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Old 10-01-2013, 10:10 PM   #1
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South Carolina destinations

Planning a trip to the SC coast next April or May. Just doing a search and certainly lots to choose from. Just thought I'd post for a few recommendations or experiences you've had.
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:06 PM   #2
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James Island County Park just southeast of Charleston. Really a great campground. Great sites, bike paths. Close to beach and to downtown Charleston (10 min). Check it out. Charleston County Parks and Recreation - Campground & Cottages
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:37 AM   #3
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did this trip last year in early april. we stayed at myrtle beach state park, which is nice, well organized, some nice private spots on the exterior of loops, a quick walk to the beach, free pier fishiing, golf and lots of stores for the little lady to run off to.

things to look out for would be state parks on the way down and returning. Some state parks have large tick problems ... while others dont have any at all.

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Old 10-04-2013, 09:09 AM   #4
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Dalford and d-mo have nailed the recommendations. James Island is a short drive to Charleston and Folly Beach (and the Firefly vodka plantation). MB State Park is a slice of beach as it was before developers got a hold of Mother Nature.
I'm sure there are plenty of other places, notably RV "resorts," but if you want amenities (water/electric/sewer) served up in a campground under hardwoods and live oaks, you can't do any better than those two parks, IMHO.

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Old 10-04-2013, 01:52 PM   #5
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Never stayed there myself but a couple of friends highly recommend Hunting Island State Park. One of my coworkers goes there almost every spring with her family. The pictures she posts are gorgeous! Hunting Island State Park Camping - Lighthouses in South Carolina - Hunting Island State Park
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Pirateland campground. Nice amenities.
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:14 PM   #7
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Don't forget Huntington Beach State Park, on US 17 between Georgetown and Myrtle Beach. Brookgreen Gardens is across US 17 from the park and it should be great in April and May. Murrell's Inlet, which has numerous seafood resturants, is a short drive north from the park.
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:32 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the great replies. DW has spent hours on the net. We will do a split trip between Huntington Beach State park and WillowTree RV resort (hot tub on the camp site and fantastic reviews, very innovative park built in 2003).
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Huntington Beach State Park is excellent.
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:45 PM   #10
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Stayed at Hunting Island 2 yrs ago and it was beautiful I highly recommend it! Stayed at James a Island last year and it is a nice clean park with lots to do. Recommend visiting Firefly Plantation, Caw Caw Nature Center and Charleston. So much to do there! Wife and I are planning on going back to Hunting Island next spring, can't wait .
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