Motorhome camping in South Carolina can be very rewarding, with dense forests, plenty of rivers and streams, and gently rolling hills offering wide sweeping views. When you book an RV in Colleton County, you’ll be southeast section of the state, just south of St. George and north of Walterboro. Colleton State Park can be found in Colleton County, and when you stay with an RV in Colleton State Park, you’ll be less than 60 miles from Charleston, one of the state’s many popular cities.
Colleton State Park is more than just a blip on the map, however, and guests who take time to explore this 35-acre park are often rewarded with adventures and memories. The park was originally built in the 1930s as part of the projects done by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The park is situated on the Edisto River, which offers a scenic and calming backdrop while hiking, picnicking, and camping at Colleton State Park. The park is also home to an annual festival known as Edisto Riverfest, which brings together music, workshops, exhibits, and educational programs.
Colleton State Park doesn’t charge any admission for entry, which is only one of many reasons to visit this small park. It is easy to see this part of South Carolina by RV camping at Colleton State Park, and guests staying at the park can enjoy fishing, swimming, bird watching, geocaching, paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking, biking, hiking, and more. Pets are also welcome so long as they are kept on a leash, and there is even wifi available in some parts of the park.
The Edisto River is a great resource for enjoyment in the park, offering opportunities to fish, enjoy personal watercraft, and cool off on a hot summer’s day. Fishing is allowed from both the shore in addition to from kayaks and canoes, and a boat ramp can be found about a quarter-mile from the park. A fishing license is required no matter how you fish, though, so be sure to get the details of your license sorted out while arranging your rental RV.
Should land-based activities be more preferable for you, head to the many miles of hiking and biking trails to stretch your legs. A lot of these trails follow the river and offer unique views over the water, while others venture deeper into the surrounding forests. Many geocaches can be found throughout the park, so charge up your cellphone or GPS device before hitting the trails.
Camping at Colleton State Park
Staying at Colleton State Park is easy thanks to the onsite state park RV campgrounds. There are 25 RV compatible campsites in total, all of which have both water and electricity hookups and 30 and 50 amps. There is also a centrally located dump station that all RV campsites share. Tent camping is also allowed, and the primitive group area is more appropriate for tent campers than RV campers.
Reservations can be made ahead of time by telephone or online, so when you prefer a specific site, be sure to reserve ahead of time. Some of the RV campsites can accommodate RVs up to 40 feet, while others are limited to 25 feet, but all RV campsites feature-packed sand for convenient parking. Additionally, every campsite has a fire ring, a grill, and a picnic table for guests to use while staying.
Exploring the Area
Learning about the area is a fun way to start a trip, and while camping with an RV in Colleton County, be sure to head up to St. George and visit the Dorchester County Archives and History Center. This community museum is filled with plenty of local artifacts and exhibits that tell the story of not only St. George, but what life was like in the region at large. The museum has information on early settlers, Native American tribes that once lived in the region, and resources on local families.
While in St. George, there are quite a few places to grab a bite to eat or sit down for a meal with the family. There is a southern-themed cafe that is owned and operated by locals that is a must experience, as well as a few different southern restaurants to keep you fed. Many of the restaurants are clustered near the highway, so if there isn’t anything that is catching your eye, get on the highway and head south to Walterboro.
Walterboro has many more restaurants, including a barbeque place, a chicken and biscuits specialty shop, pizza places, Mexican restaurants, and all the popular fast food joints. Walterboro is also home to many more museums, including the Colleton County Museum, the Walterboro Wildlife Discovery Center, and the Bedon-Lucas House.