So we’re here in Charleston, SC for a little while. We lucked out and came across, from RVParkReviews, this wonderful county park The James Island County Park and Campground. Which we would highly recommend for exploring the Charleston area. For those of you who don’t know RVParkReviews.com, you should. It’s a wonderful source for getting (usually honest) reviews of campgrounds and parks in the area you are to visit, from other rvers like us. I highly recommend you check it out if you haven’t already. It’s free and a great source.
Sitting just outside the city, the park is only about a 10-15 minute drive to the downtown area. So quiet and peaceful, we feel lucky that this truly is a big rig friendly county park, with full hook ups mind you, and that we found such a great spot. Even our satellite works with all these trees. However that would not be the case in a lot of these spots.
During the day it’s open (for a $1 entrance fee) to all of the surrounding residents to come and enjoy. We went out exploring this large park on Sunday. And boy, we’re we surprised at how pretty it was.
First of all, you’re surrounded by large oak trees with hanging moss.
What a beautiful site these trees are. It truly reminds you that you are unmistakably in the south.
Their are miles of walking/biking trails all around this park that have this wonderful canopy of trees and moss. One of these trails leads to a nice fishing pier and the marsh land.
What a great place to get the quadcopter out and explore from the sky. Or as one of our friends, thanks Jay, calls it the HeliBott.
Let me just say this, with all the hanging moss and marsh land and water, it makes me very nervous when David fly’s around. However he has gotten very good at flying and knowing what areas to avoid and where to go.
He did give me a panic attack though and landed right on the narrow walkway over the marsh land. What you may or may not be able to tell from the pictures, or video below, is that all that brown grass on either side of the walkway is actually marsh land and all mud. So bye bye copter if it goes in. Or someone’s going muddin’ and I vote not me.
So then it was off to another part of the park. They have a huge dog park and lake so we wanted to check that out.
When we came up on the lake we lucked out and came across some RC enthusiasts with their remote sailboats.
What a wonderful shot that would be from the quadcopter. So after asking permission, we didn’t want them mad at us as they were really tense with their boats, they were more than happy to oblige so off we went to set up.
That evening I went off on a walk and came across the climbing wall. Now this is not just any climbing wall in a park. Oh no. This is a 50 foot high, multi-sided climbing wall.
I don’t know, it looks higher than 50 feet to me. It’s beautiful in the sense that it’s surrounded by trees. There’s also a huge ropes course. But sorry to say it’s not very quadcopter friendly. So no video footage of this.
The park also has a Splash Zone Water Park. However, being February, it’s closed. I bet it’s very popular in the summertime though.
It was a wonderful day of exploring and we didn’t even leave the park! David got some great video footage that he has edited for your enjoyment below. Please let us know what you think or if there’s someplace we must go check out in the area.
Can’t wait to see what Charleston has in mind for us next.