|James Island County Park
||[Dec. 26th, 2008|08:44 pm]
James Island Campground
Stayed here December 22nd through the 27th. Lovely place. The park is a good sized area with a nice lake and paved hiking paths. We were here for the holiday festival of lights, which takes place on the roads into and out of the campground, so returning in the evening is a slow but pretty process. It's moderately priced, mid thirties in the off season with the Good Sam discount. Everyone we've talked to has been very nice. The bathhouses are clean, water pressure low but the showers do eventually warm up. We've had two sites during our stay. One camp host claims that the reservationists see swapping sites as a sport. We think it's likely due to staggered reservations and trying to give people more desirable sites first. I'd rather have a less desirable site and stay put for the whole stay. I think that reserving early would help with that, along with insisting on a single site. The sites themselves are shell and gravel, nice and wide and fairly level. Sewer toward the back of the site on both, taking two hoses to reach. There's a water park open in summer. The sign at the pond says please don't feed the alligators but all we saw was a big turtle (also not to be fed.)
The park is very easy access to Charleston. I'd happily stay here again.