This is our second most favorite campground, after Topsail Hill Reserve. The sites are large and fairly private and mostly level gravel. There are miles of paved trails for dog walking in the park and a dog park on a lake. The staff is very friendly and maintains the park very well. It is very clean and quiet, even though it is very busy. Both AT&T and Verizon have pretty good service. It is an easy 15 minute drive to downtown Charleston. We have been here every year for the last five years and it is aways the same - clean, peaceful, convenient, near a wonderful historic city. We always end up extending our stay! There are about 10 sites that will work with a fixed satellite dish but you need to walk around yourself and find them. We have stayed in the other campgrounds in the area but much prefer James Island.
We have stayed here the last three years in the fall on our way home north from Florida. It is very clean and well maintained and the owners are very friendly and take pride in their campground. This year it was during Sandy so was very rainy but the grounds drained very well, no standing water or mud, which is important for us with two dogs to walk. All hookups worked well, including cable and free Wi-Fi. Level gravel sites, many of which will accommodate large rigs with toads. Highly recommend and we will return whenever in the area.
We used this park to bike around Owasco Lake. There are 10 electric only sites. Site 54 had 50 amps, the other 9 have 30 amp. Site 51 is satellite friendly, a few more may be. Sites are asphalt and level, with a lot of grassy space between sites, all with picnic tables and a fire ring. The nonelectric sites are all grass. It is well kept, a very nice state park. There are very nice hiking trails and a natural swimming pond in the summer. Great for dogs! Did not use the bath house but it is tiled and looks nice. No wifi, but good Verizon 3G service and acceptable ATT service. There is a seviceable market in Moravia one mile away for essentials. Very quiet this time of year and we would come back. Price reflects non NY resident.
We go out of way to stay here a couple of times a year during our travels. All of the other positive reviews are correct, in our opinion. The campground is remarkably clean and the area is so peaceful. Tonight we were watching horses run in the fields next to the campground. The people are also very nice. Last fall we had a problem with our motorhome after we had checked in and had to spend the night in the motorhome at the Ford dealership recommended by the campground in Apple Creek 10 miles down the road. The campground gave us a credit for the night we didn't use and the dealership fixed the problem!
The campground itself is okay, the pool is nice, campers are friendly. However, when we checked into this park, which was about 60% full, we were given the absolute worst spot in the place, right at the entrance, where all rigs, cars, etc. passed by, with a view of the maintenance vehicle parking lot. We didn't take the site and when we asked for a different one, the response from the very diffident employee was that the computer just gives him the first one available. We got a better site and spent 2 okay nights but wouldn't go back because of the attitude at the desk. The park was clean, however, and generally well maintained. The area around the park was okay too. Just check the site map when you check in!
The location of the campground is unbeatable. The beach is wonderful. We were in a small site on the ocean campground, steps to the beach, although there are dunes between the beach and the sites. The campsites on the beach are very close together. The sites in the other campground have more room and are more shaded but will not accommodate a larger rig. Cell phones do not work well at the sites but local television is very good with antenna. Generally too many trees for satellite. What you give up in site spaciousness is more than made up for by the incredible beach location. Reserve early.
This is a perfect campground, in our estimation. It has all of the amenities, plus the beach a bike ride away, which is totally awesome. We stayed here 2 different times for a total of 8 days on our trip to Florida from MI and had to force ourselves to leave the second time. Very clean, nice people, although we noticed the second time near the end of April that the weekend crowd is much noisier. We will plan to go back next year. There is also a 14 mile paved bike path right at the campground that runs along 30 A.
We have stayed here twice in the last 18 months. While on a mountain, the sites are pretty level and beautifully landscaped. The owners are very helpful and friendly and the campground is beautiful and very clean. For us, traveling without children, it is pretty close to perfect. No noise, pets are welcome, people are friendly, close to Asheville and super clean without being antiseptic. Lots of vegetation. There is not a bad site in this small campground. Try it while in Asheville!!