Welcome to the Newberry / I-26 / Sumter NF KOA!

"Centrally located in the middle of everywhere" is the best way to describe our 47-site, wooded campground. (That's right! No "parking lot" camping here!) Nestled on 19 acres in the "Piedmont" of South Carolina, you'll find us less than a mile off Exit 60 on Interstate 26 in Kinards (that's "Ky"-nerds), South Carolina.

While you're camping with us, feel free to "walkabout" this great state of ours by fishing in Lake Murray, hiking in Sumter National Forest, or catching a show at the Newberry Opera House (it ain't really opera). If you prefer eclectic restaurants, museums, and history, we're within an hour's drive of Columbia, Spartanburg, Greenwood, and Greenville.

We're a great stopping point, too. Whether you're headed to coastal destinations, like Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Hilton Head, and Savannah, or you're just "passing through" on your way to Florida, Tennessee, and Georgia, just give us a call for a safe, quiet, clean spot to rest your head for the night. With 28 pull-through, full hook-up (30/50amp service) sites, it's easy to roll in, roll out, and roll on! We also have 13 "back-in" sites that have water and electricity - perfect for a quick, weekend getaway. Tenters? We didn't forget about you! Enjoy one of our four rubber mulch sites. Other amenities include: saltwater pool, gem mining sluice, camp store, laundry facilities, dog park, playground, pavilion/outdoor movie theater, and dump and propane stations. We don't have cable, but our Wi-Fi is exceptional!

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 110' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool (5/15 - 10/15)
  • Propane ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

KOA Journey

KOA Journey Campgrounds

KOA Journey campgrounds are the perfect oases after a day on the road. Whether it’s along the way or a quick getaway, they’ve got you covered. Located near the highways and byways of North America with long Pull-thru RV Sites, they deliver convenience to the traveling camper. Pull in, ease back and take a load off.

KOA Journeys Feature:

  • Pull-through RV Sites with 50-amp service
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Well lit after hours check-in service

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Local Area

Lush Acres Farm

Located on 340 acres of Thornwell's campus in Clinton, South Carolina, LushAcres Farm is a working farm providing fresh specialty crops, meats, and family friendly festivals and markets throughout the year. 
Open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Call for more information or see the website for Harvest Schedule.

1875 W Maple St. Ext

Clinton, SC 29325




Soda City Market

Every Saturday, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., part of Columbia's Main Street transforms into this outdoor market place. 
Rain or shine, explore the wares of over 150 South Carolinian vendors who will fuel your "Brain, Body + Belly."

1300 - 1600 Main Street

Columbia, SC 29201



Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

Learn about this pivotal Revolutionary War battle as you stroll along the park's two and a half mile-long nature trails. Be sure to stop at Horseshoe Falls.

398 State Park Road

Clinton, SC 29325




Ninety Six National Historic Site

Like history? Like hiking?
Then this is a perfect day trip for you!
"Walk where battles were fought and heroes were forged" and learn a piece of lesser known history from the Revolutionary War. 
No entrance fee. Pet Friendly.
The park is open from sunrise to sunset, but the Visitor's Center is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Check out their website for more information. Also, don't forget to visit the town itself.
Plus, Star Fort Pond (located on Highway 246 off of Kinard Road) is a great spot for fishing and birding from April - October.

1103 Highway 248

Ninety Six, SC 29666




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