The best camping near Givhans Ferry State Park

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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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Edisto River Luxury RV Resort

2 sites · RVs4 acres · Cottageville, 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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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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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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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 Cardinal’s Nest

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Cottageville, SC
Enjoy this 1 acre property that is right on the beautiful Edisto River. Set up an air mattress in the screened room underneath the house, bring your tent or for an additional charge use one of ours. Launch your jon boat from our ramp, swim from our floating dock, take a trip with our kayaks and canoe, sit around the fire pit, lay in the hammock, take in the beautiful sunset, and play some of the outdoor games (like corn hole) that are provided. We even have an outdoor TV! There is a toilet and sink available as well as an outdoor shower. You can also use the hose and there is an electrical outlet available. Dogs are welcome, but must remain in your control as we do have neighbors. We actually have a small fenced dog area if you need it.
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Summerville Tents

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents2 acres · Lincolnville, SC
2 acres located in county but within minutes to all amenities of Summerville, SC. There is a heavily wooded backdrop on the land and a semi busy street fronting the land. The setback is 300’ so you can create privacy. It’s an open flat lot with grassy areas. Perfect for small groups that want to set up activities on the land. I live beside the property in a hoa with a miles of walking and beautiful ponds. Hiking trails within a couple minute drive. Historical downtown Summerville also a couple minute drive.
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Suburban Folly Beach Get-Away

1 site · RV1 acre · Charleston, SC
Experience tranquility less than 2 miles from the iconic Folly Beach, where you can stay in a peaceful neighborhood on a quiet street. Spend your days enjoying the beach, and your evenings by the firepit. Downtown Charleston is less than 20 minutes away, or you can unwind in the privacy of the fenced backyard. Your host is dedicated to ensuring your stay is splendid and accommodating.
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Welcome to Paradise

3 sites · RVs5 acres · Ridgeville, SC
Learn more about this land:Park your RV in a peaceful and quite place surrounded by nature. At only twenty minutes from Summerville and fourty five minutes from Charleston defined by its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and pastel antebellum houses, particularly in the elegant French Quarter and Battery districts. 
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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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Sanctuary

1 site · RV10 acres · Meggett, SC
Learn more about this land:Property is on a tidal creek which is adjacent to uninhabited islands and a 300 acre county park .  County park only allows bicycles, horses or walking.
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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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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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