Private campsite on 1,000+ acre timber, cattle and sheep farm. Several miles of trails, dirt roads and creeks to explore. Campsite overlooks a beautiful 18 acre, undeveloped lake. Use of a canoe and kayaks is included. A guided tour with an educational discussion of sustainable forestry and animal husbandry practices can also be reserved. Camping is primitive. Potable water is available on the property a reasonable distance away from the campsite. We hope to have a hot outdoor shower available in the near future. This campsite can accommodate a large group if you wish.
Directions: From the Town of Honea Path drive towards Donalds on SC Hwy 178. Turn left on the first road after leaving the Honea Path city limits. Drive 1.5 miles and turn into red gate with "#1" sign on it. Drive 3/8 miles to Hipcamp Lakeside camp site sign. Turn to right into gate and park. Campsite is 50 yards down marked trail.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at Lakeside Camp
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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.
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.
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!
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.