The best camping near Givhans Ferry State Park

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Hanscombe Point Plantation

12 sites · RVs, Tents300 acres · Johns Island, SC
Hanscombe 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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Gathering Grounds

49 sites · RVs, Tents53 acres · Ridgeville, SC
LOCATED IN BEAUTIFUL RIDGEVILLE, South Carolina. LESS than an hour from Historic Charleston and 20 minutes from beautiful Summerville. Natural Gathering Grounds is a Forest School and Waldorf inspired camp ground and natural learning environment. This eco-retreat facility is located on 53 acres with a growing family farm, fishing ponds, walking trails, archery, tent camping, gardening, craft/activity centerand 900 feet of the Edisto River. Our summer campsare offered weekly and daily. Camps focus on interaction and appreciation for the natural world. Our mission is to inspire wonder and encourage discovery while making meaningful connections in a natural environment. Come experience freedom, tranquility, and exploration here in the beautiful Lowcountry. Located minutes from Givhans Ferry State Park - 16 miles from Summerville. Visit Natural Gathering Grounds!
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Lowcountry Live Oaks.

2 sites · RVs10 acres · Beaufort, SC
We have 10 acres, it used to be a phosphate mine, now it’s just beautiful land with lovely trees and peace. We have our home on the backside of the property but are more than willing to share our beautiful spot for travelers that may need a place to stay to visit Beaufort or Parris Island or even an overflow spot when Hunting Island cannot accommodate you every day. Learn more about this land: Private, semi-woodsy, Level site with water, septic, and electricity, can accommodate up to 60' Diesel Pushers, and 5th wheels. We have 30 amp and 50 amp for larger campers, as well as your Internet for the site. The Atlantic Ocean is 12 miles away if you want to visit the beautiful Hunting Island. Several saltwater boat landings within 2-5 miles. Historic Beaufort 3 miles, Paris Island 6 miles, swimming, fishing, surfing, shrimping all within 5-10 minutes. Bring your RV and your boat.
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Edisto River Retreat

6 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Round O, SC
Ian's background is in art, public education, and exploring the outdoors. Growing up in the Lowcountry of South Carolina allowed for endless opportunities to explore and foster an appreciation for the outdoors. It is the peace and tranquility of the wetlands, and the time spent with family and friends in these unique ecosystems, that always brought me comfort and wonder. It was in June of 2019 that dreams of having my name attached to land became a reality. Since the contract was signed; family, friends, and I have been developing the property and programming classes and adventures to share with those who seek them. We have developed several unique sites to share with you and will continue to improve as we foster our partnership with the land and share its bounty.
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Black Pearl Farms

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents180 acres · Branchville, SC
Pitch your tent on one of our private campsites, or enjoy the comforts of our beautiful guest house. Located across 180 picturesque acres of Black Pearl Farms, a working organic blueberry farm. A half mile of water frontage tucked along the gnarls of the Edisto river, provides serine river views with boating access, fishing, breathtaking sunsets over the orchards, and crystal clear star gazing.
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Edisto River Luxury RV Resort

2 sites · RVs4 acres · Ridgeville, SC
Locate 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 the most amazing outdoor shower. The pond is stocked with fish and has a beautiful fountain which produces white noise during the evening and most of the night. Just 1 hour from Downtown Charleston and 20 minutes to Walterboro and I-95. Nearby is Givhans Ferry State Park great for swimming, and the popular river tubing or The nearby Bee City Zoo which has a wide selection of fun and exciting exhibits for adults and children. Built by hand from scratch, we tried to think of everything you would need to leave you rested during your journey. Designed specifically for Motorhome's but we can also accept tow behind campers, roof top tents and tent camping. This is an upscale resort for those who want a quiet and peaceful experience vs the crammed and crowded commercial campgrounds.
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Friendly Fowl Farm

5 sites · RVs, Tents12 acres · Saint Helena Island, SC
The farm was once a portion of the McTureus Plantation.  Tony's family members were once enslaved on the plantation. Upon Emancipation a family member bought land and it remained in the family.  Tony is a descendant of those family members whose foresight allowed us to be here today.  Tony's parents entrusted the care and preservation of the property to us and we are doing our best to be good stewards and teach the value of this property to our children and young grandchildren.  
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Rustic Natural Campsite

1 site · RV, Tent11 acres · Santee, SC
We are located on 11 acres. Wooded areas, hiking trails on-site. Perfect place to watch for deer and other animals including our 6 on-leash dogs! It is a train lover's dream because we are close to the tracks and enjoy watching the train come and go so much so that the conductor toots and waves to us!! The Santee State Park has many water activities, picnic areas, and hiking trails. There are several golf courses nearby, and a local restaurant/bar within walking distance which often offers trivia, karaoke, pool tables, and live music. Just be careful as you will be walking on the side of a main road as well as over train tracks.
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Happy Camper!

5 sites · Lodging, Tents6 acres · Beaufort, SC
Welcome to The Happy Camper, where raw natural beauty meets serenity in a picturesque marshland setting. Situated amidst the stunning landscape, our primitive camping option offers a unique experience for nature enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers alike. As you pitch your tent in our designated area, you'll be treated to unobstructed views of the expansive marsh stretching as far as the eye can see. During high tide, witness the water levels rise, creating a dynamic and ever-changing backdrop for your camping adventure. Relax and unwind in the tranquility of nature as you sway gently in the provided hammock, soaking in the sights and sounds of the marshland. As the day transitions to evening, gather around the community outdoor fire pit to share stories, roast marshmallows, and bask in the warmth of the crackling flames. For those seeking moments of mindfulness and rejuvenation, our community yoga deck offers the perfect space to practice yoga and meditation amidst the natural beauty of the marsh. Awaken your senses to the mesmerizing sunsets that paint the sky with vibrant hues, creating a truly unforgettable experience. At The Happy Camper, we invite you to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect with the simplicity and wonder of the great outdoors. Whether you're seeking solitude, adventure, or simply a moment of quiet contemplation, our marshland sanctuary provides the perfect backdrop for your outdoor escapades. Come experience the magic of The Happy Camper and create memories that will last a lifetime.
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Great Dane Lane

3 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Ridgeland, SC
35 Feet ****- MAXIMUM LENGTH INCLUDING PULLING VEHICLE IS 35 FEET. We are not a pull thru site, some backing will be required. - 35 Feet**** Long term stays (7 or more nights) please make contact before booking. I was the first person to purchase property here in 1995 in what is known as Moultrie Plantation. This is a private property community with its own private dirt road. The plantation is rich in Civil War history and people still find arrowhead 's, Civil war buttons and other Civil War related items on the dirt roads where the soldiers marched through the plantation. It is a quiet, peaceful neighborhood where owners enjoy the country life.
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Lott Farms- Among the Live Oaks

5 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Beaufort, SC
Welcome to Lott Farms, a small 3-acre farm nestled on the hidden gem that is Coosaw Island. We have a 3/4-acre pond with its own island which we have affectionately named "Goat Alcatraz." There is a dock with a draw bridge to the island, where many of our ducks can often be found. Our pond can be fished from shore and is well stocked with Brim (Blue Gill), Largemouth Bass, Catfish, Crappie, and Tilapia. Our sites offer full hookups- electric, water, power, sewer and wi-fi. Sites 1 & 2 are 30 amp, and site #3 is the largest and has a 50-amp hook-up. We do have adapters for 50 amp to 30 amp if one is needed. The tent sites do not offer electric or water but do have access to wi-fi. Please note that there are no bathroom facilities available on site. We are 1 mile away from the Coosaw Boat Landing. Launch your boat here to check out nearby Morgan Island "Monkey Island", go for a sunset cruise or enjoy our fruitful fish filled waters. Paddle inland on your kayak or paddleboard from the landing to enjoy some gorgeous views. PLEASE NOTE: We unfortunately no longer have any farm animals for viewing or interaction besides our ducks. We are in the process of selling our property. Thank you for your understanding. We are 15 minutes from downtown Beaufort, and MCRD Parris Island. South Carolinas #1 Hunting Island State Park and famous Light house are approximately 30 minutes away. We sit halfway between Savanah, GA & Charleston, SC.
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The Powell's Place

42 sites · Tents14 acres · Cottageville, SC
14 acres wooded plenty deer 'n wildlife along with some small farm animals. Bikers and pets welcome.Learn more about this land:Secluded 14 acres quiet shade trees and sun. Access to public boat landing 2miles, all are welcome including bikers. As much space as you like pitch your tent anywhere you like, enjoy fire barrels in the evenings along with a cold beer and music if you choose. Animals welcome. :) 843-835-2645 cell 843-542_5793
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The best camping near Givhans Ferry State Park guide

Overview

About

This scenic Lowcountry retreat sits at the end of the Edisto River Kayak and Canoe Trail. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, the 988-acre park is a water-sports wonderland. Fish, boat, paddle, and swim in the longest free-flowing blackwater river on the continent.

Givhans Ferry is a popular spot for birders, bikers, hikers, and geocachers. Set out on the River Bluff Nature Trail on foot or wheels. It's a moderate 1.5-mile multi-purpose trail. If you came to canoe, the river trail between Colleton and Givhans Ferry is 21 miles. Allow 7-9 hours of paddling time to travel the full distance, depending on current.

Campers seeking comfort can choose from four two-bedroom cabins. 25 campsites have water and electric hookups. There are nine tent-only campsites.

The clean and cozy campground is equipped with drinking water, flush toilets, hot showers, and a dump station. Volleyball courts, a horseshoe pit, a playground, and picnic areas complete this peaceful park.

Notable campgrounds

  • Riverfront Campsites: Immerse yourself in the serenity of the Edisto River with campsites offering easy water access for kayaking and fishing.
  • Full-Service Campsites: Enjoy the convenience of 25 full-service sites suitable for both RV and tent camping amid the Lowcountry splendor.
  • Hike-In Campsites: For a more secluded experience, venture to one of the 10 hike-in campsites, perfect for tents and hammocks.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, especially if you're planning to visit during peak seasons or special events like the Edisto Blackwater Boogie.
  • Consider weekday camping for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellations to snag a last-minute reservation.
  • Explore nearby camping options to ensure you have a backup plan in case the park is fully booked.

When to go

The best time to visit Givhans Ferry State Park is during spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer offers lush greenery but can be hot and crowded. Winters are quieter but cooler, ideal for those who prefer solitude.

Know before you go

  • Check the park's operating hours, which extend to 9pm during Daylight Savings Time, ensuring ample time for exploration.
  • Admission fees apply: $6 for adults, with discounts for SC seniors and children, while those under 5 enter free.
  • Pets are welcome in most outdoor areas but must be restrained and cannot enter cabin areas.
  • wifi is available, allowing visitors to stay connected even while enjoying the wilderness.
  • Remember to bring cash or a card for the admission fee and any additional rentals or purchases within the park.

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