After we picked up our NEW camper, we headed to Croft State Park for the weekend, about 20 minutes from the RV Dealership where we purchased the camper. We wanted to stay nearby in case something went wrong in those first few days and in case we had some more questions. We actually did swing by the dealership on Sunday before we headed back home and the service team met with us again just to check out a few things. So another shout out to Bob Ledford’s Adventure Motorhomes and their sales and service team. Our sales person was Josh and we had Jason and “Pirate” from the service team help us. All of them where extremely friendly and helpful.
In Wikipedia: Croft State Park is a state park located near the town of Spartanburg in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. The park is located on land that was used for a US Army training camp and prisoner-of-war camp in World War II known as Camp Croft. YIKES! on the POW camp.
We choose this campground because it was close to the RV dealership where we purchased our new camper and we wanted to try a different campground in the area. If you remember from our previous visit to the Greenville, SC area we stayed at Paris Mountain State Park, which we liked a lot but we wanted to try something new.
Activities available at Croft State Park are: camping, picnicking, hiking, biking and geocaching to name a few. There is a beautiful lake within the park that you are allowed to take boats with motors out on. I really liked this campground because from the loop that we were camping in had a view of the lake and a water view is always a thumbs up in my book.
Amenities included in the park include a playground, picnic shelters, a skeet shooting range and a 15 mile long bike trail. Another neat thing about this park is the Equestrian facilities. The facilities include a stable with rental stalls, a show ring and equestrian trails.
Details on the Campground/Campsite: Each site is on gravel and has water and electric hookups. Some sites can accommodate big rigs up to 40 feet. 25 of the sites offer 50 amp service. The campsites are located near restrooms with hot showers. They were clean and well maintained when we were there. You can make reservations by calling or using their online system. A minimum of two nights are required when making reservations. There is a dump station located in the park and a camp store with some last minute camping supplies as well as firewood. When we camped at Croft State Park there was a burn ban in place due to all the fires in northern Georgia and Tennessee, which if you remember then lead to those terrible fires in Gatlinburg, sad. So we weren’t able to have a fire while we were there which was to bad because it was chilly, but that’s the way it goes. You could have used a gas grill if you had one to cook on. Each site does does come with a fire pit and picnic table. We stayed in the Lake Campground Loop and paid $21 a night for a 45 foot back in site. There are basically two loops the campground one is called “Campground” Loop and that seems to be where a lot of the campers with horses stay and the other is the “Lake Campground Loop” which is the one we stayed in.
I had read in some of the reviews about the park that a fair amount of sites are really unlevel and you have to be very creative with your leveling blocks to get your camper level, so I was concerned about this when making a reservation and read a lot of blog posts and reviews from fellow campers to see what sites were recommended for being the most level sites. Our site was level and we had no problems. Again we were in site 39 and I recommend site 38 and 37 as well for level sites and a very nice water view. Site 38 might be the best.
Overall: This is a very nice and peaceful campground. Close to Greenville and in Spartanburg, if you want to do some sightseeing or shopping. Read our post What to do in Greenville for some fun ideas. The people were very friendly here and there is a good amount of things to do from boating, hiking and playing at the playground or horseback riding if you have a horse. 🙂 We would definitely stay here again, one of things I liked in particular was the view of the lake from the campground. For example we liked Paris Mountain State Park a lot and it does have a lake but there is not a view of it from the campground and I personally love water views. Here’s some more pictures from around the park.
Just beautiful. Have you camped here yet? How was your site? Level? What did you think of the campground? We’d love to hear your experience at Croft State Park. Happy Camping.
Here’s one more picture from a beautiful fall day in Croft State Park.