James Island County Park (Charleston, SC)
I stayed here with my small dog for 4 days in January, 2014 (Wednesday - Sunday). I was able to take advantage of their 30% discount for January and February even through I didn't stay the full week. If that's not available, they also have a 10% Good Sams discount.
Site: I stayed in Site 43. This is a beautiful site adjacent to a pond. I had my own swing overlooking the water. Backing in with a 16' travel trailer was painless with the help of one of their friendly campground volunteers. I just used 30 amp hookup and had no problems. I did not use the water hookup.
Wi-Fi: The Wi-Fi was great at this site. I was able to stay connected for 8+ hours a day just on their network connection. I had two longer Skype meetings and was able to stay connected through each of them, no problem.
Verizon: At least 3 bars at all times with LTE. I did not use my phone as a hotspot, but I think it would have worked well without my booster. I was able to send text messages and make phone calls with no problem.
Location: I found the park just fine with GPS. I enjoyed being so close to Charleston and went into town nearly everyday. Most destinations were no more than 15 minutes via car which was convenient.
Bathroom/Shower: I do not use the bathroom on board my Casita, so I frequently used the nearby bathroom and shower house. It was very clean and well-stocked. The shower water was hot with good water pressure. I always used the second to last shower stall in that particular building and was always had a hot shower, no matter what time during the day. They were roomy showers with room to change. Most people seemed to use their RV facilities, so I had the bathroom to myself most of the time.
Laundry: I did one load of laundry while I was there and it worked as expected. $1.50 to wash, $1.50 to dry. I was able to get quarters from the campsite store. While my laundry was running, I was able to wash my dishes in the Activity Room's sink.
Activites: I biked and ran on some of their trails. It was incredibly beautiful and well-marked. My dog also enjoyed the dog
Overall, this was a lovely, friendly park and I would definitely stay here again!
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