Kirby and Lisa has self-certified that Hipcamp’s COVID-19 Safety Standards have been implemented at this listing. See what’s being done here.

Welcome to Big Sister Bay Retreat! We are located in Marion County, 46 miles inland from Myrtle Beach, SC. Our homestead is positioned on the southern perimeter of a wetlands wildlife preserve. Enjoy a quiet, private camping experience immersed in nature. You may glimpse our resident heron on the pond or see turtles sunning themselves on the banks during the day. Feel f

Read more...

Welcome to Big Sister Bay Retreat! We are located in Marion County, 46 miles inland from Myrtle Beach, SC. Our homestead is positioned on the southern perimeter of a wetlands wildlife preserve. Enjoy a quiet, private camping experience immersed in nature. You may glimpse our resident heron on the pond or see turtles sunning themselves on the banks during the day. Feel free to bring your fishing tackle and reel 'em in like a pro on our pond stocked with brim, crappie and bass. Guests are welcome to use our rowboat.  At night, relax and take in the night sky, which may be full of bright stars or lit up by a full moon. The night comes alive with sounds of frogs, possibly a hoot owl, and other nocturnal sounds of nature. Enjoy our campfire/grill pit on our "Fire Island", accessible via a quick rowboat ride. If you feel the need for a bit of civilization, we are situated between Marion and Mullins, both of which have quaint downtown main streets, where you can grab a sandwich, coffee or ice cream cone, or do some antique shopping, for which both towns are famous. We are also just 4.5 miles from the closest Walmart super center if you forgot any necessities...or breakfast bacon. The eggs you can get here, fresh from our free range, organically fed hens.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Back-in site
Max length 35ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

You know what would make this trip even better?

Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Big Sister Bay Retreat

$5

Firewood bundle

Start your trip off right with a bundle of firewood waiting for you at your c...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
$7
Experience

Fishing

We welcome you to bring yor fishing poles. This charge allows us to keep our...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Bikes can be ridden on the rural dirt road.

Fishing
Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Big Sister Bay Retreat in South Carolina.

Forest
Lake
Wetlands

The vibe at Big Sister Bay Retreat

8 Reviews

This listing has no reviews yet.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Hipcamper Tesla

Loved it!

Tesla G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 6th, 2020

100/10. This place was amazing, so beautiful, right on the water. The hosts were all so friendly and great. They supplied us with jugs of water, hand sanitzer, firewood and a table /chairs. They had an outside tented toilet and a really cute canoe that we were able to take for a spin, towards a cute little island with a fire pit and chairs. My girlfriend and I and our pup very much enjoyed our stay here. Private and romantic, great nature experience. We all loved watching the frogs hop around on the water. and saw a firefly or two. Would definitely stay again. :)

Hipcamper Kirby and Lisa
Response from Kirby and Lisa, the Host, on September 7th, 2020

Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! You were excellent hipcampers, we were sorry your trip was so short!

Helpful
0
Helpful
0
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Kenneth

Outstanding retreat

Kenneth L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 7th, 2020

Great place to escape with family for a private camping trip! Lots of room for our tents and other camping items. Well stocked pond to fish and our family loved the paddleboat to move around the pond. The hosts were warm and welcoming. Our family will definitely be returning! Thanks for a great retreat!

Hipcamper Kirby and Lisa
Response from Kirby and Lisa, the Host, on October 11th, 2020

So glad your family enjoyed their time at Big Sister Bay. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for being such wonderful guests. We'd love to host you again anytime!

Helpful
0
Helpful
0
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Tari

Restful and pleasant retreat

Tari H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 8th, 2020

We had a fantastic stay! Kirby and Lisa are wonderful and helpful hosts. We arrived later than we expected, but they greeted us with a smile (while respecting social distancing) and showed us everything we needed to know. We were at Site 1, which had a picnic table, a firepit and wood, a camp toilet in a pop up shelter, a water barrel with spigot, hand soap and hand sanitizer, and a lovely view of the lake. We enjoyed taking the rowboat out to Fire Island, where there is a larger fire pit with a grate and plenty of firewood, to make meals and hang out. We also used the boat to fish for a while. One of us caught 10 fish in under an hour! Kirby and Lisa were easily reachable, and even helped us jump our truck when we accidentally left the door ajar. The cherry on top: Lisa dropped off a half dozen eggs from their chickens for us! Overall, this is a wonderful, lovely private retreat that will make you feel like you’re away from it all. We highly recommend you stay with Lisa and Kirby!!

Hipcamper Kirby and Lisa
Response from Kirby and Lisa, the Host, on October 11th, 2020

Thank you! We were so glad to host you and so glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to get some R&R! Thanks for being such great guests!!

Helpful
0
Helpful
0
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Lezlie

Fantastic, couldn't be more perfect

Lezlie N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 19th, 2020

Thank you to Liz and Kirby. You were so considerate as far as our COVID concerns since we were traveling to our elder parents. It was fun talking and hearing about the beautiful land and then waking up to the sit on the pond, the Spanish moss and a wonderful strolling path. We appreciate the hospitality: potable water, a privacy camping commode, offering to pick grapes from your garden, and offering coffee in the morning. Your friendliness to our dog too just topped it all off!

Hipcamper Kirby and Lisa
Response from Kirby and Lisa, the Host, on October 21st, 2020

It was so nice to meet you all! We are happy we could provide you a safe place to rest on your journey!

Helpful
0
Helpful
0
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Heather
Heather H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 21st, 2020

Lisa and Kirby were awesome host! They Really want to make sure their guest are happy campers. They have an amazing and private property. The very large pond is beautiful and so much fun to explore and catching fish is pretty much a guarantee. Not only do they have a island with a fire pit you also have fire pit at your campsite right on the water they provide a camping toilet and tent which is really nice. They provided a bundle of fire wood and the site is loaded with more to forage. We didn’t venture far from the campsite except for on the pond but it looks like they have lots of area to explore. What a perfect way to spend a few days in the woods! Love it

Hipcamper Kirby and Lisa
Response from Kirby and Lisa, the Host, on October 21st, 2020

Heather, thank you for choosing to stay with us and being great Hipcamp guests! We are so glad you enjoyed your camping experience at Big Sister Bay!

Helpful
0
Helpful
0
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Jason
Jason H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 25th, 2020

Kirby and Lisa were very welcoming and super nice! Pond was a great touch and we caught plenty of fish with the supplied john boat. Close proximity to a store if you need it. They provided plenty of firewood and had two separate camping toilets.
The site is quite close to the owners residence and a dirt road which had very minor traffic. Overall had a great time!

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Elizabeth F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
November 15th, 2020

Beautiful, peaceful oasis! Lisa and Kirby were wonderful hosts and their place is magical. I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a serene camp spot!

Big Sister Bay RetreatBig Sister Bay Retreat
Hipcamper Olivia S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 6th, 2020
Property
Kirby B.’s Land
State
South Carolina
Country
United States
$25/night
2 Sites

Safety at Hipcamp

Inclusion Policy

We have a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination at Hipcamp and are committed to helping our Host and Hipcamper community be inclusive.

Learn More
Hipcamp Hand

Hosting Standards

All Hosts should review and adhere to these standards around providing a positive Hipcamp experience, being a thoughtful neighbor, and serving as a responsible citizen.

Learn More

Hipcamper Standards

All Hipcampers should review and adhere to these standards for safety, trip preparation, and respect in order to uphold Hipcamp’s most important value: “leave it better.”

Learn More

Safety partners

Recreate Responsibly

  1. Know before you go
  2. Practice physical distancing
  3. Plan ahead
  4. Play it safe
  5. Explore locally
  6. Leave no trace
  7. Build an inclusive outdoors
Learn More

Leave No Trace

  1. Plan ahead and prepare
  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors
Learn More

National Weather Service

We integrate with the National Weather Service to provide valuable fire advisories to Hosts and Hipcampers. Real-time Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watch Warnings help keep our community safe.

Learn More
Hipcamp is created with ❤️ and hope for our future