The best camping near Chester State Park

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Norman Farms

2 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Richburg, SC
Come visit our homestead and experience the beauty of nature. Our property is home to many fruit trees, including peach, fig, persimmon, and mulberry. We also have blueberry bushes and other fruit trees such as apples and plums. Our farm is home to sheep and chickens, so you can experience the joy of interacting with these animals. We have a spot for one RV and multiple spots for dry camping, so you can stay overnight and enjoy the peacefulness of the countryside. Come pick mulberries in our orchard or learn about the variety of plants in our greenhouse. We are located in Richburg, SC, which is a beautiful rural setting that you won't want to miss. Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with nature and experience the beauty of our homestead.
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Lucky Farms Under the Stars

16 sites · RVs, Tents15 acres · Edgemoor, SC
Learn more about this land: Pitch a tent in our private woods with your own fire pit or set up your camper alongside our trees. 6acres of wooded area with walking trails to forage and explore and 7acre field for playing. My husband and I both love to cook/bake so if you're up for dinner by the fire getting to know new people, we highly recommend our Saturday Dinner in the lobby. We also have private fire pits set up at most of the sites if you'd prefer to keep to yourself. -grills, charcoal or gas, are available upon request. We're more than happy to customize your experience if you have something special in mind. If you want to hang out and have a good time getting to know new people, we can make that happen. Or if you'd rather be left alone for some peace, were good with that too. Instagram: LuckyFarms.LiveHappy
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Rosewood Farm and Agripark

100 sites · Lodging200 acres · Winnsboro, SC
Rosewood 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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Peaceful RV Camping W Lake Access

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Charlotte, NC
This 2 acre, partially wooded lot is located on a secluded cove of Lake Wylie. Campers can enjoy the lakeview, lake access, a spacious dock, swimming area, fishing, kayaking, and other lake activities! [This camping spot includes a communal or private fire pit as well as access to a gas grill.] Additionally, this lot is within driving distance to many local attractions listed below. This property is BYOB (Bring Your Own Boat)! There a 2 boat landings within 5 miles of the property, campers are more than welcome to tie up their boat to the on-site dock and park their trailer on the property. Pets are welcome, however note that the property owner has a cat and small dog on site. Pets need to be well behaved and not aggressive to other animals. Cleaning up after your pet in the lawn areas is required. The property owner (Teresa) lives on-site in a cabin between the camping pad and the lake. Local attractions within driving distance include: -Copperhead Island (5 miles) -McDowell Park/Nature Preserve (5 miles) -Carowinds Theme Park (5 miles) -Charlotte Premium Outlets (5 miles) -Whitewater Center (10 miles) -David Stowe Botanical Garden (15 miles) -Uptown Charlotte (15 miles) -Charlotte Motor Speedway (25 miles)
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Private Oasis In The Forest

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Irwin, SC
Quite undisturbed forest for 1/2 a century, used for duck hunting in the previous owners family for decades. I’ve started building a small cabin that’s unfinished hopefully completing in the coming years. Fishing pond and small seasonal creek flows after lots of rain. Excited to share it with others!
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The swimming hole

1 site · Tent10 acres · Bessemer City, NC
Secluded camping area next to the swimming hole on long creek. Very quiet and peaceful. Spend your evening relaxing or swimming. Picnic table is provided. No bathroom right now. It’s just a short walk down hill to the campground. (250 steps) It’s close to US National Whitewater center, Kings Mountain National Military park, and Crowders Mountain park. 3 miles off I-85 and US-321. Also check out my neighbors Hipcamp called the waterfall
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Spacious Skies Peach Haven Campground

132 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Gaffney, SC
Spacious Skies Peach Haven is your sweet retreat located right in South Carolina Upcountry and mere minutes from the beloved Gaffney Peachoid, nestled among picturesque farmland and rolling green hills. Our campground offers full hook-up RV sites as well as water and electric only sites. We are big rig friendly with modern hookups and have an array of pristine paved sites that include a stone fire ring, grill, and dining table with chairs. If shaded sites are your preference, we have sites tucked into a piney grove too! We also have cabins that are available in a variety of sizes and with differing amenities, ensuring we have the perfect spot that meets each family or group’s needs. Enjoy the peaceful, bucolic surroundings by hiking the nearby trails or fishing in one of our ponds. If you are looking for more action, there is plenty of fun to be had with a pool, mini golf course, jumping pillow, rec hall, and more to explore! We didn’t forget your furry friends either. Our cabins are all pet-friendly and two dog parks allow your pup to have some fun areas to play and burn off some energy. A well-stocked camp store, 24-hour laundry facility, and WiFi provide some of the comforts of home while you embrace the great outdoors. If you’re looking to use your site as a home base while you explore the area, Gaffney and nearby Spartanburg South Carolina offer plenty of destinations, and our campground is conveniently located just minutes off I-85. From historical sites to local art and nature attractions, there is so much to experience while you’re here that nearly all of our campers book their next visit right away!
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Waterfall camping close to CLT

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Bessemer City, NC
My Neighbor has started his own Campsite, "The Swimming Hole". If mine is booked up and you still want to camp, look him up. His is better suited for small groups but has much more privacy. We have a new road to the campsite; you can now drive down with two-wheel drive vehicle or RV down and park near your tent! There is plenty of soft sand to set up one tent or ten tents; large groups are welcome for an extra fee. A Porta-Potty is available at the campsite. Swimming is usually possible at the base of the falls; however, large amounts of rain can change conditions and make it unusable. I should also add, this is not a completely private campsite deep in the woods. The camp is visible from a shared driveway, and my residence is up a hill that overlooks the area. Also, I do not own the land on the other side of the stream. Occasionally, the owners of that land will spend a weekend afternoon enjoying the waterfall view also. Still much quieter and more private than a regular campground. Glamping tents and additional camping tents are available through a local company. Look in the pictures for the tent with red, white, and blue balloons. Message me for details. Close to US National Whitewater Center (mountain biking, whitewater rafting, kayaking), Kings Mountain National Military Park (Horseback riding and history), Crowders Mountain (Hiking), 3 miles off of I-85 and US-321 for people passing through.
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Black Walnut Farmstead

1 site · RV, Tent30 acres · Sharon, SC
Black Walnut Farmstead seeks to re-introduce you to Nature’s gifts. Here is a place to feel the earth beneath your feet, to sense the air & sun touching your skin, to breathe with an animal or a plant, to see the tiny & grand wonders of Creation; and to kindle your own creative spirit. Our agritourism is created as a retreat from lifestyle stressors, opportunities to expand awareness & knowledge, refreshment for body & soul! We're a personal farmstead in Bullock Creek, SC and we offer agritourism opportunities through Personalized Educational Guided Walks to tour the property; to learn about the farmstead animals, plants, & practices and some history of the area. We're also a space for various classes - farmsteading, meditation, Yoga, creativity, .... We came upon this old abandoned farm & 30 acres in 2020 and we're still in the midst of restoring the early 1800's farmhouse & property; adding new barns, gardens, sawmill, walking trails, creative spaces, camping & retreat opportunities, and our Little Country Store & Tiny herbal Tea Room. You're invited to take a guided walking tour of the farmstead ... to take a stroll in our Medicine Garden brimming with traditional herbs and beneficial natives, take a hike around the Huacaya Alpaca pasture and Nubian Goat yard, take a moment to breathe in Nature’s glorious forested areas and another moment to laugh at yardbird antics.
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Big Creek RV Park of Saluda SC

12 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Saluda, SC
Big 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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Abundance Farm

1 site · RV, Tent12 acres · Chester, SC
Escape to Enchantment: Camp on Our 12-Acre Farm with a Magical Meadow & Forest! Calling all nature enthusiasts and adventurers! Imagine waking up to the gentle crowing of chickens, the sweet callings of baby goats, and the enchanting embrace of a magical meadow forest. Welcome to our 12-acre farm— while a rustic old farm- she’s an oasis of tranquility just a 25-minute drive from Rock Hill. 🌿 Embrace Nature: Experience the great outdoors like never before as you immerse yourself in the lush beauty of our farm. Discover the magic of our sprawling meadow forest, perfect for hiking and exploring. Let the soothing rustle of leaves and the chorus of birdsong rejuvenate your spirit. 🏕️ Camp in Comfort: Pitch your tent amidst the serenity of our farm or park your camper in one of our two parking spots. We offer spacious camping sites that provide proximity to nature. Whether you’re a solo adventurer or camping with loved ones, our magical atmosphere ensures a memorable experience. 🐔 Meet Our Feathered Friends: Greet the sunrise with the cheerful crowing of our resident chickens. 🐐 Bond with Baby Goats: Experience the heartwarming joy of meeting and bonding with our adorable baby goats. Their playful antics and gentle nature will undoubtedly leave a lasting smile on your face. We let them out to play every morning so you’ll get to say hi! 🚗 Adventure Awaits: While nestled in nature’s embrace, you’re only a short 25-minute drive away from the of Rock Hill. Explore local shops, savor delectable cuisine, and explore the richness of the area. 🌅 Create Lasting Memories: Whether you’re roasting marshmallows around the campfire, sharing stories under the stars, or simply relishing the serenity of your surroundings, our farm promises unforgettable moments that you’ll treasure forever. 📅 Book Your Enchanted Getaway: Don’t miss out on the chance to escape the ordinary and embrace the connected life of a 12 acre farm. Book your camping adventure on our 12-acre farm today and let the magic of the meadow forest and the joy of our farm animals create memories that will warm your heart. 👉 Immerse yourself in the enchantment of our farm and experience a getaway like no other. Book now and awaken your spirit to the wonders of nature!
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Prices Bridge Inn & Campgrounds

5 sites · Lodging, Tents12 acres · Leesville, SC
We have an absolutely gorgeous 12 acres of mostly wooded and/or lakefront land on the West end of Lake Murray (Saluda River). As of 2023, we have 3 campsites and three cabins for visitors. We (me, my wife, and three kids) run this as our primary business and LOVE nature lovers and those seeking respite from their busy lives... It's NOT a place for loud parties--we are on Lake Murray behind the only super LOW bridge, which means there's virtually no boat traffic or noise back here. If you want to refresh, recharge or spend quality time with family or friends, we'd love to host you. *the low bridge also means if you bring a large boat you may need to use the marina or any of the free boat launches within a mile of our site... kayaks, canoes, john boats all fit under. :-)
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The best camping near Chester State Park guide

Overview

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What comes to mind when you think of a quality day outdoors? We’re thinking Chester State Park is going to top the list very soon. Start a pick-up game of disc golf on the 18 and nine hole golf courses. Hang by the lake to fish and bird watch, take the boat out for a spin, or romp around on the playground. If you’ve never tried geocatching, there’s no place better to start! Chester has the family-fun atmosphere you didn’t know you were looking for.

Notable campgrounds

  • Camper Cabins: Enjoy a rustic retreat with the comfort of a roof over your head in one of the park's cozy camper cabins.
  • Lakeview Hall Campsites: Set up your tent or park your RV at these scenic sites offering stunning views and easy lake access.
  • Caney Fork Creek Campsites: Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature at these campsites nestled along the park's picturesque creek.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, especially for peak seasons, to ensure you secure your ideal campsite at Chester State Park.
  • Consider visiting during the weekdays for better availability and a quieter camping experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellation policies and check back regularly for newly available spots.
  • Explore nearby camping options to maximize your chances of finding a great spot if the park is fully booked.

When to go

The best time to visit Chester State Park is during spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer offers warm days perfect for boating and fishing, while winter provides a peaceful atmosphere. Avoid holiday weekends if you prefer a quieter visit, as the park is a popular local destination.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast and pack accordingly, as conditions can change rapidly.
  • Pets are welcome in most outdoor areas, but remember to keep them on a leash no longer than six feet.
  • There is no wifi available in the park, so plan for a digital detox during your visit.
  • Admission fees are $3 for adults, $1.50 for SC seniors, and $1 for children aged 6-15; those 5 and under enter free.
  • Remember to bring cash or checks, as some facilities may not accept credit cards.

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