The best camping near Sesquicentennial State Park

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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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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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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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Woodland Gardens

2 sites · Lodging2 acres · Hopkins, SC
Property is located in the country on 2.5 acres of wooded land. We are 5 minutes from Congaree National Park and the river. We offer glamping in a Vintage Bohemian camper and a Cottage Tree House that offers breakfast for an additional charge and open fires. We offer a 15% discount on kayaking tours. The bed size is slightly smaller than a full and the toilet is located under the deck. There is a small shower in the camper.\
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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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Kaleidoscope Farm

3 sites · RVs, Tents33 acres · Columbia, SC
Our land is family land that has been untouched for years but we are restoring back to a farm and horse rescue. There is an old cemetery here, creeks, hills and valleys. It's beautiful. Wildlife can be seen in the woods. The highway used to run through the woods many years ago but got moved. Learn more about this land: We have 38 acres with hills and valleys. There is an old dirt and gravel road lined with trees, a natural spring that usually has water, large rocks, a very old cemetery, wildlife, and beautiful wildflowers and blackberries depending on the time of the year. Our house and land have been in my family over 100 years. Lots of history! Come out and visit and enjoy nature! Deer and turkey are active now too! We have grills for you to use, a picnic table, swings and fire pits.
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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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$45
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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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Wateree Recreation

7 sites · RVs, Tents21 acres · Ridgeway, SC
Learn more about this land: All 3 campsites have firepits. The first site (Hill View-edge of woods) has an emergency shelter in case of rain. The second sight (Gully View) is in the woods. The 3rd site (Branch View) is in the deep woods by a creek. All 3 have water barrels and benches. It is 10 minutes to South Carolina's oldest inland city, historic Camden and 6 minutes from Lake Wateree (about 240 miles of shoreline). Activities include hiking, bird watching (binoculars and book available), artifact hunting, and targets for knives, axes, archery and short-range weapons. Botanical and historical tours are available.
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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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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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Deckle Edge Farm

1 site · Tent22 acres · Blythewood, SC
We are a small family farm on 22 acres with hardwood forest, blackberries, chickens, and goats. We are only 30 minutes from downtown Columbia, SC, and 20 minutes from the boat launch at Lake Monticello. Enjoy forest bathing in our woods, laughing at chickens, or helping out around the farm. We have a primitive camp spot and lots of firewood for
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The best camping near Sesquicentennial State Park guide

Overview

About

Affectionately known as “Sesqui,” this state park is a bastion of green pine forest, and the perfect getaway from nearby Columbia, South Carolina. Sesqui was built during the Great Depression to provide recreational spaces while also conserving the natural landscape, and it’s still doing just that. Sesqui has a little bit of everything. Hiking? Check. Biking? Check. Every type of boat for rent? Check. Scavenger hunt? Yup, even that! Thanks to its top notch facilities and retreat center, Sesqui is often used for company retreats and family reunions, but if you’re just looking for a lil’ getaway, 1,500 acres of land offers plenty of privacy for camping, or just a meditative walk through the majestic live oaks with your pup.

Notable campgrounds

  • Standard Campsites: Equipped with electric and water hookups, these sites cater to RVs or tents, offering a comfortable stay.
  • Full Service Sites: Among the standard campsites, 9 offer full service with added amenities for a more luxurious camping experience.
  • Primitive Camping Areas: For those seeking a more rustic adventure, these areas accommodate up to 50 people, perfect for larger groups.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your spot, as campsites at Sesquicentennial State Park are in high demand, especially during peak seasons.
  • Consider visiting during weekdays for better availability and a quieter camping experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellations, which can provide last-minute opportunities for eager campers.
  • 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 Sesquicentennial State Park is during spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer offers a full array of activities but be prepared for warmer temperatures. Winter provides a quiet, stark beauty, though some amenities like the splash pad are closed.

Know before you go

  • Check the park advisory for any closures or special notices before your visit.
  • Pets are welcome in most outdoor areas, but remember to keep them leashed and obtain a permit for the dog park.
  • There's no wifi available, so plan ahead for a digital detox experience.
  • For electric vehicle owners, an EV charging station is available at the park.
  • Admission fees are $6 for adults, with discounts for SC seniors and children, ensuring an affordable adventure for all.

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