On the places to stay.... When in South Carolina's Upstate area last winter I had some folks recommend a park to me.. We stay in Oconee county most of the winter.. My membership is good in Fair Play (3 miles from the Georgia border, just off I-85, Take exit 2 or 4 and head toward the other one) for two weeks out of 3.. The 3rd week we spent on a peninsula in lake Keowee (place of mulberries) called South Cove Park. An Oconee county park 12/night Water and either 30/50 amps.. The Peninsula is a "Finger" size thing, depending on the site you are either on the water or you can see water out of nearly all windows.. (no more than 20 yards from the shore) Very nice park.
Once they went to summer rates (25 for residents, 30 for me) we went to a nearby COE park. in Pickens county 17 miles differnece.
Home is where I park it!