October, 2006 – The campground at Dreher Island State Recreation Area consists of two sections, A and B. See Site Map, Campground Overview and Island Overview. ReserveAmerica for reservations online or by phone. Call Park at 803-364-4152 for reservations wanted less than 3 days in advance.
Here is the first site in Area A, Site 1 being a pull-through on the lake.
Here’s a view of Site B-53 in the campground showing proximity to the lake.
Total of 97 RV sites and 15 tent sites in 2 loops with both lakefront and forest sites. Sites have water and 30 amp electric hookups and dump stations nearby. In 2006, all sites were $18-20 night whether RV or tent, lakefront or forest, so naturally the lakefront ones fill up first. Rates vary depending on whether weekend (Fri-Sat) or weekday. Current Rate info from ReserveAmerica website.
Lakefront sites all are pretty level, but some forested sites have significant enough slopes that it would be hard to level a large motorhome. In Area B, sites 59-70 shouldn’t be a problem leveling.
Area A – 30 RV sites and 1 shower/restroom
Area B – 66 RV sites and 3 showers/restrooms
Area B is closed after Thanksgiving until the first weekend in March unless Area A fills up.
Differences between Areas:
Area A is closest to the entrance and outside the gate, so for easiest in/out, this is the preferred loop. There is a gate that is locked at dark that you have to open with combination to get to Loop B, about 2.5 miles from the park entrance. Local shore fishermen prefer Area A, but Area B has better access to the big water area.
Seasonal info: (Maximum length of stays vary with season)
Peak Season (April – September) (14 day max)
Mid Season (March, then October – November) (28 day max)
Off Season (December – February) (42 day max)
Crystal and Brit at the office were also always helpful, telling me about the different sites and what others like and don’t like about them. I’d recommend calling the office (803-364-4152) for that kind of info instead of ReserveAmerica, whose agents haven’t even seen the campground. A discount program starts on October 23 and ends the 1st week in March – 40% off regular camping rates on Sunday – Thursday! South Carolina residents and 100% disabled receive 35% off anytime, year round.
I have a few other pictures of sites in both sections A and B, so if there’s one you’d like to see in particular, please request in Comments below and I’ll see if I have it.