Forest camping in South Carolina

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Forest camping in South Carolina

Find southern charm with a camping trip on Hilton Head Island or in the Nantahala wilderness.

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Big Creek RV Park of Saluda SC
8 sites · Day trips, RVs, Tents5 acres · Saluda, SCBig Creek RV Park of Saluda SC is a private lodging establishment offering short term sites to campers, transient guest and outdoor enthusiast who desire rest, relaxation and recreation. The fringe land is old farm land now being repurposed for outdoor activities. The RV Park is the developed part of an old Farm planted in pines bordering Big Creek/Lake Murray.
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Friendly goats in their pen
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Acts In Motion Sacred Ranch
8 sites · RVs, Tents7 acres · SCThis is a running 7 acre Christian micro-farm/ranch in York, South Carolina, 45-60 minutes S....
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3 Creeks Camp and NaturPreserve
4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Anderson, SCThis Property was purchased by Grandfather in the 70s  and then was passed to my Mother. In 2013...
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This Photo Better shows Campsite Locations.  #1, #4, & #5 are on the Upper level. Which is only a few feet further from the Water.  The Campground Community Dock is Noted in Light Purple.  The Orange Lines indicate Private Docks/Boat Slips that may be Rented
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MONTANA AVENUE LAKESIDE CAMPGROUND ....
2 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Cross Hill, SCMONTANA AVENUE LAKESIDE CAMPGROUND Located on Lake Greenwood, South Carolina. We have 5 Sites Lakeside, WIFI AVAILABLE, FULL HOOK UPS 50 and 30AMP Community Dock, Private Docks/Boat Slips for Rent. Great Fishing, very private. Great place for a Private Weekend with Partner or Fun Weekend with Family. Campers catch nice fish right off the Dock. Safe place for Kiddos and Family Free Paddle Boat Fun for Campers MONTHLY RATES Available WIFI, water, sewage, garbage, lake access Camper pays own power if an Extended Stay Plan. ..ALL SITES ARE METERED.. We purchased this property approximately 20 years ago just to have a nice quiet place to go on weekends to relax. We were in Construction Business and just needed to escape phones and doorbells. We've been here ever since. Love the serenity and Lake. A wonderful Private place to escape and enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. You drive thru the woods about 1400 lf and come out at Beautiful Lake Greenwood. Campers catch nice fish right off the Dock. Safe place for Kiddos and Family.
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Edisto River Lodge RV
2 sites · RVs4 acres · SCLocate on a riverfront property on the Edisto River. Very quiet and beautiful pond view, full hookup luxury RV sites. Amenities include private furnished screened Gazebo with mini fridge, tv and wifi. Shared bath with free laundry and outdoor shower. Just 1 hour from Downtown Charleston and 25 minutes to Walterboro and I-95. Nearby is Givhans Ferry State Park and Bee City Zoo.
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Tiny cabin, set in front of the trees.
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Rosewood Farm and Agripark
1 site · Lodging200 acres · Winnsboro, SCRosewood Farm and Agripark is my home. I honestly had about the most amazing childhood one could have on this very land! We hunted, fished, made mud pies and played outside for hours, as long as we were in shouting distance for supper time! I am so fortunate to be the daughter of two amazing parents, who had a dream to build a working farm from nothing more than a logging trail in the woods. They built a 3 story, 10,000 square foot house by themselves- while raising a family! We have 200 acres of farmland that features rolling hills, multiple ponds, creeks, farm animals, show horses and countless wildlife viewing opportunities. Wild turkey and deer roam free all over the farm, coveys of dove fly out from the pastures and trails, and coyotes howl in the night. Listen to the frogs croaking, crickets chirping and whipporwhills calling every evening under a magical blanket of stars. Take a guided horseback ride or nature hike through the trails that meander through the woods around the park. Our newest venture is to offer primitive camping and some cabin rentals around our 60 acre Agripark! For those wanting to step it up a notch, we have erected a large concrete floor, covered event barn (for parties, family reunions, weddings, cowboy church, etc..,) and also a huge petting zoo barn with an area behind it for pony rides and 4-h/FFA functions. Also, a special historic Iron Horse miniature train and one mile of track has been purchased to go around the park! A greenhouse is being erected next, that will teach people about aquaponics and hydroponics! We have a rock wall, jumping pillow and many inflatables for the littles to enjoy too! Many things are on the immediate horizon for this special property. While we are under heavy construction at the moment in some areas of the park, many amenities are currently available. Why not unplug from the daily grind and spend time with those that matter most? My goal is to make this land as magical for your family as it has been for mine!
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The pond at the base of the trail. This can be seen from the entrance of the camp, and is the most optimal spot to pitch a tent and relax.
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Trail Blazer Survival Camp
9 sites · Tents30 acres · Union, SCThis property is adjacent to Sumter National Forest land which you are welcome to use as allowed by their policies and procedures. We have three designated, approximately 10' x 10', Tent Sites each with a private cast iron grill and picnic table. There is a shared central fire ring with benches. Hammock campers are allowed to set up throughout the main camping area or by the pond. There is a maintained single restroom and shower a short walk from the tent sites. There is a covered area with 3 additional picnic tables beside the parking area. Campers are encouraged to explore the 30 +/- acres and private 2 acre pond. You are welcome to fish the pond with many campers catching bass and blue gill.
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Camp Clatworthy
7 sites · RVs, Tents1000 acres · Honea Path, SC Free use of kayaks and a canoe on an undeveloped 18 acre lake is included when you camp here. Several miles of trails, dirt roads and streams wind through hundreds of acres which you are free to explore. The property has been owned by members of our family for 75 years or more with areas of it family-owned since the 1800's. A large portion of the property is dedicated to sustainable loblolly pine forests dating back to the 1980's. A significant area of the property is dedicated to native hardwood forest and has some of the oldest and largest white oak, poplar, elm and shortleaf pines in the upstate. The remainder of the property is pasture; home to Black Angus cattle and St. Croix sheep. We look forward to sharing this unique property with you!
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Southeast Outdoor Adventure Ctr
7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents120 acres · SCProperty is well maintained and spacious, rv camping area is flat land for easy maneuvering, roads are wide with easy turns and pull through so no stress backing up. If you like biking or running/walking soac has some awesome trails. There are several small ponds to relax near and watch the sun set. Bathrooms/showers/picnic tables /fire rings/water hook ups/no rv power/dump station available ($10 dumps, guest only). If you need privacy and relaxation and want to unplug from the world, this is the place! By design, we never camp many guests at any one time, we feel if you wanted to camp close to someone you could camp in your back yard at home, here you have space and privacy.
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Overlooking 3 states, virtually no structures in view, looking up Chattooga river valley
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Native spirit land
3 sites · Lodging, Tents20 acres · Long Creek, SCHeavily populated by Cherokee Indians till 1700s the spirit of the people and how they lived...
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Hanscombe Point Plantation
8 sites · RVs, Tents300 acres · Johns Island, SCHanscombe Point Plantation is a 300 acre working farm that has been in the Legare family for 9 generations. We raise beef cows, heritage breeds of pigs, laying hens, and water buffalo. Additionally, we raise vegetables and do a lot of agri-tourism including: summer camps, school field trips, and a large pumpkin patch maze each year.Our accommodations include a vintage camper, primitive campsites along a salt water creek, and an RV area on our farm.We are located just 30 minutes from nearby beaches and downtown Charleston. Use our property as your base of operation as you have fun at the beach or tour the historic city, or just stay for a quiet get away in the woods.There is also a lot of wildlife such as: wild turkeys, woodstorks, raccoons, and alligators.  Fishing and crabbing are available on the salt water creek next to the campsite as well.We look forward to hosting you!
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Chattooga Belle Farm Lakeside
10 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents138 acres · Long Creek, SCChattooga Belle Farm – They Built It! By Tracy McCoy I wonder if when standing on the sprawling in upstate South Carolina, just a short hour trip from Greenville, Ed and Kitty Land heard a small still voice say, “if you build it, they will come.” While there isn't a baseball field on the property, that's about all that is lacking. Chattooga Belle Farm began as an event building set on 138 acres with a small seasonal retail store. Soon people found their way to the soon-to-be full-fledged farm and they felt it; that feeling that you've found a very special place. Peaceful, majestic and unlike any other, Chattooga Belle Farm is quite possibly the perfect place for any event and most certainly an ideal place to pledge your heart and life to another. Since the Lands opened their doors in 2010 they have come. They being families, couples, groups, the media and visitors; and they return year after year. Having been written up countless times across the southeast, US and more recently featured on The Today Show, the farm just keeps growing and getting better. With a history of growing sweet juicy apples, the soil in this part of the world has proven to be excellent for peaches, muscadines, scuppernongs, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. The farm also grows exotic fruits like persimmons, paw paws, Asian pears, figs, and more! Today, the farm offers tours for visitors which offer incredible views and a visit to their horseshoe lake. Educational in nature, the tours leave guests more in love with the land than when they arrived. The landscape is picturesque and the mountain views are truly breathtaking in every direction. The farm hosts farm to table dinners that sell out year after year. Their U-Pick fruit opportunities evolve throughout the season with something always coming in from early summer through fall. A list of available fruit is updated often on their website as is farm tour info, upcoming events and information about cabin rentals on Horseshoe Lake. The recent addition of a distillery on the farm means the fruit is grown, fermented, distilled and bottled on the farm. The distillery is open year round Monday – Saturday. Brandies, Bourbons and Whiskeys are aged in oak barrels and aged to produce some of the finest liquors made in these mountains. The farm also boasts a challenging 18-hole Disc Golf course. The course is open to the public and the cost is $3 per game or an annual pass offering unlimited games is available for only $25. The holes are placed throughout the farm enabling play even when private events are taking place on the property. The farm store is complete with fresh produce (in season), canned jams, jellies and bottled ciders. Grass-fed, natural, antibiotic-free Black Angus beef is sold in the store. The cattle are raised on pasture which produces some of the healthiest beef you can buy. Using only natural, humane and environmentally sustainable practices, the Lands and their staff raise beef as nature intended. Bringing the best to your family has never been easier. Beef is offered in a variety of cuts boxed ahead for you when you call to order. A complete list of options is offered on their website with ordering instructions. Belle's Bistro at Chattooga Belle Farm serves salads, sandwiches, burgers and soups made with the freshest ingredients possible. The bistro is open for lunch Tuesday – Sunday from April – October. Their menu includes Certified South Carolina Grown food which makes for an outstanding menu, also which can be viewed on chattoogabellefarm.com. When it comes to weddings, Chattooga Belle Farm has it all! With all-inclusive packages that offer rental items, catering, a wedding coordinator, the minister or officiant, photographer, flowers, music, bar service and even the wedding cake. The couple can customize a package or choose from their Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum packages. Getting married has never been this easy, you bring the dress and your partner and you enjoy the day! Some of the area's loveliest weddings have happened in this remarkable place! The 2017 Eclipse Festival event planned on the farm August 21 will include music, camping, great food, distillery and farm tours, craft vendors and astrology talks and it will be unforgettable. Get your tickets today at SolarEclipseFest2017.com. Ed and Kitty and the outstanding farm team welcome you and we guarantee that if you come, you'll find that you want to stay forever! Plan your visit: Chattooga Belle Farm is located at 454 Damascus Church Road, Long Creek, South Carolina 29658. Information is abundant online.
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Rich in Southern heritage and hospitality, South Carolina boasts the good looks to match its personality. Golden beaches and sandy barrier islands dot the Atlantic shore, the forested peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains rise in the north, and lush marshlands fringe the Lowcountry. Outdoor adventurers can explore SC’s seven national parks and 47 state parks all year-round, and camping options are plentiful, whether you choose a drive-in, hike-in, boat-in, or equestrian campsite, or book a camper cabin. Summers in the Palmetto State averages a balmy 90°F, but it’s best to avoid the fall hurricane season if camping on the coast.

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Pee Dee and the Grand Strand

The Pee Dee River runs all the way from the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina to Georgetown on the Atlantic Coast. This northeastern slice of South Carolina is best known for its Grand Strand beaches, whether camping at the hugely popular Myrtle Beach resorts, bird-watching at Huntington Beach State Park, or teeing off at one of the many coastal golf courses.

Lowcountry

Hemmed in by the Savannah River and the Atlantic Coast, the southwestern lowlands are an idyllic stretch of marshlands, barrier islands, and coastal towns. Hunting Island State Park is the state’s most visited park, and a paradise for bird-watchers and campers, while RV parks dot the beaches of Hilton Head Island. The palmetto-fringed beaches of Edisto Beach State Park are a favorite for summer campers, and James Island County Park, just outside Charleston, is a crabbing hotspot.

Midlands

The state capital Columbia dominates the rolling hills of South Carolina’s Midlands, and the region’s highlights all lie within easy reach. Family campgrounds dot the shores of nearby Lake Murray, Sesquicentennial State Park has a woodland campsite and boating lake, and part of the 500-mile Palmetto Trail passes through Poinsett State Park. Nearby, Congaree National Park has hiking and kayaking trails, two campgrounds, and backcountry camping.

Upcountry

The Blue Ridge Mountains tumble down over the border from North Carolina, and South Carolina’s mountainous north is a natural playground of forested valleys, lakes, and waterfalls. Greenville is the starting point for exploring the north, from where you can hike the 3,533-foot summit of Sassafras Mountain, the state’s highest peak; camp amid the mountains in Table Rock State Park; or explore the multi-use trails at Paris Mountain State Park. For backcountry camping, it doesn’t get much better than the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, which links the Jones Gap and Caesars Head state parks.

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