Santee / Santee Lakes KOA

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Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.


Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.


All other types of drivable vehicles.


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Discover Santee / Santee Lakes KOA

When you book an RV in Clarendon County, you may want to consider staying at the Santee/Santee Lakes KOA campground in Summerton. This property sits on a lake and is shaded by a variety of mature trees. The campground offers a seasonal pool, lake swimming, a boat ramp, miniature golf, fishing, outdoor recreation, a game room, pizza and wings for sale, coffee in the office, and firewood for sale. Enjoy the comforts and conveniences of home here with restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, trash pickup, and Wi-Fi.

RV sites at Santee/Santee Lake KOA are grassy and are available with either pull-through or back-in access. Full hookups or water and electric hookups, 30- or 50-amp service, and fire rings are offered too, and rigs of up to 85 feet long can be hosted here. You can bring along the pup too, as the campground is pet-friendly and even features a dog walking area.

The Great Outdoors

You can spend some time at nearby Santee State Park when you rent a camper near Santee/Santee Lakes KOA. This state park is situated on beautiful Lake Marion, where you can fish for largemouth bass, bream, crappie, and catfish. Boat tours are also available. Bird watchers will be able to spot species, including great blue herons, ospreys, painted buntings, mourning doves, and more. Other recreational activities include swimming, nature trails, hiking, biking, tennis, and geocaching. There are picnic shelters available and a playground for families. Other amenities include a park office with a visitor center and a park store with park merchandise, gifts and souvenirs, and groceries and ice cream. Wi-Fi is available in the office, visitor center, store, and a Wi-Fi lounge.

The Santee National Wildlife Refuge is another great place to explore when you're camping with an RV near here. The refuge is maintained by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and covers approximately 13,000 acres. It is home to 45 species of mammals, 54 species of reptiles, 100 species of fish, and nearly 300 species of birds including the painted bunting. The refuge also houses the Santee Indian Mound, which was a ceremonial temple and burial site over 1,000 years ago. Recreation at the refuge includes fishing, hunting, hiking, and nature viewing and photography. The visitor center offers an observation deck with mounted binoculars, wildlife exhibits, maps and guides, and a kids’ corner. A wildlife drive guide is available for download.

You can also enjoy the great outdoors at the Congaree National Park with your RV rental near the Santee/Santee Lakes KOA campground. This National Park Service park is home to state and national champion trees. Recreational opportunities include canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing. Park rangers and trained volunteers offer programming including guided tours, kayak tours, and nature talks. The park bookstore carries books on local history and nature, gifts and souvenirs, snacks, and convenience items.

Exploring the Area

If you’re looking for some city life with your Summerton camper rental, Charleston is sophisticated and diverse. Head to this charming southern city, and you can enjoy art and science museums, live music and other performances, restaurants and bars, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and more. There are guided tours available to suit every taste and budget, including carriage-drawn historical tours, ghost tours, food tours, plantation tours, and cruise tours. Make sure to check out The Official Guide to Charleston and the Charleston Convention & Visitor Bureau for updated information on area attractions, events, happenings, and tourist guides.

The Lowcountry is known for fabulous championship golf courses, and you’ll enjoy exploring them with your rental RV near here. Some of your choices include a four-star Golf Digest-rated course, a par-72 course on Lake Marion, a course on a former rice plantation, and a course designed by Willard Byrd. Most of the courses have pro shops and clubhouses so you can relax afterward. Many also offer cart and club rentals if you didn’t bring yours along on the trip. Whether you're a novice or a club champion, you’ll enjoy playing on some of the most beautiful greens around, and you’ll find something perfectly suited to your skill level.

Summerton campers can enjoy pizza, wings, breakfast pizzas, and more prepared fresh on-site at the KOA. There is also hot coffee for sale at the campground store. If you would prefer to venture out of the campground, there are plenty of local restaurants that run the gamut from Southern home cooking to fine dining, barbecue, happy hours, and familiar fast-casual chains. Another necessity when you're RVing is fuel, and you’ll be able to find either gasoline or diesel easily at any of the area’s service stations, truck stops, or convenience stores.

Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds

  • Hiking TrailLocation
  • Wrights Bluff Nature Trail, SCSantee, SC
  • Limestone Nature Trail , SCSantee State Park, SC
  • Palmetto Trail: Lake Marion Passage, SCSantee, SC
  • Santee Trail , SCSantee State Park, SC
  • Oak Pinolley Trail , SCSantee State Park, SC
  • Palmetto Trail: Santee Passage, SCHolly Hill, SC
  • Palmetto Trail High Hills of Santee Passage, SCPoinsett State Park, SC
  • Palmetto Trail Eutaw Springs Passage, SCSaint Stephen, SC
  • Francis Beidler Forest, SCHolly Hill, SC
  • Whippoorwill Trail, SCPoinsett State Park, SC

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