The park is nestled in a valley between two mountains. It is very shaded and we had perfect temperatures (70-72) even though we were camping in August. The staff and owners are quite friendly and make you feel like one of the family. There are group activities on weekends, a (pay) trout pond and 20 miles in either direction are nice little towns with gift shops, restaurants, etc... The park is level, which is unusual in the mountains. Lots of trees, and some backing is tight, but the owner will help guide you into your spot. Expect a strain on your engine to get there--and check those brakes, too! This was one of the most peaceful, relaxing camping trips ever! We will definitely make this a regular thing.
We really enjoyed our stay at James Island. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Some of the sites were pretty wet after a hard rain, but it's the lowcountry, that's the way it is. Racoons raided our coolers...took most of our meat. Our fault! Be sure to put all food indoors at night. Even though the grounds are level, the park has made an effort to round off most of the sites, so you will need to level your unit. The waterpark was lovely, something for everyone, but was probably enjoyed most by toddler-to-teen group. VERY friendly park for dog lovers, they even have a doggie park with a lake.
Campground staff is very friendly and even remembered us from a previous visit. The park is small, and typical low country packed sand. When it rained, it was a real mess, but you just have to deal with that. There is a nearby power plant that was quite noisy one night, but our stay was enjoyable. We've visited there several occasions in the past couple of years and will go back.