South Carolina – The Palmetto State

Welcome to South Carolina. Here is what to do in The Palmetto State:

Place: South Carolina Aquarium
Phone Number: (843) 577-FISH (3474)
Address: 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401
Posted By: Bruce Azzarito
Comments: This is a hidden gem of an aquarium.  Not only are the display exhibits well designed and very well taken care of, but the staff is amazing, engaged and very knowledgeable.  This is a must visit if you are in the Charleston, SC area.  Nice part is it is right next door to the Fort Sumter State Park building.

South Carolina Aquarium

Place: Fort Sumter
email: By Email
Phone Number: (843) 883-3123
Address: 340 Concord Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Posted By: Bruce Azzarito
Comments:  An amazing piece of history that you must see.  Experiencing these historic sites give you an idea what it must have been like to live through the civil war.  This is one of the better National Park Site tours.  The rangers are very knowledgeable in all aspects of live at the fort.  Nice ferry ride out to the island is a bonus.

Fort Sumter

Place: Oak Plantation Campground
Phone Number: 843-766-5936
Address: 3540 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29455
Posted By: Bruce Azzarito
Comments:  Large RV park with 50/50 partial/full hookup sites. All flat sites with gravel and lots of grass. Most sites are pull through large enough for the big rigs. Everything was clean. The only issues we had was the WiFi was terrible. I wasted way to much time trying to get service and the park was not even a quarter filled. They did have cable TV so that took the place of streaming. I did have good cell service with the three providers. There are only three washing machines in the whole park. There is a laundromat across the street, but this leads into the issue which is not the parks fault. Traffic on the Savannah Highway at the RV park is bad. They are close to a traffic light which generally always has the left turn lane backed up. Turning right out of the park is not a big problem. Turning left is another story. Hence we never tried to cross five lanes of traffic to get to the laundromat. If you want to visit the Charleston area, this is a great place to call home for that visit.

Park Map

Oak Plantation Park Map


Oak Plantation Office