We always enjoy this campground. This is roughing it without water or electrical at the site. You can run your generator until 9 pm. We fill the water tanks before we get in and then just add another 5 gallons each day we are here. We don't run the generator that much, and if you get a campsite at the higher level, you get a better sea breeze and view. The National Park now requires a permit to drive on the beach and it costs $50.00 for a week! $120.00 for a year. Most of the park people are nice.
We stayed here two nights. They have a small boat launch for the canoe and the park has some sites you can be on the water. The roads do have the live oaks that drape over the roads. We have some problems with making the some turns without scraping the side of the RV. Had to hold the branches while the turn was made and had to trim some branches to keep the rubber roof from getting gouged. We let the staff know what we had to do. The campground was quiet.
We got here about an hour before the gate was to close. They had sites available in the wooded section. Our Fifth Wheel is 11 1/2 ft high. We almost ripped our roof which a branch from a live Oak hanging over the road. My husband stopped in time before it gouged the roof. He had to climb the roof and hold the branch up while I backed up the truck. We stopped at registration and told the ranger the problem. They said the trees should be trimmed at 14 ft clearance. We deciding not to stay as the light was fading and did not want to have more problems.
The scenery at this park is nice. The road throughout the park is somewhat narrow so be careful when getting to your site. The sites are nice and large. The hookups are in good shape. The dump station near the park entrance was in horrible shape when we were leaving so we did not use it. There was another one in the middle of the park that we wished we had looked at to see it's condition. The attendants were helpful. Sites are assigned to you as you come in. We didn't have a reservation. The tree canopy is great through out the whole park. The mosquitoes are monsters too!
Edisto has two sections for camping. The oceanfront section was full so we had to say in the Pine section. This was nice but of course the ocean area would have been better. The beach park area itself had been hit pretty hard by the waves from Hurricane Irene. The beach had a lot of erosion with exposed rebar in areas. The area close to the camping was not as beaten up. The site we had was large and easy to back into. The water at our site did not taste all that great so we used our water tank water for that. The mosquitoes were particularly bad in the pine area too.
Staff was pleasant and let us look around to choose a site. Sites were level and clean. We chose a site close to the tents that was easy to back in to. Being very close to beachfront was nice and the beach itself was wide. For some reason the electrical box tripped. We had been running the A/C for part of the day.
True waterfront camping. You can swim right off your site and have your boat anchored feet from your camper. Sites are well cared for and everyone was nice. The lake along the shore line drops off quickly. The bathrooms are decent and clean. When the campground is full, it can have that crowded feeling so be prepared. We do think it would be better if the number of cars at each site were kept to one per site. There is plenty of parking within a hundred or so feet of most sites. Campers in the row behind the lakefront sites can hardly see the lake because so many sites have multiple cars stacked like sardines!
We loved this campground tremendously. The sites are large, the stream looks and sounds great. They have a small pond to swim and another to fish. There are plenty of trees but not too many you have trouble getting around. Hostess and her grandson were great. The campground had the feel of a state or national park. Make sure to follow the signs or advice if you call. We have a 30 ft fifth wheel and did not have trouble getting to them or into the site. We will come back here when we're in the area again.