Best Campgrounds in South Carolina

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  • #1 Burrells Ford Campground View Trail Details

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    Mountain Rest, SC

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    Before the Chattooga was declared a wild and scenic river, campers could drive all the way to Burrells Ford Campground. But since its inclusion ...

  • #2 Huntington Beach State Park View Trail Details

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    Myrtle Beach, SC

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    Campers come to Huntington Beach for a variety of reasons. Many enjoy the beach and other natural aspects of this 2,500-acre preserve in a fast-developing ...

  • #3 Devils Fork State Park View Trail Details

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    Salem, SC

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    Have you ever seen Lake Jocassee? Others may disagree, but I believe this impoundment to be South Carolina’s most beautiful lake. A richly forested ...

  • #4 Hunting Island State Park View Trail Details

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    Lockhart, SC

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    Beachfront property is expensive and in high demand these days, making ocean camping a difficult proposition in some places.

  • #5 Kings Mountain State Park View Trail Details

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    Kings Mountain National Military Park, SC

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    Did you know that more Revolutionary War battles took place in South Carolina than in any other state? Take the Battle of Kings Mountain, which ...

  • #6 Burrells Ford Campground View Trail Details

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    Walhalla, SC

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    Before the Chattooga was declared a Wild and Scenic River, campers could drive all the way to Burrells Ford Campground. Since then, a protective ...

  • #7 Little Pee Dee State Park View Trail Details

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    Dillon, SC

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    Little Pee Dee State Park is one of those destinations that time seems to have passed by. The park exudes an atmosphere as slow moving as the ...

  • #8 Brick House Campground View Trail Details

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    Kinards, SC

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    Talk about transition—one minute I was zipping along I-26, and the next I was at Brick House Campground. The place was so quiet that I could ...

  • #9 Lick Fork Lake Campground View Trail Details

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    Edgefield , SC

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    Campgrounds and recreation areas with lakes come in all sizes. Lick Fork Lake is a mere 12 acres, small compared with most impoundments, especially ...

  • #10 Oconee State Park View Trail Details

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    Mountain Rest, SC

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    Located in Oc onee County, also known as South Carolina’s Golden Corner, Oconee State Park is perched at 1,800 feet in the Blue Ridge Mountains, ...

  • #11 Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area View Trail Details

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    Calhoun Falls, SC

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    Don’t look for some big waterfall when you come to this lakeside recreation area. Before the damming of Richard B. Russell Lake, the Savannah ...

  • #12 Keowee-Toxaway State Park Campground View Trail Details

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    Sunset, SC

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    This area of South Carolina is known as the Cherokee Foothills. And rightly so, for the Cherokee thrived here long before the white man ever ...

  • #13 Sand Hills State Forest View Trail Details

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    Patrick, SC

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    A prehistoric sea once covered what is now South Carolina, depositing sand over a wide area. Later, these seas retreated, leaving a region of ...

  • #14 Parsons Mountain Campground View Trail Details

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    Abbeville, SC

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    Parson’s Mountain Recreation Area, in Sumter National Forest, offers boating, swimming, fishing, and hiking, along with an excellent campground ...

  • #15 Cherry Hill Campground View Trail Details

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    Mountain Rest, SC

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    Cherry Hill Campground is the focal point for the Cherry Hill Recreation Area. And as one of the best national forest campgrounds in the Southern ...

  • #16 Poinsett State Park View Trail Details

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    Wateree River, SC

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    Poinsett State Park has an interesting location. Set on an outlier of the Carolina Sand Hills, Poinsett is where the vegetation of the low country ...

  • #17 Leroy’s Ferry Campground View Trail Details

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    Mount Carmel, SC

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    The shores of Lake Thurmond abound with campgrounds. While scouring them for this book, I found that most were just too big and overly developed. ...

  • #18 Keowee-Toxaway State Natural Area View Trail Details

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    Lake Jocassee, SC

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    This area of South Carolina is aptly named the Cherokee Foothills. The Cherokee thrived here long before white settlers ever laid eyes on the ...

  • #19 Poinsett State Park View Trail Details

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    Wedgefield, SC

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    Poinsett State Park has an interesting location. Set on an outlier of the Carolina Sand Hills, Poinsett is where the vegetation of the low country ...

  • #20 Baker Creek State Park Campground View Trail Details

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    McCormick, SC

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    It was a gorgeous spring afternoon when I arrived at Baker Creek State Park. The yellow sun was glinting through the spring-green trees. Lake ...