Best RV Campgrounds in South Carolina

Where else can you enjoy miles of Atlantic coastline, rocky outcrops, rolling hills, majestic mountains, and marshlands? Where will you find ancient prehistoric forests side by side with beautiful quiet lakes and buzzing vibrant resorts? South Carolina, of course!

That’s not all. There are many museums, performing arts venues, and active artistic hubs, while the cultural and history buffs can explore Antebellum mansions and enjoy traditional southern meals to exotic dishes.

I’ve looked at a few RV campgrounds, allowing you to sample some of what South Carolina has to offer.

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Willowtree RV Resort, Myrtle Beach, Longs

If you don’t want to be at the center of all the bustle, then Willow Tree will be ideal. The park is in Longs and has a private lake with a beautiful white sandy beach. Go kayaking, swimming, and fishing without having to drive to Myrtle Beach, which is only a short distance away.

There are both pull-through, and back-up RV sites, WiFi, a recreation room, a laundry, an inflatable water park, clean bathrooms, and your furry friends are welcome. The stands have full hookups and large paved RV pads, all set in a lush landscape.

Visit the Moorish Castle, explore Murrells Inlet, or visit North Myrtle Beach with its quaint shops and restaurants. Of course, central Myrtle Beach is where it’s all happening. Have fun at the Family Kingdom Amusement Park or stand amazed at the Ripley’s Believe it or Not Auditorium. The one thing you cannot miss doing is taking a ride on the 200-foot Skywheel.

Poinsett State Park, Hopkins

When visiting this area, you should see the Congaree National Park with the largest hardwood forest in the USA. It’s a prehistoric world with complex ecosystems, tall trees, and various reptiles, frogs, and amphibians. Hiking, fishing, canoe trails, and kayaking are available in the park.

RV camping isn’t allowed in Congaree. An excellent place to use as a base is the Poinsett State Park, which is close by. The 24 sites have water, electric hookups, a picnic table, fire ring, dump station, restrooms, free WiFi, and pets are welcome. The quiet, spacious park has a small lake with a swimming area, paddle boats, hiking and biking trails, and bass fishing. 

Mount Pleasant/Charleston Koa Holiday

Charleston exudes Southern hospitality. Interesting places to visit are Patriots Point, which includes the Medal of Honour Museum and the Vietnam Experience exhibit, and Fort Sumter national monument. Then there’s historic Charlestown itself.

You can enjoy a free wagon ride to the Oakland Plantation and view the oldest house in Mount Pleasant. Facilities in the park include disc golf, nature trails, boating and fishing on the lake, a tie-dying station, a dog park, and a propane station. You can rent bikes and boats on site.

All the RV sites have full-hookups, 30 and 50 amp service, with pull-through and back-in options. The park is on an old antebellum plantation, and the stands nestle between gorgeous oaks with Spanish moss all around.

Hilton Head RV Resort and Marina

This park has 200 RV full hookup sites with 30 and 50 amp service, two bathhouses, WiFi, cable TV, two swimming pools, a hot tub, sauna, sun deck, gazebo, and a laundry. There’s a Marina, fuel dock, ship store, fishing pier, and boat ramp for the boating enthusiasts. Other amenities are a playground, a tennis court, jet skis, kayaks, paddleboards, and a 24-hour exercise room.

The park also has an RV and convenience store, and a five-star restaurant on site. The island is home to a Symphony orchestra and several arts groups that host various festivals throughout the year. Places to visit are the famous Harbor Town Lighthouse, the Coastal Discovery Museum, and the sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum.

My Verdict

You cannot beat South Carolina’s superb climate, beautiful beaches, endless array of landscapes, exciting resorts and marinas, diverse cultures, and rich history. All in all, traveling through the state is an RVers dream with something new around every corner.

No wonder it’s one of the most popular vacation destinations, so come and experience the fun and sun in an RV.

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