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Old 12-10-2010, 03:47 PM   #15
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Once again I am in the minority,,,maybe. I've been to James Island County Park, more than once. I will not return. If you can work around the two reasons I do not like this CG then go for it.

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1. There is no way to get to the park without going down roads with low hanging tree branches. The two antennas on my coach I am always concerned about top out at 13' 4". The entry roads are busy and one is not able to maneuver left and right to try and get under the branches. While I slow to idle, a $177. antenna was torn off on my last stop at this CG. This is a county park and county roads. One would think they could get their act together and trim the trees to the Federal minimum of 13' 6" clearance.

2. If it rains while you are there, the CG does not drain well. It drains very slowly. One can find oneself in ankle deep water for many hours.

For the price they charge (this place is not cheap) they should really have their act together on these two items. I have let the CG know my concerns, in writing, on both visits.

If these items concern you, consider one of the other recommendations.
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My wife and I just got back from James Island today. Hands down one of the finest RV campgrounds I have been to. We also had the opportunity to see their XMas light display. Incredible!! I will be back!!!!
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:57 AM   #17
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Can't talk about item 2, as I've never been there in the rain. As to the approach, on our first trip I hated the drive in. We followed our GPS from 17 to Folly Road, then down Central Park Road to Riverland Drive. I felt extremely uncomfortable on both Folly and Central Park Road. When we left that time, and on our second trip back, we followed Riverland Drive all the way to Maybank Highway, then Maybank to Main Road which will take you to 17. (On Google Maps here.)
For a southbound approach and departure, I found that route much less stressful. There are low trees on Riverland, but they seem to be right at the 15 foot height. The same is true on Main Road, but in my mind neither of those roads feels as claustrophobic as that Central Park Road.
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:49 AM   #18
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Can't talk about item 2, as I've never been there in the rain. As to the approach, on our first trip I hated the drive in. We followed our GPS from 17 to Folly Road, then down Central Park Road to Riverland Drive. I felt extremely uncomfortable on both Folly and Central Park Road. When we left that time, and on our second trip back, we followed Riverland Drive all the way to Maybank Highway, then Maybank to Main Road which will take you to 17. (On Google Maps here.)
For a southbound approach and departure, I found that route much less stressful. There are low trees on Riverland, but they seem to be right at the 15 foot height. The same is true on Main Road, but in my mind neither of those roads feels as claustrophobic as that Central Park Road.
I would agree that the roads that run directly off Folly to Riverland are tight and the trees do hang low. Your recommended route is the better way in, especially for folks with the taller Class A's.
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:17 AM   #19
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In all my years of camping I have never camped at a campground as bad as Edisto Beach State Park. The water is gooey even after the filter, I would not even hook it up to my rig! Dump station location sux. What little beach there is is down hill. The park is split into two sections one at the beach and one not. In the not the bugs will carry you away and I also found a tick on me. Nothing located at Edisto Beach, if you want a restaurant or whatever you have to drive, but there is a Piggly Wiggly grocery store there. I will not go back and I am from SC.
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Old 12-19-2010, 04:23 PM   #21
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I have Been staying in charleston sc for many many years at the Koa in Mt pleasant. It is off I 17...the ideal location to the iop and the city...great sites,great staff and over looks a small lake....
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We will be going to the Charleston area in March this year. We stayed at the James Island County park in 2008. The lots were great and the location to charleston was great too. I cant say as we had any problems with low hanging trees but when we go this year I will keep an eye out for them. We really loved the dog park. It is a large fenced in area with a great dog beach. The small lake in the dog park had a great sandy beach and the dogs could frolic in the water as muchs as the owners wanted them to. Our dog loves the water and it is usually difficult to find a place where he get in the water.
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I didn't notice any reference to Oak Plantation. We used to stay there once or twice a year (included between Christmas and New Year). I know they raised their rates a couple of years ago, but it was always convenient with easy access. Spaces are pretty generous.
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The wife and I are going to Charleston, S.C in June for a reunion with my old submarine buddies. Anybody have a suggestion on a good place to stay?
I like James Island Regional Park. Lots to do and close to the city and Folly Beach. Dog park with a lake, bike trails, fishing, kayaking, shuttle into the city, etc.
Charleston County Parks and Recreation - James Island County Park Don't take my spot, but it's perfect in March and October.
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Once you have decided where to stay, don't miss a trip to Saffron Café & Bakery • 333 East Bay Street • Charleston, South Carolina. But be forewarned, if you do go there, you're diet is shot to hell.
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I went on an old diesel boat there a few years ago. You talk about tight, I was on a large Carrier. I can't imagine working on anything in the bilge.
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