Great RV Camping Locations
When it comes to RV camping, South Carolina offers the RVer just about every type of camping opportunity imaginable. US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has several water containment projects great for RV camping. Two national forests feature dispersed camping and rustic RV campsites, private RV parks are located just about everywhere, and state and national parks offer even more camping opportunites. From seashore camping to remote mountain campsites, South Carolina has great RV camping destinations.
Private RV Parks - Research tool for finding the best private RV parks and campgrounds in South Carolina.
Camping Reservations - Make your campground reservation in advance and your campsite will be waiting for you when you arrive.
The following are only a few examples of the great public RV camping locations available in South Carolina.
The Nantahala National Forest offers numerous recreation opportunities along the Kings Mountain State Park. Reservable RV camping is available. The campground offers 115 water and electric hookup campsites suitable for any size RV .
RV camping is available at the Richard B Russell Dam and Lake managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Calhoun Falls State Park is part of this USACE water containment project.
RV camping is available at Buck Hall Recreation Area managed by the US Forest Service. Reserved and first come first serve campsites suitable for tents and RVs of all sizes.
Rustic camping for vehicles with tents is available at Congaree National Park. There is an 8 site primitve campground with chemical toilets, fire rings with grills, and picnic tables. Free camping permit is required and available at visitor center.
The Sand Hills State Forest offers family, horse, and RV camping opportunities in a rustic setting. Bird watching, shady seclusion, rustic picnic shelters, a fishing lake and nature trail are just some of the activities.
Several counties in South Carolina offer RV camping. County resident campers are often charged a lower camping fee than non residents. To find these campgrounds, try and Internet search using the term - county park campground sc. A great example of the RV camping opportunities available is James Island County Park near Charleston. This county park campground has full hookup and primitive sites available for any size RV.
USFS (US Forest Service) - Describes USFS policies and rules about RV camping. Information about dispersed camping, and tips on how to find great free RV camping sites.
NPS (National Park Service) - General information about RV camping and campgrounds in US National Parks. With campgrounds in the most historic and scenic places in the country, the NPS offers some of the best places for RV camping.
USACE/COE (US Army Corp of Engineers) - USACE (perhaps better know as COE) manages water recreation areas throughout the USA. Information about finding USACE lakes, RV camping possibilities, and rules and policies for use of these water based recreation areas is included.
BLM (Bureau of Land Management) - Located throughout the western USA, BLM managed lands offer great camping locations. Developed campgrounds, and almost unlimited dispersed camping opportunites await you.
Here's a list of places to consider when looking for a free overnight RV camping or parking location in South Carolina. We always recommend asking for overnight RV parking permission when looking for a free spot to spend the night. The smaller your RV, the better chances you will have finding places to stay if you choose not to ask permission. If you don't ask permission, you end up "sneaking" into places and hoping nobody bothers you or issues you a trespassing ticket before you move on.
Be smart and Be Safe...Ask Permission.
As you can see, there are a lot of free RV camping and parking possibilities in South Carolina. If you are not asking permission, it's best to keep a very low profile. If your RV has slide outs, jacks and TV antennas, don't use them so as not to draw attention to yourself. Consider your surroundings carefully and if you feel uncomfortable with the area, move somewhere else.