Hipcamp host Frances W.
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My home is situated on 10 wooded acres on the Leadenwah Creek. Your campsite will have a view of the marsh and creek and all the beauty they have to offer. You have use of my dock for fishing, crabbing, shrimping, swimming and kayaking. I have 2 kayaks available. There is a bonfire pit and 2 picnic tables.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Have a question? Send Frances a message!
  • Check in: After 11AM
  • Check out: Before 3PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


I have 2 very old bikes you may use, but you would be better off to bring your own bikes.


I have 2 kayaks you may use which are on my dock. If you bring a small sailboat, you should be able to launch it easily.


You will need to bring your own fishing poles and gear.


There are country roads and woods if you like to walk around and enjoy the local nature.

Horseback riding

There are places nearby where you can go horseback riding, but not on my property.


I have 2 kayaks you may borrow.

Wind sports

If you bring a windsurfer, you can access the creek with it from my dock.


Many people enjoy surfing at Folly Beach which is 25 miles away.


You can swim in the creek from my dock.

Wildlife watching

Clapper Rails, Snowy & Great Egrets, Tai-Color herons, Roseate Spoonbills, Painted Buntings & Red-Tailed Hawks are some of the ...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Camp on the Creek in South Carolina.


My home is on a large, farming island with several waterways running through it. We are on the Leadenwah Creek which is tidal ...Read more


My home is surrounded by woods on 3 sides and the marsh and creek on the fourth.

River, stream or creek

We are on the middle branch of the Leadenwah Creek which goes into the North Edisto River & then the ocean.


The vibe at Camp on the Creek

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Hipcamper Alyssa


Alyssa P.
recommends this listing.
February 15th, 2019

My husband and I have considered giving this place a bad review just so that nobody else goes and we can have it to ourselves, but after reflection we’ve decided to be honest... it was GREAT!!

Our stay exceed every one of my expectations... it was FRANtastic!! The fire pit/ camping area overlooks the river, and we enjoyed the most beautiful sunrises on the dock. Fran made us feel incredibly welcome, as did her adorable lab Stella (who became instant besties with my pup and served as a dedicated tour guide throughout our stay). Firefly/Deep Water Vineyard is only minutes away (they had an oyster roast the weekend of our stay). We can’t wait to go back!

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Hipcamper Frances
Response from Frances, the Host, on February 15th, 2019

Thank you, Alyssa, for the glowing review! It's my first, as you know, since ya'll were my first Hipcampers! I am so happy that you had a nice time and will possibly come back. My friend/house sitters loved having ya'll here and Stella is madly in love with Dave! I also appreciate your feedback about the directions. I will definitely mention the Ruby Ranch sign next time. :) Hope to see you soon. Best, Fran

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Hipcamper Suzy
Suzy W.
recommends this listing.
June 1st, 2019

Beautiful waterfront location! My old Lab enjoyed walking out the long pier to the boat launch and deck and being able to spend some time off-leash. The host dog, Stella, enjoyed being our tour guide. This was a quick overnight stop for us but would be great to return with a group as there is a nice communal area with fire pit, tables, benches, lights strung through the trees, and a small movie screen—all just feet from the marshes.

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Hipcamper natalie


Natalie S.
recommends this listing.
March 9th, 2019

This place is not just a campground, it is an escape from reality. The property is gorgeous and we enjoyed many peaceful moments out on the pier. Fran's hospitality coupled with the other campers' friendliness made us feel very welcomed. Words can't do this place justice. Ruby Ranch exceeded our greatest expectations!

Hipcamper Frances
Response from Frances, the Host, on March 11th, 2019

Thank you, Natalie, for the wonderful review. I am so glad ya'll had a good time. We loved hosting you and do expect to see you back. You are welcome anytime. :)

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Hipcamper Dawn

Magical and special

Dawn E.
recommends this listing.
March 27th, 2019

Beautiful and very special spot. Frances provides an incredible community experience but could have easily stayed independent if desired. Our 16 foot airstream trailer parked perfectly on the lawn with amazing views of the marsh. Cannot wait to return!

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Hipcamper Frances
Response from Frances, the Host, on March 30th, 2019

Dear Dawn, Thank you for the nice review. It was lovely having you, Anya and Vic stay with us at Ruby Ranch. Your camper is super cool and cute. We all enjoyed meeting ya'll and chatting around the fire. Please do come back!

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Hipcamper Patti

Beautiful location and host

Patti P.
recommends this listing.
April 29th, 2019

We had a great site, great host and great location! Oh and the weather was terrific, too. This was our first experience with Hipcamp and we will definitely participant again. Fran was so friendly without being intrusive. We were camped in her yard but it was sooo much better than being a campground. One look across the marsh and every worry just melted away. Fran, thank you for sharing your little piece of heaven with us.

Hipcamper Dave
Dave S.
recommends this listing.
May 19th, 2019

The directions should say “Tacky Point Rd” and “Ruby Ranch “. Otherwise we had no problem finding it. Fran could not have been more hospitable and welcoming. We stayed 3 nights in our travel trailer hooked up only to 15 amps, which was all we needed. We brought in a full tank of fresh water, though Fran offers hook up to a faucet.

Hipcamper Tim

Im going back

Tim S.
recommends this listing.
June 4th, 2019

Exceeded expectations. All of us were extremely happy with our trip and cant wait to come again. Bugs were not bad. Dock is amazing. I cant say enough about it. Thanks Fran!

Hipcamper Valerie
Valerie O.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2019

Fran has a truly beautiful property! This is an ideal place to spend a night or two!

Hipcamper Kevin

Best bargain in 50 miles charleston

Kevin J.
recommends this listing.
April 5th, 2019

Its an unbelievable bargain. The view is easy the best have ever had with my RV, as you can park on the lawn and look over the marsh area. Very long dock to walk out over the marsh to an area where you can launch kayaks. Not a lot nearby, as you need to drive 6 miles for most things. There is walking nearby at the Fish Hatchery so do not miss that. The site can handle 15A service, and water hose input (like visiting the relatives). As long as you are self contained and can handle low power (read NO Air Conditioning allowed) you will be fine. Just watch your power on the extension cord to make sure you do not overheat connections. Internet reception was great from the cell tower with my AT&T hotspot, or with my VERIZON cellphone; aka plenty of bars. Good OTA reception for TV.

Out my window on the side.


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