Palmetto Lake Edge

CAMPING INFORMATION

We are excited for your visit to Charleston Woodlands. The following provides general information for your upcoming stay.

***ALL CAMPERS MUST FILL OUT THE FOLLOWING WAVIER OF LIABILITY FORM BEFORE ENTERING THE PROPERTY***

ARRIVAL INSTRUCTIONS

Our Address is 4279 Ashley River Rd. Charleston SC 29414

Once you arrive you will notice a gate with a Charleston Woodlands Banner attached to it. The front gate may be locked and closed, if so the code is 2246: Please be sure to close and lock the gate behind you. Once in the property continue straight and follow the “camping signs” until you see a camping sign with a right arrow.  Take a right and the signs will guide you to the location. See arrival map below. 

TRAILS

Campers have access to the GREEN trails indicated on the following map. This is a google map and can be used on a mobile device to see where you are located on the trail. All campers must stay within the Red Boundary Line indicated on the map. NO VEHICLES are allowed beyond the camping area(s) and must remain on road(s).

CAMPER INFORMATION

Guest are asked to please zip up the Elevated Tent Campers when not present at the campsite and during rain/inclement weather. 

BED & TABLE SETUP

The following video provides instructions on the different configurations of the elevated then camper which include twin bed, oversized king bed and table setups.

BED & TABLE SETUP

The following video provides instructions on the different configurations of the elevated then camper which include twin bed, oversized king bed and table setups.

 
 

FACILITIES

Guests have access to bathrooms and showers at the Bath House in Bailey's Field located at the front of the property. See map for reference. All guests are asked to bring their own soap and towels.

FISHING: Fishing is aloud but campers must purchase a fishing day pass. Click here to purchase a fishing day pass. 


NO SWIMMING: We have plenty of reptiles, including snakes and alligators, so no swimming is allowed.

FIRE WOOD: No outside firewood. Campers are welcome to forage for wood. Campers are not to leave fires unattended at any time. 

PETS: Pets are NOT allowed.

VEHICLES & GUESTS: Campers are allowed (1) Vehicle and up to 4 guests. 

EMERGENCY CONTACTS: The property is located in unincorporated Dorchester County and is under the jurisdiction of the Dorchester County Sheriff’s office and is served by Old Fort Fire Department and Dorchester County EMS. In the event of emergency, dial 911 and tell the operator that you are in Dorchester County in order to have the correct agency dispatched.

CHARLESTON WOODLANDS

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR VISITORS


We, at Middleton Place and Charleston Woodlands (the “Woodlands”), are pleased to welcome you. We kindly ask that our visitors familiarize themselves and act in accordance with the following rules and policies:

RULES FOR ALL VISITORS

  1. This webpage includes a map of the premises and those areas that are open to the public. Know where you’re permitted to hike, camp or ride and where you’re not. Respect closed areas. Do not trespass any areas outside the marked trails and camping areas.

  2. Respect the beauty of the Woodlands. Help us maintain this beautiful land in pristine condition for generations to come. Absolutely no littering allowed. Make use of trashcans or take with you when you leave any garbage or litter. Do not discard any trash, paper or cigarette butts on the trails or in camping area. If you smoke, return any butts to the proper receptacles. Do not throw anything on the lakes or streams.

  3. Possession/use of illegal drugs is prohibited.

  4. Please, be aware of your surroundings, and of any incoming (non-motor) traffic in the trails.

    CAMPERS

    1. You must camp only in those places specifically provided or marked.

    2. All vehicles, RVs, and trailers must be parked on your campsite or designated parking area. Parking on unoccupied campsites is prohibited.

    3. Campers are allowed either a maximum of one trailer/RV and one tent, or two tents per site.

    4. No more than six persons (or one family) may occupy the same site.

    5. Check-in is at 2 p.m. Check out is at noon.

    6. Quiet times are between 11:00pm and 6:00am. Please be considerate of others.

    7. Camping for longer than 14 consecutive days is not allowed.

    8. Fires are permitted only in designated areas. Please do not attempt to burn trash in fire pits. Be sure your fire is completely extinguished before leaving. Do not leave your fire unattended. You are responsible for keeping fires under control.

    9. Use of fireworks or other explosives within campgrounds and other recreation areas is prohibited.

    10. Please keep alcoholic beverages at your campsite, and be respectful of your neighbors and other visitors.

HORSE BACK RIDERS

  1. As required by South Carolina law, all horses and mules must have proof of current, 12 month Negative Coggins test before unloading.

  2. While we make every effort to insure that the trails and facilities are safe, we assume no risk nor liability for injuries resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, “pursuant to Article 7, Chapter 9 or Title 47, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976.”

  3. Horses should not be tied, ridden or exercised where trees, shrubbery, food plots or lawn may be damaged.

  4. Guests are responsible for the removal of all waste created by the animals and uneaten hay to the compost pile or to the appropriate receptacle. This includes, but is not limited to that deposited in stalls, along picket lines, and in camping areas. Please clean up thoroughly before departure.

  5. Respect closed areas.

  6. Be courteous when you pass other trail users. Say hello. Tell people how many are in your party. Pass with care and if you’re uncertain whether you can pass, just ask. 

  7. Let other trail riders known when it is safe to pass your horse. 

  8. Leave gates as you find them. Obey gate closures and regulatory signs. 

  9. Know your horse’s limitations. 

  10. Ride at a safe and controlled speed.

  11. Keep the trailhead and trail clear of manure and trash.