Charleston KOA

Open All Year

Reserve: 800-562-5812

Info: 843-797-1045


9494 U.S. Highway 78

Ladson, SC 29456

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Camper Rating 3.5 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

Campground Reviews

Nov 13, 2014
Not well maintained sites: dirt sites. Our site was not suited to our trailer. We had a pull through site, but had to back out because we could not pull forward without hitting tree at front of site. Cut our stay short in order to move out of this KOA.
Nov 10, 2014
Nov 10, 2014
The staff was extremely friendly and very very nice. But I did not like the location of the site. It was behind a gas station and next to full time trailer park. I was expecting a really great location and it was the complete opposite
Nov 07, 2014
Staff was great and friendly. Campground was clean
Nov 06, 2014
Check in went very smoothly. We were given our requested site. The staff was very friendly. The park was well maintained.
Nov 06, 2014
Nov 05, 2014
Not professional at all. No cable offered. KOA next to a mobile home park. Looks like campers live there all year. We did not feel safe.


We do not have cable--but our campground is very safe.
Nov 05, 2014
We weren't happy with this campground, it was not what we've come to expect from KOA. Besides being right next to a trailer park and having way to much through traffic, it was very noisy, the playground was difficult for my children to find and missing swings, the sites were very small and the trailers were shoe-horned in and the whole lot was gravel with no where for my dogs to use the bathroom.


Our playground is located right next to the camp store with swings and slides. Pets, as per rules, may be walked thru the park and cleaned up after. Pet park coming soon
Nov 03, 2014
Good location. Poor facilities. Low standards and cleanliness.
Nov 03, 2014
Oct 31, 2014
The campground and staff were great! Convienent to Charleston, clean and well kept, and an excellent staff. Only issue was location on a major highway with limited ability to make left turns. Constant plane traffic overhead, very frequent trains, and sirens. Still, we would stay again!
Oct 30, 2014
Oct 29, 2014
We truly enjoyed your campground, came with a 5th wheel and had a nice level pull in spot. Beautiful trees and very quiet even though it was quite busy. Also enjoyed having a campfire every night. Would definitely come again.
Oct 29, 2014
Oct 28, 2014
Friendly and helpful staff. Fit all our needs.
Oct 28, 2014
We only stayed one was very nice, very quiet.
Oct 27, 2014
We enjoyed ourselves. Heard the train and the plane, no big deal. Only complaint, I was charged two dollars a day extra for my son. :(
Oct 26, 2014
The bathrooms were not cleaned on the weekend, the busiest time of the week, but the showers were good. It's close to the highway, train tracks, and airport so was very noisy. I had to run my fan all night so I could sleep. There was no dog run at this park. I would stay again, but might also look for others in the area. The price was right compared to the KOA in Mt. Pleasant.
Oct 26, 2014
Enjoyed the stay
Oct 25, 2014
Campground spaces are really crammed together. Very tough to maneuver through to park and pull out.
Oct 23, 2014
Enjoyed our stay, especially liked having an escort tour our site.
Oct 22, 2014
Location is close to Charleston Southern University for us to attend ball games when Presbyterian College plays them.
Oct 22, 2014
This campground was located inside of a run down mobile home park. I was very uncomfortable that people who were not campers were cutting through the property in the early morning hours. There wasn't a fence on at least one side of the property, allowing people to walk through. I didn't feel safe, so I left.


We are located beside a very quiet mobile home park and have an excellent safety record.
Oct 21, 2014
Bath house was very clean and modern. Odd to have a code to get in to bath house. Not so good a neighborhood.
Oct 21, 2014
The cabin was clean and the staff was friendly. Enjoyed the weekend.
Oct 16, 2014
I am very disappointed in the KOA! We came from WA State and plan to stay here for 6 months. In looking at the site for the KOA it looked great. Well it is when you drive in but to go back where the sites are they are not taken care of at all. There are big dips in the road that is paved and the fire ants were unreal! We decided to leave! It could be a nice camp ground if they would clean the camp
Oct 15, 2014
Very nice overnight stay. Thanks for being at your location.
Oct 15, 2014
never got used to the airplanes coming overhead.noisy at night and early in the morning!


Charleston is home to an international airport and air force base--their is no part of the area that is not under someones flight path
Oct 14, 2014
It was a lot further from the beach than indicated on the website and the camp sites were very close to one another so there wasn't much privacy.


We are 30 miles from our closest beaches so distance is relative to the beach you choose to visit.
Oct 12, 2014
We booked our cabin online but before we did we called and talked to some and they said it was $57 and a $50 deposit to book it. We asked so when we get there we will only have to pay the $7 difference and they said that right. So we book it for $50 and when we get there they want the whole $57 and said they would refund the $50.We didn't have gas $ to get home because it hasn't gone back on card


All employees are very clear about the deposit policy and are sure to relay the information to callers.
Oct 12, 2014
campground gave us an uncomfortable feeling whilst here. couple 2 tent sites from us had a domestic incident at 1am threatening to kill each other with a knife. not overall as friendly as other KOAs we stayed at on our trip. mosquitos were also rampant, as is expected in humid summer weather, ensure you bring lots of mosquito repellant of some kind!


Tent occupants were evicted as soon as the incident was reported--mosquitoes are common to the Southeast, so we carry a wide range of repellant products in our camp store for your convenience.
Oct 09, 2014
Very good service and smiles!
Oct 09, 2014
compared to the other koa'S I thought it was a bit more money for the same things
Oct 08, 2014
Although it was very short, it is a quiet and homey place to stay. Thank you to a staff that cares about their campground.
Oct 08, 2014
was not given site choice. many better sites were available during stay that sat empty. was parked on lot with sanitary drain 40 ft away . i had to purchase 20 addition feet of hose to make connection work. next lots sanitary drain was under our picnic table. could not build a fire because site was so small.


This site is up for renovation due to the ever increasing size of the RVs that visit us--we always allow site swaps for guests that request them.
Oct 07, 2014
Great time at your campground, staff was very friendly and helpful, Campground was well taken care of, bathrooms were very clean and well taken care of, Thank you for a Real Good Time!
Oct 07, 2014
Surprised at the shabby conditions.
Oct 04, 2014
The staff was cordial and helpfull. Long-term residents were particularly helpful.
Oct 03, 2014
We've stayed at this KOA in the past and I enjoyed this stay very much. I have a great site with a cement pad, easy to get into and out of and the people at the front desk were very friendly. What I do not like and this applies to most campgrounds is permanent or extended stay campers. The sites are dirty, unkept, with unwashed campers in most of them. I realize this produces consistant income.
Sep 30, 2014
Sep 28, 2014
not a good place in the rain---could use some stone in the parking spots and roads.
Sep 27, 2014
This is the worse KOA that I've stayed at. This was the most unfriendly place and uncleared KOA. Our campsite was in a swamp.there was no handle on the water ,when I went up to find out what they were going to do they told me that I should try a wrench. Also then I needed to find someone to fix my camper they didn't have any suggestions . I will never go back to this KOA.
Sep 25, 2014
NO Cable . NO Wifi. Poor laundry facilities. Roaches in the yard of my lot.


We do have wi-fi, but no cable TV--laundry is to be upgraded in 2015--
Sep 23, 2014
Friendly staff and quiet park.Did miss not having cable TV.
Sep 22, 2014
Site #C12 had a lot of water on it. I would of liked another spot but it was OK.
Sep 20, 2014
Not clean. Grass not cut. If KOA allows permanent occupants they should keep all their belongs inside & not piled up on the front porch. There was also a bucket near back of cabin with dirty dishes in it.
Sep 19, 2014
Sep 17, 2014
Good location for visiting Charleston and the surrounding area. The sites are a little tight to get into, but nice and shady. The laundry room needs work and A/C. The internet was good. People helpful and friendly as always.
Sep 16, 2014
This park is a fairly good location but my main complaint is it is so trashy. The staff is very pleasant, the manager is nice but there is trash and cigarette butts all over the park. It could be nice, always rustic, if it didn't have trash and cigarette butts all over the park.
Sep 14, 2014
Rustic cabin damp, moldy, bad smell, blinds in cabin in poor condition . restrooms needed attention.. Had stayed there last October and it appeared no upkeep since that time..

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