Foster Creek RV Park and Villas

 
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Foster Creek RV Park
Foster Creek RV Park

Location

Installation
Joint Base Charleston, SC
GPS Coordinates
32.977558, -79.98395
Location Information
Charleston Navy Weapons Station, SC
RV Gate Coordinates
Not behind a gate.

Directions

Directions
FROM CHARLESTON: Take I-526 to exit 19 (North Rhett Ave.). Go North on North Rhett Ave. for about 5.5 miles. Turn right onto Redbank Rd. (There will be a Burger King in front of you). Cross the railroad tracks onto Naval Weapons Station Charleston, but there's no security gate. Past the NEX, turn left at the light onto Deke Giles Ave. At the stop sign, turn right onto Pulaski St. Drive 1 mile and the villas and RV Park will be on your left. ---- From I-26, take exit 205B (to Hwy 78 East). On Hwy 78, you will travel about 1.5 miles. Upon approaching Hwy 52, get in your left lane. At the fork, go left and cross over Hwy 52. At the second traffic light, turn right onto Redbank Rd. After traveling approximately 2 miles, you will cross the intersection with North Rhett Ave. Proceed forward. You will cross railroad tracks as you enter Naval Weapons Station Charleston, but there's no security gate. Past the NEX, turn left at the light onto Deke Giles St. At the stop sign, turn right onto Pulaski St. Drive 1 mile and the villas and RV Park will be on your left.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(843) 794-2120/2121
Mailing Address
2316 Redbank Road - Code 15, Goose Creek, SC 29445
Email Address
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Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV. DoD Civilians.
Season
Year round
Reservations
Reservations are accepted 3 months in advance. CAUTION: Reservations must be paid in full in advance. There's no refund if cancelled less than 30 days in advance of arrival date.
Internet Access
Free WiFi available, but is VERY restrictive on usage. Full use of WiFi requires a fee.
Mail Forwarding
USPS: Must use local General Delivery. ---- UPS/FedEx: (Your Name), 500 Pulaski Circle, Site # (???), Goose Creek, SC 29445
Pet Information
Allowed with usual leash and cleanup rules in the RV Park. Not allowed in the Villas.
Campground Information
Sites for short term stay are not to exceed 30 days. Anyone in a short term site can request an extension of their stay, but no sooner than 7 days prior to their scheduled departure. Sites 1-24 are designated for short term stays and site #2 and #6 has smaller dimensions 50 X 10 so it is recommended smaller campers utilize these spots. 3 washers and 3 dryers. No pull-thru sites. Maximum length - 70'. Villa rental rates vary based on type of accommodation. Four 2 bedroom (sleeps 4), ten 3 bedroom (sleeps 5) and two 4 bedroom (sleeps 7) rental villas available.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
RV Storage
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Playground
  • Swimming

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
46
W/50A/S
$20+
$?
$?
Villas
16
Full
$55 - $85
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Weather Information

Great location to explore Charleston from.

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Aug 1,2017

I never wanted to stay there, but I have been there. It is a horrible place, nothing maintained, nothing kept clean. The small basketball court needs to have all the weeds cleaned out. There is nothing there, how can this place have a high rating? They will not put any money into the place because the host will not keep up the appearance. It was an old mobile home park, and not designed as a campground. Plenty of room, no security, and a lot of long term people who's places look like the ghetto.

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April 10 - 24 , 2017

Stayed on site 5, outstanding CG. The host does a great job very professional BZ No laundry ,awaiting new machines went outside to new laundry mat great base and location to Charleston .We will return again An excellent experience.

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(Updated: April 24, 2017)
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April 2017

I must say things must have improved since the last review in 2016. We stayed at Foster Creek in a 43ft 5th wheel. There was plenty of room and enough space between sites. Doc the host met us and was a great help. We especially appreciated Doc inviting us to the Friday night dinner at the local Fleet Reserve Association facility. About 20 folks from the park went and it was a great time. At $22 a night, the prices were very reasonable with Charleston being so close. And the Wifi was great. It wasn't overly fast but worked well enough for cruising the web. We didn't use the washrooms or laundry as we have our own. However we heard the washers were not working. The park is very clean but needs to be mowed more often. There's plenty pf space to walk your dogs too. We would definitely stay again next time we're in the area. Thanks Doc!

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July 25-27, 2016

We stayed at the Foster Creek Villas with our kids while visiting the Charleston area. The rooms look like old base housing. They were spacious, but pretty run down. There's no housekeeping on a daily basis, but we did get complimentary coffee. There is laundry in the unit. No soaps or shampoos. We were there two nights and never could get Wi-Fi. Drove all over the base, but couldn't get it anywhere. That was frustrating mainly because there isn't any base guide or printouts to tell you what the hours are of things on site, like the comm and NEX. For the sites we visited, I used the data on my phone, but it's not unlimited, so didn't use that much. Be careful about your trash. Critters got into our trash can overnight and we had a mess to clean up. (It wasn't even our trash!) Good rates. We only paid $99 a night for a four bedroom unit. That's great for a big family. 

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June 2015

My wife and I enjoyed our stay. We found that we did not feel crowded. We have a 39.5 foot 5 slide Montana, being a large unit we could end up in some tight sites. Plenty of room here. Short ride to Charleston. Base facilities were very close. there were reasonable and common campground rules. Camp host (Doc) was easy going nice (Even for an even numbered Chief! Love ya Doc!) and introduced himself personally. Took time to site down with us in our unit, give us info, explain rules and answer questions. We saw him again during the week around the campground and was greeted always with a smile and a wave. We're going back this year for my sons graduation from Nuclear Power School. We're looking forward to our next stay. Eric

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(Updated: February 10, 2016)
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4.4
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5.0
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3.0
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5.0

Jan. 25th to Feb. 22. 2016

Has been 3 years since we were here and it is always fun to come back to this area as it is so convenient to head into Charleston. I am very impressed with the dog owners living in this community as they are the most respectful of any I have seen at all FamCamps we have stayed at. Amenities and Value I gave a 3 since it cost over $600.00 to stay here this long and you have a site and a picnic table. They moved the laundry and bath house and it is in a white trailer now all the way in the back of the campground. There is a trailer near the laundry/bath house that has some type of business activity that appears to be base related and there is a constant flow of traffic on the road in front of us going back and forth to the trailer during the day. We are in site #10 and when it rains the ground on the passenger side of the RV gets flooded and #9 is the same way so avoid them if possible. Be sure you visit the Citadel and on Fridays at 3:45 they have the Review Parade. Summerville is a wonderful town to visit also as shopping and dining places are numerous. As always Doc is top notch and he is key to keeping this a happy place to stay.  New Note 2/10/16  All RV sites are scheduled to be repaved sometime in 2017 and it will be one paved site not the 2 narrow strips for the RV and pad for table as it is now.

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4.9
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0

DEC 2015

Easy access/No Gates. The NEX,commissary, gas station, and ITT are close by and easily accessible. Doc, the camp host was extremely knowledgeable of the area and great to work with. He greeted us when we arrived and answered our questions. Will Stay again! Definitely Recommend. Did not have cable, however was able to pickup several local channels with antenna. 

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(Updated: November 16, 2015)
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1.6
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4.0
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2.0
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1.0

October 2015

We requested a site good for satellite when we made the reservation several months ago. Upon arrival we discovered that the site assigned was not good for satellite and had trees that would scratch our slideouts when deployed. Person in the office moved us to another site-- even less likely for satellite. Manager said that the first she heard of the tree and satellite problems was from me-- and that was because no one had ever complained before. REALLY????   Issues: 1. Many of the transient sites have trees, i.e. no satellite use. 2. Many sites flood during rain- and remain flooded for days following rain. Several long-termers indicated that mosquitoes are menacing during summer because there often is standing water. 3. Fire ant hills are pervasive. Five on our site alone. Again, long-termers stated that they have been a problem for a long time. These pose a potentially deadly risk to anyone who is allergic. Overall, the most poorly maintained military campground we have stayed at in over eight years of full-timing. If we return to Charleston we will stay at a civilian campground instead of fighting the lack of maintenance, insects and water. Hopefully we won't have to wade to our car and dodge fire ants.  RECOMMENDATION: Someone in the chain of command should step up, get the SeaBees or others involved and install french drains at the campsites that flood. The command structure on the base should investigate the overall operation of this campground and take corrective actions as warranted. Our active-duty and retired personnel deserve better.

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4.2
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
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4.0

21-31 Oct 2015

We had another nice stay here. Doc, the camp host goes above and beyond to make sure your stay is a pleasant one. I believe he is the best camp host that we have ever had the pleasure of meeting in all of the military campgrounds we have stayed in.

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5.0

June 3, 2015

Yes, most of the sites are long term, but getting reservations presented no problem. This is definitely big rig friendly. The sites are long enough to accommodate a 45' Class A with room in front for one or two vehicles. Amenities at the RV Park are minimal, but base exchange, commissary, gas station, pool, and everything else that you would expect to find on base are easily available. You do have to drive to them as they are spread out, but you don't have to go through a gate! Like everyone says, Doc, the camp host is the best. He was there as soon as we pulled in and made himself available for any questions that we might have. Foster Creek is about 20 miles from downtown Charleston, but the roads to I-26 and I-526 make it easy to get there for sightseeing. Go to the Charleston Visitor's Center, park there and take the free trolly transportation all over downtown. As an added benefit, Camping World is not too far away from the RV park, either.

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3.9
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4.0
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3.0
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4.0

May 21, 2015

Stayed a few days the end of May 2015. Doc is a great host. Nice campground. The downside is it's mostly a mobile home park with so many full timers squatters occupying most of the sites. While they claim 46 sites only about 12 are available for travelers. The remaining nearly 3 dozen sites are full time squatters. They don't let a lot of junk accumulate but it's obvious these people are in here for the long term with the stuff outside. For the squatters I give the 3s for facilities and value.

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March 20-26, 2015

We stayed here while visiting Charleston. The location was close, but still a good 25 minute drive to downtown Charleston. The park itself was great. Doc was quick to greet us as we pulled in and offered assistance for anything we needed. The location was very quiet, had plenty of area to walk dogs and very clean. The site was long enough to fit our 35 ft 5th wheel and 2500 truck with ease. The site also had a paved space next to the rv site for extra vehicles, the picnic table and grill. Power, water and wifi were great, no cable, but we picked up all the channels we needed with our antenna. There are A LOT of fire anthills around the park, so watch where you walk your pets and spray around your site if you have issues. The weather was cool and rainy most of our stay, so we had no issues with ants around our site. The park is outside of the Naval Weapons Station gate, so no ID required to enter, but you will need to show it to Doc upon arrival. The laundry was small, only two washers and three dryers, but the NEX does have a laundry facility with $1.00 per wash and $.75 for 30 minutes dry time. It would have been nice to be a little closer to downtown, but all in all a great location.

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02-07 October 2014

It's all about location, location, location! In 20-30 minutes or less you can see a lot. Doc the camp host very friendly and helpful. Wouldn't hurt for him to clean up the area round his site. The park was a former mobile home park. One section of the park is for long term. Sites are large, place is quiet. Grass was overgrown. Contract crew showed up the morning we left to mow the grass. Beware of fire ants! Visit ITT/MWR office for discount tickets and tourist info. Laundry is very dirty. In my opinion it should be demolished and rebuilt. If in the area would stay here again. The sign for "Deke Giles St" is missing, turn left at the traffic light just past the NEX.

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May 2014

On our way from ME to FL, we stopped in Charleston to see some old co-workers. We pulled into the fam camp around 10pm. Circled around and meet the camp host. He said there were no sites available for the night which was ok since there are 2 other fam camps in the area and without reservations we were just tossing the dice anyway. After a few minutes discussing where we were coming from and heading too, he put us into a seasonal site where they site holders were not in the campground at that time (they were camping at another location for the weekend). The only cash I had were rolls of quarters with a funny look, he smiled and put them in his pocket saying he will use them for the laundry.

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June 29 - July 3, 2014

Although there appear to be a number of full time campers at this park, the sites were well maintained and there were ample spaces for recreational use. Spaces are generous and well spaced and the campground is in a serene area inside a base housing area. The unofficial camp host, Doc, greets visitors with information packets and a helping hand should one be needed. A good area to go sight seeing in the historic areas.

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June 5 - 12, 2014

S.K. left this review using the Directory software: - Our first visit to Charleston area and Foster Creek. As reported in earlier reviews, "Doc" is still here and greeted us as we pulled into the park. Extremely helpful. Sites are concrete and level, with plenty of parking. Although some sites are bordered by large trees, didn't have a problem with OTA antenna, and saw several dish satellites around the grounds. Great area to walk your pets on trail through woods to a creek...watch for gators! There is a large restroom trailer with 6 individual restroom/showers (one ACA), and laundry room with 3 washers and 3 dryers. Will definitely recommend this for anyone visiting this area...about 30+ minutes from historic district, and plenty of good restaurants and shopping close by, if you don't want to use the base facilities within 5 minutes drive of campground. Both Weapons Station and JAB have golf courses, with the Air Force course (Wrenwood) being better (more difficult) of the two, but a 35 minute drive from campgrounds. The Navy course, Redband Plantation, is a short course and only 5800 from the tips.

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4.7
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5.0
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4.0
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May 20-30, 2014

J.S. left this review using the Directory software: - Wonderful campground!

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4.2
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April 7 to April 10

First time staying here and enjoyed the quietness and larger sites. The directions to the area need to be updated because the McDonalds is closed and sign is gone. However, the NEX (Navy Exchange) is just past the old McDonalds and is a good landmark just before your turn to the left. Your left turn is between the NEX and a fire station. We had an assigned site when we made our reservations but it was changed upon our arrival. Our site was okay but did flood during the rain. We found the park very convenient to Charleston and the tourist things. The park WIFI was unusable.

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March 29- April 7, 2014

Enjoyed our stay here. So much to see & do in Charleston area and this is easy access to all. Quiet location, large sites, friendly, helpful host. Excellent NEX and commissary close by. The only reason for the 4 in amenities/facilities was our particular site had a significant drainage problem when it rained. Evidently had been that way a long time. Because sites are assigned when you make your reservation, it was not possible for us to move to a different site. Once the rain quit and everything dried up, we were fine.

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