Tammy and I met friends and family at Edisto State Park over Veteran’s Day weekend. The park is located on Edisto Island, which is south of Charleston S. C. It is one of four SC State Parks located on the ocean.
The park contains 1255 acres, 4 miles of ADA accessible hiking and biking trails and 1.5 miles of beach access.
There are 2 campgrounds in the state park. They have one on the oceanfront and the other near the salt marsh. A total of 112 RV campsites with water and electric with 20/30/50 service. Spacious sites with hard packed sand, fire pit and picnic table. They have several sites that will accommodate rigs up to 40 feet.
We camped in the oceanfront area. The bathhouse was in good condition and kept clean by the volunteer staff everyday. I love camping in state parks, you always see a variety of people and campers. There were Tiffin motorhomes, 5th wheels, travel trailers and a bunch of small teardrop trailers. We camped on site 71, which was located in the shady area. If we come back again in the fall, we will go to the other end of the campground which had no trees. It would have been warmer there in the direct sun.
On Friday we explored the local area before our friends arrived. Edisto Island is not very commercial, there is only one grocery store, a couple beach shops, and a ABC Store. These were located on the main road at the oceanfront area. At the other end of the island they do have a golf course and resort hotel. I really liked the laid back community feel. Most of the homes on the island are rentals.
We also visited Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area. I will have pictures and write up in the future!
The rest of the weekend was filled with good food and good times with family and friends, walking on the beach looking for shells. Tammy and Tina spent time gathering small oyster shells to make christmas (shell) trees. Besides the regular variety of shells, we found some Lettered Olive shells, which is the South Carolina State Shell They are pretty cool looking.
We live in a beach town in N.C. and when we are not on a road trip, we are on the beach enjoying the fun and sun. We are able to drive out on a section of Carolina Beach and really enjoy the convenience of it, but it is really crowded with people. And when we camp at other beaches that are kind of out of the way of the main stream, it sure is fun!￼
We enjoyed our stay at Edisto Beach and look forward to returning sometime. This is a campground that I would recommend to fellow RV’s that enjoy camping near the beach.
The state park is located at 8377 State Cabin Rd., Edisto Island, S.C. 843-869-2156
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