It's conveniently located about an hour and a half from Charlotte which is pretty convenient (it's also right outside of Columbia).
We camped at a group campsite at the Longleaf Campground. The campsites were huge and each had a fire pit. There were vault toilets at the front of the campground. The parking lot was right by the campground. The sites were close together and unfortunately we had loud neighbors, but I can't blame the campground for that.
The weather was ok, but not great. It sprinkled on and off a couple of times on Saturday and was a little chilly, but we made the most of it.
We're used to hiking in the blue ridge mountains, so this was something different. We did the Winston Lake Loop Trail which was around 5 miles. We really enjoyed it. It was quite scenic to see all of the trees in the marsh/swamp. The trail did get quite muddy at different parts, so definitely be prepared with waterproof boots if it has rained at all recently. The trails are all flat and easy.
In the afternoon we went kayaking which was my favorite part of the park. They do free canoe tours some days, but other than that you need to bring your own kayaks or rent from somewhere in Columbia. We started at the South Cedar Creek Canoe access. The parking is close to where you put your boats in so that's nice. The river moves fairly fast, so starting upstream is probably a better idea. We paddled for a while in both directions. It was incredibly scenic along the river and cool to be that close to the trees in the water.
I'm really glad we checked this place out. It's a great place to spend a day or a weekend!
After more than 10 years of camping in various areas of the country, this is one of the nicest campgrounds. The main reason is the size of the sites. There is nothing worse than being crammed into a tiny space with barely enough room to put your slides and awnings without touching the RV next to you. This place should be a model to show other RV Parks what we as RVer’s want in a campsite. The place is immaculate, well maintained with friendly and helpful staff. The streets are wide which makes getting in and out a breeze. We had full hook up with cable. We did not have any luck with the WiFi, but we have hotspots on our phones. The pool was warm, the laundry facility was great. There is a big lake behind the pool and we enjoyed watching some of the small gators swim around in the evening from the wood dock. You can rent kayaks but since May is breeding time for gators, we opted not to. There is a nice hiking trail around the lake. The campground is located approximately 25 miles from Hilton Head and Savannah. There is a Publix and Walmart 4 miles from the campground and it is located conveniently a few miles off I-95. Very easy in and out. This place is geared toward big rigs which was awesome. The only downside was there are a few homes nearby that raise chickens and the roosters start crowing as early as 4:00 am. Overall, we would love to camp here again. We stayed a week in a 40’ fifth wheel and F350 dually. Plenty of room for both on the site.
Capers Island is a 3 mile stretch of undeveloped barrier island just a mere 15 miles north of Charleston that boasts wildlife, camping, and primitive trails. Just 3 miles from the shore, the island is only accessible by boat, and is also one of the only islands that allows primitive camping.. with a permit, that is. Capers is made up of 850 acres of upland forest, 214 acres of beach, 1,090 acres gorgeous marshland, and 100 acres of brackish water impoundments. This combined makes Capers Island one of the best camping spots in the South Carolina Lowcountry.
The major trail on Capers is the McCaskill Trail, which starts at the dock on the south end of the island. From there, there is approximately 5 miles of a combined “au natural” trail that will at some points be overgrown, and other times be an old road bed (which makes things a little more straightforward). Hiking here is easy and beautiful, with the wildlife keeping you company and the trails making it easy for you with their relatively flat nature. Be on the lookout for poison ivy and poison oak, as they do inhabit this island. If you are going to need any food or drink while you are out on Capers, make sure to bring it with you. The beauty of this island is that it is pristine and undeveloped; therefore, there are no facilities once you leave the mainland.
Camping on the island is strictly by permit from SC Department of Natural Resources, and they only hand out 80 for a night. These permits are free, just make sure to go through the right channels. Camping is only allowed on the North and South ends of the island. Luckily, campfires are allowed on the island, so enjoy your night of crashing waves and unpolluted stars next to a warm, cozy fire.
This is a wonderful family campground in the center of Cape Cod. It is exceptionally clean and quiet with plenty of privacy.
The amenities were exactly what we needed for our little camper. I loved waking up to all kind of diferent birds singing and chirping. There is a pretty little dock with pond access for fishing, but sadly no swimming. But, would you really want to swim with 70lb snapping turtles?
We went in June and came back again a few weeks later. It was worth the drive through Connecticut to see the awe inspiring beauty of Cape Cod and Sweetwater Forest.
This is a great small park. We have a 36' class A, which we were able to back into site #7 easily. Spacious private site, set back off road. Last year, we were in site #9 which was a little tricky to back into because of the angle. It would be easier to pull straight into #9 but then the fire ring may be on the wrong side of your rig. Unfortunately, there are no pull-through sites here. Sites #7, 8 and 9 are located in a little alcove which would make for a great three-family compound. No hookups at this campground, but we like boondocking so we don't mind. Hookups would make this campground a 10! There is a water spigot across the street from our site. Bath house is brand new, and we were extremely impressed with the showers! Spacious, clean, a nice door separating your personal dressing area from your shower, great water pressure and temp. 75 cents for 3 minutes, 25 cents each additional minute. There is a dump site near the bath house. Even though it's the first week of August, almost 8 am, it's nice and quiet here. There is a nice lake (reservoir) for fishing, swimming, kayaking, etc. Plenty of hiking and challenging mountain biking. We love this campground! We camped at George Washington Memorial Camping Area in a Motorhome.
We were new to camping and have just recently purchased a 26ft travel trailer. Wawaloam is our second camprground we have visited and are loving the outdoor life.
LARGE SITES Clean facilities Large playground Friendly Staff Easy to navigate campground Great seasonal tenants Tons of lawn games H shoes, corn hole, v ball, boccee.
we had a great time. We even stayed an extra night. I’m 100% certain Memorial Day to Labor Day it is amazing. We even applied for a seasonal site. We hope to spend many nights under the stars and many days swimming in the pool.
I'm hesitant to write this review as the Breachway is hands down my favorite beach in the state (on the "mainland," anyway). A gorgeous stretch of public beach that isn't overcrowded or densely populated with families and teens, the Breachway is a true escape from the headache of the normal state beach scene in the middle of the summer.
Here's the reason - the lot is so small that it can only accommodate a maximum of 75 cars, if that. You have to get there before 9am or after 4pm if you want to get a spot. Even then there are times that you will be turned away and that makes it even better; the ratio of sand to beach goer is perfect, you can bet on a minimum of 10' between you and the next group.
There's obviously more to this beach than just the limited parking and uncrowded sand. The water here is unlike any other beach within a 20 mile radius. A brilliant blue-ish green, you have to see it to believe it. And when you do, take in the silhouette of Block Island, just a few miles across that ocean blue.
This is Massachusetts largest state park with 16,127 acres. The campground is small and the sites are close together. There are three levels with RV at the bottom with a bathroom, the tent sites are on the next level with a bathroom, and the three yurts are on the top level with a little bit of a walk to the bathroom. The park was very clean as it just opened up for the season. The bathrooms were also very clean. The showers (one in each bathroom for each sex) were free. The assistant at the check-in station was very pleasant and nice. He told us that the park gets busy with Tanglewood (summer home of the Boston Pops) near by. My wife loved the town of Lee and everyone was very nice. The kids had a great time riding their bikes around the campground and going on hikes. Other than that there really wasn't much to do at the campground. The one thing that I can confirm about other reviews is that there is a constant hum from a power transfer substation across the street from the campground. We didn't find it that annoying. We camped at October Mountain State Forest in a Travel Trailer.
Big rigs stay at the bottom of the mountain where it's flat and are close together. Upon arrival the nice ladies in the office gave me a campsite map and marked 4 sites that were available, asking us to choose one and let them know which one. Sites on the mountain are in mature trees and site surface is dirt. I didn't see any hookup pedestals in the traditional sense but they are there, sometimes on the backside of a tree. Same with water. You need to look around a bit. We received great info about the local area and where to catch commuter trains to Boston. Very helpful office staff. The bath houses are old, could use some paint but are clean and checked regularly. I thoroughly enjoyed this campground. We camped at Cape Ann Camp Site in a Travel Trailer.
260 site campground with about half with 20 amp electric service. Water spigots throughout. Sites are wooded with mostly hardwood mature trees. There is at least 100 feet between sites. Large sites, couldn't hear neighbors conversations. Loop M backs up to woods so no one behind us. The bathroom was decent for a State Park with 3 shower stalls. The roads are one way smooth and well paved. 12 miles of trails for biking or walking. Fishing and canoeing available. Geocaching in the park. Each site has fire ring and picnic table. Buy your wood when you check it, the campsites are about a mile in. The dump station is conveniently located as you leave. The park is over 3500 acres. The spring house for Mt. Blue spring is down the road to the left going in, to the right leaving. Lots of people come here with gallon bottles getting fresh spring water. We camped at Wompatuck State Park in a Motorhome
If you are looking for a great spot to camp in Hilton Head, then look no further. If I can't stay at a State Park when camping, then I try to find unique RV Resorts. The Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort was an awesome find! You make your reservation on-line and that guarantees you an interior spot, and then you pick your site once you arrive. I was really hoping we could get one of the spots on the water, but they don't have many and they were all taken. This resort has lots of spots and actually provides you with a golf cart to ride around and find the one you want. We ended up picking a spot that was right by the hot tub. All the lots are paved concrete and most seemed relatively level as well. When you walk around this resort, it feels like you are walking around an RV neighborhood. Everything is very nicely maintained. All of the spots have full hook-ups, including cable and they even have a daily trash pick up. Unfortunately, because we were in town for a wedding, we didn't get to spend a whole lot of time at our campsite but we still really enjoyed it. We did manage to get over to the hot tub one night (which is open to the public 24 hours a day!) The pool area and bathhouses were pristine. I would love to stay here again on a future trip to Hilton Head.
I visited Edisto Beach State Park as part of my quest to visit all SC State Parks within 2 years. I'd been to Edisto plenty of times before but not often in the park area itself. The beach was beautiful, wide, and filled with shells. (Wear your sandals; it's sharp sand.) Best of all, it was dog-friendly. Restrooms were near the beach, but the rinse showers weren't working when I was there.
I also went to the boat ramp and some trails back in the wooded area. Unfortunately, the mosquitoes were resistant to DEET spray and I gave up hiking after about 10 minutes of being swarmed constantly.
I'd love to come here again in the winter when the mosquitoes aren't so bad. It's a great beach to visit in the summer.
So, I finally made it! After years of life in North Carolina I've practically driven past this park a hundred times. I've heard all about it too. And while it's not a "mountain" per se, at just over 900 feet it's about the tallest and most prominent point in this part of the state. There's a significant history both geologically and archaeologically in this specific area that's fascinating.
The Pee Dee and Yadkin rivers snake through these large hills (Morrow Mtn. is clustered with a few others over 400 feet tall all within the park) to feed Lake Tillery. I remember vividly multiple trips to camp on Lake Tillery as a child but I can't, for the life of me, remember a trip to the state park.
On my trip this past weekend I decided to hike the eponymous Morrow Mountain Trail. Actually, the trails were a bit confusing and hard to follow. Many ran in together and split again later. Signage attempted to be helpful but ended up confusing me more at many junctions. It didn't help that recent storms and rain knocked down several large trees and cut streams through the trails to make for a somewhat muddy hike. Toward the end of the trail you start to gain some serious and immediate elevation. It did become quite strenuous, though I had run an 8k just the day before. The view was seriously worth it though. The park info lady in the office said you could see Charlotte from the top, though I forgot to really look…
Maybe because it's the off-season or because of the recent weather, but the park was not crowded at all. This excursion made for a proper rounding-out of a pleasant weekend. I got my NC state park passport book stamped and really had a peaceful time here.
It's an ok place to visit just not that much to do there
It's an ok place to visit just not that much to do there
Really great place to visit there's all kinds of stuff to see