By Alli Hill
You don’t need a tent to enjoy a trip to the great outdoors in South Carolina. Most campsites in the Palmetto State cater to RV dwellers and tent campers alike, so you can have all the comforts of home while enjoying a little R&R in nature’s paradise. Camping has a huge following in South Carolina, particularly when it comes to RVs. From small campsites on the lake to sprawling RV resorts chock full of amenities, here are five awesome RV campsites in the state.
RV or tents—everyone is welcome here! Once you set up your home away from home, head to one of the park’s many family-friendly amenities, such as the saltwater swimming pool or camp store. Visitors love coming back to this campsite because the owners take care to maintain the grounds and provide an exceptional experience for everyone who joins them. And although it’s just off the interstate, you’ll feel like you’re miles away from it.
Hilton Head Island is well known for its luxurious golf courses and hotels, but it’s also a beach-lined paradise for those who prefer to bring their own accommodations. The sprawling RV resort gives you direct access to the Hilton Head Harbor, with a few campsites featuring waterfront views. You have your pick of activities, from swimming pools and a sundeck, sauna, hot tub, exercise room, tennis court, fishing pier, water sports, playground, dog washing station, and a highly rated on-site restaurant—you’ll never have to leave the premises to enjoy a well-rounded vacation!
One of the Grand Strand’s mega RV resorts, guests make a stay at Ocean Lakes a yearly tradition. With over 850 campsites and tons of included activities, adults and kids alike will find everything they need for a memorable family vacation at the beach without ever leaving the grounds. Ocean Lakes offers almost one mile of direct beach access, as well as bicycle rentals, game room, nature center, mini golf, splash zone, and on-site cafe.
For campers who truly want to get away from it all, head to Palmetto Cove RV in South Carolina’s majestic Upstate region. The campsite features private river frontage and trails, as well as a dining hall and meeting shelter. Nearby you’ll find some of the state’s best parks, complete with hiking, mountain views, and other amenities. This is the perfect hideaway for those who want to reconnect with nature and themselves.
If you can’t decide between civilization and the middle of nowhere, this resort offers a good balance of both. Nestled against Lake Greenwood, you can rent a slot for your motorcoach or buy one for more permanent arrangements. Included in your stay are a swimming pool, a dock that’s perfect for fishing, lake access, boat storage, Wi-Fi, and a clubhouse for your indoor activities. It’s secluded enough to enjoy a little peace and quiet, yet close enough to places like Lake Greenwood State Park and waterfalls to help make your trip more enjoyable.