October 21, 2020 - reviewed by Mandy
Salt Marsh Life
First the aesthetics: Its beautiful! The spots are mostly private, shaded, and nice sized. I stayed @ Live Oak site 88. There is no sewage. Dump station is a little bit down the road. Bath house was clean, water hot. It can get warm and muggy in there, but early morning showers fixes that issue. The trails are very pretty and the Spanish moss on all the trees is awesome. The beach is a mile away. So, all that is great. HOWEVER- it’s a Salt Marsh!! The mosquitos will literally have you for dinner!! I have never experienced anything like it. Rain- they don’t care. Bug sprays- they don’t care. Citronella candles- they will laugh and eat you over the candles. We are leaving a day early. It’s miserable! Can’t sit outside at all! Fire doesn’t help. Yes, ticks are a bit heavy but honestly- the mosquitos are like a horror movie. It’s beautiful.... but I won’t be back.
August 12, 2020 - reviewed by Patrick Miller
Could Have Been Worse
We went for a 3 day get away. We stayed on the Live Oak side at site 110. It was an extremely tight fit to back in and there are trees and brush that over hang all the roads and sites, I have a 29ft traveler trailer and if I had been any longer I would not have been able to fit into the spot. Once we got everything set up it wasn't too bad, but is honestly took 20-30 mimutes to get backed in and situated to be able to get the slides out and have room for the awning. The bath house was clean but water pressure was very weak in the showers and at the camp site. Not having sewer hook up on site is also a royal pain and kinda messed up for the price of the site. If you are going to stay anymore than 3 days. Good luck figuring out how to dump your tanks.
July 12, 2020 - reviewed by Arkie
Too Close For Comfort
Live oaks is a nice park, very secluded, except site 83. Opened our front door right in our neighbors face, so to speak, thank goodness we had nice neighbors, it is a very tricky site to get into with a big rig, FYI
December 29, 2019 - reviewed by Smitty
Peaceful Place To Stay
Wonderful place to stay. Stayed week after Christmas and was pleasantly surprised. Yes the road is seashell gravel and not highway pavement smooth if that’s such a thing, yes the water is not fresh mountain spring water...but it’s the beach. Got backed into our site and the first thing I heard when getting out was the ocean. All sites are within 100 yards of the beach. Found the biggest sea shell I have ever seen. The two bath houses are small but clean with hot water. The staff is friendly and there is a general store on site that is fully stocked with all kinds of stuff from fishing to camping to souvenirs. Will definitely be back.
August 30, 2019 - reviewed by Kathy
Love the park but the road is so rough. It’s gravel and could be graded.
January 17, 2019 - reviewed by Laura
We reserved for 14 days we are leaving after 8 days, what they have for water is salty, there are 6 camp hosts yet the showers are all soap scum there are no locking doors on the showers only curtains, the showers are all salt water. Ticks are bad here every time we take our dogs out we have to pick them off. We asked at the office about fresh water because I have been so sick they said I had to go to the fire station to get it, which we have no tow car so we decided if we have to pack up to get water it's time to go. The beach and stores are no where's near this part of the park. This park would be okay if you had plenty of fresh water in your tanks, no pets and just want to stay in a site. But for the price they should offer fresh no salted water.
December 24, 2018 - reviewed by Slow mover
Doggy And Family
Easy check in, great spot to stay with pets. There are may pet owners that stay here. Beach is great. Easy walk to shops and pier. Showers could use new heads. Great place for lazy days.
July 18, 2018 - reviewed by John
I got my reservation and 1 hour later I realized that I put my dates 1 day forward not according to my vacation dates than I got back to my reservation schedule worked on it and didn't let me change
I had to cancel my reservation and they charge me over $ 30
July 1, 2018 - reviewed by Roberts
A Yearly Tradition
This park and island hold a special place in our hearts. This will be our 4th year going back, and will continue to be a yearly tradition. It’s quiet, clean, private and GORGEOUS. There’s so much to do if you like being outdoors. Bike trails, fishing, boating, hiking, etc. The beach is beautiful and pretty quiet. We always stay at the live oak site, which is closer to the dumping station, but still only a mile away from the beach. A negative would be the grocery store. It’s a small, undeveloped island and the only place to shop is the Bi-Lo and it is expensive. Also, roads in the park are narrow and unpaved, and the water on the island IS NOT POTABLE! You can get free drinking water at city hall, just bring containers. Like I said before, the island is mostly homes. There’s golf course, a few restaurants, and that’s it. If you like putt putt, water parks, shopping, arcades, movie theaters, etc. when you go to the beach, you will be bored at edisto. Its called “edislow” for a reason!
May 12, 2018 - reviewed by Yankees
We stayed for a long weekend at the beach campground. The dump Station is up the road and requires some preparation. There is a BiLo across the street and also a surf shop and liquor store. There is not a lot for shopping here but they do have the basics. Families must Plan for this. The facilities are excellent and clean. The Beach and weather were perfect.We will be back for sure.
April 23, 2018 - reviewed by Gypsy Queen
Wonderful Park! Beachfront Campsite
Wonderful views, huge sites, kept very nice. Giving four stars only because out of two campsite areas they have one dump station and its a mile away from beachfront. With no full hookups this is an inconvenience, especially for the price. But that is the only complaint I have for this campsite. Other than that it was perfect and we do plan to go again just won't stay too long because of the long haul to dump.
March 8, 2018 - reviewed by E Saunders
Very nice park but no full hook ups. If you stay at the beachfront campground you will have to drag your portable dump tank about 1 mile to the dump station. The beaches are great and it's a great place to stay. Get you reservations in asap as the park stays pretty full. Probably very busy in the summertime but we were there in March and no crowds at all.
September 4, 2017 - reviewed by CUtigerAlum95
I'm hesitant to say too much for fear it will make it harder to go back because too many people will find this place. We camped in the Live Oaks campground in site #121. I wouldn't recommend it for a larger than 30' RV because it would be nearly impossible to get it in or out. It's also a bad spot if it rains because of the grade that site has. But, it's very private. Mosquitos are bad, but tolerable if you have a fan. The beach is AWESOME and is a very short drive from the campground. Parking was easy. Never a large crowd at the beach. Lots of shells. Very relaxing. Already booked next years trip, but at the ocean front campground.
March 18, 2016 - reviewed by GlampingQueen
Beautiful state park and campgrounds. Will visit again.
February 14, 2016 - reviewed by NomadicNCgypsy
Loved the park and setup. Very woodsy and quiet. One (dis)advantage is the remote location. If there is an emergency, it will be a long wait. We will visit again.