Aiken State Park

State Park

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1145 State Park Rd.
Windsor, SC 29856
803-649-2857
Reservations: 866-345-7275
Official Website

GPS: 33.5504, -81.4894

Last Price Paid: $17
Number of Sites: 25
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 259 ft
Max Length: 45 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

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KathrynB
Laughlin, NV
25 Airstream International
2015 Ford F150 XLT
38 reviews
Nightly rate: $17
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 8

KathrynB would stay here again

“Peaceful and Quiet. We slept looking up at a sky full of stars. ”

Reviewed Aug 23, 2017

Overall Rating

We made a quick trip to South Carolina to tent camp and see the August 21st solar eclipse. It was great fun. Tents and RVs were about 50/50. The state park is peaceful and quiet, even when it's full, and the spacing puts you close enough to get to know your neighbors yet far enough apart to give you a bit of privacy. The camp host was friendly and helpful in providing maps to get us into Aiken and the surrounding area. Each packed sand space had electric and water hookups, a pole/hook for hanging trash, a picnic table, and a fire pit. Wood was available for purchase ($6 a bag) at the ranger station. The dump station and trash bin were nearby and easily accessible, but screened by a fence from the camping spots. Within a few steps of the campground is a picnic area with nice playground equipment for children, covered picnic tables, and a small lake with a sandy swimming area. The town of Aiken is just 15 minutes away and has a Walmart and lots of restaurants if you get tired of your own cooking.

The down side? The campground has a heavy carpet of dead pine needles under the trees and I was concerned about their proximity to the fire pits and the potential for sparks starting a major fire. (Next time we'll bring a rake.) The restroom and showers were in need of repair and not as tidy as one would have liked. It being August in the Southeast the heat, humidity, and bugs (a varying mix of gnats, mosquitoes, black flies, horse flies, and ants of every size and color) were relentless. The showers were a sauna with the door closed and a magnet for flying insects with the door open.

If tent camping, this park is probably at its best in the fall and in early to late spring. In summer an RV with air-conditioning would make it much more comfortable. The gate is locked after dark, but campers are given a code to get in. Felt very safe walking to the restroom in the middle of the night. No bears. If you tent camp in the summer, be sure to put a tarp under your tent. Even without rain, a lot of moisture collects under the tent because of the humidity and sand gets tracked into the tent. But, as I said, we had a great time. Everyone was friendly. We were out in nature. And because there was no rain in the forecast, we left the rain cover off and slept looking up at a sky full of stars. Spectacular!

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4 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 18
“Great place to disappear for a few days.”

Reviewed Feb 26, 2016

Overall Rating

Good place to go. Quiet and peaceful. Great hiking, fishing, biking. Pet friendly. Knowledgeable helpful rangers. No hassle attitude. Good boarded swamp nature trails. Canoeing on the Edisto river with rentals available at a reasonable price. 2 fishing lakes, lots of wildlife. Great bike loop around park with side trails. Big easy camp sites, all back in sites. Clean restrooms with good hot water. Good drinking water. Easy dump station. Grounds are locked at nite from outside traffic, very secure.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • boat rental
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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