The best camping near Poinsett State Park

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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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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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Camping in the Heart of the Winery

10 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Timmonsville, SC
We are a Working Vineyard tucked away in the country right outside of Florence with Ample Space for your RV. You can reach us easily either by I-20, I-95, or Hwy 76. We Love to see New Faces and Swap Traveling Stories! We Grow, Harvest, Crush, and Press Our Grapes Right here at The Vineyard. There is Plenty of RV Space on the Property with Easily Accessible Power Hook-Ups and Water. We offer Wine Tastings and if available at the time, a Tour the Winery at your Leisure. We are a Pet-Friendly, so you can bring your Fur Babies with You. Learn more about this land: Campsite is designed for RV's with power hook-ups, located among an 18-acre grape vineyard. Enjoy our country setting, southern hospitality, spectacular wine selections (Award Winning Fruit Wines), and a tour of our working winery. We also have a screened-in fence area that is perfect for tent camping, especially when you usually have it all to yourself.
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Wolff Woods

3 sites · RVs, Tents18 acres · Bethune, SC
Wolff Woods is 18 acres of pine forest, grassy fields, and other trees and shrubs. There are multiple areas of the property to set up camp whether you want to be covered by trees or want to play in the grass and gaze at the stars, Wolff Woods is the place to be. The property is surrounded by fields and is very private. There are also multiple entrances to the property, perfect for RVs or smaller vehicles. We also have a backyard swimming pool that campers are welcome to use upon request. We are pet friendly and just kindly ask that you give us a heads up before arrival so we can put our own dog away. We hope to see you soon. :)
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Camping on Pipers Pond

2 sites · RVs, Tents32 acres · Eastover, SC
Learn more about this land: Watch the sun and moon rise over the pond from the grassy knoll in the edge of the woods or under the trees. Enjoy paddling around the pond, fishing and watching the ducks and geese during the day and relaxing around the fire pit at night. We offer 2 campsites on the pond on our private property. They are both slightly sloped.  Site 1 is on the grassy knoll overlooking the pond. It is sunny early in the day and gets shady as the day progresses. It is closer to the outhouse. Site 2 is under the trees and right beside the pond. It gets spotty sun throughout the day. We live through the woods past the campsites. An outhouse with composting toilet, potable water, picnic table, grill, fire pit, fire wood and trash can are provided. Please note that we do not offer a 30 amp camper hookup, only a 15 amp electrical cord running from our house that will run lights, but not a/c or heat.
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Too Many Oaks Plantation

4 sites · RVs, Tents21 acres · Swansea, SC
We have 21 acres in the sand hills of Calhoun county just outside Columbia S C. Apply named Too Many Oaks Plantation, a wonderful spot to relax and enjoy time in your hammock reading by day and a roaring bonfire by night, We are planting a small mixed fruit orchard and building a chicken coop and garden to enjoy fresh eggs and whatever is in season. Close to Columbia ( 30 minutes ) for a nice trip to the zoo or a float down the Saluda River with Adventure Carolina. A perfect mix of nice and quite but still close to town.
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Bells Marina & Resort

16 sites · Lodging, RVs6 acres · Eutawville, SC
Our small size and inspiring location make Bells Marina and Resort an exclusive experience. Enjoy the comforts of our boutique hotel and luxury cabins, bring your RV or camper, or “rough it” in one of our glamping sites. Bring your boat and keep it in one of our guest slips or our secured boat storage area. Our friendly staff can provide guides, gear, and just about anything you need for a family-friendly outdoor adventure at this secluded angler’s paradise. Bells Marina and Resort is an outdoor community in a protected cove on the popular Lake Marion, known for world-class fishing and record-breaking catches. Most of our visitors are dazzled at the beauty of the woods and water. We border 400 acres of the Santee Cooper Wildlife Management Area, and you can enjoy 180-degree views of the cove and waterfowl, from white herons to bald eagles. Meals are a special experience for our guests, and you have a lot of delicious options. Our friendly outdoor cooking area features barbecues and open-fire cooking. This is a great place to make new friends. The country store is stocked with the usual groceries, along with bait and tackle and camping accessories. We have fishing kits, s’mores kits, and many pre-made food options to make your stay easier. We also have a new 2-phase Electric vehicle charge station! Our family restaurant is a local favorite and offers fried, fresh-caught catfish. We are open for three meals most days. You can have a hot breakfast starting at 6:00 am, and be on the water or in the woods at sunrise. We will even cook your catch! If you don’t feel like hunting or fishing, Bells Marina has play spaces for the kids and relaxing spaces for adults. Join us for movie nights or just unwind at the community campfire. Golfing is just minutes away! No matter what kind of vacation you have in mind, Bells Marina and Resort has everything you need for a memorable adventure. Please note our store closes at 9 pm. If you make a last-minute reservation please call our store Before reserving at 803-492-7924 or you may not get a spot as we sync to our calendar once a day!
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The Goodson Forest Estate

273 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Hopkins, SC
Learn more about this land:Experience the Garden of Eden. This forest is in a safe environment with all it's beauty and Glory. Get lost without getting lost. Civilization on every side. Paradise within. Come see and feel the love. Positive Energy. 
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Bowen Farms

4 sites · RVs10 acres · Reevesville, SC
Ease of access! Minutes to I-26, I-95 and Hwy 301. Equal distance to Columbia and Charleston on I-26 and Florence and Savannah, Georgia on I-95. Relax with the whole family at this peaceful place to stay. Private, rural area. Santee, SC is 15 minutes away with golfing, Lake Marion, and a small water park. Edisto River is 20 minute drive. Central to Columbia, Charleston, Florence, and Savannah, GA.
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The Roost @ Dream Acres Petting Zoo

1 site · Lodging8 acres · Timmonsville, SC
The Roost at Dream Acres is a living quarter horse trailer/camper situated with its own private drive on our 8 acre working horse farm located near Florence SC at the I-20/ I-95 corridor, 5 mins off the highway. We are the 1/2 way point between NY and FL. Our farm stay has all the amenities of a larger home including a full kitchen, full bath, inside fireplace, &outdoor fire pit!. We have a full petting zoo with feed provided. Farm Freah Eggs provided! We remote however we are just a few minutes from Florence; shopping, dinning, civic center, soccer fields. We are only 15 mins from the Darlington Racetrack and Hartsville is also nearby about 25 mins. May state parks within a 30 -60 minute drive; Lee, Cheraw, Congaree.
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Christina's Paradise

5 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Hopkins, SC
Learn more about this land:Enjoy your stay at my cozy paradise. Take a swim in the pool or a morning walk around our circular driveway. 10 laps equal 2 miles, Or just enjoy your quiet time at the adult swing section.
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Blythewood Acres

1 site · RV7 acres · Blythewood, SC
Looking for a Campsite? 5 min from downtown Blythewood and exit 27 on I-77 Water/Sewer/Power (20/30/50 pedestals) included. Daily/Weekly/Monthly rates available Rural land in Blythewood down long driveway with locked gate. Circle drive, water connection from on-site well & septic dump station are available.
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The best camping near Poinsett State Park guide

Overview

About

Sometimes it’s just too hard to make up your mind. Mountains or wetlands? Forest or lake? Good thing Poinsett State Park, known as “the mountains of the midlands,” offers every ecosystem you could name. Hike the Palmetto Trail through Manchester State Forest, taking in the diverse array of woody characters, from stoic hardwoods to weepy Spanish Moss. Don’t forget to look down every once in a while or you’ll miss the unexpected bursts of Mountain Laurel that grow out of the bluffs. Poinsett State Park is a lush haven of biodiversity, perfect for a weekend of exploring new ecosystems. The only thing you won’t find here is woodland fairies, and even that’s not a guarantee. They’re probably hiding under the striking, stone-relic Canal Bridge.

Notable campgrounds

  • Levi Mill Lake Campground - Enjoy waterfront camping with easy access to fishing and boating activities.
  • CCC Historic Campground - Stay amid the park's history with campsites near the Civilian Conservation Corps' enduring legacy.
  • Wooded Campsites - Immerse yourself in the forest's tranquility at one of the many secluded campsites.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your spot, as campsites at Poinsett State Park are in high demand, especially during peak seasons.
  • Consider visiting during the weekdays for better availability and a quieter camping experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellations, as last-minute openings can provide an opportunity for spontaneous adventurers.
  • Explore nearby camping options if Poinsett State Park is fully booked, ensuring you have a backup plan.

When to go

The best time to visit Poinsett State Park is during the 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 humid, while winter provides a quiet, stark landscape. Avoid holiday weekends if you prefer a more peaceful experience, as these tend to be the busiest times.

Know before you go

  • Check the park hours, which are from 9am to dark year-round, and plan your visit accordingly.
  • Admission fees apply: $3 for adults, $1.50 for SC seniors, and $1 for children aged 6-15.
  • Pets are welcome in most outdoor areas but must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet.
  • wifi is available, allowing you to stay connected even while enjoying the great outdoors.
  • Remember to bring cash for admission fees and rentals, as not all facilities may accept cards.

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