March 2021 Rally – Charleston SC

      Come Join Us for a Low Country Good Time!

March 18-21, 2021
James Island County Park
871 Riverland Drive, Charleston SC

The first rally of 2021 is sure to be a good one!  Located only minutes away from historic Charleston, The Campground at James Island County Park is a great place for sightseeing around the Charleston area, or simply kicking back and taking in the scenery and amenities that James Island County Park has to offer.

This 643-acre park offers an abundance of exceptional recreation offerings and natural beauty.
– Miles of paved trails for walking, biking, and skating
– 16 acres of freshwater lakes with fishing
– Open meadows
– Pedal boat, kayak, and bicycle rentals
– Tidal creek fishing and crabbing dock
– Modern playground area
– Rock Climbing Wall – 50 feet tall and 14 ropes
– Ropes Challenge course
– 18 hole Disc Golf course
– Slack Lines course
– Meeting facilities and picnic areas
– Off-leash dog park

After enjoying what the park has to offer, guests can visit other areas of Charleston by hopping on our round-trip shuttle service to downtown Charleston, Folly Beach Fishing Pier, or Folly Beach County Park for only $10 per person.

Campsite Information:
– 20/30/50 amp service on all sites
– Full hookups available
– Pull-thru sites and wheelchair-accessible sites are also available

Unfortunately the park won’t let us block out group sites; however we ask that you try to reserve in Loop 1, sites 9 – 28. Click Here for Campground Site Map
Campsite reservations are made through the James Island County Park at 843-795-4386.

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(If needed, you can also cancel your RSVP with this button)


Things to See & Do in the Charleston Area

Historical Sites & Landmarks

–  FORT SUMTER – Where the Civil War started! Tours are recommended. Tours depart at Liberty Square (340 Concord St., Charleston) and Patriots Point (40 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant).
MIDDLETON PLACE HOUSE MUSEUM – Built in 1755, the House Museum collection interprets generations of the Middleton family: rice planters who helped shape the U.S. from its founding through the Civil War. Located 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston SC.
AIKEN-RHETT HOUSE – City’s most intact antebellum urban complex (c. 1820). Historic interiors, surviving virtually unaltered since 1858, have been conserved & stabilized. Many original objects. Located 48 Elizabeth St, Charleston SC.
EDMONDSTON–ALSTON HOUSE – Dating to 1825, step into a world of Antebellum elegance & style. See furniture, silver & paintings original to the Alston family. View the harbor from the 2nd-floor piazza. Located 21 East Battery, Charleston SC.
CHARLESTON CITY MARKETBuilt in 1841 to sell produce and meats, it features small shops, restaurants and flea market with everything from produce to antiques. Located 188 Meeting St, Charleston SC.
DRAYTON HALLAmerica’s oldest preserved plantation house. Admission includes a house tour, new museum galleries, interactive educational program, African-American cemetery, grounds passes.  Located 3380 Ashley River Road, Charleston SC.
CARRIAGE TOURS Catch a carriage tour to really learn about Charleston’s history, Colonial style. Hear hundreds of years of history set against the sound of hoofbeats. The carriage tour guides are some of the best in Charleston for rich storytelling and a cracking a joke or two.
WALKING TOURSThey say you need to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes to see where they are coming from. Take a stroll through cobblestone streets and hear all the stories they have to tell at the same time on a walking tour.
PLANTATION TOURS – Whether you’re a history aficionado or just looking to learn more about Charleston’s rich past don’t miss out on these Charleston plantation tours. The plantations offer group tours with some of the best tour guides in town. If you would rather learn about history on your own time, you can also wander winding staircases, walk through gorgeous gardens and take a stroll under the breathtaking oak trees on your own time.

Museums

PATRIOTS POINT NAVAL & MARITIME MUSEUMWalk in the steps of heroes at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, home of the USS YORKTOWN. See three vessels, twenty-eight aircraft, the Vietnam Experience and more! Also The Medal of Honor Museum is located on the USS Yorktown, telling the stories of brave Americans who displayed remarkable courage spanning 8 eras of Medal of Honor history. Located 40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant SC.
THE NORTH CHARLESTON FIRE MUSEUM & EDUCATIONAL CENTER
The North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Education Center blends history and hands-on education into an unforgettable experience for the entire family. Located 4975 Centre Pointe Dr, North Charleston SC.
FRIENDS OF THE HUNLEY
– In 1864 the Hunley became the world’s first successful sub and then vanished. Found and recovered over a century later, you can see this amazing artifact during weekend tours. Located 1250 Supply Street, Charleston SC.
THE CHARLESTON MUSEUM – The Museum’s outstanding collection tells the story of the Lowcountry, addressing everything from early southern culture and decorative arts to military and natural history. Located 360 Meeting Street, Charleston SC.
SOUTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Located in the historic Fireproof Building, the SCHS Museum showcases more than 350 years of the state’s history through the artifacts and records of those who experienced it. Located 100 Meeting St, Charleston SC.

Aquariums & Parks

– SOUTH CAROLINA AQUARIUMCharleston’s #1 family attraction! Come face-to-face with over 5000 amazing animals. Touch sharks and rays, and experience its Sea Turtle Care Center. Located 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC.
ANGEL OAK – The Angel Oak is a Live Oak tree located on John’s Island, estimated to be 1,400 years old. It stands 65ft. high and provides a 17,000 square foot area of shade. No admission charge. Located 3688 Angel Oak Road, Johns Island SC.
HISTORIC CHARLESTON BATTERY/WHITEPOINT GARDENS – This peaceful park offers unprecedented views of Charleston Harbor and Fort Sumter. A look back across the street promises fantastic images of beautiful Charleston mansions. Located at East Battery & Murray Blvd, Charleston SC.
CHARLES TOWNE LANDING STATE HISTORIC SITE – Begin your Charleston experience where English settlers established the first permanent European colony in Carolina. See a 17th-century tall ship replica, cannons and a zoo! Located 1500 Old Towne Rd, Charleston SC.

Places to Eat – So many great restaurants to choose from!!

HYMAN’S SEAFOODVoted best seafood in Southeast by Southern Living Magazine reader’s poll survey out of 18 states and 8 years running. A Hyman establishment since 1890 and open 7 days a week. Located 215 Meeting St, Charleston SC.
HANK’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
Voted Best Seafood Restaurant by locals for 16 years running, this popular Charleston icon serves beloved Lowcountry recipes and the best seafood. Dinner served nightly. Located 10 Hayne St, Charleston, SC.
FLEET LANDING RESTAURANT & BAR Historic downtown waterfront dining on the Charleston Harbor. Sustainable seafood and waterfront views from the wrap-around deck and chic dining room. Located 186 Concord St, Charleston, SC.
SHEM CREEK BAR & GRILLSince 1982 – Unique Shem specials including local oysters, sandwiches, seafood dishes, cocktails and more. Awesome views from inside, on the patio, or on the dock bar. Located 508 Mill Street, Mount Pleasant SC.

Breweries / Vineyards / Distilleries

COOPER RIVER BREWING COMPANYCharleston’s newest local brewery and taproom downtown at 2201 Mechanic Street. Brewer Mark Fesche follows time-honored process, come tour and see the process live! Located 2201-B Mechanic Street, Charleston, SC.
FATTY’S BEER WORKSWe tell the story of our favorite beverage through the history of the greatest time-traveling brew master the world has never known. Taproom located at 1436 Meeting Street, Charleston SC; open daily!
DEEP WATER VINEYARDDeepwater Vineyard is Charleston’s only domestic vineyard and winery. Open every Tuesday through Saturday. Enjoy delicious wine tastings for only $7 with a souvenir glass. Located 6775 Bears Bluff Rd, Wadmalaw Island SC.
HIGH WIRE DISTILLINGCharleston’s First Distillery Since Prohibition. We make premium, handcrafted, small batch spirits including gins, rums, whiskeys and vodkas using premium, specialized ingredients. Tours and tastings Wednesday-Saturday.  Located 652 King Street, Charleston SC.

Parking & Transportation

– FYI parking in downtown Charleston can be a challenge, especially Friday – Sunday.
PARKING GARAGES The city owns 12 parking garages with nearly 6,700 public spaces.  Additional privately-owned parking garages and lots (with varying daily, hourly, evening and weekend rates) are found throughout the city.
PARKING METERS The City of Charleston offers 1,656 metered parking spaces with two methods of payment: coins and the SmartCard. All meters require payment from Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (excluding Sunday and official city holidays). The hours for parking meters in the City’s surface lots are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The rate for both parking meters and surface lots is $2 per hour, with a 2-hour limit. Parking meters accept VISA, Mastercard, City of Charleston SmartCards and coins for payment.
JAMES ISLAND COUNTY PARK SHUTTLE – A viable transportation option is to use the Round-Trip Shuttle Service at our campground. The shuttle leaves daily from the Campground Registration Office.  Shuttle seating space is limited, and it’s recommended to sign up in advance at the Campground Store.
Daily Shuttle Schedule & Cost
* Downtown Charleston Visitors Center (375 Meeting Street)
Departs campground at 9:00 am
Departs Charleston Visitors Center at 4:00 pm
Cost: $10 round trip | $5 one-way
* McLeod Plantation (325 Country Club Drive on James Island)
Departs campground at 10:00 am
Departs McLeod Plantation at 12:00 pm
Cost: $5 round trip
* Folly Beach Fishing Pier (101 E Arctic Ave, Folly Beach)
Departs campground at 11:00 am
Departs Folly Beach Pier at 3:00 pm
Cost: $10 round trip | $5 one-way