KOACharleston is a beautiful place to visit and explore, especially during the summer months. There are countless activities, wonderful views, plentiful sunshine, and gorgeous scenery. Many people come to Charleston for the beaches, the small town charm, and the Southern hospitality, but did you know that we also have some great camping grounds in our area? If you’re an avid camper, or if you’ve never gone camping before, consider taking a trip this summer or fall to Charleston for some camping fun! Whether you enjoy camping in a tent, or you have an RV, here are some of the local camping sites and parks to check out this summer:

Campgrounds at James Island County Park

For those who love the simplicity of tent camping, to those who want the comfort of a cottage, the James Island County Park campgrounds have it all. Enjoy the beauty of nature and the lovely paved walking trails around the park. James Island County Park offers fully furnished camping options for people who prefer to stay in a cottage. These amenities include full kitchens, bathrooms, televisions, Internet, multiple bedrooms, and gorgeous porches to take in all of the meadow and river views. If you prefer to stay in your own tent and stay closer to nature, there are lush grounds to set up camp, have picnics, and enjoy the scenery. All visitors have access to water fountains, biking, skating, and boat and bike rentals. For more information, call 843-795-9884.

Fain's RV Park

If you love RV camping, you’ll truly enjoy your stay at Fain’s RV Park. Loved and recommended by all in Charleston, these camping grounds are well-maintained and close to all kinds of local attractions to keep you and your family busy during your stay. The grounds are close to outdoor recreational activites, Givhans Ferry State Park, the Fort Moultrie National Monument, the Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club, and Devils Fork State Park. With so many options for activities and fun, Fain’s RV Park is the perfect spot for people with a variety of interests and hobbies. For more information, call 843-744-1005.

KOA of Mt. Pleasant

This KOA in Mt. Pleasant sits on the grounds of a true antebellum plantation. You can relax and enjoy your time on 377 acres of privately owned South Carolina Low Country land! Set up camp by the lake and then check out the area’s other plantations and beautiful gardens. The KOA offers hayride tours that are fun for the entire family. Take a walk to the Blackbeard’s Cove Family Fun Park for mini gold, ride the go-karts, or hang out at the lakefront. For more information, call 843-849-5177.

Oak Plantation Campground

The Oak Plantation Campground has plenty of space for RVs and traditional camping alike. Enjoy true southern charm and a friendly welcome from the staff. Just a short walk from Charleston, you can explore the historic plantations, the downtown district, shopping, golfing, and our beautiful beaches during your stay. There’s plenty of great amenities at Oak Plantation, including 250 campsites, modern facilities, a park, a clean pool, a convenience store to grab your essentials, and more. For more information, call 843-766-5936. Do you love camping? Share your favorite campsites and parks around Charleston with us below!