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Campgrounds in Charleston SC


Visitors looking for campgrounds in Charleston SC have several options. The nearby county park is the closest to downtown Charleston and offers many fun amenities for families including biking trails and crabbing dock while several nearby KOA's and private campgrounds offer amenities including wifi, cable tv, and pools. 

Visitors can also camp at one of South Carolina's most popular State Parks or a U.S. Forest Service campground. Both are farther away than the other campgrounds, but you can connect with nature and enjoy recreational activities like swimming, canoeing, fishing, hiking, and more. 

Just remember when you are considering reserving a campsite, many of the campgrounds allow you to book up to a year in advance and since there are a limited number of campgrounds, you may need to reserve one well in advance.


Campgrounds in Charleston SC


James Island County Park

James Island County Park, a 643-acre park, is located about 15 minutes from downtown Charleston. The park has miles of paved trails, Splash Zone Waterpark, 16 acres of fishing lakes, a tidal creek fishing and crabbing dock, pedal boats and kayak rentals.


Charleston KOA

The Charleston KOA, located about 25 minutes from downtown Charleston, is full of Lowcountry charm. The campground offers amenities including pool, snack bar, wifi, cable tv, and dog park. 


Mt Pleasant/Charleston KOA

The Mt Pleasant KOA, located about 20 minutes from downtown Charleston, is located on the grounds of an antebellum plantation. Guests can enjoy the 1.5-mile nature trail, fish in the 30-acre lake, play mini golf, and enjoy a free wagon tour of the Oakland Plantation. 


Oak Plantation Campground

Oak Plantation Campground, located about 25 minutes from downtown Charleston, has been family owned and operated for over 40 years. The campground has 200 sites and offers amenities including wifi, cable tv, modern bathhouses, and an outdoor pool. 


Edisto Beach State Park

Edisto Beach State Park, located about an hour drive from downtown Charleston, offers one campground on the beach and one deep in the maritime forest. Visitors can walk or bike ride on the paved trails, swim in the ocean or visit the learning center. 


Lake Aire RV Park and Campground

Lake Aire RV Park, located 15 minutes from historic downtown Charleston, has  87 level campsites on 35 acres of land. Amenities include large catch and release lake, sewer sites, picnic tables, fire rings, laundry facilities, and free wi-fi. 


Buck Hall Recreation Area

Buck Hall Recreation area, located one site of the Buck Hall Plantation, is about 35 minutes from historic downtown Charleston. This popular facility offers activities including biking, birding, fishing, shrimping. Amenities include electric hook-ups, dump station, showers, and grills.



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