Hipcamp host Alex T.
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Private campsite on 1,000+ acre timber and cattle farm. Several miles of trails, dirt roads and creeks to explore.  Campsite overlooks a beautiful 22 acre, undeveloped lake.  Be sure to bring your kayak or canoe to enjoy the lake.  Camping is primitive.  This campsite can accommodate a large group if you wish.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 14 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Alex a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


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9 Reviews

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Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 10th, 2017

This location was perfect for those looking to explore trails and open
land. The farm was full of spots to see and places to pitch a tent.
There’s an element of isolation present along the creek, and the wide
open views along the lake provide for a peaceful evening. Alex was an
extremely knowledgable and caring host, who gave me a tour of the area
upon arrival. I would definitely suggest this spot to those seeking a
primitive camping location in the backwoods of South Carolina.

A field along the road leading to the lake. A great spot to pull over and pitch a tent.A great vantage point of the lake from the lake site. The docking area for canoes/kayaks. A wide range of great imagery to take in while staying along the lakeside.
Hipcamper Julia
Julia D.
recommends this listing.
August 21st, 2017

My husband and I stayed at Lakeside Camp to watch the 2017 eclipse. Alex's large property was hopping, with lots of folks in for the occasion. Despite the busyness, Alex was attentive and accommodating.
The site itself is lovely, overlooking the water as in the pictures here. Be warned that there is a bit of a grade to the spot, but we had no problem finding a suitable spot for our tent. It's not the most hammock-friendly spot, if that's your thing, though there is a pretty spot right on the water's edge that worked nicely.
We were very content at Alex's lakeside camp, and would gladly recommend it to anyone who finds themselves out his way.

Hipcamper Justin
Justin C.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2017

Beautiful, primitive camping next to the lake. Easy access to firewood. Definitely recommend bringing a kayak or a canoe! Alex, the host, was friendly and hospitable, and he gave us a tour of the whole place!

Setting up camp, lakesideEnjoying the summer eveningPerfect mornings begin like thisSunset on the lake
Hipcamper Nate
Nate L.
recommends this listing.
June 24th, 2018

Alex was more than accommodating for us. He had the area freshly mowed and then even dropped off a kayak and a canoe in our area. Where we were, beside the lake, was down a long drive through a field and then onward through the woods before coming right up to the site. It's a bit bumpy, but we took a Miata and a Civic on it, in the rain, with no issue. Just take it slow. Alex also guides you in upon arrival, so don't be concerned about getting lost.

Loved the site and had a great experience overall! Highly recommend.

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah N.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2019

This was a gorgeous property and Alex was an amazing host. He answered my many questions, gave us a small tour around the area, and gave us some tips on the best spots to fish. We did make use of the Kayaks and had a blast scooting around the lake. Apart from the occasional bit of traffic, it was very peaceful. We even got to see a Belted kingfisher hunting the waters with us.

At night we heard a whole zoo worth of wildlife - coyotes, owls, bugs, birds. Something came snuffling around the campsite at some point, though Im not sure what. Both my fiance and I wished we could have stayed longer and would love to visit again. The pictures do not do this place justice - the quiet, the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, the wildlife!

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Hipcamper Christopher
Christopher A.
recommends this listing.
September 2nd, 2019

We had a great time! Our host, Alex, was great and went above and beyond to ensure our stay was pleasurable. We will stay again in the future!!

Hipcamper Joel

Still and peaceful

Joel G.
recommends this listing.
March 2nd, 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The lake is very private and was beautiful. We will certainly be returning in the future.

Hipcamper Denise

Magical camp clatworthy

Denise T.
recommends this listing.
April 5th, 2020

Our campsite had an amazing view of the lake with tranquil settings. Alex was very accommodating to our need,s. He made sure we were happy with our campsite, offered us a kayak, took us on a guided tour of the property highlighting all the magical features his land had to offer.
Overall we give Camp Clatworthy a 5 star rating and would highly suggest giving it a try!

Hipcamper Court

Peaceful lake site

Court F.
recommends this listing.
May 11th, 2020

Alex was a great host and his property and camp site are beautiful! Plenty of area to explore around the camp site as well as a really cool river trail Alex showed us. This site had a beautiful elevated view of the lake and faced east so nice morning sun to warm you up! We will certainly be back.

Camp Clatworthy
South Carolina
United States
1 Site

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