Weston Lake Recreation Area and RV Park

 
3.9 (54)
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Location

Installation
Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC
GPS Coordinates
34.007222, -80.828403
Location Information
Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC

Directions

Directions
From I-20 East or West take I-77 South to Exit 9 to SR-262, Leesburg Rd. Go East about 8 miles to entrance on the left. ---- From I-26 East (Exit 115) and West (Exit 116) take I-77 North to Exit 9. Go East about 8 miles to entrance on the left. ---- From Sumter on US-378 exit at US-601 North. Go about 5 miles to SR-262, Leesburg Rd. Turn left going west on SR-262. It's about 6.5 miles to the recreation sign on the right.

Map

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Map of Weston Lake Recreation Area and RV Park

Contact Information

Phone Number
(803) 751-5253
Mailing Address
Weston Lake Recreation Facility, 4420 Leesburg Rd, Hopkins SC 29060
Email Address
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Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists, Retired Military, 0-100% DAV, Purple Heart Recipients, Former POW, Veteran Caregivers, DoD Civilians, Sponsored Guests. Read this Article on Authorized Users
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Reservations are REQUIRED.
Internet Access
None available in the recreation area.
Pet Information
Allowed in the RV Park with the usual leash and clean-up rules. Doggie clean-up stations available throughout the park. Pets are not allowed in the rental cabins.
Campground Information
Cabin rates vary on type of accommodation. $5 dump fee if not staying. 2 night minimum for the cabin rentals. Swimming not allowed in the lake.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Discounts
Small Golden Age/Access discount available on some sites.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Showers
  • Playground
  • Picinic Area
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Boating, Boat Rentals
  • Boat Ramp
  • Hiking
  • Snack Bar
  • Marina

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
33
W/30,50A/S
$35
N/A
N/A
Tent
?
W/15A
$10
N/A
N/A
Tent
Unlimited
None
$5
N/A
N/A
Cabins
11
Full
$30 - $120
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Firearms Policy
Officially, not allowed on the installation.
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Weather Information

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.

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Weston Lake Recreation Area and RV Park
Weston Lake Recreation Area and RV Park
Weston Lake Recreation Area and RV Park
Weston Lake Recreation Area and RV Park
Weston Lake Recreation Area and RV Park
Weston Lake Recreation Area and RV Park

Videos

Video Tour of Weston Lake Recreation Area, Fort Jackson, SC

Attachments

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User reviews

54 reviews
 
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33%
 
19%
 
7%
 
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Overall rating
 
3.9
Location
 
4.0(54)
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
3.8(54)
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.6(54)
Value
 
4.1(54)
Overall Experience
 
4.0(54)
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September 3 - 6, 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
This is our 2nd stay at this campground, the last time was 2014. The staff was very engaged and helpful, both at check in and the campground host. The sites are spaced well apart in most cases, though the higher numbered sites are closer together. Full hook ups no issues and worked great, but as others note are at back of pad. Pads are nice and level with a wide patio area. Fire ring and picnic table as well as Charcoal grill. we did not check to see if there was WiFi and did not hook up the cable. TV reception was good on our digital antenna. TMobile cell reception was good enough. The setting is great, wide sweeping lawns lead down to the lake, which has a boat ramp. The Lake is currently being drained by the Corps of Engineers so you can not go out on it or swim, but you may fish from the shore. All facilities were very clean and well taken care of. It is a bit out of the way, which is why we liked it, but it is close enough to Colombia that we went there for Church and breakfast on Sunday. Also this was our base to explore the Congaree National Park which was a spectacular setting. Will definitely camp here again.
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16-18 July 2021
Overall rating
 
4.3
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
Nice, level, concrete FHU sites. The hookups and sewer are all the way to the back of the site, which was a bit of a stretch for us. It depends on where the hookups are on your rig. There is plenty of space between sites, with a decent amount of shade. The bathhouse was clean and neat. Each shower had a curtained area for changing. The lake is currently very low, as they are doing work on the dam. We paid $32.50 per night, a $2.50 per night discount for having a national parks pass, which is free for military and veterans so there is no reason not to have one. A nice campground, and we would return.
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9-13 July 2021
Overall rating
 
4.3
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
2.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
At least five people working front desk, but lake events all closed( no swimming, boating etc) not sure why they have so many employees. Although part of Ft Jackson No gate to enter, front gate to Ft Jackson about 12 miles, commissary & PX, class VI on base. Nice concrete pads, spacious sites and quiet. Wish lake area was open. Will definitely stop in again
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23-24 Feb 2021
Overall rating
 
4.9
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
Very nice, spacious and quiet campground easy to get in and out. We came in from the east on I-20, exit 92 to SR 601 south about 10 miles then right on SR 262 west for 7 miles to Weston Lake. The secondary roads were all in great shape and wide, with no traffic, we had no trouble with our 41ft motorhome and Toad. There's a large sign for Weston Lake but nothing about the campground until you are up the entrance a mile or so; just stay on the entrance road and you run right into it. About 0730 every morning we heard the Army recruits on the range out in the distance with their M-4's, not loud enough to be distracting at all. The dumpster was empty and the grounds were clean, we never saw the Host but didn't need to. There was secured wifi listed as "Weston Lake Resort" though we weren't told about it or given a password when we checked in at the Rec center. There are some convenience stores/gas stations out on SR 262 if you head west toward Columbia, but no other restaurants or services for the 7 mile drive to the outskirts of town. This is a peaceful and restful park worth a look.
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October 23, 24 2020
Overall rating
 
4.6
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
This is a really great, spacious campground easily maneuverable for even large motor homes (we have a 45 foot, towing). The spaces are large and paved, some water hookups are close to the ground but not difficult to hook up to. The road in is in good condition, others have noted potholes but apparently they’ve been repaired. We chose to come in on rt 76 vs rt 262 since it is a more commercial road without low hanging trees that could potentially leave scratches. If you have a smaller rig 262 is good. Quick ride to Columbia and Congaree National Park. Quiet place and easy check in. Would definitely stay again. There are some really nice cottages on the lake also. No WiFi but no big deal. A very nice find!
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January 2020
Overall rating
 
3.3
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
3.0
Good military RV park stay. Our spot was very spacious (#5)—the first 20 spaces are great for having no near neighbors. Check in was easy and the ladies in the office were friendly and welcoming. There were no laundry facilities and we didn’t use the bathrooms. I was very disappointed about the amount of trash around the dumpster (strewn for many yards in each direction). The dog bag/trash station near the campground was disgustingly full/overflowing with bags of dog waste. I know the camp host was out doing something because every time they were gone in the golf cart, her dog (puppy?) would whine, cry, whimper and bark the whole time. A little attention to a few items would make a big difference in this camper’s experience; however, I would still return to this campground as the good outweighed the bad and the bad could easily be fixed.
Weston Lake Recreation Area and RV Park
Weston Lake Recreation Area and RV Park
Weston Lake Recreation Area and RV Park
Weston Lake Recreation Area and RV Park
Weston Lake Recreation Area and RV Park
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16-19 July 2019
Overall rating
 
3.6
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
Decent campground. The area is nice. There are a lot of trees, but my site caught the afternoon sun on the long axis which made my A/C's work overtime. Be careful and DO NOT USE APPLE MAPS to navigate there. It will bring you through the main gate and end a half mile down the main road, no where near the campground. Access to the campground does not require you to go through post. I would rate this as an O.K. campground. I was there to watch my sons Basic Training graduation.
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May 2-4 2019
Overall rating
 
4.7
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
Our second time at Weston Lake and not to be our last. Nice Rec Area with plenty of woods and common areas in a quiet location. CG is well laid out with lots of space and grass between sites. Sites are very level concrete pads with large patio area, each with picnic table, BBQ and fire ring. FHUs are modern and function well. Check in at the rec area office was smooth, staff friendly and professional. While summer season had not yet started, rec beach, boat ramp canoes, kayaking on the lake are offered. Bathhouse a bit dated lacking ventilation but clean and functional. Cabins along the lake look pretty nice. Several sites saw trash accumulation in the fire rings. After walking every loop road and common areas, saw absolutely no dog poop anywhere within the campground, not a trace.
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Nov 17 - 27, 2018
Overall rating
 
2.9
Location
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
1.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
2.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
3.0
Our site (#3) washed out during the heavy rains. Had to be put on #10, and five days later moved to #4. Beautiful campground spoiled by unethical users and their dogs! Firepits at both sites full of trash. Previous user of #10 left us 4 piles of dinosaur turds that they covered with pine needles so they didn't have to pick it up! Okay, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but when you have a minpin that leaves behind less than a squirrel; well you get the picture! Site 4, same thing, except they didn't bother to hide the turd piles under pine needles! IF YOU CAN'T PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOG, DON'T HAVE ONE! AND IF YOU HAVE ONE - - - LEAVE IT AT HOME NEXT TIME! 
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October 2018
Overall rating
 
2.6
Location
 
2.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
1.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
Value
 
3.0
Overall Experience
 
3.0
The approach to the campground is out of the way and rough. Cement pads are excellent and the sites are large. Appears as though damage to a dam associated with the lake has lowered the lake level significantly...no boat access, docks high and dry, etc. Trash was piled up around cans near the bath house despite the dumpster being 100 yards away. The bath house was disgustingly dirty...campers had left trash everywhere. Discouraging to see campers taking so little pride in their facility. 
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June 2018
Overall rating
 
3.9
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
We stayed here a week. This is a nice campground with plenty of space to walk the dog. The one big negative is there is no WI-FI service at all. The commissary and exchange are a bit of a drive. During our stay there was an event (family reunion or club gathering) at the pavilion in the RV Park. They stayed late and were loud. They also left the area with trash everywhere.
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29 March 2018
Overall rating
 
4.3
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
Pretty nice campground within a larger recreational facility that offers a man-made beach, canoe/kayak/paddleboard rentals, fishing etc. The RV and tent camping is off to the back side of the area so fairly quite and secluded and nicely spaced apart. Site were level and concrete pad with ample room with a concrete patio, and picnic table. The hook-up station was in good condition and even lighted. Bathhouse was also clean, and well kept. To check in, first go to the rec office at the beach area. This is fairly easy as there is a large gravel parking lot allowing you to maneuver a larger rig. Staff there were very helpful and accommodating.
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10 Nov 17
Overall rating
 
4.9
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
Great place to visit. quiet, spacious and beautiful.
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Sept. 20, 2017
Overall rating
 
4.7
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
We stayed overnight at the Weston Lake Recreation Center which is the military campground of Fort Jackson, SC. The road in is gravelly and hilly. Check in at the Rec Center was easy and the staff was friendly and helpful. There are books and DVDs to borrow. The RV sites were mostly back ins and on a sparsely wooded hill. The paved sites made it easy for us to stay balanced while still being hooked up to our truck. The hookup pedestals were the nicest I’ve seen. We stayed at site # 16. The lake is very nice with a clean beach. If we had more time we would have rented a canoe to do a little more exploring. Being veterans, we did a little walk down memory lane when we heard the live fire from a closeby range at 8 a.m. The 50 cals and M4A1s didn’t bother us a bit, but I think anyone who wanted to sleep in would find it difficult at this campground. http://happytrailercampers.com
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Dec 16 - Apr 17
Overall rating
 
4.1
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
Value
 
3.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
This is our last night at Weston Lake in Fort Jackson RV Park. We have wintered here from 1 Dec 16 – 16 Apr 17. Here is my take a way of the park: If you like plenty of spaces between RV’s this might be the place for you. If you get the lower sites (we had N-5) there are huge amounts of space between each site. The higher sites (in the 20’s) are more typical of other parks. There are quite a few of active duty that are living there full time! I know why but it takes away from many of the nicer sites from others. You can stay up to 90 days but with an extension they will let you stay longer if approved. We stayed here because my son was active duty here. Wife wanted to be around the grandsons!!! They have raised their daily costs. Daily fee is now $22.00 per night. $19.50 if you have an Access Pass. There are no weekly or monthly rates. Be forewarned: there are on laundry services here. You have to go on post or drive down Leesburg road. I must say, the area doesn’t look the safest but that might be me. We never had any issues but everyone told us to be careful. The back gate has some very weird hours so I would suggest you take a picture of the hours until you get used to going on post. As of today the lake is way down. You CAN NOT put a boat in at the ramp. They have been repairing the damn so they have drained the lake. Before it was lowered the fishing was good. Stumps that are now 5’ to 6’ out of the water were completely submerged when we first got here. So if you plan on fishing in a boat I would call first. The office personal is friendly and helpful. They did have trouble finding where I paid over the phone so keep your receipts! They have a large swimming beach but it doesn’t open until Memorial Day. I was here last June and the whole area is full of people. Overall our stay here was great. I would stay again if ever in the area. 
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Feb - Mar 2017
Overall rating
 
5.0
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
Excellent upgraded RV sites. Quiet, ameneties short drive. 
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March 2017
Overall rating
 
3.6
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
3.0
If you like remote camping this may be a good place to go. It’s on a small, but nice lake and set well back in the woods: Very picturesque with nice beach. You are at least 8 mi from any stores and with gate times, generally have to go completely around the base to get into Ft Jackson. There is a nice Aldi’s and Food Lion nearby. Site price is cheap, but you get what you pay for. RV sites are good condition concrete pads 40+ feet long with a picnic apron around 30’ long. We needed an extra 30’ section of sewer hose to connect up. Our site was fairly level, having to put the downhill side on one set of blocks to get level. We saw several sites that had a definite slant though. By far the worst part is entry and exit. The entry road ~ 2mi long is not wide enough for Class A’s to pass and the road sides have large broken sections and the shoulder drops 6 – 12” in places. They do not shut the entry gate at night, but I did see the police make a few daytime swings through the CG. To top it off, check-in is down a one-way very narrow dirt/gravel road with close aboard trees and one turn that was really tight to navigate. A large 5th Wheel might not make it. You then continue back to the main road to go to the CG. There was a lending library for DVDs at check-in. From general maintenance conditions it appears that their focus is on renting the many pavilions & cabins on site. No WiFi and Verizon cell was sporadic. Cable connections are still there, but I was told there aren’t funds to pay the bill, so it’s disconnected. They do have both a grill and fire ring at each site. Unfortunately there was a general disregard for the leash law with at least 3 nearby campsites that just let their dogs out. It was 80 deg, calm and blue skies when we tried to rent a boat, but we’re told the dock was too dangerous to use. We asked about canoes (which were sitting on the beach) and we’re told, “I said no boat rentals” by the L-in-C. 
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14-18 Sept 2016
Overall rating
 
4.3
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
First time staying here, and I can appreciate previous reviewer’s enthusiasm. This is a terrific campground with long, level, and wide concrete pads, patio, grill, and fire ring. It appears some sites do not have septic hook up, and not all are satellite friendly. We did not use the restrooms/bathhouse, so cannot comment on that. The lake is peaceful and quiet as we observed no boating or fishing activity whatsoever. We will return.
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13 April 2016
Overall rating
 
4.7
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
Our first stop at Weston Lake. We loved it. Location and site were very nice. The staff was extremely easy to deal with. We don't generally use the restrooms or laundry, so we can't speak to those. It will be on our list of places to return to.
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Jan 1 2016
Overall rating
 
4.9
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
I go out of my way to stay at this park. We could stay in a parking lot, or look for a campground off the interstate but we like this place. It's quite and has very nice concrete pads.  You can't beat the price. The only thing that needs attention is the gravel road through the actual RV park. This area has had a lot of rain, which has caused the gravel to wash out. We arrived on Jan 1 and the office was closed. We made contact and paid for our overnight the next morning. Nice office and friendly staff. I tell everyone about this place.
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