Charleston KOA

(12 Reviews)

9494 Hwy 78, Ladson, SC 29456

843-797-1045

800-562-5812

Official Website

GPS: 32.9846, -80.0923

Charleston KOA is located at 9494 Hwy 78, Ladson, South Carolina 29456 with a total of 150 campsites. Some of the amenities you can enjoy there are Fishing, and more. Before your trip to Charleston KOA, check out website at http://koa.com/campgrounds/charleston/ or contact them through 843-797-1045 to know their nightly rates and available discounts.

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude)

32.9846, -80.0923

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude) 32.9846, -80.0923

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Overview of Charleston KOA


Last Price Paid: $63

Reported by Michelle on 06.04.2022

Longest RV Reported: 37 feet (Class A)

Reported by Cindy & Cristal F on 5.5.2022

Number of Sites:

150

Elevation:

32 ft / 9 m

Tent Camping:

Yes

Reviews of Charleston KOA

12 people have reviewed this location.


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  • Area Guides Avatar Michelle
    Decent park for a stay near Charleston

    Reviewed 4/6/2022

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    Nightly rate: $63

    Days stayed: 7

    Site number: G7

    An older park that offers a fine place to park for a bit. Park is quiet and sites are shady. There are very few deluxe / patio sites. Sites are not paved, so with heavy rain some will be virtually under water, while others fare better. Mostly sand, so be prepared for ants outside. We did not use the bathrooms, but the laundry facilitie...moreAn older park that offers a fine place to park for a bit. Park is quiet and sites are shady. There are very few deluxe / patio sites. Sites are not paved, so with heavy rain some will be virtually under water, while others fare better. Mostly sand, so be prepared for ants outside. We did not use the bathrooms, but the laundry facilities were acceptable. Cable was great, cell reception (Verizon and AT&T) was very spotty. Folks in the office were very receptive and helpful. Bottom line - I wouldn't shy away from this park if it's convenient to where you want to be for a short time, just ask for the best site you can get.

  • Area Guides Avatar diane127
    Ditto other comments.

    Reviewed 12/4/2022

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    Nightly rate: $63

    Days stayed: 3

    Site number: D24

    Only good thing was its location to Charleston. Bring lots of leveling blocks.

  • Area Guides Avatar GTM
    Not as bad as some of the reviews

    Reviewed 28/11/2021

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    Nightly rate: $55

    Days stayed: 14

    Site number: C11

    We just finished a 2 week stay here. Before arriving we read the reviews and were nervous. Some of the comments are true. Some of the sewer connections are right next to the picnic tables, overall landscaping is tired, plus their are a few questionable RV's on site.. Not really sure why this is a Holiday instead of a Journey. However t...moreWe just finished a 2 week stay here. Before arriving we read the reviews and were nervous. Some of the comments are true. Some of the sewer connections are right next to the picnic tables, overall landscaping is tired, plus their are a few questionable RV's on site.. Not really sure why this is a Holiday instead of a Journey. However the restrooms' are very clean and were cleaned daily. The staff are great, The store is nicely stocked. They do pick up your trash when placed outside. Good cable TV. Satellite TV is a bit tricky due to trees. We would stay here again if in the area and while not perfect this is not a bad campground. We camped at Charleston KOA Holiday in a Fifth Wheel.

  • Area Guides Avatar theaustinklee
    Nothing Special

    Reviewed 19/11/2021

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    Nightly rate: $67

    Days stayed: 3

    Overall it wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good either. No scenery and a little far from downtown.I’d stay again if I couldn’t find something better.

  • Area Guides Avatar WoodsAroundTheWorld
    Decent but pricey

    Reviewed 7/11/2021

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    Nightly rate: $55

    Days stayed: 3

    Pros:Close to CharlestonHot showers!Free coffee in the morningWater/Electric spotsLaundry, propane, and recyclingFriendly staffWiFi works decentlyCons:Back-in spots are a little tight to get intoPlayground not maintainedWooden tables and fences were covered in little bugs

  • Area Guides Avatar Lori
    Improving and more than adequate

    Reviewed 18/5/2021

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    Nightly rate: $50

    Days stayed: 7

    Site number: C15

    Many KOAs pack in their sites so I wasn’t surprised to see these sites can be tight. In their favor, they have more than 1/2 their sites can accommodate a big rig. We stayed on a pull through site that has about 10 feet between you and your neighbor. There are some back in sites that look to have large grassy areas to the rear of the s...moreMany KOAs pack in their sites so I wasn’t surprised to see these sites can be tight. In their favor, they have more than 1/2 their sites can accommodate a big rig. We stayed on a pull through site that has about 10 feet between you and your neighbor. There are some back in sites that look to have large grassy areas to the rear of the site, but the electric boxes looked older. WIFI is excellent. They have repeaters everywhere and it was consistent enough for streaming. Amenities include a pool, basketball court, playground, and dog park. The dog park is mostly dirt. It could use some grass. We had business in the area and the location was convenient. The campers were a mix of vacationers and contractors working in the area.Noise wise, we had no issues with the campers, but you can hear the interstate traffic.

  • Area Guides Avatar Galmond
    Not up to KOA standards

    Reviewed 21/4/2021

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    Nightly rate: $50

    Days stayed: 3

    Site number: C6

    There was some good, bad, and ugly here. The good: relatively good location, friendly staff, normal KOA amenities, level sites, and abundant shade in most areas. The deluxe sites had patios, chairs, fire ring, and a swing. Wi-Fi worked OK. There were numerous doggie waste stations stocked with bags. The bad: occasional noise from plan...moreThere was some good, bad, and ugly here. The good: relatively good location, friendly staff, normal KOA amenities, level sites, and abundant shade in most areas. The deluxe sites had patios, chairs, fire ring, and a swing. Wi-Fi worked OK. There were numerous doggie waste stations stocked with bags. The bad: occasional noise from planes, trains, and ambulances, aging utilities in many sites (sewers only covered by bricks, uncovered electrical panels, leaking faucets). The ugly: derelict trailers that belonged in the RV ghetto. All said, we’d probably return but not as our first choice.

  • Area Guides Avatar Bcornwell06
    Needs Upkeep!

    Reviewed 30/5/2020

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    Nightly rate: $51

    Days stayed: 7

    Site number: C3

    Campground has potential but need upkeep! Grass not mowed and no trimming! Flowers around but covered in weeds! Also too many sites of full timers nit keeping site up. Staff was friendly. First site we had was very narrow (C8) and picnic table was right at sewer hookup for site beside us. Staff allowed us to move. Most picnic tab...moreCampground has potential but need upkeep! Grass not mowed and no trimming! Flowers around but covered in weeds! Also too many sites of full timers nit keeping site up. Staff was friendly. First site we had was very narrow (C8) and picnic table was right at sewer hookup for site beside us. Staff allowed us to move. Most picnic tables were very run down except at premium sites. WiFi was not good from our site. Use AT&T and could not make a phone call. Area to dog park was blocked. Pro for the park—Furnished trash bags And picked up trash from site. Will not stay here again!

  • Area Guides Avatar FullTimeRV1954
    Worst Campground I've Ever Stayed At

    Reviewed 1/3/2020

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    Nightly rate: $50

    We were put next to a camper running an auto repair shop out of his campsite. The rules we were given upon settling here clearly state that campsites are to be maintained in "a safe and orderly manner and ... keep it camping." The rules further state that "any and ALL external items must be camp related (grills, lawn chairs, coolers, b...moreWe were put next to a camper running an auto repair shop out of his campsite. The rules we were given upon settling here clearly state that campsites are to be maintained in "a safe and orderly manner and ... keep it camping." The rules further state that "any and ALL external items must be camp related (grills, lawn chairs, coolers, bikes.) " Since when are using pneumatic power tools, power saws and hammers "keeping it camping or camp related?" This mobile auto repair shop, as his business is so named on his trailer, operates about six feet from the bedroom in our camper where we sleep. The other day when I complained the management told me they would "talk to him" but they never showed up to talk to our neighbor and he continued hammering and drilling away from 7am until 10pm that night. Apparently the campers surrounding this guy have no rights; only the auto shop owner has rights here. There is a reason auto repair businesses are only allowed to operate in industrial zoned areas. I never realized campsites can be operated in these environments alongside an industrial business. It's disappointing enough for the local campground manager to allow one camper to trample the rights of the other campers, but when the KOA corporate response is to hide behind broken rules and passing the buck to the local manager, that's pathetic. Maybe the managers are intimidated by the picture of an assault rifle with threats to deter visitors that this guy has posted in his window. Not many nationally known companies would allow a local manager to sully their name and run such a trashy operation, but it appears KOA is an exception. Not only is the noise ridiculous, but this campground has not had functional public toilets and showers since before we got here and will not have them operational in the near future. This place also has the worst wi-fi reception of any place we've stayed. We are full-time campers and if this is how you treat your guests, KOA will be dropped to the bottom of our list when seeking future accommodations.

  • Area Guides Avatar TC
    Overall, just ok

    Reviewed 28/9/2019

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    Nightly rate: $47

    Days stayed: 1

    Site number: C14

    Friendly staff, easy pull through spots and quiet. But they could spend a little more time on the grounds a little nicer.

  • Area Guides Avatar gizella
    Expected more for a KOA

    Reviewed 21/4/2019

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    Nightly rate: $45

    Days stayed: 4

    Site number: A15

    For the money you have to spend these days, I expect a pristine clean facility. The bathrooms were just ok, not particularly clean. the handicapped shower should have a movable/ handheld shower head along with a seat. The sites are not raked, the dead leaves constantly get into your rig despite a mat. Picnic tables are moldy. The laund...moreFor the money you have to spend these days, I expect a pristine clean facility. The bathrooms were just ok, not particularly clean. the handicapped shower should have a movable/ handheld shower head along with a seat. The sites are not raked, the dead leaves constantly get into your rig despite a mat. Picnic tables are moldy. The laundry was the worst part. The machines were ok, BUT - dirty, cracked linoleum floors. You don’t want to drop anything! I’ve seen better at state parks at half the price!

  • Area Guides Avatar Mike
    Not too shabby!

    Reviewed 5/11/2017

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    Nightly rate: $43

    Days stayed: 14

    Site number: A16

    This was my partner and I's first trip for longer than a weekend out with our TT rig. The spot itself isn't bad, you have to park right in front of your rig to avoid being on the campground roads, unless you're lucky enough to snag one of the corner sites.It's a bit loud, as it's right next to highway 78, and near an airport, so th...moreThis was my partner and I's first trip for longer than a weekend out with our TT rig. The spot itself isn't bad, you have to park right in front of your rig to avoid being on the campground roads, unless you're lucky enough to snag one of the corner sites.It's a bit loud, as it's right next to highway 78, and near an airport, so there's sirens and airlines at least once every other hour.The staff are very friendly, and the cost of goods in the camp store aren't that bad!The main draw-back, other than the noise, is that Highway 78 is PACKED during the afternoons, making it very difficult to get in and out of the campground. We have a full-size F350, and it was a nightmare getting in and out of the campground.

Activities

Fishing

Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G

Confirmed by 4 Users Last Reported 04/21/2021

At&t 4G

Confirmed by 3 Users Last Reported 05/30/2020

T-Mobile 4G

Confirmed by 2 Users Last Reported 09/28/2019

Campsite Types

RV,

Trailer