Campground Review: KOA Mt. Pleasant /Charleston, SC



  • Name: KOA Mt. Pleasant / Charleston, SC
  • Dates of stay:  December 24, 2017 – January 2, 2018
  • Location: 3157 Hwy 17 North, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
  • Type of campground: Private – KOA
  • Cost: $70/night, I paid $63.90/night for a deluxe pull-through FHU site with ValuKard discount and after redeeming $50 in points
  • Additional fees: none
  • Stay limit: none
  • Accepts mail / packages: Yes.
  • Cell reception:  AT&T decent signal
  • Website:
  • Pros: great site and awesome showers
  • Cons: cost

Full Review

This was a nice KOA, with the best KOA site we’ve had to date. However, between family activities and cold weather, we simply didn’t use the facility other than to sleep there! We chose this campground because it was the closest campground of any kind to the Isle of Palms house that my family rented for our Christmas holiday celebrations. The KOA was only about a 20 minute drive over to the vacation home, where we spent much of our time.

The facility looks very nice, with spacious pull-through sites, lots of Kamping Kabins on a private lake, a camping kitchen, rec center, pool and disc golf course. We didn’t try the wifi as our ATT hotspot was adequate, and the internet at the vacation house was lightning fast! Being close to Charleston, our digital antenna pulled in many channels and our satellite TV worked fine. The campground offered cable TV, which we didn’t use. The only organized activity that I am aware of was an ice cream social on New Year’s day, that we didn’t participate in – it was too cold for ice cream!

The campground is located off of highway 17, with shopping conveniently situated nearby. A Publix supermarket is practically across the street, Walmart is down the road, and there’s a sizeable mall about 4 miles away with a Regal cinema and a wine shop. Downtown Charleston is about 30 minutes away.

006Our gravel pull-through site was beautiful, with a brand new concrete patio, fire ring, picnic table and chairs. It would have been awesome for entertaining, if it just hadn’t been so doggone cold. The unusual cold spell meant temperatures fell below freezing at night and was quite nippy during the day. On our last night, we simply filled our fresh water tank and stowed our supply hose in the basement, which was prudent because the water spigot completely froze up. Our rig’s heating system got a workout, but it performed well, maintaining comfortable temperatures throughout.

Bottom line:  It seems to be a nice KOA, but we only slept here. It’s a bit pricey, maybe worth it if you’re there in nice weather and can take advantage of all of the amenities.

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