River Bottom Farms Family Campground

When you book an RV in Lexington County and camp at River Bottom Farms Family Campground in Swansea, you’ll have plenty of room to roam. Situated on 43 rolling acres of farmland outside of Columbia, you can rent an RV near River Bottom Farms Family Campground and explore central South Carolina.When guests arrive at the campground, they can choose from one of the full hookup RV sites. Fully furnished cabins, cottages, and a chateau are also options for those without tents or recreational vehicles. There are even group camping sites for large events or family gatherings, with daily, weekly, monthly, and long-term rates offered to guests. The campsites at River Bottom Farms are equipped with fire rings and tables, with shower and bathroom facilities nearby.Fun features and amenities are what make this campground special. Cool off in the sparkling swimming pool in the heart of the campground, go fishing in one of four fully stocked ponds, or stroll through the woods on peaceful hiking trails during your stay. Children can play in the arcade, watch TV in the clubhouse, or play horseshoes and volleyball. Laundry facilities and a convenient camp store ensure that all the comforts of home are available while you're camping at River Bottoms Farms Family Campground. The city of Columbia is easy to reach when you're camping near Swansea, too, so you can dabble in some area nightlife and city culture while you're here.

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Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works


Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the host a request to book.


Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the host or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most hosts have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.


Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the host in the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

You won’t have too much trouble getting out into the great outdoors while camping at River Bottom Farms Family Campground. It may be close to the city, but there is an amazing variety of forestland and nature in the area, including some special state parks. Aiken State Park may be small, but it's just down the road and full of wonders. Guests can rent fishing equipment, boats, canoes, and kayaks at Aiken State Park to navigate its waterways and see the beauty of the swamps, mangroves, and forests. There are swimming areas, biking and hiking trails, and a camping area. Barnwell State Park is farther south, with many of the same features. Non-motorized boats are welcome on the lake, where fishing and swimming are also allowed. Playgrounds, volleyball courts, beaches, boat rentals, fishing piers, and a park store can be visited on-site.Over on the shores of massive Lake Marion, Santee State Park is one of the most popular recreation areas in South Carolina. The sprawling lake is teeming with freshwater fish like largemouth bass, white perch, and Arkansas blue catfish. Visitors can explore the lake's numerous swimming areas, hidden coves, and secret fishing spots, and Santee State Park has access to this extraordinary body of water. You can go hiking, biking, birdwatching, canoeing, kayaking, boating, swimming, or even camping at one of the park’s two RV-friendly campgrounds.Just outside of Columbia, the 26,000-acre Congaree National Park features various protected ecosystems, like cypress swamps and old-growth bottomland hardwood forests. You can walk the fantastic system of trails and boardwalks cutting through these stunning areas, canoe or kayak hundreds of miles of waterways, or stay the night in your RV rental while touring Congaree National Park.

City Sightseeing

The campsites at River Bottom Farms Family Campground are nestled in the tranquil South Carolina countryside, so sightseeing is best done in the capital city, just 45 minutes' drive northeast. There you can see a variety of historic sites, museums, art galleries, fine dining establishments, sporting events, and much more. The South Carolina State Museum is a fabulous place to learn about South Carolina’s natural and human history, with interactive displays, a planetarium, a 4D theater, and several stories of fascinating exhibits.The Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden is a zoo and wildlife center that children will absolutely adore. The 70-acre garden has beautiful walkways lined with flowers of every color, and there are over 2,000 animals representing 350 species from around the world at this wildlife education center. From tigers and zebras to curious otters and an array of reptiles and fish, this place makes for an excellent day trip destination while camping near Swansea.For a dose of culture, the Columbia Museum of Art is a must-visit for art lovers. This magnificent collection features towering sculptures outside and an assortment of masterpieces in its indoor galleries. See legendary works from masters like Vincent van Gogh and Andy Warhol, among others, when you head here during your Columbia camping trip. Events are regularly held at the museum, and rotating exhibits make every visit unique.

Ready to grab your gear and hit the trails? Before you hike, here are a few things you should check off your list. Learn more
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Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


How does check-in work?


Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.