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Monday, April 29, 2013

Another Neat Campground Find

When we’re not doing anything else (which of late has been most of the time while I’m waiting on the VA), we like to explore and check out other campgrounds.  Even though we choose to stay at this campground near our daughter’s house, there could come a day when a site wouldn’t be available, or even we possibly might like a change of scenery.  So we’re always on the lookout for “Plan B”.

We found a great military campground and recreation center near Sumter, SC.


It is run by the U.S. Air Force out of nearby Shaw AFB.  It is a wonderful place for military folks and their families to get away and enjoy nature at reasonable prices.

It is located on Lake Wateree, giving lots of opportunities to swim, fish or boat.



There are rustic cabins that can be rented.



They even have RV trailers to rent in the campground, already in place and set up.


There are many nice sized RV sites, all with 50 amps and FHUs.


A playground for kids,


as well as a large recreation hall for large gatherings and events.


The office building has a small store, and is where boats can be rented.  No, that boat in front is not one of the rentals… ;c)


It is a nice place for our military folks to kick back and relax, to get away from the pressures of military life.  And the amazing part is it is not funded by tax dollars, but by user fees and small fees collected on military commissary purchases. 

It is open to active duty, reserve and retired military members.  A nice benefit for military service.

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.



  1. That looks like a beautiful campground and I'm sure you'll have an opportunity to enjoy it one of these days. We have several friends that enjoy the use of military campgrounds and I think it's a wonderful perk and a nice extra thank you for your service.

  2. Looks like a great alternate place if it is near enough to the grand treasures. Looks like a place they would enjoy too. Are there any geocaches is the real question. :-)

  3. I'm with Gail...a nice way to say Thanks for Your Service!! Looks like a nice place and a good spot to launch that Sea Eagle:o))

  4. We like checking out campgrounds too. Some we'd like to visit for a week or longer. Others we tend to cross off our list. At least you're finding something interesting to do while you wait for the VA to get on the stick.

  5. Good idea checking nearby campgrounds. You never know when you might need one someday ;-)

  6. Thanks for letting us know. We love military campgrounds I hope you can get moving before long.

  7. Always good to have someone scout out a campground for us. Will keep in mind for a future stay.

  8. The only thing missing is your hot tub. :-)

  9. I think it's just mean of you to tell us about a lovely place where we can't go.

  10. Great looking RV Park with nice sites. I'm just surprised it's not full - I guess it will be in the summer?

  11. Amazing what you can find by wandering about local areas. Nice campground

  12. What a nice way to say Thank You to our service men and women! The park looks beautiful!

  13. butterbean carpenterMay 2, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Howdy Chief,
    I know how bird crazy you are and how we all use 'The Bird Lady' for IDs, well, how about contacting her (as I can't) and see if she can ID these, in this email:

    Thank you for your Service to 'OUR' nation,