South Carolina is a beautiful US state with a variety of unique landscapes to visit. Between the subtropical beaches, the sea islands, the marshes and swamps, and the centuries of history, there is just so much to see and do here. Travelers with an RV will find tons of campgrounds and unique camping locations all over the state. Harvest Hosts members especially are in for a real treat with all the unique attractions located all over the state. Grab your Harvest Hosts membership and buckle up as we explore RV camping in South Carolina!
Pumpkintown Mountain Opry – Pickens
Our first stop is located in Pickens, South Carolina, in the northwesternmost corner of the state. Pumpkintown Mountain Opry is a fantastic restaurant, specializing in a variety of excellent cuisines. They offer sandwiches, salads, ice cream, fruit cobblers, and so much more. On Saturday evenings, they play live music at the restaurant. In addition to the food, they offer a gift shop and unique opportunities for hiking and wildlife viewing. Currently, they offer two pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size.
Palmetto Distillery – Anderson
Palmetto Distillery is not only home to award-winning craft whiskey, but is also home to South Carolina’s first legal moonshine. Brothers Trey and Bryan use recipes passed down for over 100 years to create their products. Their moonshine is handcrafted in a copper still, just like how their ancestors used to make it. Currently, their moonshine is available in flavors such as White Lightning, Peach, Blackberry, and Apple Pie. They are located in the heart of Anderson and provide tours of their distillery to travelers. In addition to spirits, they also have hand sanitizer and souvenirs available for purchase. This Harvest Hosts location has three reservable, pet-friendly spaces for RVs under twenty-nine feet in length.
Animal Sanctuary Camping – Abbeville
One of the more unique Harvest Hosts locations, Animal Sanctuary Camping is a twelve-acre property dedicated to rescuing animals of all sizes in need. They have been operating for thirty-five years and have helped rescue and adopt out over 25,000 animals, from horses to kittens. Debi, the owner and founder of Second Chance Rescue, has dedicated her life to saving and caring for animals in need. She currently houses horses, donkeys, goats, pigs, chickens, roosters, dogs, cats, birds, and turtles on her property.
While Debi has a few volunteers, she still single-handedly cares for each animal every day. Travelers are welcome to spend time with any of the animals on the property and are able to feed some of the horses and other animals. The best way to support this Harvest Hosts location is through a donation to the rescue. There are two reservable, pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size.
Stable View – Aiken
This popular equestrian training facility has opened it’s business to allow for RVers to stay the night through Harvest Hosts. Opened in 2010, the property sits upon 1000 acres, with access to an additional 2000 adjoining acres. While still in the countryside, they are located near the historic town of Aiken, which offers numerous opportunities for dining, shopping, and sightseeing. The best way to patronize this Harvest Hosts location is through a purchase made at their gift shop or by opting to pay for full hookups on their property. They offer ten reservable, pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size.
Old McCaskill’s Farm – Rembert
Old McCaskill’s Farm is not to be missed when visiting South Carolina. Owned by Kathy and Lee McCaskill, this farm stays quite busy. They grow their own vegetables, raise animals, run a Bed & Breakfast, and craft their own goods on site. They also have sheep, pigs, cows, goats, chickens, and dogs on their farm. Their shop is stocked with canned goods, meats, eggs, butters, milks, cheeses, local honey, wool, and more. There are four reservable, pet-friendly spaces available for RVs under forty-four feet in length.
Cartersville Country Winery – Timmonsville
First opened in 2008, this popular Harvest Hosts location has it all. They have beautiful views, a bountiful wine selection, great company, and even optional hookups. Visitors can stop in for a wine tasting and even a tour of the winery. They produce wines for almost every palette, including reds, whites, blush wines, and even a variety of fruit wines, which include pomegranate and muscadine wines. There are eight reservable, pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size.
South Carolina makes for an excellent getaway in the winter, or at just about any other time of year. From the varied landscapes to the countless things to do and endless places to visit, you’re sure to find something for everyone here. Having a Harvest Hosts membership provides RVers with even more access to camping opportunities. Be sure not to miss these awesome locations on your next trip to South Carolina!
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