This county-managed campground is just 5 miles beyond Downtown Charleston, and is incredibly popular all year round. The site lies within 643-acre James Island County Park, where a plethora of activities is available, from rock climbing and kayaking, to hiking and mountain biking. The campground offers full hook-ups (water and electricity), primitive campsites, decent free Wi-Fi, and 24-hour staffing, while pet-owners can enjoy the large and well-maintained dog park. Cable TV is not available, but the cottages have satellite TV. The cottages are perfect for families and groups, with three bedrooms and one full bathroom. If you’re lucky, you might see alligators wallowing in the nearby ponds. The park is 15 minutes from downtown historic Charleston, and offers a shuttle service for $10 one-way.