A Tour of Buck Hall Recreation Area–Sunday–April 15, 2012

(Photo Intensive Post!!)

Today we left Myrtle Beach SP and drove 61 miles south on Hwy 17 to Buck Hall Recreation Area.  It was a very easy drive. We had Sunday vacation traffic, but otherwise no problems.  We arrived at Buck Hall just after lunch time.

We are camped right along the Intercoastal Waterway and are hoping to get to kayak while we are here.  However, today the winds were blowing…no kayaking today;o((  Forecast is the same for tomorrow, so we will hike the Awendaw Passage section of the Palmetto Trail.

Today, we just got settled and hung out at the campground.  We have had several requests for a photo tour of Buck Hall.  Nancy walked the grounds and took a bunch of photos. Sherry, this is for you:o))

01 - Buck Hall Entrance Sign
Buck Hall is located on Hwy 17, 34 miles south of Georgetown and 28 miles north of Charleston, SC.
 02 - Georgetown-Charleston Sign

Great entrance road!!03 - Entrance Drive .75 miles

Palmetto Trail crosses the entrance road05b - Palmetto Trail crosses entrance road

(Click on any photo to enlarge)

The lay of the land…we are in Site 9.
03b - Buckhall Recreaton Area Map

End of Entrance Road
04 - Picnic hiking left, boat ramp straight, campground right

GO Left to Hiking, Fishing and Picnic Area

Palmetto Trail Trailhead
05 - Palmetto Trail Trailhead

Fishing and Crabbing Pier
04b - fishing dock

Picnic Area
06 - Picnic Area

GO Straight ahead to the boat launch07 - Boat Landing Sign

There are 3 ramps and 2 docks for boat launching!!!07a - Boat Landing

View of campground from the dock
07b - Campground view from Boat Landing

View South on the Intercoastal Waterway07c - Intercoastal waterway south from Boat Landing

View North on the Intercoastal Waterway07d - Intercoastal waterway north from Boat Landing

Boats coming and going
07e - Boats coming out at  Boat Landing

These were brave or crazy kayakers.  The winds were 20 plus miles per hour today!!! Add that to the tidal waters and it could be a real difficult paddle ;o((07f - Kayakers at  Boat Landing

GO Right to the campground
08 - Campground Entrance

There are only 14 sites.  Here are sites 1-6.08b - Campground Site 1-6
All sites are paved, flat, long with 50 amps and water!!

We are on Site 9
08c - Campground Site 9 - Our Site

The Verizon MIFI is strong and HD antenna reception is excellent. Bill is catching up on the golf tournament;o))
08d - Campground Site 9 - Our Site- Bill watching golf

Sites 9, 10 and 11 at top of the campground circle.08e - Campground Site 9-10-11

The RV sites with the best view of the waterway are 12, 13, and 14. This photo was take at site 13.
08e2 - Campground Site view from 12-13-14

The very BEST views
are the tents sites along the waterway!!08f - Campground tent sites 1-5 along the river
However, there really is not a bad site in the campground:o))

Bath House was clean though somewhat dated.08g - Campground - bath house

The dump station is easy access!!
08h - Campground - dump station

Our first impression is this is a wonderful spot to camp.  What’s not to like?!?!  Clean, quiet, pretty and well maintained campground with all the things we enjoy!! The fact that it is only $10 per night with our Senior National Park Pass makes this a no brainer;o))


  1. Thanks for the outstanding review! We had considered stopping there ourselves earlier in the year. During the last few years, we have spent a good amount of time volunteering over at Congaree National Park (outside of Columbia) and Buck Hall has been on our radar since it is fairly close by. We are huge fans of National Forest campgrounds (Ocean Pond in northern FL, etc).

    John and Ellen

  2. Nice park! Bill looks nicely relaxed out there watching the golf match. Another place for our list :)

  3. Enjoy the area! Hope you get to go kayaking!

  4. Don't you just love your new freedom? Enjoy this peaceful place.

  5. Looks like our kind of place...small with trees and water. What more could you want? And the price is definitely right :)

  6. Another great place to visit. I'm getting writer's cramp from writing down all the must sees that you're finding for us.

  7. Thanks so much you guys. It looks great and what a price. Now I can see why I hven't been able to get a spot there for a week. Although since you did, maybe I was just at the wrong time.

    Hmmm Bill, is that the same TV you told them to take out since you would never use it? LOL

  8. Too bad they don't have more campsites. I'm sure it would still fill up even if it was 40 sites. Enjoy relaxing under the trees.