Tuesday, June 21, 2011

REVIEW Honey Hill campground in the Francis Marion National Forest South Carolina

We headed into the Francis Marion National Forest in search of a boondocking spot and were surprised with what we found at Honey Hill Campground.

To get here from Charleston, take US Highway 17 north to McClellanville. At the intersection of SC Highway 45 (the yellow caution light) turn left, and drive eight miles to the camp.

Value 5/5
FREE for up to 14 days

Site Quality 3.5/5
These are supposed to be for tent camping and our site was very unlevel but after using all of our leveling pads we managed to get it level. There were sturdy concrete picnic tables available and firepits. The firepits were falling apart a bit though and needed some TLC. There were hooks at each site which I presume were for skinning your kill. (deer?)

Facility Fun 3.5/5
Not much here at the campsite however there are many trails throughout the forest and a few little trails that didn't lead anywhere from our campsite, but the girls had fun "exploring". It was very peaceful and quiet.

Natural Surroundings 5/5
Right in the middle of a mature forest. Lots of different types of trees.

Bathrooms 3/5
Vault Toilets

Staff N/A

Location 4/5
A bit out of the way but for free it worked for us for a stop over. It is close enough to Charleston to use as a home base if you want to spend time in Charleston and about 30 miles from Mrytle Beach.

Overal 4/5
If we weren't trying to get up the coast and wanted to spend some time in Charleston this would be a great place to camp for free. It was very peaceful and quiet here with many song birds to keep you company. There are nearby trials and apparently hunting. It was a nice little campground just make sure you have leveling blocks for your RV :)
Even though these are tent sites we found a large site to fit our 56'

Close up with picnic table and fire pit

View halfway between us and the next campsite. Very spacious.
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