YAY! A New Campground - Buck Hall Rec. Area

We recently spend a week at the Buck Hall Recreational Area in the Francis Marion National Forest. This is a wonderfully small campground, 14 RV sites, that is situated right next to the Intracoastal Waterway. The area is primarily used for shrimp baiting, albeit out of season when we were there. The campground has a boat ramp providing access to the ocean. We saw many large boats, cabin cruisers and sailboats, mostly heading south for the winter, as well as a few schools of dolphin.

A section of the Palmetto Trail, leading from the ocean to the mountains of South Carolina, is accessible from the campground.

Buck Hall Campground viewed from the air via drone
Buck Hall Campground viewed from my Phantom 4
Buck Hall is a pleasantly small campground with only 14 RV sites fitted with water and electric; there is a dump station available. It also includes 5 tent sites and a group shelter with electric. The bath house was a little on the "tired" side but it was clean, and the shower had plenty of hot water.

The historic city of Charleston, SC is a short 30-minute drive that offers plenty of options for sightseeing and gastronomic pleasures.

Being only a 4-hour drive from Charlotte, Buck Hall will definitely make our Top 10 list of "long weekend" campground destinations.


  1. Good information! I love Charleston. We'll have to check this out someday. - V