Hipcamp host Meg H.
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Pitch your tent or park your small RV in a mature pine grove near Edisto Beach. You can hear the ocean and take advantage of the adjoining 4,000 acres of state wildlife land for hiking (Botany Bay Wildlife Management Area). There is a home on the property that houses K9 handlers. They leave every day to go train with their dogs and they are very quiet and appreciate quiet ne

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Pitch your tent or park your small RV in a mature pine grove near Edisto Beach. You can hear the ocean and take advantage of the adjoining 4,000 acres of state wildlife land for hiking (Botany Bay Wildlife Management Area). There is a home on the property that houses K9 handlers. They leave every day to go train with their dogs and they are very quiet and appreciate quiet neighbors. This is a great place to retreat for an unplugged nature experience. We do not recommend staying June-Aug because it is very hot and there are alot of mosquitoes. Fall, Winter and Spring are best.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, RVs
2 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Meg a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

    Activities

    Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

    Boating

    Botany Bay Ecotours provides wonderful on-the-water programs. Or BYO, there are public landings available.

    Fishing

    Charters available at Edisto Beach through Fontaine Charters.

    Horseback riding

    BYO, there are miles and miles of trails in the 4,000 ac Botany Bay Wildlife Management Area.

    Paddling

    Paddle the tidal creeks accessible around the island.

    Off-roading (OHV)

    Dirt roads available to explore at a leisurely pace. Golf carts can be driven into Botany Bay Wildlife Management Area.

    Swimming

    2 miles from the Atlantic Ocean.

    Wildlife watching

    Edisto Beach State Park and Botany Bay Wildlife Management Area are nearby. But you can stay on the property and enjoy wildlife...Read more

    Biking
    Hiking

    Terrain

    Natural features you'll find at Forest Retreat in South Carolina.

    Beach

    Botany Bay beach and Edisto Beach are both accessible to the public.

    Forest

    4,000 acres of wildlife management area adjoin the property. Pine and hardwood forests are mixed with planted fields.

    The vibe at Forest Retreat

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    Hipcamper Kim
    Kim W.
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    (Site 2)
    March 3rd, 2018

    We loved our stay at the Forest Retreat! Holy cow, what a fantastic spot. The property is right off of Botany Bay Road, with its famously photogenic tunnel of live oak trees. Even if there was nothing else of interest in the area, I’d go back when the trees are fully leafed out, just to do a proper photo shoot along that road.

    As it turns out, there’s plenty to see and do nearby. The Botany Bay Plantation Wildlife Management Area is just down the road, closed on Tuesdays but otherwise free and open to the public. There’s a 6.5-mile driving or biking loop, and a walking trail to an incredibly cool beach (access depends on the tide, I think, so plan accordingly). The town of Edisto Beach is just a few minutes away, and Charleston is only a 45-minute drive.

    The campsite itself is quiet and comfortable, and host Meg was an absolute delight. My co-pilot had no trouble backing our 22’ trailer into the site and we were happy for the electrical hookup. On Meg’s advice we avoided filling our tanks with the local water, which apparently has a sulfury smell. The hammock was a nice bonus, and we definitely took advantage of it.

    Thanks, Meg, for providing such a lovely spot – we’re already looking forward to a return visit!

    The kayaks are available for exploring the waters in the wildlife management area. Kicking myself that we didn't leave time to do this!Hogging the hammock. Pulling out and saying goodbye to Botany Bay and the Forest Retreat - we'll be back! Watching the waves roll in, in the nearby town of Edisto Beach.
    Property
    Edisto Island Retreat
    State
    South Carolina
    Country
    United States
    $25/night
    2 Sites
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