Campgrounds for the Night

Cedar Point National Campground
141 E Fisher Avenue
Croatan National Forest
Cape Carteret, NC 28584
(252) 638-5628 1-4, 2012
     Central to Swansboro, Morehead City, Jacksonville, and New Bern, NC
     Wooded campground, surrounded by the White Oark River and a salt marsh woodland.
     Trails through the salt marsh (1.3m and .6m)
     You can walk the trails with your dogs, picnic by the river, and geocache!
     4 miles from Beach
     Picnic Table, Grill, and Lantern pole at each of the 40 sites
     Sites are by reservation or first come/first serve and on an honor system
     Very laid back campground with a few camp hosts, at least one was helpful
     $17 nightly ($11 disability)
     Be prepared for bugs (um, it's a salt marsh! : )
     Have to hold the water button in shower WHILE you bathe with one hand (trick-key!)
     Sites are ELECTRIC ONLY
     Access to a dump station and water pumps throughout the park, but not at each site
     No swimming, playgrounds, cable, wifi, etc. 
     We would stay here again for the central location and beach, however we really did not like the shower situation or the Electric only.  So, because of that, we probably would not stay here again.

Myrtle Beach State Park
4401 South Kings Hwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
(843) 258-5325
March 3, 2012
     On the beach in a Maritime Forest  (Only one in South Carolina!) 
     First State Park in Soutch Carolina!
     Trails, fishing pier, picnicking pavillions, playgrounds and geocaching!
     Nature programs & Nature Education Center (Jessica was wonderful!)
     204 W/E sites (there is a dump station) or 66 FHU sites
     Free WiFi
     Clean bathrooms, laundry room, and a ranger station store   
     It was downpouring, so we couldn't explore to much!
     $32 for the night - Pricey for us!
     Pricey for us, but it was ON the beach!  We learned about maritime forests and salt pruning from Ranger Jessica at the Nature Education Center.  Even though it was downpouring, we still got in a couple of geocaches!  We would definitely come back here and stay for more than one night, not only to explore the campground, but also to explore the many things to do in Myrtle Beach!

Sesquicentennial State Park
9564 Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 788-2706
March 1, 2012
     84 W/E sites and a dump station
     Clean bathrooms & showers
     Boating, fishing, playgrounds, picnic pavillions, trails (3.5m & 1.9m), and geocaching!
     Jr Ranger program and Nature Scavenger Hunt for the kids
     Lots of restaurants/shopping in  the medium/big town of Sesqui!
     $22 night
     Only a couple of sites have a picnic table, fire ring, and lantern pole
     2 acre Dog park - Must have a $4 permit, show proof of spay/neuter, rabies, parvo, etc.
          So much hoopla it wasn't worth it!
     Rangers are very friendly and helpful!  Loved the layout of the park, but definitely did not appreciate the tick issue, since the park is in the woods (where ticks live!)  Sad about the ticks, but we hear that is a problem in SC.  We were also disappointed about all the hoopla regarding the dog park.  So, because of ticks and dog park, we'd say no, but if we would be willing to stay here again because of the rangers, area, and playgrounds. 

Katheryn Abbey Hanna City Park 
500 Wonderwood Drive
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
(904) 249-4700
July 9, 2011
     Sandy beaches, 300 W/E wooded campsites, freshwater lake    
     Trails for biking and hiking, splash park, picnic pavillions, and geocaching
     Clean bathrooms/showers    
      It was raining and our first night Fulltime RV'ing, so we didn't get to explore much.
     Staff was not so friendly.
     $33.90 for the night - Pricey for us!
      Pricey for us, but it was ON the beach!  We got in trouble because when we left the campsite, we parked in the parking lot for the beach and it was the wrong one.  So, the beach police accosted us the moment we stopped and told us to move or be fined, so we left and never made it actually on the beach or stayed long enough to explore.  However, that's ok, since this is where the Bassklan's Mama grew up and we were ready to hit the road anyway to start our Fulltime Rv'ing adventure!!  Although, we would recommend this spot to others to camp at!

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