South Carolina - Columbia & Charleston / by Dave Hileman

We stayed at two campgrounds, one near Columbia SC and one near Charleston SC that were marginal at best. The first was a small campground -cash only - with full hook-ups and semi-working wifi in a rather unfinished setting. Wood Smoke Family Campground was not much of a place to enjoy the outdoors but, it was close to where we needed to be on Sunday morning and it was inexpensive. I would stay here again in similar circumstances if there were no other options.
The second was a KOA in Ladson about 15 miles west of Charleston. This, too, had full hook ups but very poorly maintained. No covers on the sewer connections, for example. Our water spigot did not work correctly and there were high weedy patches and low standing water places on our site that backed up to the fence that separated the KOA from a rough looking trailer park. The KOA had lots of seasonal workers using it while they were in town for construction or other jobs. Then there were the military jets all night which would be fine if they had mentioned that in the park information.I wonder how they keep the KOA rating as it was not one that I have found typical of a KOA. I would not stay here again.