The best camping near Hunting Island State Park

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Friendly Fowl Farm

3 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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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 and geese 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. 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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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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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 electric, can accommodate up to 40’ trailer/camper. 5th Wheels with may have a very tough time with anything larger than a 40' trailer, truck combo. We do have 30 amp and 50 amp for larger campers, as well as you own Internet for the site. Atlantic Ocean is 12 miles away, if you want to visit the beautiful Hunting Island. Several salt water 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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Heirloom Hamlet

5 sites · RVs5 acres · Ridgeland, SC
Why buy a home when you can build a fairytale? Hi, I'm Curt. My wife Ani, son Fitch, and I are your average, everyday nonconformists who have been running an experiment. We are trying to figure out if a family can use their own hands and some grit to handcraft a life that you don't need a vacation from. Or better yet, that you would vacation to. Have we done that? You be the judge. About 4 years ago we left our South Florida handcrafting furniture business to pursue this new goal. We set out to build an inspiring experience in simple, eco-friendly living that would find a harmony between some of the old fashioned world that we'd found ourselves missing, and the handful of modern advancements that were actually beneficial. All while keeping it classy. At Heirloom Hamlet, you will see us designing unique, functional cabins, installing solar, composting, planting, and building toilets that are better for our environment. We're bread baking, pasta making, timber milling, woodworking, clay-forming and metal pounding. The goal is to evolve into a small world of self-reliance and harmony with nature. Ani and I are big believers in being mindful and respectful of our environment wherever reasonable. So, we are incorporating both alternative and municipal utilities as they can fit into our homestead design and limited budget. Through good design, our goal is to show just how "normal" small living can feel. We all have personal priorities and those will vary greatly, and that's okay. But no person should be so self-absorbed that we have completely shut out the importance of being respectfully mindful to the earth and to our fellowman. After all, if we don't have that, what do we have? To be completely transparent, though, the creatives in us also would like it if we inspired onlookers to possibly look at their own space and life a little bit differently. We've personally found it to be so fulfilling to distinguish real desires and needs from the ones we've been groomed to pursue, and then work to make them a reality. We've found it energizing to witness our fellowmen and women pursuing a dream. We'd like to be a stimulating memory along any person's journey. Visiting with us, we sure hope our guests don't expect to find a corporate approach to life here, and that they can appreciate some of our old-fashioned ways. That, as our paths cross, we won't be held to a business-first standard that we have worked hard to remove ourselves from. We realize everyone has a right to be themselves, but our presentation at Heirloom Hamlet has been purposefully designed to be a refreshing hideaway from the norm.
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Happy Camper!

2 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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Edisto Island Vacation Rental RV

1 site · Lodging3 acres · Edisto Island, SC
Edisto Island Vacation Rental RV is a fully hooked up new model RV with all the conveniences of home. Located in a beautiful shaded natural forest. Your site backs up to the Edisto Beach State Park where there are miles of amazing hiking and biking trails running through the maritime forest, and while on the trails you can visit the State Park's Environmental Learning Center to take part in their incredible interactive exhibits and learn about the natural history of the island and it's sea life. You will definitely want to spend time exploring or just relaxing on the beautiful beaches teaming with seashells. If you have a boat, feel free to bring it with you when you come, we are very close to the Live Oak Landing boat ramp where I took the picture of the sunset. As the day winds down to an end you can relax by a campfire or just head inside and kick back and watch a movie from the library of dvd's that are available. The bed is a queen and the dining table area can turn into a full bed. I look forward to having you here to make Edisto Island your next playground.
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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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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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Ted P.’s Land

10 sites · Tents70 acres · Wadmalaw Island, SC
Learn more about this land:We’ve got more Spanish Moss than you can shake a stick at - and we’ve got plenty of those too! While we lack ocean-side beach front, we do have spectacular views of the Wadmalaw river, particularly under a full moon and especially at sunset (we face west by southwest). We're offering approximately 60 acres of primitive hiking and campsites: areas for all levels of camping experience available.You can have a camping experience from literal back yard camping, to a serious “lost in the woods” adventure. Despite the near-by civilization, on clear nights there is very little light contamination - which makes for excellent star gazing.Campfires are allowed within local regulations. Pets are  welcome!We are less than twenty miles from historic downtown Charleston, around twenty miles from Charleston’s shopping and commerce area (West Ashley), and just over twenty miles from Kiawah Island Resort and beaches. 
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RV/Camper/Travel Trailer Bluffton

1 site · RV1 acre · Bluffton, SC
RV Camper land lot site spaces available with guest staying in your privately owned RV/Camper/ Travel Trailer in a peaceful private Lowcountry property near Downtown Historic Bluffton, South Carolina! Nestled with several huge spanish moss live oak trees on 1-acre property adjacent to private barn house farmhouse custom home. Home on property is not included in this rental. Highly desired location nearby charming Downtown Historic Old Town Bluffton! World renowned Hilton Head Island just 12 miles away! Savannah, 20 miles away! Nearby exclusive Palmetto Bluff half a mile away from Palmetto Bluff! Long term monthly stays available!
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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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The best camping near Hunting Island State Park guide

Overview

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With five miles of sandy beach and a saltwater lagoon hemmed in by lush maritime forest and ocean views—South Carolina’s most visited state park has no shortage of postcard-worthy views. Climb to the top of Hunting Island Lighthouse for the most impressive panorama, then hop aboard the ferry to St. Phillips Island or enjoy a dolphin-watching cruise along the coast. Hikers and bikers have more than eight miles of trails to explore, before watching the sunset from the Marsh Boardwalk. The state campground has RV sites with electric and water hookups, as well as walk-in tent sites just a stroll from the beach.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve one of 120 campsites at Hunting Island State Campground via the South Carolina State Parks website. Campsite reservations require a minimum 2-night stay.
  2. Online reservations open 13 months in advance; same-day reservations must be made directly through the park.
  3. Campsites can book up fast, especially those closest to the beach. Book a minimum of three months in advance to avoid disappointment.

When to go

Hunting Island is South Carolina’s most popular state park, and with more than 1 million annual visitors, it can get busy, especially in summer. It’s warm enough to swim along the coast from May to mid-October, and summer is also the time to spot loggerhead turtles as they nest and hatch along the beach. Boat cruises and dolphin-watching tours run year-round.

Know before you go

  • Hunting Island State Park is set along the South Carolina coast, about 90 miles southwest of Charleston (less than a 2-hour drive away). 
  • There is an admission fee for the state park, and camping fees also apply. There is a separate fee to visit the lighthouse.
  • Facilities include a visitor center, park store, boat ramp, fishing pier, picnic shelters, and restrooms. Wifi is available at the visitor center, campground, and shops. The closest large grocery store is located on Lady’s Island, about a 30-minute drive away.
  • You can bring your own boat and watercraft to Hunting Island; a South Carolina fishing license is required for fishing. Swimming is permitted at your own risk—there is no lifeguard patrol. 

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