The first 15 PREMIUM SITES are great! Long back in concrete slabs with shade, picnic table, fire ring and plenty of parking. As you leave these sites, you venture into a wide open space with not a tree in sight. Great for cool days but not for the "hot" days of summer. There are two pools with the third one under construction. Pools are very small and the new is not any better, and over crowded. The water was a cloudy greenish color, so I chose not to enter. Had a water slide, but it was opened only certain hours. Splash area for the kids, and they seemed to enjoy. Planned activities for the kids with Yogi. We brought our golf cart, and was charged a $40 fee that is good for six months. Nothing on a nightly or weekly fee. Other CG in the area charge $10 for the year. Park also had a miniature golf for additional $5-7 per person. One small volleyball court, two horse shoe pits and a new addition of BOUNCE PILLOW, only open certain hours. It is owned by a local family, and they seem to be putting proceeds back into the campground. I understand the cost of operations, but to nickel and dime the guest after paying a hefty nightly fee is wrong. Best plus, is the lakes for fishing. All the kids enjoyed catching the trophy fish and releasing them for another day, but not without a kiss.
Wonderful campground host and the overall area was very clean. Camp sites were in need of a little TLC, as the grass areas were bare and rocky. Little yard maintenance would help this park. Pool was open to the public on a monthly membership. We arrived on a Saturday and it was filled with day campers and their families. The over crowded pool had the water a clouded condition, so I chose not to enter the pool.
We stayed in the "Purple" premium area across from the pool and play ground on site 145. Each of the premium sites are grass areas with a cooking deck complete with a deluxe Weber gas grill. Sites are spacious, area very clean and well taken care. There is a shuttle running from the campground to the attraction area every 45 minutes, so no vehicle is needed at the park. We did take our toad to the Metro station for the trip to the Braves ball game and again for downtown Atlanta. Don't try to drive! The Metro is fast, clean and the only way to navigate. The Braves shuttle drops you off at the front door of the ball park and picks you up, round trip ticket $4.
Large shady wooded sites. Some sites do have sewer hookups (5). Very large state park in the middle of downtown Columbia. Beautiful lake with fishing and boating. Walking, bicycle paths in all areas and trails. Saw the Park Ranger ride through several times checking on the area. Campground host was very pleasant and stopped by on several occasions to check on us. Will stop next time on our way to other areas.
From what I was hearing, this campground is in receivership. The staff are setting up for the new owners, which would be GREAT. Plans are for removal of many of the trees and stumps that dot the campground. Level the sites and add gravel. Update the pool and the bath houses. My site was ok, not exactly level, but livable. Sewer was further from the hook ups but just required an additional length. Planned activities were numerous: fishing, horse shoes, karioke, breakfast and games for the kids. Well thought out! The Zoo is several miles away, but location makes it easily accessable in 15 minutes. This is one that wants to make you return.
We also camped here at Lot 21. Staff went out of their way to help us. Got in late and went to sign in and was told that the family was getting ready to have dinner and come back later that evening or check with us on the way out in the morning. Wish I had more time to spend in this area as it was really beautiful and one of the best campgrounds that I have stayed it.
I very seldom give a park a 10. This one is a Diamond, not in the rough but highly polished! We stayed here with another group in a 5th wheel. Requested the BUDDY SITES and were very surprised at the amount of room between the two units. Staff (work campers) was excellent and the grounds are well kept and very clean. Tons of room for the kids to play and the Nature trails and bike paths are very wide. It's only 15 minutes from Myrtle Beaches hustle and bustle and then you can come home to the children laughter and the birds singing. Our first time here, but it will be a trip made several times a year.
We found this park as a last minute reservation. As my bride says, "all things will work out" and it really did this time. We camped in sites 63 & 64 and they were very level sites for our 40' MH and 5th wheel. The smaller sites next to the river are not level and designed for small units and tent campers. Located on the end of Pigeon Forge, it was very quiet and the trolley ran by every 30 minutes to carry you shopping or to the attractions. No need for a second tow vehicle. This is a hidden campsite and used by the locals as their retreat away from home. A definite campground to stay. Playground is very small and also is the pool area.
Beautiful park We stayed in the Red Oak camping area in sites 1 & 2. Large sites with plenty of shade and room to move around. Visited the bath houses although we didn't use them, very clean. Great place to ride the bicycles and take the canoe trip down the James River.