March, 2007 – When I was researching campgrounds near Charleston, I quickly saw that the Campground at James Island County Park was highly recommended (“an absolute gem”). After reading comments from RV.net and RVParkReviews.com like: “the gold standard for the Charleston area” and “the best as far as we are concerned,” I knew this was where I wanted to stay. It’s so great to have such a network of helpful RVers!
Here I am in site 123 – plenty big and convenient plus I could get satellite TV and my Verizon air card worked fine. When I was here in 2007, only 12 of their 124 sites had 50 amp service.
Update August, 2008: Park Manager Michael Bradley was kind enough to let me know of some campground upgrades completed recently. All sites now offer 20/30/50 amp hookups! Besides that, they’ve installed free WiFi that is accessible from all campsites, cottages and the activity center. They’ve also improved the campsite markers so they’re better visible from the RV. He reports their guests are very pleased with the upgrades and I can well imagine that’s true. It was a great park when I was there and the improvements can only add to the enjoyment of the campground.
This is #61, a large pullthrough.
Down from it is #66 & 67, one of the “double” sites if you’re traveling with a neighbor or just want to be neighborly.
Site 49 was chosen by an RV.Net buddy, “fla-gypsy.” I was happy to meet fla-gypsy and his wife before they headed home. We didn’t have a lot of time to visit, but it’s always fun to put faces with the names of your online buddies. This was their first visit and they had nothing but good things to say about the park. They said they didn’t come for the things advertised for kids and pets since they travel with neither, but they appreciated how well the campground is maintained and managed, how convenient the shuttle into town is – how friendly the staff is and how clean the showers and restrooms are.
The campground also has a well stocked store, 2 laundry facilities, propane and dump station. There is a fee to dump if you’re in a site with no hookups or in overflow.
They also provide a shuttle to downtown Charleston Visitor’s Center, Folly Beach County Park and Folly Beach Fishing Pier for a nominal fee.
Camping here will also get you admission and parking in the other Charleston County Parks:
Folly Beach County Park
Folly Beach Fishing Pier
Isle of Palms County Park
Kiawah Beachwalker Park
Mt. Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park
N. Charleston Wannamaker County Park
Caw Caw Interpretive Center
Be sure to check for days/hours as they change seasonally.