Parris Island RV Park

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Location

Installation
Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC
GPS Coordinates
32.32743, -80.69616
Location Information
Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island
RV Gate Coordinates
32.37524, -80.71678

Directions

Directions
Head to Port Royal, SC. The main gate is off US-802 about 3.25 miles from SR-170 (Robert Smalls Pkwy). Once through the Main Gate, continue on Malecon Drive for about 1.25 miles to the traffic circle. Follow the signs to the RV Park. Take the first right onto 3rd BN Pond drive. Although the speed limit goes up to 45mph, I suggest going slower due to large hidden "humps" in the road. Continue to the end of the road and turn right onto Wake Blvd. Go about .9 miles and turn left onto Yorktown Blvd. Be careful here, as the sign pointing to the campground isn't until AFTER the turn. In about .8 miles, turn right on St Mihel Rd. The campground will be visible on the left. Call Outdoor Recreation to check-in.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(843) 228-7472
Mailing Address
Building #1018, St. Mihiel Road, MCRD Parris Island, SC 29905

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, guests of graduating Marines.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Reservations accepted for eligible patrons and guests of graduating Marines. At least 5 business days prior to stay, but no earlier than 30 days in advance. One night fee is required to secure accommodations. If credit card is used, the card will be charged the day reservation is made. Reservations will be made at MCCS Outdoor Recreation Mon-Sat 0830-1630. Closed on federal holidays. Balance of payment is due at check-in. For late check-ins, due next morning. ID verification is required at time of check-in. Patrons must be at least 21 to reserve overnight accommodations. When you call to make reservations they tell you to call the day you're arriving or the day before if arriving on a Sun or holiday. At that time they give you a combination to a mail box located near the woman's rest room at the FAMCAMP. In the mail box is the key to your sites utilities.
Internet Access
Free WiFi available in the campground and at numerous other locations on base.
Mail Forwarding
USPS: (Your Name), c/o General Delivery, Port Royal, SC 29935 - (The post office is located on 1625 Paris Ave in Port Royal) ---- UPS/FedEx: (Your Name), Parris Island RV Park Site # (???), Building 1018, MCRD Parris Island, SC 29905
Pet Information
Allowed with usual leash and cleanup rules. Pets may not be left unattended at any time.
Campground Information
RV sites 1 to 9 are available for up to a 2 week stay or renew for another 2 weeks if available. Site 10 to 18 can be booked for 30 days and renew every 30 days if available. Call on the day of your arrival and they will give you a combination for the lock box that has your keys in them, at the RV Park. 2 week stay limit. Check-in time is 1400hrs. Check-out time is 1100hrs.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Playground
  • Picinic Area
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Library
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Snack Bar
  • Class VI
  • Museum
  • Hospital, Clinic
  • Post Office

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Site
18
W/20,30,50A/S
$20
N/A
$300

Other Information

Firearms Policy
Firearms are not allowed on base.
Weather Information

The Parris Island RV Park provides a great atmosphere for military families and friends on the go.  We offer 18 sites complete with electrical, water and sewer.

Photos

Typical FHU Site
Typical FHU Site
FHU Site #2
Parris Island RV Park
Laundry Room
Restrooms/Showers/Laundry

Attachments

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  • Parris Island Map and RV Park Rules
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  • Parris Island MCRD Map
    Map of Parris Island MCRD, SC showing location of the RV Park.
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Overall rating 
 
4.3
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4.3  (28)
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4.5  (28)
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3.8  (28)
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4.6  (28)
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4.4  (28)
This is a quiet campground with clean and spacious restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities. Sites are back-in and generously spaced. There are no shade trees. Be prepared for a delay at the rotary. Upon arrival at PI, our vehicles were fully examined by security and we certainly support these measures. The next two days in and out of that same gate there were not inspections. This is a good place to tour Beufort and other areas of interest. We camped in a 40-foot motorhome with tow car.
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4.6
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5.0
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5.0
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2.0
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5.0
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5.0
Waynem Reviewed by Waynem July 13, 2014
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June 26-28, 2014

This is a quiet campground with clean and spacious restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities. Sites are back-in and generously spaced. There are no shade trees. Be prepared for a delay at the rotary. Upon arrival at PI, our vehicles were fully examined by security and we certainly support these measures. The next two days in and out of that same gate there were not inspections. This is a good place to tour Beufort and other areas of interest. We camped in a 40-foot motorhome with tow car.

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The pros: the campsites are a nice size with full hookups and they are level. We made our reservation 30 days in advance over the phone since there is no office or host in the campground. The office sent a couple to our door who told us we were in there site, also the office told them vagrants pulled in the campground all the time. There were several empty sites and these people thought we were just going to move. We had made a reservation and were given the site # we were in, the office had the dates wrong. Going by the day our credit card was processed we couldn't have made it on the dates they had down. Someone from the office called but never apologized for sending this couple to our door. I advised the office I didn't feel comfortable with these people in the site next to us and she said there was plenty of room for us to get along. These people ending up staying several sites down. We have no plans to ever go back to this campground. I generally try to give positive feedback for our stays, but our treatment here was not good.
Overall rating 
 
3.3
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3.0
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3.0
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4.0
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4.0
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3.0
Vacation Bound Reviewed by Vacation Bound April 20, 2014
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Apr 13-20, 2014

The pros: the campsites are a nice size with full hookups and they are level. We made our reservation 30 days in advance over the phone since there is no office or host in the campground. The office sent a couple to our door who told us we were in there site, also the office told them vagrants pulled in the campground all the time. There were several empty sites and these people thought we were just going to move. We had made a reservation and were given the site # we were in, the office had the dates wrong. Going by the day our credit card was processed we couldn't have made it on the dates they had down. Someone from the office called but never apologized for sending this couple to our door. I advised the office I didn't feel comfortable with these people in the site next to us and she said there was plenty of room for us to get along. These people ending up staying several sites down. We have no plans to ever go back to this campground. I generally try to give positive feedback for our stays, but our treatment here was not good.

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Located next to an old housing area (everything removed), but near a beach. The location is quiet and away from traffic, but near to the base facilities. We enjoyed our short visit here. No WiFI, but Verizon and AT&T worked fine. Laundry was $1 to wash and $1 to dry. Clean facilities. There were about 9 available sites during our visit. We arrived without a reservation, but called when we arrived and paid over the phone. Easy check-in. The site utilities are "supposed" to be locked. When you check-in, they will give you a combination to a lock box. The lock box rack is outside of the restrooms. Each site has a small mailbox type box with the key to your utilities in it. Although we were given the combination to our lock box, the utilities were not locked (although padlocks were there). We wouldn't hesitate to return here.
Overall rating 
 
3.7
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3.0
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4.0
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3.0
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4.0
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4.0
larryf Reviewed by larryf December 28, 2013
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December 26, 2013

Located next to an old housing area (everything removed), but near a beach. The location is quiet and away from traffic, but near to the base facilities. We enjoyed our short visit here. No WiFI, but Verizon and AT&T worked fine. Laundry was $1 to wash and $1 to dry. Clean facilities. There were about 9 available sites during our visit. We arrived without a reservation, but called when we arrived and paid over the phone. Easy check-in. The site utilities are "supposed" to be locked. When you check-in, they will give you a combination to a lock box. The lock box rack is outside of the restrooms. Each site has a small mailbox type box with the key to your utilities in it. Although we were given the combination to our lock box, the utilities were not locked (although padlocks were there). We wouldn't hesitate to return here.

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This place has all a Veteran could want...Quiet, secluded, (except for Fri and Sat AM early), close enough to plenty of places to eat (even the Golf course has a very reasonable Breakfast and Lunch menu that is very reasonable that closes around 3 PM), purchase seafood, drive to the beach out on the ocean, and see the sights around a beautiful old southern town like Beaufort, SC. I found relatives in the National Cemetery and I'm from Florida. You can walk or ride your bicycle for exercise or walk to your heart's content. There is a very, very nice golf course on the base to the east of the RV Park. There is history past the golf course which is an old small fort from centuries ago. The only drawback is the lack of shade at the RV Park though it is South Carolina and it gets hot and humid. Small problem for me. I'm from FL and used to it. Hilton Head is only 1 1/2 hrs away..There is very reasonable Propane gas available at the Grayco Paint and Hardware Store in the Island Square Shopping Center at the SW corner of Sea Island Parkway and Lady's Island Drive in Port Royal. All and all, one of my favorite out of the way places to camp out..
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
McMullen Reviewed by McMullen September 05, 2013
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April 30 - May 5, 2013

This place has all a Veteran could want...Quiet, secluded, (except for Fri and Sat AM early), close enough to plenty of places to eat (even the Golf course has a very reasonable Breakfast and Lunch menu that is very reasonable that closes around 3 PM), purchase seafood, drive to the beach out on the ocean, and see the sights around a beautiful old southern town like Beaufort, SC. I found relatives in the National Cemetery and I'm from Florida. You can walk or ride your bicycle for exercise or walk to your heart's content. There is a very, very nice golf course on the base to the east of the RV Park. There is history past the golf course which is an old small fort from centuries ago. The only drawback is the lack of shade at the RV Park though it is South Carolina and it gets hot and humid. Small problem for me. I'm from FL and used to it. Hilton Head is only 1 1/2 hrs away..There is very reasonable Propane gas available at the Grayco Paint and Hardware Store in the Island Square Shopping Center at the SW corner of Sea Island Parkway and Lady's Island Drive in Port Royal. All and all, one of my favorite out of the way places to camp out..

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Wonderful sight IF you have a travel trailer or pull a car behind your RV. Good – the sites are huge, and flat, with good water pressure, a clean bath house with huge showers and very good WiFi service. The bad – (not the Camp Ground’s fault but need consideration) If you envision white sand and getting in the water when you hear Beach, you will be sadly disappointed by Elliot’s beach. It is really a picnic area with no water access (4 feet vertical drop from the land to the water with a rock sea wall, no sand to be seen). There was no AT&T phone service at the campground. IF you have an RV and walk, you will be stuck. It would be about a 30 minute walk to the golf course or MCX. Allow an hour to walk to the Brig and Brew or 90 minutes to walk to Traditions. The remote location and lack of amenities within walking distance is why I gave the site low ratings in these categories.
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4.1
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2.0
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5.0
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2.0
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5.0
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5.0
Michael.Janis1 Reviewed by Michael.Janis1 September 04, 2013
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30 Aug - 3 Sep 2013

Wonderful sight IF you have a travel trailer or pull a car behind your RV. Good – the sites are huge, and flat, with good water pressure, a clean bath house with huge showers and very good WiFi service. The bad – (not the Camp Ground’s fault but need consideration) If you envision white sand and getting in the water when you hear Beach, you will be sadly disappointed by Elliot’s beach. It is really a picnic area with no water access (4 feet vertical drop from the land to the water with a rock sea wall, no sand to be seen). There was no AT&T phone service at the campground. IF you have an RV and walk, you will be stuck. It would be about a 30 minute walk to the golf course or MCX. Allow an hour to walk to the Brig and Brew or 90 minutes to walk to Traditions. The remote location and lack of amenities within walking distance is why I gave the site low ratings in these categories.

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This RV park is a tremendous value. The sites are level and well maintained with great hook ups. The commissary and MCX are only a few miles from the RV park. Watching and hearing the Marine recruits train was quite an awe inspiring experience. Early every Saturday morning, they march past the RV park on the way to Elliot's Beach---very cool. The WiFi service worked well for us, but we were right beside the laundry building (broadcast point), so we may have been fortunate. If you are an AT&T subscriber, you are going to be frustrated, because it was very difficult for us to get any bars while at the RV park. If wanted to make a phone call, we often had to get in the truck and drive down to Elliot's Beach to get reception (no fault of the RV park). There is no trash recycling at the park, but you can recycle some materials at the Commissary (cardboard, paper, plastic bottles, plastic bags--but no cans or glass). We would definitely come back to this RV park in the future if we were in the area.
Overall rating 
 
4.9
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
byron.bailey Reviewed by byron.bailey April 17, 2013
Last updated: April 17, 2013
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March 12 - April 13, 2013

This RV park is a tremendous value. The sites are level and well maintained with great hook ups. The commissary and MCX are only a few miles from the RV park. Watching and hearing the Marine recruits train was quite an awe inspiring experience. Early every Saturday morning, they march past the RV park on the way to Elliot's Beach---very cool. The WiFi service worked well for us, but we were right beside the laundry building (broadcast point), so we may have been fortunate. If you are an AT&T subscriber, you are going to be frustrated, because it was very difficult for us to get any bars while at the RV park. If wanted to make a phone call, we often had to get in the truck and drive down to Elliot's Beach to get reception (no fault of the RV park). There is no trash recycling at the park, but you can recycle some materials at the Commissary (cardboard, paper, plastic bottles, plastic bags--but no cans or glass). We would definitely come back to this RV park in the future if we were in the area.

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First time here and the sites are huge so if we fit anyone can fit. Water pressure is good and electricity for a 50AMP RV is great. Do not use laundry and bathhouse but checked them visually and all is neat and clean. Even have a water dispenser you can use for a charge if you need to fill jugs etc. About 75% full for this time of year as most RV'ers go further south. First AM saw all female recruits with full gear marching down to the beach and as you drive around the base these new recruits are looking younger all the time or are we just getting older, hmmmm. Commissary and MEX are larger than expected and fuel price on base is the best we found in the area. There is so much to do and see in this area as we have not been in the area before it will take us two weeks to do it all and that may not be long enough. We certainly would come back here as $15.00 for this fantastic site is about the best price we have paid at any military campground. The only problem I had was the key to access the pedestal for utilities was in a locked box with a combination lock and it would not open after 3 tries. Fortunately someone who visits family assigned to the base was there and had been here many times and opened it for me as it was a tricky procedure.
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
LamSan Reviewed by LamSan February 17, 2013
Last updated: February 17, 2013
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Feb. 15 to Mar. 1, 2013

First time here and the sites are huge so if we fit anyone can fit. Water pressure is good and electricity for a 50AMP RV is great. Do not use laundry and bathhouse but checked them visually and all is neat and clean. Even have a water dispenser you can use for a charge if you need to fill jugs etc. About 75% full for this time of year as most RV'ers go further south. First AM saw all female recruits with full gear marching down to the beach and as you drive around the base these new recruits are looking younger all the time or are we just getting older, hmmmm. Commissary and MEX are larger than expected and fuel price on base is the best we found in the area. There is so much to do and see in this area as we have not been in the area before it will take us two weeks to do it all and that may not be long enough. We certainly would come back here as $15.00 for this fantastic site is about the best price we have paid at any military campground. The only problem I had was the key to access the pedestal for utilities was in a locked box with a combination lock and it would not open after 3 tries. Fortunately someone who visits family assigned to the base was there and had been here many times and opened it for me as it was a tricky procedure.

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We stayed here for just three nights because that is all they could accommodate us for. We had a nice level site with FHUs. As early risers, we had fun watching newbie Marines march past the campground ... sure they made quite a ruckus, but that was half the fun. We triked all over the base; including to the commissary and base exchange. The small museum on the grounds is worth a stop. It is a bit of drive to get into town. Rated the amenities/facilities as three stars since we did not use them. Would definitely stay there again.
Overall rating 
 
4.6
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4.0
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5.0
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3.0
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5.0
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5.0
muierkun Reviewed by muierkun February 11, 2013
Last updated: February 11, 2013
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December 6-8, 2012

We stayed here for just three nights because that is all they could accommodate us for. We had a nice level site with FHUs. As early risers, we had fun watching newbie Marines march past the campground ... sure they made quite a ruckus, but that was half the fun. We triked all over the base; including to the commissary and base exchange. The small museum on the grounds is worth a stop. It is a bit of drive to get into town. Rated the amenities/facilities as three stars since we did not use them. Would definitely stay there again.

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Great location for visiting Beaufort. Early risers get a chance to see the new-to-be marines out for their morning jog. Exchange is nice to roam around in. Campground is located so far back from the gate and civilization that you can hear the grass grow....Very Quiet. Didn't partake of the facilities so not sure about the restrooms/showers. Small campground but I would stop here anytime I pass through. If you haven't been here then Give It a TRY!
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4.6
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5.0
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3.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
DutchStar38 Reviewed by DutchStar38 October 09, 2012
Last updated: October 10, 2012
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28-29 September 2012

Great location for visiting Beaufort. Early risers get a chance to see the new-to-be marines out for their morning jog. Exchange is nice to roam around in. Campground is located so far back from the gate and civilization that you can hear the grass grow....Very Quiet. Didn't partake of the facilities so not sure about the restrooms/showers. Small campground but I would stop here anytime I pass through. If you haven't been here then Give It a TRY!

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We were here for a full week , great little camp ground, excellent value, we just loved seeing the troops each day and getting to see some of the training, the exchange and the commissary are just fine, prices in the exchange were not the best we have seen. Now the bad part--- the bathrooms were not cleaned the entire time we were there, there was a large piece of green gum on the floor in the shower stall the entire week. There were thousands of mosquitoes in the restrooms and the grass had not been cut for weeks, I had our sister and brother-in-law with us and we were embarrassed about the lack of maintenance of the bathhouse and grounds, that's why I gave this park a 2 on cleanliness.
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4.2
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5.0
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2.0
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
LLOYD21 Reviewed by LLOYD21 August 21, 2012
Last updated: August 22, 2012
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14 to 21 August 2012

We were here for a full week , great little camp ground, excellent value, we just loved seeing the troops each day and getting to see some of the training, the exchange and the commissary are just fine, prices in the exchange were not the best we have seen. Now the bad part--- the bathrooms were not cleaned the entire time we were there, there was a large piece of green gum on the floor in the shower stall the entire week. There were thousands of mosquitoes in the restrooms and the grass had not been cut for weeks, I had our sister and brother-in-law with us and we were embarrassed about the lack of maintenance of the bathhouse and grounds, that's why I gave this park a 2 on cleanliness.

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Absolutely LOVE this campground. Nice spaces, clean surroundings, bath house is wonderful and clean, secluded, not much traffic, and is always heart touching when the recruits come by early in the morning. There is not one bad thing that I have to say about this campground and I have been to many many campgrounds. In some of the reviews that I read, what I think people should realize is that this amenity to Parris Island is a gift to us. People should stop to think...where is the next nearest campground and how much does it cost you to stay there and to experience the sights and sounds of the men and women who are training and being trained to be the next generation of Marines!! First and foremost this is a Marine Corps Recruiting Depot! Not a campground at Disney World. I personally would like to thank Jeff Odum and his Team for all of their hard work in planning and putting together this wonderful gift for us to be a part of. Semper Fi, Debbie Pannasch
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
shackie1119 Reviewed by shackie1119 August 02, 2012
Last updated: August 03, 2012
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May 2012

Absolutely LOVE this campground. Nice spaces, clean surroundings, bath house is wonderful and clean, secluded, not much traffic, and is always heart touching when the recruits come by early in the morning. There is not one bad thing that I have to say about this campground and I have been to many many campgrounds. In some of the reviews that I read, what I think people should realize is that this amenity to Parris Island is a gift to us. People should stop to think...where is the next nearest campground and how much does it cost you to stay there and to experience the sights and sounds of the men and women who are training and being trained to be the next generation of Marines!! First and foremost this is a Marine Corps Recruiting Depot! Not a campground at Disney World. I personally would like to thank Jeff Odum and his Team for all of their hard work in planning and putting together this wonderful gift for us to be a part of. Semper Fi, Debbie Pannasch

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A tiny RV park on the Marine Recruit Depot that is utilized primarily for families of graduating recruits. It is a no-host camp, so if you are into social life with fellow campers this is not for you. But we loved it. You can see recruits in maneuvers and watch a graduation on Fridays. BX and Commissary are fine, and Port Royal and Beaufort have everything else you need, including fine restaurants. The remoteness is either a positive or a negative, depending on your preferences. We loved it.
Overall rating 
 
4.7
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4.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
strickd Reviewed by strickd March 03, 2012
Last updated: March 04, 2012
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20 Feb 2012 to 26 Feb 2012

A tiny RV park on the Marine Recruit Depot that is utilized primarily for families of graduating recruits. It is a no-host camp, so if you are into social life with fellow campers this is not for you. But we loved it. You can see recruits in maneuvers and watch a graduation on Fridays. BX and Commissary are fine, and Port Royal and Beaufort have everything else you need, including fine restaurants. The remoteness is either a positive or a negative, depending on your preferences. We loved it.

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Great RV park all around, PX, Commissary, Golf Club all within five minutes. Loved listening to the privates going by in the early mornings on Fridays and Saturdays, and the sound of the rifle ranges throughout the week. Very clean facilities. Had a bit of problem with Verizon WiFi but phone worked real well. The only problem I experienced is the fact that there hardly any food facilities open during the evenings so therefore yo have to go outside the gate. The only place open until 2200 is the Subway at the bowling alley and sometimes they do close early depending on business. Will definitely return.
Overall rating 
 
4.7
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5.0
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5.0
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3.0
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5.0
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5.0
jcoyrochny Reviewed by jcoyrochny January 18, 2012
Last updated: January 18, 2012
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Dec 12 - January 2 2012

Great RV park all around, PX, Commissary, Golf Club all within five minutes. Loved listening to the privates going by in the early mornings on Fridays and Saturdays, and the sound of the rifle ranges throughout the week. Very clean facilities. Had a bit of problem with Verizon WiFi but phone worked real well. The only problem I experienced is the fact that there hardly any food facilities open during the evenings so therefore yo have to go outside the gate. The only place open until 2200 is the Subway at the bowling alley and sometimes they do close early depending on business. Will definitely return.

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Since this campground opened two years ago they have steadily improved the experience for visitors. First, they have resolved the need to drive your RV into the Marine Corps Exchange parking lot to get your keys. You call on the day of your arrival and they give you the combination to a lock box that has your keys in it. They also have a date for WIFI to be put in--Jan. 25, 2012. You see deer and recruits walking through the area all of the time. Early (like 4 a.m.) on some mornings you awaken to the shuffle of hundreds of booted feet as recruits who have completed the 3-day crucible are on their way to a Warrior Breakfast and their Eagle, Globe and Anchor ceremony. Thursday through Sunday this place is packed with friends and relatives of graduating recruits but otherwise it is mostly empty. They need a campground host. These lots are so big you could park a 40 foot rig sideways. Plenty of room between pads. Cell service is a little spotty but 3G for the internet was solid. We got 21 over the air TV stations including NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS and Fox. Great price, super, spotless facilities, It don't get much better than this.
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
fiatspider79 Reviewed by fiatspider79 December 24, 2011
Last updated: December 25, 2011
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Christmas 2011

Since this campground opened two years ago they have steadily improved the experience for visitors. First, they have resolved the need to drive your RV into the Marine Corps Exchange parking lot to get your keys. You call on the day of your arrival and they give you the combination to a lock box that has your keys in it. They also have a date for WIFI to be put in--Jan. 25, 2012. You see deer and recruits walking through the area all of the time. Early (like 4 a.m.) on some mornings you awaken to the shuffle of hundreds of booted feet as recruits who have completed the 3-day crucible are on their way to a Warrior Breakfast and their Eagle, Globe and Anchor ceremony. Thursday through Sunday this place is packed with friends and relatives of graduating recruits but otherwise it is mostly empty. They need a campground host. These lots are so big you could park a 40 foot rig sideways. Plenty of room between pads. Cell service is a little spotty but 3G for the internet was solid. We got 21 over the air TV stations including NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS and Fox. Great price, super, spotless facilities, It don't get much better than this.

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This was my 3rd time to stay at Parris Island. Very little TV...Great golf at Legends of Parris Island...BX and Commissary were very adequate...no diesel on base to purchase...but the sounds of freedom all around...from rifle fire in the AM to forced marches in the PM and some mornings. Each Friday, a new group of recruits graduate. Just saw the same thing at Ft Benning in Aug. Young men and women eager to serve our country....Brings a tear to my eye thinking about it. Brave kids. Bathrooms and showers are always clean...I guess cable all the way out there would be very expensive to do, so we'll just have to make do with movies and golf...
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McMullen Reviewed by McMullen October 24, 2011
Last updated: October 24, 2011
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Aug 1st and 2nd 2011

This was my 3rd time to stay at Parris Island. Very little TV...Great golf at Legends of Parris Island...BX and Commissary were very adequate...no diesel on base to purchase...but the sounds of freedom all around...from rifle fire in the AM to forced marches in the PM and some mornings. Each Friday, a new group of recruits graduate. Just saw the same thing at Ft Benning in Aug. Young men and women eager to serve our country....Brings a tear to my eye thinking about it. Brave kids. Bathrooms and showers are always clean...I guess cable all the way out there would be very expensive to do, so we'll just have to make do with movies and golf...

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My wife and I camped here last month. There is what appears to be a closed mobile home park on the streets prior to the campground (GPS wanted to take us down one of these streets but we could see the RV's thus went down one more street which was correct. The managers are located at the Marine Air Station (which is another base) not at Parris Island. Therefore, when you make reservations they will give you a combo to a locker in the restroom/laundry facility. There will be keys to unlock the water faucet and the electrical box in the locker. Other than having a little bit of problem getting the lock unlocked (correct number of turns right, left, etc. Ha!) it was no problem. (My DW showed me how.) The sites are in a straight line and most do not have shade so be sure your awning and AC is working. The electric, water and septic worked just fine. The shower/bath area was clean. There is no cable or Wi-Fi but we rented movies at the exchange Redbox. The managers that visited every day are very, very nice and will go out of their way to help you out if you have problems, issues. The exchange and commissary are close and very nice. We enjoyed riding around and seeing the recruits training. Also, just down the road from the campground you'll come to the water and it's a great place to watch the sunset. We enjoyed touring the town and you definitely need to eat at Gilligan's restaurant which is near town. Some of the best seafood we've had in a long, long time. Also, DW enjoyed the shopping experience in town.
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Chiefe9 Reviewed by Chiefe9 September 25, 2011
Last updated: September 25, 2011
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25-28 August 2011

My wife and I camped here last month. There is what appears to be a closed mobile home park on the streets prior to the campground (GPS wanted to take us down one of these streets but we could see the RV's thus went down one more street which was correct. The managers are located at the Marine Air Station (which is another base) not at Parris Island. Therefore, when you make reservations they will give you a combo to a locker in the restroom/laundry facility. There will be keys to unlock the water faucet and the electrical box in the locker. Other than having a little bit of problem getting the lock unlocked (correct number of turns right, left, etc. Ha!) it was no problem. (My DW showed me how.) The sites are in a straight line and most do not have shade so be sure your awning and AC is working. The electric, water and septic worked just fine. The shower/bath area was clean. There is no cable or Wi-Fi but we rented movies at the exchange Redbox. The managers that visited every day are very, very nice and will go out of their way to help you out if you have problems, issues. The exchange and commissary are close and very nice. We enjoyed riding around and seeing the recruits training. Also, just down the road from the campground you'll come to the water and it's a great place to watch the sunset. We enjoyed touring the town and you definitely need to eat at Gilligan's restaurant which is near town. Some of the best seafood we've had in a long, long time. Also, DW enjoyed the shopping experience in town.

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Call before you arrive because there is no onsite support. When we first arrived, the GPS took us through the old RV site so we were quite shocked. The 6 digit combo they will give you is for a lock box located in the hallway of the restroom facility. Instructions were on the side of the box, key was inside that opens the locks to the power/water hook up. Cell service worked in some areas, Internet - my Virgin Mobile Mifi 2200 worked well, no local Mi-Fi at the ite. Digital TV scan using roof mounted antenna got me 3 local channels. Facility was new and clean. MCX and commissary nearby. MCX has a Redbox out front to rent movies. Museum on base is a must see.
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RVcamper Reviewed by RVcamper August 26, 2011
Last updated: August 26, 2011
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August 2011

Call before you arrive because there is no onsite support. When we first arrived, the GPS took us through the old RV site so we were quite shocked. The 6 digit combo they will give you is for a lock box located in the hallway of the restroom facility. Instructions were on the side of the box, key was inside that opens the locks to the power/water hook up. Cell service worked in some areas, Internet - my Virgin Mobile Mifi 2200 worked well, no local Mi-Fi at the ite. Digital TV scan using roof mounted antenna got me 3 local channels. Facility was new and clean. MCX and commissary nearby. MCX has a Redbox out front to rent movies. Museum on base is a must see.

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Contacted Arlene for reservations. She went beyond the standard and squeezed us in for 3 days between previous reservations. The park is small but clean and neat. Extremely quiet, just right for relaxing. NO cable but the MCX has REDBOX for movie rental. Cell phone service is iffy. The MCX and commissary facilities are very good. The addition of cable TV would be a great improvement. I would definitely stay here again.
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DutchStar38 Reviewed by DutchStar38 July 17, 2011
Last updated: July 17, 2011
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14-16 July 2011

Contacted Arlene for reservations. She went beyond the standard and squeezed us in for 3 days between previous reservations. The park is small but clean and neat. Extremely quiet, just right for relaxing. NO cable but the MCX has REDBOX for movie rental. Cell phone service is iffy. The MCX and commissary facilities are very good. The addition of cable TV would be a great improvement. I would definitely stay here again.

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We began our full-time RV living experience by camping out at Parris Island's RV campground on Parris Island, SC. We spent the entire month of April 2011 there; and we had a great time. We especially liked going down to Ellis Beach and watch the sun set. It was beautiful! Another thing we enjoyed was getting up in the morning to the sound of Drill Instructors taking their trainees down the street in front of the RV campground. Those poor young men and women were put through the "ringers" but on graduation day, the proud parents made all of this worth the work. Although, I am retired Army, I was very proud of the Marines! The telephones do not work very well at the campground, especially if you are a T-Mobile customer. And, they do not have cable TV or WiFi. We used our DirecTV satellite and Virgin Mobile MiFi and got good reception for TV and computer internet. All-in-all this was a good camping experience and we will definitely stay there again on our way South off I-95.
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msroberts47 Reviewed by msroberts47 May 09, 2011
Last updated: May 09, 2011
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April 1 through 30, 2011

We began our full-time RV living experience by camping out at Parris Island's RV campground on Parris Island, SC. We spent the entire month of April 2011 there; and we had a great time. We especially liked going down to Ellis Beach and watch the sun set. It was beautiful! Another thing we enjoyed was getting up in the morning to the sound of Drill Instructors taking their trainees down the street in front of the RV campground. Those poor young men and women were put through the "ringers" but on graduation day, the proud parents made all of this worth the work. Although, I am retired Army, I was very proud of the Marines! The telephones do not work very well at the campground, especially if you are a T-Mobile customer. And, they do not have cable TV or WiFi. We used our DirecTV satellite and Virgin Mobile MiFi and got good reception for TV and computer internet. All-in-all this was a good camping experience and we will definitely stay there again on our way South off I-95.

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This is our second stay at Parris Island. Each stay we have seen more improvements. Weather was great, clean rest rooms, camp ground was 50% full. More improvements with each stay, dog walk, dumpster location marked. Great PX much to see Hunters Island Park, and much more. Will be back many times in the future hope improvement continue to make Parris Island a high ratted camp ground.
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cedarmeadow Reviewed by cedarmeadow March 10, 2011
Last updated: March 11, 2011
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Mar 6 - 13, 2011

This is our second stay at Parris Island. Each stay we have seen more improvements. Weather was great, clean rest rooms, camp ground was 50% full. More improvements with each stay, dog walk, dumpster location marked. Great PX much to see Hunters Island Park, and much more. Will be back many times in the future hope improvement continue to make Parris Island a high ratted camp ground.

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