Camping Essentials: Where To Go And What To Bring By Charleston’s Finest

Where to go and what to bring according to Charleston locals: 

Garrett Garnos (Eclectic Vinyl Cafe)
“Well, if I’m allowed to choose any spot in the world, I’ll take Yosemite in California. Here in South Carolina, I like Hunting Island by Beaufort. When in law school, I’d hold up in a tent there for about week before finals. It’s good to be a hermit sometimes.”

Brave Baby
“Never been but I hear wonderful things about Capers Island just north of the city in Awendaw; 6 pack of Westbrook One Claw, a tent, some friends and firewood?”

Mr. Jenkins
“Bridge to Nowhere, aka ‘Wasteland’ with yoga mat & bug spray”

Run Dan Run
“Edisto Beach State Park. Just remember to bring bug spray in the warmer months.”

Gracy Joyner
“Edisto island, and a french press.”

“When we go camping it’s not in Charleston. We drive up to the Blue Ridge Mountains and try to find a spot not too crowded, everywhere is crowded these days, but when you can find a good spot the mountains can be very very cool.”

Joey Ryan (Xiao Bao Biscuit)
“Sneaking to the far end of Folly for sunrise [with] wine, baguette, blanket.”

Christa Polinsky
“Edisto Island. 1 bug spray. 2 tequila. 3 tub for river rafting.”

Carolina Liar
“Edisto State Park beach was always my go to place.”

Luke Davis (Luke’s Craft Pizza)
“We haven’t been camping in the area yet, but have heard that Edisto is a good spot.”

Kyle Norton (167 Raw)
“Capers or Bulls Island are classic camping spots if you grew up around here. You can only get there by boat so you’re bound to find a nice quiet area to make camp. Fishing pole, some close friends and beer/spirits of choice and the rest will work itself out.”

Xan McLaughlin (The Park)
“Edisto Beach. Lighter, Tent, my pup Adara.”

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photo by: Flickr Creative Commons; Andrew, The Digitel