South Carolina Campgrounds
Huntington Beach State Park – 140
09.18.22-09.24.22 Repeat after me, bring your bikes! Huntington Beach State Park is located in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. We previously camped at this state park twice and both of us grew up visiting this beach with family. The campground has 173 campsites, 66 of which are full hook-up with sewer connection. Both the north and south campgrounds have short walks to the ocean. The entire park offers 2500 acres of wildlife and the beach extends for three miles. This is the first trip that we stayed in the south campground, the full hook-up section. There is a $15 difference between the full hook-up campsites and the standard electric and water…
Poinsett State Park
9.16.22-9.18.22 When you know the state park manager you can get an escort at midnight to your campsite. Poinsett State Park in Sumter County, SC is about a four-hour drive for us. Conveniently located on the way to our favorite beach campground, it’s a great place to stop and visit friends who live there. Last time we visited Emily she was a state park ranger at Santee State Park. Now she is THE park manager of Poinsett State Park. The park was built in 1934 by the CCC. It includes a ten-acre pond, 25 miles of hiking/biking trails, and pre-revolutionary gristmill ruins. The CCC built a bathhouse out of the…
Huntington Beach State Park -65
Huntington Beach State Park is located in Murrells Inlet, SC, south of Myrtle Beach. We really enjoy Huntington Beach State Park because when in the campground you truly feel like you are in a state park, as opposed to the resort-style campgrounds at the beach.
Hamilton Branch State Park
Hamilton Branch State Park is located in Plum Branch, South Carolina on the Georgia line, just north of Augusta. It has beautiful waterfront sites on Thurmond Lake, off the Savannah River. Hamilton Branch State Park has 173 sites with water and electricity, but you must do your research when booking these sites. Half of the sites are not laid out for travel trailers and 5th wheels.
Santee State Park – SC
03.29.19-04.03.19 Santee State Park is located on Lake Marion about an hour inland from Charleston, SC. That puts it at about a 5-hour drive for us pulling the camper, but does not include the terrible Atlanta traffic. What personally drew us to this state park? A close friend recently took a job there as a ranger! What might draw others to Santee? It is great for fishing, kayaking, and everyone seems to have a boat. This state park is huge (2500 acres), so with that everything is spread out. We had to drive to any trails we wanted to hike. It was a ten-minute drive to the camp store and…