South Carolina’s state parks have over 3,000 campsites and rv campgrounds in South Carolina’s most scenic places, providing numerous options for camping in state parks. Each site offers its own unique surroundings and camping experience.
To reserve a campsite, visit our online reservation system or call 1-866-345-PARK (7275).
Tent & RV Camping
Traditional tent and RV campgrounds in South Carolina State Parks are drive-in spaces large enough to accommodate camping trailers, RVs and tents. Most parks have a limited number of paved and pull-through sites roomy enough for large units. Many of these tent and RV campgrounds in South Carolina state parks also offer access to restrooms, hot shower facilities, water and electric hook-ups, a picnic table and holding tank dumping stations. Some parks also offer rustic tent sites with centralized water and no electrical hookups at a reduced rate.
Carolina Camper Cabins
These unique camping units can only be found by those Camping on Lake Hartwell and and serve as an alternative for guests camping in state parks without a trailer or motor home who want an to sleep under a real roof, but still have an outdoorsy experience.
Trailside Camping in State Parks
Trailside camping spots are found along hiking trails in remote areas of the parks, mostly in the Upstate region. Some degree of hiking is required to access these sites. There is also no running water or restroom facilities provided with the trailside campsites.
These camping spots are located in remote areas of the parks, in areas accessible only by boat. Only Cheraw and Devils Fork state parks offer boat-in sites. These sites do not offer any water, electrical or restroom facilities.
Equestrian camping spots are located in five of the parks, near the equestrian trail heads. The sites come water-ready.
The purpose of the primitive camping areas, restricted to large organized groups only, is to allow these groups to experience the park in a setting that lends itself to resource education and the development of an environmental ethic. These camping areas are ideal for boy scout groups or church youth groups.
For more detailed information on these different types of camping in state parks here in South Carolina, make sure you visit the camping pages located under the camping menu.