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
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.
- 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
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Botany Bay Ecotours provides wonderful on-the-water programs. Or BYO, there are public landings available.
Charters available at Edisto Beach through Fontaine Charters.
BYO, there are miles and miles of trails in the 4,000 ac Botany Bay Wildlife Management Area.
Paddle the tidal creeks accessible around the island.
Dirt roads available to explore at a leisurely pace. Golf carts can be driven into Botany Bay Wildlife Management Area.
2 miles from the Atlantic Ocean.
Edisto Beach State Park and Botany Bay Wildlife Management Area are nearby. But you can stay on the property and enjoy wildlife...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Forest Retreat in South Carolina.
Botany Bay beach and Edisto Beach are both accessible to the public.
4,000 acres of wildlife management area adjoin the property. Pine and hardwood forests are mixed with planted fields.
The vibe at Forest Retreat
Places to see near Edisto Island Retreat
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
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!