Lowcountry camping spots?

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  1. TheRappyCamp

    TheRappyCamp New Member

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    Hi! We moved to the lowcountry area last year and with our new pop up are excited to get out and do some camping. Anything in the lowcountry area you'd recommend or in North Carolina (between Charleston and Wilmington especially). We mostly will get out for the weekend, but would like to go further for longer in the near future. We've heard Huntington Beach is nice, but we really want to get out for spring break but that's already booked up now! [:O]
     
  2. Jughed

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    Coastal to the south
    Edisto Beach SP
    Hunting Island SP - one of our Top Spots

    And the inland lakes are great as well.
    Devils Fork on lake Jocassee, crystal clear water, great boating- or just down the road at Table Rock. Great hiking, swimming, water falls

    And Hamilton Branch on Lake Strom Thurmond is our #1. Clean water, great boating/fishing and the sites are big/waterfront.
     
  3. bud121156

    bud121156 Western North Carolina

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    Come join many of us at Kings Mountain State Park, near Blacksburg,SC, the weekend of May 13 for the Upstate South Carolina Rally. Here's a link to the thread.
     
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    Interesting! Thanks for sharing, we will check it out, maybe we can make it!
     
  5. yetavon

    yetavon everything is better around a campfire.

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    Cool, its a great time. I stayed at Buck Hall CG just north of IOP a couple weeks back....nice open area right on the ICW. Want to go back with the DW and camper, site 12-14 IIRC would be my choice.
     
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    Buck Hall is nice... but from now until October, the no see ums will eat you alive - and in the summer the horse flies are aggressive - and the size of a small aircraft. Bug spray is pretty much useless for both critters.

    I recommend putting up a bug screen room, leave the zipper open a little on one side, and trap all the horse flies inside.
     
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    yetavon everything is better around a campfire.

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    I didn't think about that, We have camped out at Capers Island a few times when the bugs came out....we only winter camp there now....
     
  8. Jughed

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    My buddy lives on the ICW downstream a bit of Buck Hall - we leave from his house often for fishing trips. Cleaning the boat and fish in the evening is a nightmare. His hull is dark blue, HF's love dark colors - I get bit 10+ times every trip. And the no see ums (or alligator gnats as we call them) will cover you from head to toe.

    I live inland a bit on a local river - swampy area. We don't have the gnats, but the skeeters will carry you away.

    We don't camp along the coast in the warmer months - we head inland to the lakes instead.
     
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    Hunting Island X 2,000,000, which also happens to be close to the amount of visitors they have a year! One of the most i not the most visited park in SC, it is beautiful and it wont be there for ever. The barrier island is loosing shore so it is just a matter of time. They are not moving the campground and they lost a few cabins to erosion already... We will be there this year for 10 days mid april.
    I never stayed at Devils Fork but boated Jocassee many times, our favorite lake of all! Aint it a section of the campground that is only boat accessible? Im pretty sure it is, we have talked about that many times, of course, no popup....

    I like to add Givhans Ferry SP, It is right off the Edisto River and center enough so we could spend our time in Charleston and visit Savannah quite a few times. We spend 9 days last year in this one, however, take plenty of mosquito repellent. Unlike most SC park, this one has sewer connection in a few of the sites.

    It is a beautiful state, their state parks are cheap but beautiful. Enjoy!
     
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    Givhans is nice as well. Small, quiet and easy to get spots, close to I-95 - yes its buggy in the summer. Snakes as well - and gators. We like to go there in November.

    Yes, Devils Fork has boat in camping - all primitive. We booked three spots for a 3 family vacation last year - one week, 7 kids and 6 adults. Came to find out that the sites are 10x10 with no space around them for stuff... we canceled and went to Hamilton Branch instead.

    Hamilton Branch sites are pretty much all water front - you can pull your boat right up to the site. The sites we book are huge - and the lake is great. Just above the gator line - kids can swim all day with no worries.
     

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