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South Carolina RV Parks: The RV parks in South Carolina You Want to Visit!

RV parks in South Carolina are quite numerous although, surprisingly, wide stretches of the South Carolina coast are without one. Our experience with South Carolina RV Parks was limited, as we stayed at only two during our nearly two-week sojourn in the state.

My wife and I sampled these RV parks in South Carolina as part of a 30,000-mile adventure we undertook in search of our country and of ourselves. The trip is recounted in my book, In Search of America’s Heartbeat: Twelve Months on the Road.

One of the two South Carolina RV parks at which we stayed was a place we visited just overnight on our way from Hilton Head Island, on the South Carolina coast, to Waynesville in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. That place was:

Pine Ridge Campground near Roebuck. The time of year was mid-April, and as we traveled inland and left the coastal plain behind, we entered rolling country and deciduous forest. Fresh buds were bursting, and everywhere we looked we saw dogwood trees in bloom. When we stopped for the night in this modest-sized campground run by friendly people back in the woods outside of Roebuck, rain had fallen all day, and the ground and everything else was soggy as a bowl of breakfast cereal that’s been sitting in the sink all day. Next morning, we broke camp in a driving rain. The precipitation is what we remember most about the place. This RV park provided 36 utility sites, six of them (but not ours) paved, the others gravel, grass or dirt. Eleven were pull-throughs. Thirty had full hookups, and six just water and electric. The RV park provided wireless Internet access, laundry room, LP gas sales, pool and a pond for fishing.

The other RV park, where we stayed for 10 days, was:

Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort & Marina on Hilton Head Island. Hilton Head was beautiful in April, with abundant azaleas in bloom under towering live oak trees hung with Spanish moss. Attractive homes sat on oversized lots off the road and back among the trees, and nestled along golf club fairways. At the RV park, we decide to pay a few dollars more per night for a site directly on the Intracoastal Waterway. This was a beautiful park and a beautiful spot in it, and we enjoyed the marine view that filled our RV’s windows. This RV park provided paved interior roads, 200 sites, 104 of them paved, with full hookups and patios, cable TV, laundry room, restaurant, pool, hot tub, recreation hall and boat-launching ramp. Saltwater fishing was available nearby. The park is less than an hour from the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, which graduates a class of basic trainees in an impressive public ceremony and pass-in-review on many Fridays.

If you’re considering exploring any South Carolina RV parks, I hope you’ve found this report helpful. If you know of any other RV parks in South Carolina that I should add to this list, e-mail me at

To read a great book about life on the road, including my travels through some of the great RV parks in the Southeast, grab your copy of In Search of America’s Heartbeat: Twelve Months on the Road.