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Old 06-23-2006, 10:24 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Review Edisto Beach State Park, South Carolina

Hello all!
Hubby and I just returned from two weeks on the road with visits to four different parks through three states. It was a fantastic first extended trip for us, and we look forward to many more!

One of the parks that we stayed at was Edisto Beach State Park in South Carolina. Their website is:

http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/pa...park/1298.aspx

We reserved with them through Reserve America.

EBSP is located well off the beaten path. It's about 60 miles off of I-95, and takes you through many winding, tree lined roads to get there. There are two campgrounds called Live Oak Campground and Beach Campground. We stayed in the Live Oak campground, but if we were to go back, I would try for the Beach campground. The Live Oak campground is a highly wooded setting with many trees. The spaces are all back in. Our space was very long but not very wide, and we were not able to put our awning out. Fortunately, we really didn't need our awning for shade because of the thick trees. The bathrooms were very clean and very modern. Make sure you check out how close to the restrooms your site is before booking though, because some areas are a bit far away!

For mid-June the temperatures were in the low 80's and the humidity was very low, so for us Floridians, it was very enjoyable, perfect weather.

From the Live Oak campground, it's a super fast drive or bike ride over to the beach. It might be a bit of a long walk. The beach is pristine and natural with a bathhouse and some picnic spaces. We were awed by the beach. It was simply beautiful. We arrived in the middle of Loggerhead turtle nesting season. The rangers offer turtle tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays late night. We did not see any turtles ourselves, but it was interesting to watch the calendar charting how many turtles had nested during the night.

From the campground, it's a quick two minute drive to the "town" of Edisto Beach where there is a grocery store, pizza restaurant, and few shops. We visited a lovely little bookstore. If you go for a drive further down, there are many, many beach houses that people rent out. We were honestly surprised to see so many houses because of the isolated feel of the rest of the area. If you are into sightseeing, the park is an easy 45 minute drive to Charleston. We did two day trips over to historic Charleston because we weren't able to see everything we wanted in one day!

The one downside to the park is that there are no laundry facilities and the nearest laundromat is over 30 miles away!

Airstream sightings: Three! (One was a gutted one by the side of the road )

P.S. If you were camping in an Airstream at EBSP Live Oak campground 6-15 to 6-18, I tried to come say hello!
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