South Carolina is a very scenic and quiet state. Finding a great campground is not very hard, because there are quite a few. However depending on what kind of things you like to do while camping like hiking, fishing, canoeing, sleeping in a tent, or just watching nature, you will want to try to find a campground that offers what you like. Here are the top 5 places to go camping in South Carolina:
Burrells Ford Campground (Walhalla, SC) – This campground is set on the Chattooga river, which has been declared as a wild and scenic river. This means that there is no auto access to the campground. I think this is great, because it makes the land more natural and less crowded. However you will not have very many amenities available, so if your idea of camping is staying in a hotel, you probably will not make it here.
Table Rock State Park (Pickens, SC) – This campground is full of wilderness someone would like to see while camping, but it also offers a few more amenities than some sites. All of the camp sites have water and electrical hookups, so this is a wonderful campground for RVs.
Devils Fork State Park (Pickens, SC) – Devils Fork State Park is set against Lake Jocassee, which is one of the most beautiful lakes in South Carolina. This campground is set in an amazing wooded area, with camp sites right down by the lake. If you like to be near the water while you are camping, then this is the campground for you.
Jones Gap State Park (Marietta, SC) – Located in the Mountain Bridge Wilderness area, Jones Gap State Park is one of the most beautiful regions in the United States. This area contains over 400 species of plants; many of them are endangered species that only live in this area.
Keowee – Toxaway State Natural Area (Sunset, SC) – This area is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Many different rock formations can be seen throughout the area. If you like a little bit nicer amenities when camping, then this is the area for you, because many log cabins are available for rent throughout the area.