Is boondocking legal in South Carolina?

Hipcamp staff
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Boondocking, or dispersed camping, is legal in South Carolina on specific public lands, such as national forests. The Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests allow boondocking in designated areas, but it's essential to follow the rules and regulations set by the Forest Service. This includes camping at least 200 feet away from lakes and streams, not staying in one location for more than 14 days, and practicing Leave No Trace principles. Keep in mind that boondocking is not permitted in South Carolina's state parks or on private property without permission. For more camping options, you can explore Hipcamp's listings for RV camping and other unique camping experiences in South Carolina.