Hipcamp host Monica F.
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This beautiful piece of paradise is located on a point in a large cove on Lake Wateree, SC. We are offering a private camping experience compared to that of the "public" camp sites on a lake! We can accommodate one RV camper or a one tent group. We are open to up to 4 people with no children under 10. All campers must know how to swim.

Ted and I live in the house on th


This beautiful piece of paradise is located on a point in a large cove on Lake Wateree, SC. We are offering a private camping experience compared to that of the "public" camp sites on a lake! We can accommodate one RV camper or a one tent group. We are open to up to 4 people with no children under 10. All campers must know how to swim.

Ted and I live in the house on this property, but would give as much privacy as the campers would want as well as be available to help in any way, and would usually be there to "introduce" guests to all the amenities and give any directions needed on their usage. 

As it gets a little warmer, the pool will be opened up and can be used by guests after Mid May.  Our Mako boat is often in the water, at the dock. If guests would like to take a cruise with me or both of us, an additional charge would be required, to help cover gas, etc. but would be very reasonable. If campers know how to fish, they can do so off the dock.  There is a bait shop within 8 miles of this location.  There are several kayaks available for use as well. The granite fire pit is a fantastic place to sit and enjoy the many reflections on the wall, cook out and stay warm. This area is favored by many. We would provide a certain amount of firewood, but additional wood can be purchased at a reasonable price as well! 

We have an outdoor privacy tent and camper potty and are working on a privacy tent for an outside shower.  There is not hot water a of yet.  However, my Traveling Teacher RV will be open for campers to use the restroom and take a shower when I am home and not teaching, which is most nights and weekends.

 We love meeting people from all over the world! I am a retired teacher and Ted is a geologist and originally from the Philippians's and is well traveled. We look forward to hosting friendly guests at our hidden paradise on Lake Wateree.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
No sewage hookup
Have a question? Send Monica a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 4 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 30% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 80%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Bring your own.


Kyacking and possible cruises for an additional fee.


Off the dock, yard or Kyack's.


We have several Kyack's and sometimes a paddle board.


We have a pool that is opened in May and shut down in. September. The lake is year round !

Wildlife watching

This lake is a wildlife refuge for birds. There are many varieties of birds all around the property and the lake!


Natural features you'll find at Lake Wateree Wonderland in South Carolina.


The property is flat and mostly lake front with lake views from all sides.

Swimming hole


The vibe at Lake Wateree Wonderland

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Hipcamper Kim
Kim W.
recommends this listing.
May 23rd, 2018

This is a gem of a spot, tucked into one of the many folds of shoreline along Lake Wateree. Monica, the host, was welcoming and vivacious and showed us a few different options for parking our 22’ trailer – all pull-through spots in the ample grassy area between their house and the water. Super easy. Monica had an extension cord out for the trailer power supply, so we were able to plug into that and get our batteries topped off. The dog was in heaven, running freely with no one to bother, as most of the neighboring houses are occupied only occasionally as vacation homes.

Our timing wasn’t great with the weather, and we got rained out of using both the fire pit and the inviting-looking pool. Dang it! But, we did squeeze in some kayaking in both the individual boats and the sit-upon tandem kayak. Great fun, and super relaxing to be out on the water. Even saw a great blue heron skimming across the water!

All in all, I'd recommend this spot and would definitely stay here again, if back in the area!

Another view of the spacious camping area. Part of the host's impressive fleet of kayaks. Dock dog :) Hammock with a waterfront view? Yes, please!
Hipcamper Patty
Patty G.
recommends this listing.
August 17th, 2018

We had a wonderful last getaway before school started. Monica and Ted were amazing. Monica and I were so extremely similar it was ridiculous. I ended up making a new friend for life I hope. They were the most gracious and were there to help with whatever we needed. Otherwise we didn't see them at all. Monica took us on a wonderful boat ride across the gigantic lake (with Yoshi, her dog) Our dog Oreo and Yoshi became friends, though Yoshi is older and did not want to play as much as Oreo. We camped with our "top off" the tent and it was a beautiful starry night. We kayaked to the island and swam around. We had a campfire at "Tedhenge", the amazing granite walled fire pit Ted built. We played charades by the fire. We played cards at the table by the pool.
The potty area was very cute and inside it's own little private tent area. My girls loved the pool and slide (and hooking their music up to the stereo) and spent most of the day in it, as did I. John spent much time fishing and finally did catch one (despite the fact that he is not a great fisherman lol) The cricket sounds at night were very soothing and there was a nice breeze off the lake. Monica even let us use a small fan in the tent which was wonderful. I recommend this to anyone who loves camping as much as we do. You must ask Monica to show you their arrowhead collection. It is awesome. We had a super time here and hope to visit again. Thank you again to wonderful hosts for making this a special getaway for us all.

A BIG catfish!Monica and Oreo bonding. (she literally didn't want to leave!)KayakingThe long dock
Hipcamper Monica
Response from Monica, the Host, on August 20th, 2018

It was a wonderful first experience with Patty and her great family! They too were very easy going and laid back. I loved the laughter and fun they had here and that they tried everything we had to offer! Indeed, I made a new friend in this adventure! If they ask any other hosts to stay with them say yes.

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Hipcamper Ginger
Ginger G.
recommends this listing.
October 2nd, 2018

Great host and a wonderful campsite. I will be going back. The hospitality from Ted and Monica will make you want to return. So much to do, fishing, boating, kayaking and the most beautiful birds. I love the site and the good company.

Hipcamper Monica
Response from Monica, the Host, on October 3rd, 2018

Ginger and Tim were wonderful guests at Lake Wateree Wonderland! It’s always nice meeting new people! They were fun to be with and I plan to go to her hipcamp site, hopefully soon!

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Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie V.
recommends this listing.
August 21st, 2018

Lake Wateree Wonderland is a lovely gem of a spot in South Carolina. Monica and Ted are wonderful and work hard to make it a great stay. The location on the lake is beautiful and there is so much to do right at the site with kayaks available and a terrific and refreshing pool. We also got to go on a fun boat ride to see more of the lake and the area. It is a nice spot for anyone looking for a getaway for camping with enough to keep you occupied for your whole stay.

Hipcamper Monica
Response from Monica, the Host, on August 23rd, 2018

Stephanie and her family were wonderful guests! They were quiet and happy and utilized everything we had to offer! We enjoyed taking them on a boat ride and telling them some funny stories about how “tedhenge” came to be (the granite fire pit)! We hope they plan to come again!! They left us “partying gifts” they could not fly home with! Much appreciated this group!!

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Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer H.
recommends this listing.
November 5th, 2018

Monica was an amazing host, she was very helpful and provided everything we could want. The lake was beautiful and we got to enjoy a ride out on the boat to watch the sunset on the lake. We can’t wait to come back when there is warmer weather so we can swim in the pool! It was the perfect, private, little getaway.

The fire pit.Sunset from the dock.Sunset from the dock.Camper by the lake.
Hipcamper Courtney

Hip hosts make hipcamp sparkle!

Courtney S.
recommends this listing.
May 20th, 2019

Monica and Ted's HipCamp site is a gem! And what lovely hosts they were. We would definitely come back. They are right on the lake and the morning view was lovely with the mist above the water. We had two dogs with us who were delighted to play with their sweet dog Yoshi. We came to celebrate our anniversary and used the kayaks to go out on the lake and swam in the pool which was clean and had lovely tables for sitting. We also sat one evening by the fire at "Ted Henge" a crazy patio that Ted built himself with fire reflections sparkling all around and heard stories about Ted's adventures of building a 45 foot sailboat with a friend - you should ask him about it! Fascinating. They are close to Columbia if you want to do city things - but we chose to spend the day out at Congaree National Park, which was only about a 1/2 hour's drive. We went hiking all day and came back to a sweet surprise from Monica for our anniversary. A definite star as our first experience with HipCamp.

Hipcamper Mercede

I will defintely be back!

Mercede W.
recommends this listing.
July 23rd, 2019

OMG! Who knew I lived so close to such a beautiful place? Lake Wateree is beautiful and Ted and Monica are absolute wonderful hosts. I did a solo camping trip with my two sons (11 and 13) and they have already made me promise to bring them back.

Upon arrival, I was greeted by Ted who guided me to the area where I could set up my camp at my discretion. Ted promptly brought me the hose and an extension cord for electricity. There was also Monica's RV, which is as cute as a button, to use the restroom in. And it was air conditioned! My citified boys were glad to have that available.

I set up my camp to the sultry sounds of Sade provided by Monica. She didn't know that was my sister's favorite artist. I was able to revisit memories of her. My sister passed away in 2012 and it was nice to be in such a beautiful quiet place to think of her. Thank you, Monica.

Once camp was set up, I made dinner which we ate by the beautiful fire pit. It was so pleasant and quiet and I felt very safe with my children. We were the only campers there surrounded by homes of families with children playing Marco Polo in the lake steps away.

Saturday morning, Ted brought out fishing rods and took my boys fishing of their deck. He even provided life jackets for us. I had not come prepared to fish (I don't know how. LOL) My youngest caught a huge catfish and my eldest a few minnows which were all thrown back with the exception of the catfish that broke away.

That evening it rained and thundered. Monica keep checking on us and even offered her RV if the storm got bad. We stayed in our tent but it was nice to have that option. The next morning we had a lovely boat ride and swam in the pool a couple of hours before we headed home. We had the beautiful pool with slide and stone patio to enjoy to ourselves. I loved that bonding time with my boys.

I have already recommend Lake Wateree to friends and family. You better hurry up and book before Ted and Monica realize they should be charging way more!

The gorgeous stone patio and pool.Completely surrounded by beauty.  The view from my bed.Sunrise.The pool all to ourselves.
Hipcamper Monica
Response from Monica, the Host, on July 23rd, 2019

Thank you very much Mercede for such a lovely review. We had a great time hosting you and your boys. It seemed as if I had known you for years. I was very impressed with you ability to put up that SUV tent and keep your boys occupied on your own! We look forward to seeing you all again! Have a great rest of your summer!

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Hipcamper Mercede W.
recommends this listing.
July 23rd, 2019
Hipcamper Jon L.
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April 5th, 2019
Hipcamper Ginger G.
recommends this listing.
October 3rd, 2018


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