Make This the Year You Visit Charleston

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March 10, 2019

Young family with children roasting marshmallows on a fire.

Discover Charleston Charm All Year Round at James Island County Park

Consistently named one of the top cities in the world for history buffs, foodies and nature lovers – make this the year you visit Charleston! Just a 10-minute drive from all historic Charleston has to offer is the Campground at James Island Park County Park.

Children playing at colorful waterpark splash pad

Photo Courtesy: The Campground at James Island

Visiting during the summer season? The Lowcountry is known for its perfect weather, and there’s no better way to cool down than a trip to Splash Zone Waterpark. This waterpark is nestled right inside James Island County Park and features attractions to keep the kids entertained for hours or, for those who just need a reprieve from the heat, a relaxing lazy river.

For a completely unique experience, plan your Charleston trip from mid-November to January 1st when James Island County Park transforms into the Holiday Festival of Lights. This spectacular light show is one of Charleston’s most beloved holiday events, featuring an estimated two million shimmering lights.

Charleston, South Carolina, USA in the French Quarter.

Photo: The Campground at James Island

James Island County Park also offers a variety of events all year-round ranging from the Charleston Outdoor Fest to the Cajun Festival. In addition to these incredible attractions and special events, the 634-acre park also offers:

  • Miles of paved trails
  • 16 acres of freshwater fishing
  • Tidal creek for fishing and crabbing
  • Pedal boat, kayak, bicycle, and standup paddleboard rentals
  • Off-leash dog park
  • Shaded playground and spray play area
  • Climbing wall

James Island County Park is one of many properties owned and operated by Charleston County Parks. The system offers something for everyone.

Looking to hook the big one? Visit one of our two landmark fishing piers. Want to immerse yourself in the nature of the Lowcountry – add a trip to our Caw Caw Interpretive Center to your itinerary.  For an unparalleled view of history, plan a visit to McLeod Plantation Historic Site. The park system also includes six land parks, three beach parks, two additional waterparks, SK8 Charleston Skate Park and a marina.

With all that Charleston has to offer, the Campground at James Island County Park is a popular destination, so reservations are encouraged. To check on availability and to make reservations, please call 843 795-4386.  For a look at the campground layout and other FAQs, visit us online.