Barnwell State Park RV & Campground Guide

South Carolina

Barnwell State Park is located just outside of Blackville and Ashleigh in South Carolina. This location is one of 16 state parks built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Barnwell State Park is the perfect spot to catch some catfish, bass, bream, or crappie. It can get hot and humid in the summer, but the winter temperatures barely break below the freezing point. Some nearby cities you can visit are Hilda and Bamberg, South Carolina.

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Spring 44-68 F
Summer 71-91 F
Fall 54-76 F
Winter 35-56 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Barnwell State Park

If you want to vacation on your own terms, then it might be time to enjoy your freedom in an RV. These vehicles are convenient ways to tour a state park and to spend a night under the stars. For a unique vacation experience, you should consider a rental from RVshare

Barnwell State Park Campgrounds

If you want to stay in the middle of this park, you can rent a site at Barnwell State Park. All the sites have packed gravel lots, and they include electric and water hookups. Four sites can accommodate rigs to up 36 feet in length, and the rest will fit RVs up to 28 feet. A dump station is available for all the sites. The comfort station provides visitors with clean restrooms and hot showers. This campground requires a two-night minimum stay for all its sites.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Cabins and picnic pavilions

Pine Acres Campground

You can find a quiet retreat at Pine Acres Campground. This RV campground is located in Aiken and is a short distance from all the local attractions. There are 43 sites with full hookups, and they can accommodate rigs up to 43 feet in length. The majority of the spaces are pull-through sites. You don't have to worry about any issues since the manager lives on the property. For some added comfort, there are modern restrooms and showers. If you need additional propane, you can purchase it from the office. The daily rate starts at $30 per night, but there are discounts for Good Sam and AARP members.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes, for a fee

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Scenic location

Barnyard RV Park

Barnyard RV Park is another great campground located in Lexington, South Carolina. If you love the outdoors, then you will want to spend time at this campground. Barnyard has plenty of amenities, including a large clubhouse and a dog park. There are 129 RV sites, and they all feature water, sewage, and electric hookups. You can enjoy plenty of room at this campsite. There is even free cable at every site. The rates start at $38 per night. You can get a reduced rate for any stays longer than a week. There are also discounts for Good Sam, AAA, AARP, and Coachmen members.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Playground, public phones, and air-conditioned laundry

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What to Do at
Barnwell State Park

Inside Barnwell State Park

Barnwell State Park is known for its water-based fun. There is a small fishing pier where you can try to catch some bluegill or largemouth bass. Boats are allowed on the lake, but you cannot use any gas-powered engines. Unfortunately, this park does not have any boat launches, so be mindful of the limited access if you are towing your boat.

Outside Barnwell State Park

Barnwell State Park is outside the town of Blackville. This small town features plenty of spots to grab a bite to eat or to stock up your rig. While you are in town, you might want to check out a few local attractions and points of interest. 


Miller's Bread Basket

If you want to have a home-cooked meal, then you should visit Miller's Bread Basket. This restaurant specializes in Amish-Mennonite foods. All the food is served on a buffet. The menu changes daily, but there is always a large selection of meats, sides, and desserts. While you are there, you can grab yourself a plate of fried chicken or meatloaf. Miller's Bread Basket usually offers lunch and dinner, but you can enjoy breakfast on Saturdays.

Type: Amish

Location: 483 Main Street, Blackville, SC 29817

Russell's Pizza

You can grab a slice of pizza at Russell's Pizza in Blackville. This restaurant serves classic Italian favorites, such as lasagna and pasta. You might want to order a few sub sandwiches for your next picnic. Russell's Pizza offers cheese and specialty pizzas. If you don't want a pizza, you can always try a burger or a salad.

Type: Italian

Location: 571 Main Street, Blackville, SC 29817

Dukes Bar-B-Que of Blackville

Some authentic barbecue is waiting for you at Dukes Bar-B-Que of Blackville. This family-owned business specializes in quality smoked meats. You will want to order the chopped pork or chicken barbecue platter. This restaurant also offers some great sides, such as baked beans, macaroni and cheese, and fried okra. At the end of your meal, you will want to save room for dessert. The peach cobbler, banana pudding, and strawberry shortcake are must-have treats.

Type: Barbecue

Location: 19355 Solomon Blatt Avenue, Blackville, SC 29817


Ken's Galaxy

If you need a few items on your grocery list, stop by Ken's Galaxy. This small-town grocery store is located in Blackville, and it is a great place to pick up some staples for your trip. This store has a small selection of products, but there are plenty of essential items, such as milk, bread, and eggs. You can even grab a few frozen foods to cook in your rig. 

Location: 568 Main Street, Blackville, SC 29817

Piggly Wiggly

There is a large selection of products at the Piggly Wiggly in Bamburg. You can find fresh meat, produce, dairy, and seafood. There are plenty of household goods too. The deli is the perfect spot to grab some meats, cheeses, and premade salads for a picnic lunch. You can even pick up some goodies from the bakery.

Location: 3386 E Railroad Avenue, Bamberg, SC 29003

Dollar General

You can stock up your rig without breaking your budget at Dollar General. This discount chain has a large selection of products, including canned goods, groceries, household items, and frozen foods. If you have a furry friend, Dollar General has a section devoted to pets. You can even find a few things to decorate your vehicle.

Location: 18793 Solomon Blatt Avenue, Blackville, SC 29817


Blackville Heritage Museum

The Blackville Heritage Museum is the perfect place to learn about the town's history. This museum has an extensive collection of items, including yearbooks, photographs, and a restored Model T automobile. While you are there, you will want to check out the Hall of Fame. These members played an important role in the founding and the history of this town. If you want to visit, you will have to call the office and make an appointment.

Location: 655 Main Street, Blackville, SC 29817

God’s Acre Healing Springs

God’s Acre Healing Springs is a legendary location. During the American Revolution, four British soldiers were wounded at a battle near Windy Hill Creek. They were rescued and taken to the springs, and a few months later, the soldiers credited their miraculous recoveries to the healing waters. Whether you believe the stories or not, you can visit these springs. The site features paved sidewalks, and it is accessible for everyone. Many people come to these springs to grab a bottle of the alledged healing water.

Location: Springs Ct, Blackville, SC 29817

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How to Get to
Barnwell State Park

If you are traveling from Aiken, you need to head south on Chesterfield Street and turn right at Park Avenue. You will continue on State Highway 783. Once you reach U.S. 78-E, you need to keep to the right. You will take this stretch of road for about 24 miles. At Reynolds Road, you will take a right until you reach Pleasant Home Road. At this road, you need to make a left onto SC 3-N. You will follow that road for a half mile and turn onto State Park Road. At this point, you can just follow the signs into Barnwell State Park. 

Entering Barnwell State Park

Barnwell State Park is open from sunrise to sunset.

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