Typical Army Post campground. Poorly maintained, unlevel sites, dump station hard to get to and water not working. Lot of sites occupied by squatters. Entertained by loud blasting pop music most of the evening. It is located down the road from gate 5, sticker only, the civilian guards want you to go around to the main gate to get a temp pass. Best to stick with AF and Navy campgrounds, the Army thinks all campers are still in boot camp.
This was just a drive by since i was in the aera on business. Found this place to be dirty and totaly out of date. They have plenty of room to expand and improve. All but a few sites looked like homesteaders. One site is occupied by a log cabin type trailer on wheels. The type you would see permently on a lake lot for a weekend get away. Regular grills, refrigerators, tables and everthing one would find in a bad trailer park. The sites need repair and upgrading. Nice park area with swimming beach but as you drive thru the park everything looks nice untill you see the RV park(Trailer park) a total eyesore. Help!!! this place could be nice, with upgrading and proper management.
The staff at checkin were very friendly and helpful. I enjoyed my stay here altho I did not do any sightseeing. The gate to the base was about 5 or 6 miles from the campground, but very easy to get to. The commissary was one of the best I have seen. Very well stocked and clean. When I left, staff stated that they hope to have more/better campsites next year if I were to come back. There were a few leaky faucets, but other than that, no problems. The pads at the campsites were small, but ok. I did not go into any of the cabins, but they all looked in very good shape with the exception of one of the "park model" cabins. Over the weekend, there was a group camping in the field of the South Carolina Path Finders. Wall to wall tents and young people. The did keep to the field area and were no bother to anyone in the campground. All in all, I enjoyed my stay and will probably stay there again.
R.R. left this review using the Directory software: We noticed a lack of recent reviews, so we took a day trip to this CG to collect new intel. Although it sits close to I-20 & I-26 & I-77, overnight travelers would do well to avoid it. The two staffers on duty were very friendly and one of them has worked there for quite some time. The staff says you still can't reserve a site and the CG remains full pretty much year-round, in part due to military parents whose kids who go through boot camp here. Yes, you can call ahead for expected departure dates but be warned: the staff only treats them as estimates, it's not set in stone. We saw no signs of a CG host. One lot had just opened up when we got there and a big bus ventured in to claim it, but we watched them turn around and leave. Even before we could take pictures of that lot, we literally had to step aside so another rig could claim it. This CG advertises 18 lots, but we watched a 19th guest back up his toy hauler RV beside a cabin. We suspect wandering visitors pose a problem here, as the CG sits right next to a community house that hosts weddings & parties. Its parking lot was crammed when we arrived and there was much merriment going on. This CG isn't "inside" Ft. Jackson, so there's unrestricted public access until 20:30L at which time they padlock a swing gate with a combination that changes twice each month. They'll give you the combo when you check in. Lots 1-6 now enjoy 50amp service, but I'd avoid lot #1 just so I don't have to put up with any gawkers at the community center. We honestly don't know if there's a stay limit (?!?) but the CG itself and the cabins look so run down that it may have disguised a homesteader or two. The spigot at lot #18 and the grill at lot #13 obviously got run over at some point. We suspect even the lot boundaries might not be enforced -- one guy spooled out enough coax to place his satdish in the front yard of a cabin.
Ft Jackson is very secluded. There are cabins and camp sites but they will be closing down for renovations soon. At present they are building new cabins and if they are any indication of what the renovations to the campgrounds are going to be like it will be a great place to visit.
We were only there for one nite and had coach problems so a complete report was not possible. We did notice the following. Water is on opposite side of spot from electric. Sewer is at back middle of site so coach was over the top of it. They did have some 50A sites. Road to registration area is adequate, but very close on the sides. Pads were blacktop and 40FT Motornome were just barely on the pads with front and back of coach hanging off. We would probably stop again if in the area. Rating no better than a 3.
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