Weston Lake makes it easy to get the feeling of the great outdoors getaway without the drive. Located on Fort Jackson, only a short 5 minute drive from Gate 5, Weston Lake Recreation Area feels like a world apart from your regular workday world. Weston Lake has you covered whether it is a place for an afternoon picnic, a waterfront cabin for a long weekend, an air conditioned building big enough to house the largest of family reunions or a place to park an RV.
Weston Lake Recreation Area and RV Park
Type of site
$18 - $85
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Sept. 20, 2017
Dec 16 - Apr 17
14-18 Sept 2016
13 April 2016
Jan 1 2016
May 25 - 29, 2015
If we are ever in the area again we will definitely stay here. The sites are spread out which we love! They all have nice level concrete pads, nice picnic table, grill and fire ring. It's very quiet and relaxing. Only a couple of issues for me...there isn't an internet service. We thought is was going to be a problem however it was really nice disconnecting for the week. The cable at our site wasn't the best. We probably should have let the office know but as long as I had 1 local station to check the news and weather that was fine. One of the main reasons we chose Weston Lake was for the lake. However because there wasn't a life guard on Tuesday and Wednesday we weren't allowed to use it. We are grown adults that were staying with no children. That was the only thing the campground offered. It should have been available to us to use. We also rented a big cabin. Which are wonderful and the decks are overlooking the lake...awesome views. They do need a little upgrading but all in all very nice. We did catch a little mouse in the kitchen LOL. It just really bothered me that we didn't have use of the lake when that was one of the main reasons we wanted to stay there.
April 27, 2015
Like everyone says, nice pads, nice hookups, but it needs work yet. New pads still not finished and bath house still looked closed. Very friendly host. We won't be going back, but all the sites were full. We had the last one available, so other folks must like it!
Jan. 1, 2015 - Feb. 13, 2015
Campground location is fine, it's a campground! Nice RV Pads, about 40’. Hookups are in left rear corner, so we had to buy extra sewer hose. Staff is nice. Nice picnic table, fire ring and grill at each site. Restroom/shower house at campsites appears to be being refurbished. It was closed for our 44 day stay, and no one has worked on it at all. There is a restroom within walking distance at the boat ramp, but the heater does not work, and the place has not been cleaned for a long time, the toilet was clean thou. Main restroom/shower house is next to the office, which is not within reasonable walking distant to go shower. It is nice, but not once was the floor sweep and mopped during our stay, and it needs it. Half the sites lights on the power pedestal don’t work. Cable hookup doesn’t work, but you can get the main TV networks over a good digital antenna. No Internet. Golf Carts are allowed. CAUTION: LOW AC Power which can damage your RV’s equipment. Staying from Jan. 1, 2015 to Feb. 13, 2015. Had site manager turn in Work order on Jan. 6th. For a week I tried to get status by making numerous phone calls. The Next week I turned in an ICE evaluation. About 4 days later, campground employee meter’s AC at sites. They are showing 109vac on one leg, and 111vac on the other leg, and tell me 108vac is satisfactory (wrong). I show him at that time, with just a 2 amp load on L-1, we have 104vac. And a 14 amp load on L-2 indicated 107vac. Power is worse on colder days and nights. Around Feb. 4th I get in contact with the Electrician. Only answer I am still getting from anyone, is the issue is known about. I had to run my refrigerator on LP Gas the whole time so the low power didn’t damage it. Buying all the extra LP just added to the cost of staying here. I am normally at the campsite most every day and offered to help show the problem to an electrician, but no contact. The Coax cable service has not been repaired for months, and around Jan. 9th, they have suspended all internet service that was offered.
December 27 2014
Stayed here one night. Large concrete pads, full hook ups. About 40 ft to 45 ft long. They are building about 12 more concrete pads. A mistake I made was I busted my water filter canister. I hooked to the water, unfiltered and picked up a lot of sand. After I put a new canister on, I had to pull off the commode valves and the kitchen faucet to clean the filters. Never use unfiltered water! They have also built a new office since my last visit. Staff very friendly. Yea it's out of the way but you can't beat the price and quietness. Will keep this place on my list of good locations.
June 29, 2014
We were a little concerned reading the previous reviews, but I am glad we came here. Our campsite has full hookups with a large concrete pad. There is a lot of room between sites. The person at the office was friendly and helpful. If in the area again, we will return.
This facility is now accepting reservations. You have to pay for the first night when you make reservations. Have stayed at this facility on various occasions and have always had a pleasant stay. They have both long and short term sites available. The only thing they need to do now is build a laundry facility.
We stay at this campground quite often on our way down south. We have never had a problem getting in without a reservation, although we are usually here in the winter and try not to make it a weekend. The concrete pads are pretty level and the campground is nice, with a beach and boat rentals. We usually only stay for a few nights, but I don't think there is a laundry facility and the bathrooms/showers could use some attention. Lots of homesteaders, which means it's pretty quiet and people keep to themselves. They also give a small discount with the "Senior Pass". We have never been able to get the free Wi-Fi to work, but have had no problems with the cable.
December 23, 2013
Stopped by to check the recreation area out. It was slow and hardly anyone here at this time of the year. It looks like this would be a very busy recreation area in the summer. LOTS of rental boats and other water activities available in the summer. They recently added new RV sites. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The office also includes a small store. This is a larger complex and everything is a little spread out. This isn't a bad thing, as you don't feel cramped and it's easier to enjoy the outdoors.
Stayed July 2013. Locating the park is a little difficult due to one obscure roadside sign which is not easily noticeable during the day and ever worse at night due to poor lighting. Entry roads are rough and dilapidated. Access to park is off the beaten track. Currently, soldiers have to leave the post and drive around the perimeter of the Fort to gain access, I highly recommend an additional access road be developed from the current fire roads to accommodate the soldiers. This is for the soldiers ...RIGHT? The park personnel are very professional, courteous, and very knowledgeable. Park grounds are very well maintained. The campsites and cabins are reasonably close to the water and the community house, but the office and general store are a short drive or long walk away from both cabins and campgrounds. Adding a laundry facility would be a plus. This park seems to be always under improvement every time I pass through here. I hate to let the secret out, but this is a great park for it's size. Wish they would expand to wooded areas and more around the lake.
25-26 June 2013
Stayed 25-26 June 2013. Park grounds were well maintained. It is a bit off the beaten track and was relaxing & quiet. We drew a new hardstand that was level and accommodated our 33' fifth wheel with ease. The water pressure was & flow was quite sufficient. We found the pedestal AC voltage to be quite low 110 VAC no load > 106 VAC with AC running. Our EMS alerted us to this when the AC attempted to restart on the thermostat by cycling on & off AC failed to start but drew the voltage down enough to cause the EMS to error out & interrupt power to our rig. Maintenance came out & replaced the 30 amp breaker. that marginally improved things but allowed no cushion to guarantee the AC compressor would not stall on restart with a head pressure. We therefore ran our generator during the day and used park power at night when voltage was in the 118-116 range. Overall we enjoyed our stay and will use this facility in the future. Amenities & Value suffered due to the voltage issue.
1 Jun 2013
Stayed overnight while passing through. What a NICE park! Grounds are kept up nice. Got to use our Golden Access Pass on a $17.50 site making it only $15 a night. There are old sites and new sites. We were lucky to get one of the 2 remaining new sites. Nice big cement slabs with a lot of room between campsites. Had a nice new picnic table and there was a fire pit with wood to use (had we been in the mood to do so). The only reason I didn't give it all 5's was it's a little ways off the freeway, the signage is very poor to get to the campground (we took a wrong turn and ended up in the picnic area) and I had a HECK of a time trying to figure where to pay when we wanted to leave the next day but we'll definitely stay there again when going home to NY from FL.
10-28 June 2012
Stayed here as we moved to Fort Jackson for my new assignment while we waited on permanent housing. Was a little confused about the process of checking in, but after calling as we drove in went straight to the sites, found one we liked, parked, and then went to the office to check in. Very courteous staff. New sites are concrete pads with lighted power posts, old sites are asphalt that are better suited for a smaller camper. We lived out there for 2+ weeks while I in-processed and took over my new job until our on-post house was ready and we received our household goods. We kept the camper a few extra days out there for family to stay who visited for a couple of days. Not having a laundry facility was a pain; we found one on post, but later saw one closer to the campsite on Leesburg Road. Lots for the kids to do around the lake with bicycling and a few playgrounds. We never got the time to fish, but the staff was knowledgeable about what was biting (not much!) and with what bait. This was mainly a place to hang out and sleep while we explored our new community. Other members of our family have used the cabins when visiting and enjoyed them even though about 20 minutes from our house to the campground. We will probably not stay out there while living here (would rather take the camper elsewhere) but would recommend to anyone passing through or visiting the Columbia area.
March 1 - 3, 2013 and March 13-15, 2013
We really enjoyed Weston Lake. The sites are fairly close to each other, but it was low attendance both times. We came up to visit our son who was temporarily at Fort Jackson. The base is close and has a very nice exchange and commissary. There is a Food Lion just down the road from the campground and of course there's a WalMart near by. It was chilly during our visit, but the office sold good firewood. There was only one trail to hike, but basically it was nice just to walk around the lake and the campground. We had a very good experience and expect to return.