Great location to explore Charleston from.
Foster Creek RV Park and Villas
Type of site
$55 - $85
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April 10 - 24 , 2017
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July 25-27, 2016
Jan. 25th to Feb. 22. 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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July 12, 2014
Clean, concrete strips, did not need to do any leveling after getting backed in. All spaces appear to be very long. My space open for use. Check in with Doc, first space on left, then park, then go to ITT (1000 to 1700 M-F I think) and pay. Doc is still great.
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.
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.
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.
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.