10 Best Campgrounds In Charleston, South Carolina

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With quaint, horse-drawn carriages and charming European cobblestone streets, a vacation to Charleston in South Carolina is like stepping into a time machine that takes you straight to the Victorian era. Step into a vintage streetcar to get around the city, explore the traditional breweries and pubs spread throughout, or head to the various museums this city has to offer. If you are a nature-lover, you can make the most of the gorgeous, white-sand beaches with their blue waters. However, the fun in Charleston lies in staying in an exciting campground accommodation where you can have a classic American camping trip. You can roast marshmallows, cuddle up in front of a bonfire, and have a barbecue night. So if you are planning a camping trip, read on to explore our list of the best campgrounds in Charleston, South Carolina.

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1. James Island County Park Campground

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Situated a short drive away from downtown Charleston, this lovely campground is open all year round and offers family-friendly accommodations on 643 acres (260 hectares) of landscaped grasslands. You can choose from back-to-basics tent sites, RV pitches, and more comfortable glamping options like log cottages. There are clean and sanitary toilet blocks and shower blocks with hot water. You can enjoy on-site activities such as the scenic walking trail leading to the beach, a water park, fishing facilities, bicycling and more.

James Island County Park Campground

Address: 871 Riverland Dr, Charleston, SC 29412, United States (https://goo.gl/maps/neK1haBrPRqkUz4H6)

Website: James Island County Park Campground

2. Oak Plantation Campground

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Posted by Oak Plantation Camp Ground LP on Sunday, August 23, 2015

Enjoy true Southern hospitality at this campground that is family-owned and has been around for 45 years. Situated close to Charleston’s downtown area and plantations, this campground offers accommodations for pop-up tents, RVs and more in a park-like setting amidst landscaped grasslands. The campground can offer you amenities such as electric hook-up points for your RV, an on-site convenience store to buy all the essentials you need for a comfortable stay, Wi-Fi, cable television, laundry facilities, and an outdoor swimming pool for warm days.

Oak Plantation Campground

Address: Charleston, SC 29414, USA (https://goo.gl/maps/ANAKs2qKi9ZKyurcA)

Website: Oak Plantation Campground

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3. Joint Base Charleston Outdoor Recreation Center

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Situated on Joint Base Charleston, this campground is perfect for active and retired members of the military and their families. This campground offers electric hook-ups, potable drinking water, and clean and well-maintained restrooms and shower facilities. There are also spacious RV pitches where you can relax and enjoy a back-to-basics camping trip in peace. Some of the on-site activities provided here include boating, archery, softball, volleyball, tennis, golf, disc golf, and lacrosse.

Joint Base Charleston Outdoor Recreation Center

Address: 101 Scarton Lane, Bldg 647, Joint Base Charleston, SC 29404(https://goo.gl/maps/1nTBkRH7WiC9RNxy7)

Website: Joint Base Charleston Outdoor Recreation Center

4. Mount Pleasant/Charleston KOA Holiday

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Posted by Mount Pleasant / Charleston KOA Holiday on Monday, May 10, 2021

Located on Mount Pleasant amidst live oak trees and plantations, this campground offers a sprawling property where you can escape into nature, away from all your worries and stress. You can stay in a tent, an RV, a humble camping cabin, or a luxurious family lodge. The campground offers access to an outdoor swimming pool, Wi-Fi throughout the premises, firewood, at an additional charge, bike rentals, cable television and electric hook-up points for your RV. There is plenty to do on the property aside from these activities too, and you are sure to enjoy your stay to the fullest.

Mount Pleasant/Charleston KOA Holiday

Address: 3157 N Hwy 17 North, Mt Pleasant, SC 29466, United States (https://goo.gl/maps/w5mmi1ePmJSnX3GU6)

Website: Mount Pleasant/Charleston KOA Holiday

5. Charleston KOA Holiday

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Posted by Charleston KOA Holiday on Monday, March 15, 2021

Situated in Ladson, this campground is in the magical woodlands of South Carolina amidst coniferous trees and untamed grasslands. Stay in the lap of nature while still being in close proximity to all the nearby urban attractions such as Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark, Fort Sumter National Monument and Middleton Place. The campground itself has a plethora of activities to enjoy such as an on-site, fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare your own meals, fast Wi-Fi throughout the premises, firewood, at an additional charge, cable television, electric hook-up to your RV and a snack bar.

Charleston KOA Holiday

Address: 9494 US-78, Ladson, SC 29456, United States (https://goo.gl/maps/kSMiBmiVHzKPSTbM7)

Website: Charleston KOA Holiday

6. Tanager Woods RV Campground

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Posted by Tanager Woods RV Campground, LLC on Thursday, January 7, 2016

Located just a short drive away from the cities of Charleston and Columbia, this campground offers large and spacious camping sites where you can pitch your own tents or park your RV. The hosts, Laren and Linda, are wonderful to hang out with and will give you recommendations on where to shop and dine in the Charleston area. All the camping sites are secluded, offer lots of privacy, and feature amenities such as electric hook-up points, at an additional charge, toilet blocks, potable water, and more.

Tanager Woods RV Campground

Address: 269 Clark Ln, Dorchester, SC 29437, United States (https://goo.gl/maps/YcwHTj8sPvu4xYyo7)

Website: Tanager Woods RV Campground

7. Lake Aire RV Park and Campground

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Posted by LAKE AIRE RV PARK & CAMPGROUND on Friday, November 27, 2020

Nestled in over 35 acres (14 hectares) of beautiful grasslands, on the outskirts of Charleston, this camping park is the perfect place for families, couples or a group of friends to enjoy a fun and relaxing camping experience. Featuring 18 tent sites, 92 RV sites, a children’s playground, private picnic tables, fire rings for your own use, and laundry facilities, this campground is sure to be one of your regular summer destinations.

Lake Aire RV Park Campground

Address: 4375 SC-162, Hollywood, SC 29449, United States (https://goo.gl/maps/wYVfbSUfreuCeedC7)

Website: Lake Aire Campground

8. Edisto Beach State Park Camping

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This unique oceanfront campground is a very popular destination situated right on Edisto Beach, near Charleston, and provides hiking, camping, and biking areas for all its patrons. You can choose to stay in a fully furnished wood cabin for a luxurious glamping experience or opt for the back-to-basics campsite right on the beachfront for tents and RVs. The campsites offer electric hook-up points, Wi-Fi available throughout the premises, and pet-friendly areas.

Edisto Beach State Park Camping

Address: 8377 State Cabin Rd, Edisto Island, SC 29438, United States (https://goo.gl/maps/KrTvq1ob7jDV2y5WA)

Website: Edisto Beach State Park Camping

9. S & S Camp Grounds

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Situated close to Charleston, at a short drive away, this campground offers easy check-in and check-out and you can enjoy on-site amenities such as laundry facilities, at an additional charge, garbage bins, electric hook-up points for your RV, potable water, and free shower blocks. You can also try the on-site activities such as launch ramps, fishing, and swimming.

S & S Camp Grounds

Address: 848 S and S Campground Ln, Cross, SC 29436, United States (https://goo.gl/maps/qL1U91s4hK5U8BFq7)

10. Jolly Acres Camp & Storage

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Situated near Saint George, just a 45-minute drive away from Charleston, this campground offers a fun and comfortable camping experience for a family with an RV. The property includes a clubhouse where you can host celebrations, a fish pond with a pier where you can go fishing, a children’s playground, and an on-site camp shop where you can buy all the camping essentials you need. In addition, you’ll have all the classic amenities such as clean restrooms, shower blocks, electric hook-ups for your RV, pet-friendly areas, and Wi-Fi.

Jolly Acres Camp & Storage

Address: 289 County Rd S-18-481, St George, SC 29477, United States (https://goo.gl/maps/CUdSp6CUFxU27EKc6)

Website: Jolly Acres Camp & Storage

Make the most of your camping trip to Charleston

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With the idyllic coastal vibes and classic Southern hospitality, a camping trip to Charleston is sure to be the ideal escape from our busy lives. Roast some marshmallows on your private bonfire or enjoy the blend of modern with rustic in your glamping pod with these amazing campground accommodations.

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Being a military kid, Shamika has lived and travelled all over India, and her nomadic childhood has fueled an immense hunger and fascination for new cultures and languages (she's a polyglot!)...Read more

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