Edisto Beach State Park RV & Campground Guide

South Carolina

Charleston may get all the glory, but tucked along the South Carolina cost just 50 miles away, Edisto Beach State Park is definitely not one to be missed by any RVer. Offering more than a mile of seashell-laden oceanfront beaches, the park is also home to the longest network of ADA-accessible hiking and biking trails in the state of South Carolina, and is also one of the 16 parks in the state that was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Visitors flock to Edisto Beach for, well, the beach, but also to hike, bike, and camp within its well-appointed and developed amenities. Within the park’s 1,200 or so acres, there are two oceanfront picnic shelters, seven saltmarsh cabins, and more than 100 campsites, many of which offer 50-amp electrical service.

No matter what’s drawing you to the Carolina coast, here’s what you need to know to enjoy an enviable trip!

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Weather
Spring 48 F - 80 F
Summer 72 F - 90 F
Fall 49 F - 85 F
Winter 38 F - 60 F
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Nearby Cities
Edisto Beach, South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Edisto Beach State Park

Edisto Beach State Park offers generous on-site campground accommodations, with 115 of its 120 sites set up with 50-amp electrical service. Water hookups are also available, and you can choose from ocean-side or salt-marsh sites… that is, if you make your reservations in time!

Even with more than 100 campsites, a place as beautiful and affordable as Edisto Beach State Park is sure to fill up quickly. Fortunately, there are other RV parks and campgrounds in the Edisto Beach area which you can choose from -- many of which offer a luxurious, resort-style camping experience.

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Lake Aire RV Park

With a location convenient to both the beachfront and the urban adventures in Charleston, Lake Aire RV Park is the perfect place to turn if there are no sites left at Edisto Beach State Park. With water and electric hookups and generous, big-rig-friendly campsites, every RVer can find a spot at Lake Aire -- and if you’re a Good Sam, Escapees, or Passport America member, you’ll get a nice discount in the bargain!

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: no, but two dump stations are available
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: propane, firewood and ice for sale; laundromat; stocked fishing pond, Bocce ball courts and horseshoe pits; swimming pool; pavilion

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What to Do at
Edisto Beach State Park

Inside Edisto Beach State Park

If you’re wondering what draws people to Edisto Beach State Park, we’ll give you a little hint: it’s right there in the name!

But along with simply kicking back and enjoying the sun and surf, there are plenty of other reasons to enjoy a trip to the Carolina coastline.

Accessible trails - As mentioned above, Edisto Beach State Park is home to a four-mile network of ADA-accessible hiking and biking trails, making it the longest such series in the state of South Carolina. That means that every member of your camping party can enjoy exploring the lowcountry, no matter their ability or fitness level.

Outside Edisto Beach State Park

Although we could easily spend a lifetime basking in the South Carolina sun inside Edisto Beach State Park, there’s also plenty to explore and eat outside of its boundaries. Here are a few options to consider.

Restaurants

You’ve gotta eat to power your adventures, and you might as well enjoy the experience! Here are some Edisto-Beach-area restaurants that caught our eyes -- and our taste buds.

The Waterfront Restaurant

As any good restaurateur knows, it’s less about the food itself than the presentation and atmosphere… although at The Waterfront Restaurant, you can have it all! Offering lunch, dinner, and family-style to-go orders, this joint specializes in hyper-fresh seafood prepared in your favorite styles.

Location: Edisto Beach, South Carolina

McConkey’s Jungle Shack

If you’re looking for a no-frills spot offering up fresh, delicious dishes at an affordable price, look no further than McConkey’s Jungle Shack. From cashew curried chicken salad to gyros and Cuban sandwiches, there really is something here for every appetite -- including a kid’s menu that will satisfy even the pickiest young eaters.

Location: Edisto Beach, South Carolina

The SeaCow Eatery

Starting with breakfast and going strong all the way through the day until dinnertime, the SeaCow Eatery is an Edisto Beach tradition -- and the perfect place to enjoy some South Carolina seafood. Don’t miss the mini crab cakes or Matha’s famous cow patty cookies. They taste way better than they sound, we swear!

Location: Edisto Beach, South Carolina

Shopping

Sightseeing

Given that you’re in the shadow of one of the most historically significant cities in the country, you’ll find plenty of cultural exhibits to investigate in the area!

Fort Sumter

The site of the very first shot fired in the Civil War, Fort Sumter is a must-stop for history buffs and skeptics alike -- and it’s also an NPS-managed National Historical Park, so be sure to bring along your National Parks Passport!

Location: Charleston County, South Carolina

Magnolia Plantation

As dark as this part of history may be, it’s a fact: our nation was built on the backs of slaves, many of whom worked on southern plantations like this one. These days, Magnolia Plantation is one of the most-visited plantations in the state, and its landscape is as lovely as its historical role isn’t. It’s well worth stopping by for a stroll through the gardens, as well as to pay your respects.

Location: Charleston, South Carolina

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How to Get to
Edisto Beach State Park

Edisto Beach State Park is tucked along the Atlantic coast just about an hour south of Charleston, and is accessible from that city via U.S. 17 and SC-174. You can also put the following address into your GPS or navigational system:

Edisto Beach State Park

8377 State Cabin Road

Edisto Island, South Carolina 29438

Entering Edisto Beach State Park

Like all state parks in South Carolina, Edisto Beach does charge entry fees and is only open during certain hours. Here’s when to go to the park and how much you’ll pay to do so.

Daily hours 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., extended during Daylight Saving Time

Adults: $5

South Carolina seniors aged 65 and over: $3.25

Children aged 6-15: $3

Children aged 5 and under: free!

No matter what brings you to Edisto Beach State Park -- and which kind of vehicle you choose to get there -- we can’t wait to hear all about your South Carolina adventure! Send your pictures and stories to us directly at [email protected] or tag us in your original social media posts. We may just feature your trip on our blog, Facebook, or Instagram!