Campgrounds Near St. George, South Carolina

Campgrounds Near St. George, South Carolina
St. George, South Carolina, is a mid-size community to the northwest of Charleston and about an hour from the Marion Frances National Forest. Visitors to the region can find trails for hiking, backpacking and mountain biking in the national forest. Those seeking water activities can head to the coastal waters, about two hours away. The South Carolina shore offers sea-kayakers and surfers opportunities to practice their sports, and anglers can enjoy fishing along the sandy beaches. There are several options for campgrounds in the greater St. George region.

Givhans Ferry State Park

The campground at Givhan's Ferry State Park offers sites for tent campers as well as RVs. Tent sites have fire rings and picnic tables. All sites have water and 30-amp electrical connections; some sites accommodate RVs to 40 feet long. Amenities include a dump station, hot showers and toilets. Pets are allowed but must be leashed at all times. There are hiking and biking trails in the park. Bird watchers will spot many species of native birds as well as migratory species that frequent the area.

Givhan's Ferry State Park
746 Givhans Ferry Rd.
Ridgeville, SC 29472
(843) 873-0692

Cypress View Campground

Another option for visitors to the St. George region is the Santee State Park Cypress View Campground. Like Givhan's Ferry, Santee State Park offers sites for tent and RV campers. Sites are sand-packed, and have picnic tables, fire rings, water and electric hookups. All guests may use the showers and toilets. Pets are allowed but must be leashed. There is a 7.5 mile mountain biking trail in the park, as well as a one-mile long nature trail.

Santee State Park
251 State Park Rd.
Santee, SC 29142
(803) 854-2408

Santee Lakes Campground

Visitors to the St. George area seeking a private campground will find it at Santee Lakes Campground, which offers sites for tent and RV campers. Sites have picnic tables, fire pits and fresh water spigots. RV sites have water, sewer, 30- or 50-amp electric, and options for cable TV. Pets are allowed if leashed. All guests may use the bathrooms and showers, laundry room, and barbecue area. Lake Marion provides opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, swimming and fishing.

Santee Lakes Campground
1268 Gordon Rd.
Summerton, SC 29148
(803) 478-2262

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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