Best Campgrounds in South Carolina

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  • #1 Huntington Beach State Park

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    Myrtle Beach, SC

    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 coast. Others relax in the campground ...
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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 ...

  • #2 Devils Fork State Park

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    Salem, SC

    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 shoreline overlooks emerald water against a ...
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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 ...

  • #3 Burrells Ford Campground

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    Mountain Rest, SC

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

  • #4 Hunting Island State Park

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    Lockhart, SC

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

  • #5 Kings Mountain State Park

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    Kings Mountain National Military Park, SC

    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 took place on October 7, 1780, and is considered ...
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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 ...

  • #6 Brick House Campground

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    Kinards, SC

    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 hear myself breathe. Rushing down the interstate was ...
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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 ...

  • #7 Little Pee Dee State Park

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    Dillon, SC

    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 Little Pee Dee River, for which it is named. I drove ...
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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 ...

  • #8 Burrells Ford Campground

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    Walhalla, SC

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

  • #9 Lick Fork Lake Campground

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    Edgefield , SC

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

  • #10 Oconee State Park

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    Mountain Rest, SC

    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, offering a cool place to camp during the long, ...
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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 ...

  • #11 Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area

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    Calhoun Falls, SC

    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 River once flowed free. At high water, a rapid on ...
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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 ...

  • #12 Sand Hills State Forest

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    Patrick, SC

    A prehistoric sea once covered what is now South Carolina, depositing sand over a wide area. Later, these seas retreated, leaving a region of deep, infertile hills of sand. Over time, many plants ...
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    A prehistoric sea once covered what is now South Carolina, depositing sand over a wide area. Later, these seas retreated, ...

  • #13 Keowee-Toxaway State Park Campground

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    Sunset, SC

    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 laid eyes on this land. South Carolina recognized ...
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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 ...

  • #14 Parsons Mountain Campground

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    Abbeville, SC

    Parson’s Mountain Recreation Area, in Sumter National Forest, offers boating, swimming, fishing, and hiking, along with an excellent campground in a rustic and well-kept setting. One goal of ...
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    Parson’s Mountain Recreation Area, in Sumter National Forest, offers boating, swimming, fishing, and hiking, along with an ...

  • #15 Cherry Hill Campground

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    Mountain Rest, SC

    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 Appalachians, it is a fine place to be. The ...
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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 ...

  • #16 Leroy’s Ferry Campground

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    Mount Carmel, SC

    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. But on arriving at Leroy’s Ferry, I knew it was ...
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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 ...

  • #17 Poinsett State Park

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    Wateree River, SC

    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 meets the vegetation of the upcountry, resulting ...
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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 ...

  • #18 Keowee-Toxaway State Natural Area

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    Lake Jocassee, SC

    This area of South Carolina is aptly named the Cherokee Foothills. The Cherokee thrived here long before white settlers ever laid eyes on the land. South Carolina recognizes this, and Keowee- ...
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    This area of South Carolina is aptly named the Cherokee Foothills. The Cherokee thrived here long before white settlers ever ...

  • #19 Poinsett State Park

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    Wedgefield, SC

    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 meets the vegetation of the up-country, resulting ...
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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 ...

  • #20 Baker Creek State Park Campground

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    McCormick, SC

    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 Strom Thurmond was rippling as I rolled through the ...
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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 ...