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Huntington Beach State Park, SC

219 RV rentals

Who wouldn't want to spend a weekend camping at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina? This sprawling, 2,500-acre park, home to the fantastic Grand Strand beach and scenic nature trails, has something to offer outdoor adventurers of all types. Book an RV in Georgetown County and drive over to Huntington Beach State Park for a short weekend getaway or a week-long adventure.

Locals and out-of-towners alike enjoy camping with an RV at Huntington State Park, the former winter estate of famed sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington and her husband, Archer. Visitors can spend time at the beach, …

Lake Hartwell State Park, SC

772 RV rentals

Tucked away to the southwestern part of South Carolina, and a few miles away from Georgia lies Lake Hartwell State Park. Situated along the shores of Lake Hartwell and a stone throws away from I-85, Lake Hartwell is the perfect spot for state park RV camping as you enjoy a quiet time with nature away from the hassle and bustle of the big cities. Sitting along Hwy 11 which is just off I-11, the easily accessible park is the only one that utilizes the shores of Lake Hartwell in Oconee County. Some other parks in the area include the Tugaloo …

Hunting Island State Park, SC

188 RV rentals


Wake up to the smell of the ocean and go to sleep to the sound of the waves while camping at Hunting Island State Park. Tucked in the South Carolina lowcountry, it remains the state’s most popular park for many reasons. More than a million people visit the 5,000 acres of beaches, marshes and maritime forests. Driftwood from island erosion decorates parts of the five-mile stretch of beaches, which provides a unique twist. The park offers all you need for a fun stay in your RV rental. Some campsites are just a short distance from the water.

Like many …

Givhans Ferry State Park, SC

258 RV rentals

Located in the Lowcountry Woods, Givhans Ferry State Park is a popular spot in South Carolina, offering everything from open spaces to relax into sports courts and camping areas. It is no wonder that so many people search for an RV in Dorchester County. The park sits on a stretch of the Edisto River, which is the longest free-flowing, blackwater river in North America, and there are many scenic spots that allow visitors a glimpse at this beautiful stretch of water.

Givhans Ferry State Park is easily accessed from a number of nearby towns such as Cottageville, Goose Creek …

Sadlers Creek State Park, SC

586 RV rentals

Sadlers Creek State Park, which is located in the northwest corner of South Carolina, is a fun place to check out when you book an RV in Anderson County. This state park sits on a peninsula in Lake Hartwell and encompasses nearly 400 acres of land. The park is a great place for families and individuals alike, and since it is easily accessible from the Savannah River National Scenic Highway, it is a great place to check out while you are RV camping at state parks in South Carolina.

The park offers one of the easiest ways to access …

Barnwell State Park, SC

232 RV rentals

Barnwell State Park is a park located near Blackville, South Carolina in Barnwell County. In the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps built 16 state parks across the state of South Carolina. Barnwell State Park is one of them; the land was initially purchased from private landowners in 1937. Many of the buildings built by the Civilian Conservation Corps are still in use at the park today.

The park and the county are both named for John Barnwell, an officer in the South Carolina Militia during the American Revolution. Barnwell also served in the South Carolina Provincial Congress and the official …

Lee State Park, SC

376 RV rentals

Lee State Park lies in northeastern South Carolina, between the towns and cities of Florence, Sumter, and Columbia. The state park lies along the Lynches River and is a picturesque picture of South Carolina countryside. Under state law, construction and development around the state park are restricted, preserving Lee State Park in all its idyllic charm. Visitors come from miles around to fish from the banks of the river, hike around the many trails, and marvel at the diversity of natural habitats and wildlife within Lee State Park. All this and more makes Lee State Park the …

Andrew Jackson State Park, SC

374 RV rentals

Andrew Jackson State Park in South Carolina is located in Lancaster County, and just north of the city of Lancaster. The state park is obviously named for Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States. Born near Lancaster in 1767, Jackson is the only president to be born in South Carolina. His political home was Tennessee, but he was raised in South Carolina.

Lancaster County has a humid subtropical climate, which means that its summers are hot and humid while its winters are fairly mild. The high elevation in some of the upstate areas such as Lancaster means that …

Lake Greenwood State Park, SC

290 RV rentals

As you are heading to South Carolina for a motorhome camping trip, consider visiting the Lake Greenwood State Park for an amazing camping experience in the wild. Located in the town of Ninety Six, this upstate park is spread over 900-acres and is known for hosting the annual South Carolina Festival of Flowers Triathlon held every June. For those without their own rig, book an RV rental in Greenwood County to make it easy to explore the park and its surrounding areas, including the cities of Laurens, Honea Path and Calhoun Falls, all within a 25-45 mile …

Congaree National Park, SC

269 RV rentals

Congaree National Park lies in central South Carolina, between the towns and cities of Columbia, Orangeburg, and Sumter. The forest was declared a national park in 2003 after a long campaign to preserve one of the last old-growth bottomland hardwood forests left in the United States. This ancient forest covers an area of over 26,000 acres, creating a picturesque and lush landscape of woodland, wetland floodplains. Congaree National Park has been designated a UNESCO biosphere reserve and a wilderness area, a testament to the natural beauty and rarity of the park.

Alongside this idyllic wilderness, Congaree National …

Aiken State Park, SC

216 RV rentals

Aiken State Park can be found in the Midlands region of South Carolina, around a thirty-minute drive east of Aiken. Sitting halfway between the busy cities of Augusta, GA, and Columbia, SC, the state park has become a popular retreat for city folk and nature enthusiasts alike.

Built during the early 1900s, Aiken State Park was one of the first state parks to grace the state of South Carolina. Its history traces back to the times of the Great Depression when two Civilian Conservation Corps combined efforts to create an area of isolated natural beauty. For over …

Myrtle Beach State Park, SC

237 RV rentals

Myrtle Beach and the wider Grand Strand area is one of the biggest tourist attractions along the southeastern coast. But while many people visit the area for its luxury hotels and golf courses, it's also an excellent spot for an RV camping trip.

Myrtle Beach State Park, which boasts maritime forest and a pristine stretch of beach, is well worth a visit for keen campers. Located less than a two-hour drive northeast of Charleston, South Carolina, this beautiful park offers great fishing, beachcombing, walking, and camping all year round.

For the perfect getaway in Myrtle Beach State Park, search …

Table Rock State Park, SC

466 RV rentals

If your idea of a good time includes camping with an RV and exploring the natural beauty of South Carolina, a visit to Table Rock State Park is a great addition to your travel itinerary. Located a short drive from the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains and Columbia, the state capital, Table Rock State Park is a 3,083-acre South Carolina Heritage Trust Site which boasts two picturesque man-made lakes, dozens of hiking trails, and two peaceful campgrounds.

Many of the park’s structures, including its cabins and stonework, were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s are well-preserved to …

Paris Mountain State Park, SC

449 RV rentals

Tucked in the northwestern part of the South Carolina, Paris Mountain State Park is a 1,540-acre slice of green heaven. The ridges and valleys of the park will have you questioning the fact you’re only five miles from the bustling town of Greenville. The park boasts 15 miles of hiking and biking trails, along with swimming, kayaking, and fishing on eight-acre Lake Placid. Paris Mountain is unique because it is a monadnock, meaning it is an isolated mountain that rises out of a flat area. It is the highest land formation near downtown Greenville.

Along with 16 other state …

Santee State Park, SC

255 RV rentals

Santee State Park is a gem of South Carolina. Santee campers get a taste of all different kinds of natural beauty in the 2,500-acre park. Explore the thick woodlands, boat on the state’s largest lake, and tour the flooded cypress forest. Thirty miles away is Orangeburg, a small, bustling college town. Drive about 70 miles, and you'll find yourself on the coast in Charleston.

Whether you're most excited to fish off the wheelchair-accessible pier right next to the park store, bike on a nature trail, swing a tennis racket, or go geocaching, there are activities for everyone at …

Sesquicentennial State Park, SC

328 RV rentals

Sesquicentennial State Park is situated in the lush Sandhills region in Richland County, South Carolina. It was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression as a way to help revive the local area.

The park is known locally as “Sesqui” and features plenty of camping amenities and outdoor destinations to enjoy. It runs over 1,400 acres long and is covered in fragrant pine trees making it a peaceful spot for motorhome camping.

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Those who search for an RV rental in Richland County will find many interesting attractions and things to do while at Sesquicentennial State …

Poinsett State Park, SC

301 RV rentals

Situated in the heart of South Carolina lies, Poinsett State Park. Named after botanist Joel Roberts Poinsett, the park is known as the Mountain of the Midlands and was once home to many Siouan Native American tribes. The land was also filled with water mills during the 1800s, many of which can still be seen today. The park’s land was also owned by the Singleton family for some time, including Angelica Singleton who would eventually become Angelica Singleton Van Buren and First Lady of the United States.

Besides its intricate history, Poinsett State Park is also popular for its unique …

Hamilton Branch State Park, SC

230 RV rentals

On the edge of South Carolina’s Midlands is McCormick County, home of Hamilton Branch State Park. The neighboring town of Plum Branch, South Carolina, is roughly an hour and a half from the state capital, Columbia. The drive from Augusta, Georgia, is less than 45 minutes, as the park borders on the state line.

The state park RV campgrounds are the perfect spot for campers who enjoy spending time on the water. A unique feature of Hamilton Branch State Park is that it offers lakefront camping on J. Strom Thurmond Lake’s 1,200 miles of shoreline. The massive reservoir boasts …

Chester State Park, SC

395 RV rentals

As you are heading into the wilderness of beautiful South Carolina on a motorhome camping trip, consider cruising over to Chester State Park, a 523-acre green oasis and haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Located near the town of Chester, just fifteen minutes off Interstate 77, and aptly located midway between the cities of Columbia, SC and Charlotte, NC. Book an RV in Chester County to explore the state park and its neighboring towns and cities.

Developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935, the park is one of 16 parks commissioned to be built by the CCC in South …

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