• Georgia Campgrounds,  McKinney Campground

    McKinney Campground – 109

    07.01.19-07.07.19 First time on the other side of the campground! McKinney has a total of 149 sites, but we have always stayed on the side with sites 50 and lower. Someone canceled site 109 about a week before the 1st and we were the lucky ones to scoop it up. Yes, it’s harder and harder to reserve the best sitesโ€“especially for the holiday weekends. Do not get discouraged! Site 109 is in a loop next to the boat ramp and marked with a grave site. I could find little information about the grave site or person buried there, but the marker says its the wife of G.B. McKinney born in…

  • Pine Ridge Campground,  South Carolina Campgrounds

    Pine Ridge Campground

    05.18.18-05.20.18 First time at a privately owned campground, first time at a full hook up. Pine Ridge Campground is located in Roebuck, South Carolina about 10 minutes outside of downtown Spartanburg and an hour away from Greenville. We chose this campground because it was convenient to our friends’ house that we were visiting for the weekend. The campground is owned by a family, but we only ever came across Evan (their son) and a younger boy who stopped by to make sure we knew where we were going when we pulled in. The campsites can be rented by the night, week, or month. We were a little wary about going…

  • Huntington Beach State Park,  South Carolina Campgrounds

    Huntington Beach State Park

    9.22.17-9.27.17 Fall Break…Anniversary Trip…Beach that allows dogs?! We loved Huntington Beach State Park and can’t wait to go back. It was so much fun getting to watch the dogs jump in the waves and we enjoyed eating out instead of our usual campground meals. Huntington Beach State Park is located in Murrells Inlet, SC, just south of Myrtle Beach. The park’s entrance is welcoming, with at bridge over the freshwater lagoon and saltwater marsh. Multiple viewing docks can be accessed along the walkway with lots of wildlife, including alligators. The park office is well stocked with ice, firewood, refreshments, and souvenirs. Atalaya House is just a short walk from the…

  • McDowell Nature Preserve Campground,  South Carolina Campgrounds

    McDowell Nature Preserve Campground

    06.29.17-07.03.17 Finding a campground near a large city can be pretty difficult. We planned to meet friends and celebrate a birthday at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, N.C. It took a lot of research to find something that we liked near the park. It was also going to be a much longer drive from home than our two previous trips. After many google searches we came across McDowell Nature Preserve on Lake Wylie. McDowell Nature Preserve is 1,132 acres and while the campsites are not on the lake, it’s just a short hike to enjoy the view. On campus the nature preserve features live animals, a discovery hall,…