Listening to a choir of cicada bugs belting out summer melodies brings me back to my youth when my family and I spent our summers hanging out at my grandparentís farm house in South Florida. I always loved that sound and really didnít realize how much I missed it until my recent visit to Charleston, South Carolina. And I really got a nice jolt of it at Oak Plantation Campground located about 11 miles away from downtown Charleston.
Ahhh-inducing tunes from freaky looking bugs are just one of the many highlights to be found at Oak Plantation Campground. On the day that my daughter and I visited, we were greeted by the friendliest staff member, Alicia, who not only was super informative, but was an expert at rolling out that famous Southern hospitality.
Alicia gave us a temporary pass for the car, and we took our time strolling along the grounds. If anything stood out besides the stunning background music provided by the local insect population, it was how meticulous the landscaping was. Immaculate is more like the word. And that goes for the bathrooms as wellóspotless. The campground also features a nice, well-maintained pool, a covered picnic shelter, and a fishing lake that has alligators living in it.
While wandering around we noticed that there was a huge variety of full-hookup sites, from shady grassy back-in sites, to long gravel pull-thru sites, to sites that feature concrete slabs. It seems that there is a site--221 of them in all-- for every style of RVer. And one really neat thing about this campground is that there is plenty of room to roam as it sits on 45 acres. Your kids could ride their bike around the place for a couple of hours and be happy and you could take a pretty long morning stroll and still be within the park grounds.
Once you do decide to leave the campground, however, youíll be pleased to know that it is within walking distance to a Waffle House, Burger King and Publix grocery store. Itís also close to downtown Charleston and Kiawah and Seabrook Islands.
As far as WiFi is concerned, the campground offers Tengo Internet for their guests. Unfortunately, I didnít find out whether or not this was included as a free amenity.
And while the park does have a playground, thereís really not much to it. Itís the only aspect of the campground that I felt needed an overhaul. Other than that, I feel that this pet, kid and adult-friendly campground would make a great home base for those visiting the Lowcountry.
For more information visit OakPlantationCampground.com.
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