RV Camping in Charleston
Oak Plantation Campground
If you’re looking for a peaceful, serene setting on the outskirts of town, Oak Plantation is the place to be. This large campground, conveniently located off Savannah Highway southwest of town, soothes the soul from the minute you enter. The park is much larger than I imagined it would be from the front entrance. It features a variety of sites, from the fully shaded gravel pull-thru style to sunny concrete slab sites to everything in between. It appears to be able to accommodate every size of rig as well. While the playground needs some updating, I’d still call this a family-friendly campground because kids can either hop in the pool or ride their bikes around the many roads within the park. There is also a fishing lake that even has some real live alligators living in it. Plus, the park is within walking distance to a grocery store, several fast food restaurants, and a gas station. For more details visit www.oakplantationcampground.com.
James County Park Campground Island
This campground is chock-full of perks, both inside and outside of the park. To start with, the campground is downright cozy and is situated right in the middle of one of the best county parks in Charleston. It features a well-stocked camp store and laundry mat and a nice variety of campsites to choose from. Right across from the campground is a water park and a covered playground for the kiddos. There’s a rock climbing wall, fishing lake, and hiking and biking trails located within the park as well. And if that wasn’t enough, the campground is centrally located to many area attractions like Folly Beach and downtown Charleston. It’s an ideal place to stay when you’re looking to be close to the action, yet feel like you’re out in the woods all at the same time. For more information, visit www.ccprc.com.
Mount Pleasant KOA
This campground reminds me of a quintessential family campground. It features weekend hayride tours of an oak plantation, an outdoor pool, a small recreation hall, a shaded playground, a cute campground store, and a lake to go kayaking in. The grounds are large, so there is plenty of room to take long walks at night. It’s also just a short hike to Blackbeard’s Cove Family Fun Park. This park is located east of Charleston and is most convenient to those wanting to spend time on Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island. Another perk about this campground is that it is located near a Super Walmart Center, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods—three of my favorite places to shop. To learn more visit www.koa.com.
No matter which park you choose, your visit to Charleston will be made even better with one of these places to call your home base.
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