Mount Pleasant Magazine Sept-Oct 2023

50 | | You’ve bought a tent, sleeping bags, camping chairs and a portable cooking stove, now you need to find some camping sites where you can use all this gear. The Lowcountry abounds in camping options ranging from rustic and secluded to cozier, familyfriendly accommodations nearer to civilization. We’ve compiled a list to help guide you when choosing your next outdoors adventure, whether you’re into roughing it or would rather keep modern conveniences within arm’s reach. CLOSER TO HOME Buck Hall Recreation Area- Nestled in the Francis Marion National Forest abutting the Intracoastal Waterway, Buck Hall Recreation Area near McClellanville offers a premier spot to enjoy the Lowcountry’s serene landscapes. Multiple tent and RV camping sites with full hook-ups are available. Each site is equipped with a table, lantern post and campfire ring with grill. Bathroom and shower facilities and a picnic area are provided. An onsite boat ramp gives boaters access to the 65,000-acre Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge and its arresting, unspoiled coastal scenery. Hikers and bikers can access a portion of the statewide Palmetto Trail from the recreation area as well. Dog-friendly. For more info: campgrounds/234128?tab=info. Campground at James Island County Park- Located within the 643-acre James Island County Park, this campground offers tent and RV campsites with everything you might need including modern bathhouses, a fullservice campground store, full hookups, grills/fire rings, picnic tables, propane, ice and firewood sales and free Wi-Fi. Campers also have access to park amenities and BY COLIN MCCANDLESS Guide to Lowcountry Hiking & Camping Get Outdoors