CAMPGROUND NAME: Andrew Jackson State Park
LOCATION: Lancaster, SC
KIND: State Park
RATES: 2015, something like $21.37 including taxes
RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED: Yes
CAMPGROUND WEB SITE
GPS: N 34.84280, W 80.81030 Those should get you to the entry of the short park road
ACCESS: Access to and within the campground is by paved road. There are two handicap accessible campsites in the campground.
PULL THRU: Yes
MAXIMUM RIG SIZE: 38′ is the spec on ReserveAmerica. Hanging the tail end of my 30′ Class C over the back of my space which was listed as 38′ left a good 20′ in front of my rig.
TENTS: I saw one set up
LEVELNESS: This is a pretty tilty place. Leveling could be a challenge. I lucked into what was probably the most level site, #6 and easily got level blocking one wheel
SPACING: Generous in places, less so along the lake shore
TENT PADS: I didn’t see anything specifically for that purpose
FIRE GRILLS: Yes, ground level
PICNIC TABLES: Yes
PETS: On leash
HOOKUPS: Electric and water
DUMP STATION: Yes
ELECTRICAL QUALITY: 123 volts, 60 Hz, no faults (As inidcated by my Progressive Industries Power Management System, Model EMS-PT30C.)
WATER PRESSURE: At least 40 PSI
AT&T iPhone 5s without Wilson Mobile 4G booster:
3 bars, 4G
Download speed: 7.34 Mbps
Upload speed: 0.44 Mbps
AT&T iPhone 5s with Wilson Mobile 4G booster: Not checked
Verizon iPad Air without Wilson Mobile 4G booster:
3 bars, LTE
Download speed: 23.49 Mbps
Upload speed: 6.17 Mbps
Verizon iPad Air with Wilson Mobile 4G booster: Not checked
Over-the-air: Maybe a dozen channels or so
RESTROOM RATING: Fail, if only because there is no hand soap. (I assign a Pass or Fail rating based on many considerations including: cleanliness, usability, hot water availability, hand soap availability, ease or difficulty it is to use the toilet paper, condition of fixtures, if using the restroom is a pleasant or unpleasant experience, etc.)
SHOWER RATING: Pass (I evaluate showers in a similar fashion to restrooms. See above.)
RECYCLING: Yes, glass, aluminum, plastic bottles
BUGS: Not much bug activity when I was there at the end of April
NEAREST FACILITIES: Lancaster, a few miles away should have most anything you need
Dump: In the campground
Propane: According to AllStays: Newport Hardware, Rock Hill. A closer option might be Fireplace Store 1361 State Hwy 9, Lancaster, SC (803) 283-9932
RV Parks: You might have to drive 50 miles to Charlotte, NC
I liked it here. It’s a small, intimate, woodsy park. I was here after spring had arrived so the trees were full of leaves. I’m sure in the winter the feeling here would be much different. Road noise from the nearby street, route 521 I think, was audible during the daytime but I didn’t notice it inside my rig at night. the town of Lancaster is nearby so getting most necessities should be relatively easy.
There are a couple short hiking trails and a small lake where you can fish or kayak. I think swimming is prohibited. A large amphitheater in the woods makes for a lovely setting for, well, I’m not sure what presentations are given or when.
The park takes its name from, guess…you got it, President Andrew Jackson. Nothing gets by you, does it? Ha! This was his boyhood home in the 1700s. At 14 he was a prisoner of war! Who knew? You’ll learn that and more at the small visitor center/museum, a 5 minute walk from the campground.
There is a modern, plastic playground for the kiddies and a couple picnic areas. A fishing pier can be found at the lake. It may be catch-and-release here. I’m uncertain what else there is to do in the area. It was a place for me to spend a few days on my way from Savannah, Georgia to the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.
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