Honey Hill Recreation Area

Honey Hill Recreation Area

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We were scouting for a spot to get out of the typical campgrounds to relax and veg for a few days on our way up to North Myrtle Beach, SC. Our dates at Honey Hill were early March 2019 and the weather along with the bugs was pleasant

This very nice primitive camp site was located within the huge Francis Marion National Forest which encompasses over 250,000 acres. To help pinpoint the site, its in between the SC towns of Jamestown and McCellanville about 10 miles north of the highways 17/45 intersection on highway 45. Southeastern South Carolina.

The seemed to only be about ten sites and they were large and level spots. Ours had a concrete picnic table but no fire ring, water or other amenities. Pretty basic but there was a well maintained privy.

We liked the fact that the sites were FREE and you could stay up to 14 days as is the case in many of these similar campgrounds. The entire campground are was only maybe 8-10 acres so pretty small but again the sites were spaced out nicely. We ran our generator (Predator 3500) in the mornings for 2-3 hours and in the early evenings as did a couple of folks – no problems. Our Verizon phone/internet was pretty good.

Can’t always pick your neighbors but nice fun students

The area is very quiet overall and we enjoyed our stay. We took a long drive down through the forest on a well maintained forest road that was adjacent to the campground and clicked off a few pics to share. Seems to be a spot for dirt bikers and four-wheelers to run so I suspect there may be some racket going on over the weekends.

Overall a cool place to stop in for a few days – and despite no services, we’ll still give this campground a 4-Pickle rating!

Honey Hill Recreation Area – 3533 French Santee Road, Jamestown, SC 29453 for info: (843) 928-3368

Chris Pipes
  • Clark Waters
    Posted at 16:22h, 10 April Reply

    Did you see much wildlife? I always enjoy a great picture of animals in a natural habitat. How about fishing? Any creeks or Lakes near by?
    Peace and quiet are enjoyable but did you experience any in town night life or restaurants? What kind of mischief did Red get into, I know she found some fun close by. That woman is always on the prowl for a good place to hoot and holler. I have a lot of questions for you Cod !

    • PipesTraveler
      Posted at 18:55h, 22 April Reply

      Suffice to say we saw and did it all! Just wishing you were with us. See you guys in WY.

  • Jack
    Posted at 21:14h, 10 April Reply

    Enjoy reviewing your travels Chris. This area is really appealing. Tough on us out here in CO as weather limits travel to between May-October unless you head South.

    Hope all goes well.


    • PipesTraveler
      Posted at 18:54h, 22 April Reply

      Hi Jack and thanks for your feedback – we LOVE to hear from folks! Lost my business laptop (of 11 years) a week or two back and just now getting the new machine up to par! What a pain. We’ll sure hope to see you in CO and still planning on being in Cripple Creek in early July for a few weeks. CP

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