Table Rock State Park RV & Campground Guide

South Carolina

You might be forgiven if the first thing you think of when you think “South Carolina” is less mountain and more swamp. But make no mistake about it, the western corner of this state is still inhabited by the tail end of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and Table Rock State Park is one of the best places to explore South Carolina’s higher altitudes. In fact, this 3,000 acre landscape is home to the tallest peak in the entire state - the aptly-named Pinnacle Mountain, whose 3,415-foot elevation is pretty darn impressive for a state with lots of land that’s literally below sea level. 

But even if you’re not into peak-bagging, the park is filled to the brim with all sorts of outdoor recreational opportunities, from forested hiking trails suitable to all levels to picturesque waterscapes complete with waterfalls. It’s also home to a wide variety of developed amenities including modern campsites and renovated CCC-built cabins, as well as a lodge perfect for weddings, receptions, meetings, and other events. 

Ready to take your own Table Rock State Park vacation? Here’s everything you need to know to get there in comfort and style!

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Weather
Spring 37-79 F
Summer 66-88 F
Fall 36-82 F
Winter 28-56 F
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Nearby Cities
Pumpkintown, South Carolina
Pickens, South Carolina
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Table Rock State Park

Table Rock State Park itself is home to a beautiful and well-appointed campground, complete with water and electric RV hookup sites that can accommodate rigs up to 40 feet in length. That said, with fewer than 100 campsites on offer, the park’s pickings are bound to be slim unless you make your reservations early… which is why we’ve gathered the info you need on some of the other RV parks and campgrounds in the area.

Psst: still tent camping? Don’t get us wrong, sleeping on the ground is cool and all… but you really can’t beat kicking back on a real bed in a temperature-controlled environment, particularly in a brutal South Carolinian summer. To upgrade your next camping experience, consider trying out an RVshare RV rental. Our rigs are listed and maintained by a nationwide network of trusted owners, and they’re a whole lot more affordable than what you’ll find at the big box stores!

Palmetto Cove RV Park

A non-profit, volunteer-run RV campground located just minutes from the state park entrance, you know that the people behind Palmetto Cove RV Park have their hearts in the right place. What’s more, each site comes complete with modern amenities including water, sewer, and electric, and many of them are pull-thru sites perfect for bigger rigs.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes, but animals must be on leash at all times
  • Other amenities: clubhouse with coffee area, lounge, game tables and piano; laundromat; large, furnished picnic area with outdoor fireplace and grills

Solitude Pointe

For many RV campers, solitude is the name of the game -- and if that’s how you feel about the experience, this aptly-named campground might be just perfect. Solitude Pointe offers about a dozen spacious, wooded RV sites, all of which offer full hookups with up to 50 amps of electric service. Premium sites with concrete pads are available, and discounts are available for veterans as well as AAA and Good Sam Club members.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: charcoal grills and fire pits, picnic tables, bathhouse facilities, nature trail  

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What to Do at
Table Rock State Park

Inside Table Rock State Park

When you’re talking about 3,000+ acres of clear sky and beautiful South Carolina forest, it’s not exactly a surprise that people flock to Table Rock State Park. But there are a few specific activities that attract visitors of various types and temperaments, a few of which are listed below.

Hiking - As home to the tallest mountain in the state of South Carolina, Table Rock State Park is an absolute must-visit for avid hikers keen on tackling every peak in their path. But its network of trails also offers treks past mountain streams and waterfalls, as well as access to the 80-mile Foothills Trail for backpackers.

Swimming and Paddling - Table Rock State Park boasts not one, but two sprawling lakes: the 36-acre Pinnacle Lake and the 67-acre Lake Oolenoy. These spots are perfect for serene waterside adventures -- and there’s even an old-fashioned swimming hole complete with a high dive.

Historical Significance - Table Rock State Park is one of only 16 South Carolina state parks built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, and many of their structures are still standing and renovated for modern use. The on-site lodge as well as 9 of the 14 cabins were built by the CCC and can be used for events and accommodations.

Mountain Music - The park is home to a beloved monthly bluegrass jam session known as Music on the Mountain, which takes place in the on-site lodge.

Outside Table Rock State Park

Although there’s easily a weekend -- or even a full week -- of fun to be had inside Table Rock State Park, there are also other exciting things to see, do, and eat in this part of western South Carolina. Here are some suggestions.

Restaurants

You’ve gotta eat -- and in South Carolina, there’s no excuse not to eat well. Here are some local favorites for when it comes time to grab a bite.

The Rock Restaurant and Bar

If you’re looking for a comfy, casual place to grab a satisfying bite or a sip of something splendid, check out this restaurant -- named, of course, for the same geological feature as the state park itself. It’s a local favorite for a reason!

Type: American

Location: Pickens, South Carolina

Pumpkintown General Store

For an authentic deep south experience, there’s nothing quite like patronizing the local general-store-slash-diner -- and with its casual outdoor seating, the Pumpkintown General Store is a great place to while away a stunning South Carolina afternoon while you take on a nip of coffee or a meal.

Type: American

Location: Pumpkintown, South Carolina

Cendy’s Cafe

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day -- and if you want a good one, the locals know that Cendy’s is the place to get it! This no-frills joint offers generous portions of hearty comfort foods from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Type: Cafe

Location: Pumpkintown, South Carolina

Sightseeing

Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area

Need even more nature? This massive tract of undeveloped land includes even more mountains, forests, and waterfalls for your perusal and pleasure -- and while it straddles state lines, the South Carolina side is also known as Caesar’s Head State Park. Sure, nobody’s counting… but hey, you might as well hit ‘em both while you’re in the area!

Location: Cleveland, SC

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How to Get to
Table Rock State Park

Table Rock State Park is located in a rather rural area of western South Carolina and is accessible from the nearby towns of Spartanburg and Greenville. To navigate to the park, plug the following address into your GPS device:

Table Rock State Park

158 East Ellison Lane

Pickens, South Carolina 29671

Entering Table Rock State Park

Table Rock State Park is open during the following hours, and admission is charged at the following prices:

Sunday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. (extended to 9 p.m. during Daylight Saving Time)

Friday - Saturday: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. (extended to 10 p.m. during Daylight Saving Time).

Adults : $5

Senior Citizens : $3

For ages 65 and older.

Children : $3

For ages 6-15. Children under 5 are free.

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