MCVL Realty manages a selection of single family homes in the area. For more information visit their website at McClellanvilleRentals.com or call 843-606-0353.
Cabin on Awendaw Creek (1920) – 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2-4, claw foot tub & shower, outdoor cooking on covered porch. Weekend Specials: $139, or $75/night. Call 843-324-7986 or go here.
Susan’s Pond – 3 Bedrooms (5 beds), 2 Bathrooms, fireplace, two porches, and a sun room. See more details and book on Airbnb.
Tapawingo – 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 3 acres that include gardens and a pond. Perfect for a romantic getaway. For couples only, no children or pets. Book on Airbnb.
1-2 Home Room Rental in McClellanville – Book one room for $120, contact us for special pricing if interested in both rooms. Nestled in the Francis Marion National Forest, this location is perfect for a quiet retreat. Call 843-224-0258, or book on Airbnb.
Home on Lighthouse Road – 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, fully & newly furnished, deck, linens. $125/night, includes cleaning fee. Call Sandra Rhodes, 928-3471-6759
Geer House in McClellanville – 4 Bedroom Home, sleeps 12. On the water, set back, lovely home. Approximately $150/night. Call 843-577-7964.
Cape Romain B&B – 2 Bedrooms, each with a queen size bed and private bathroom, are available in this home in McClellanville. Kayaks and bikes are also available for guests to use. Book here.
Bishop Jerdan Conference Center – Located in McClellanville, there are bunkhouses and cabins for rent starting at $8/person. Nestled in the woods, a pond on site allows for fishing and kayaking. Contact Nature Adventures Outfitters for additional information, 843-697-2075.
Kayak & Cabin
There are multiple places to camp in this beautiful area. Please ensure you get a permit for those areas that require one. For details on hiking and kayaking while you are camping, check out this page and this page.
Bishop Jerdan Conference Center
Bishop Jerdan is a beautiful 80+ acre retreat center run by the Reformed Episcopal Ministries. Surrounded by the Francis Marion National Forest, the Palmetto Trail runs right through it! With a 10+ acre freshwater lake and island, it’s great for fishing, kayaking, or just exploring.
Waterfront Camping overlooking and with access to the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge is available with Shower and Restroom access. Bunk Beds and Cabins are available for rentals as well. Contact Nature Adventures Outfitters for details by calling 843-697-2075.
Buck Hall Recreation Area
Six miles southeast of McClellanville, Buck Hall is on the Intracoastal Waterway and provides waterway access to the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. Buck Hall has a boat ramp, RV and tent camping, along with a picnic area, and is a Francis Marion National Forest Facility (restrooms, showers, and electricity available). Located on Buckhall Landing Road. More information. 843-887-3257.
Capers Island State Heritage Preserve
Capers Island is an undeveloped barrier Island nestled between Dewees Island and Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. There are 850 acres of maritime uplands, 214 acres of front beach, 1,090 acres of salt marsh and over 100 acres of brackish water impoundments. The island has diverse habitats and abundant wildlife, which can be observed on the McCaskill Trail, a favorite for birders and hikers. Fishing and primitive tent camping are also available here by permit from the SC Department of Natural Resources. More information.
Latitude: 32.852 Longitude: -79.697
A freshwater island in between the north and south branches of the Santee River, it can be accessed through the Santee Coastal Reserve or out of McClellanville. Primitive camping is available here with a permit from SCDNR.
Elmwood Recreation Area
Primitive campsite in the northeastern portion of the Francis Marion National Forest. It is popular during deer and turkey hunts on the Waterhorn Hunt Unit, and also serves as a South Carolina Department of Natural Resources game check station during big-game hunting season.
Directions: From Charleston, take US Highway 17 north past McClellanville to Rutledge Road. Turn left onto Rutledge Road and drive four miles to Elmwood Recreation Area. More information.
Francis Marion National Forest
The Francis Marion National Forest has camping available in remote areas with advanced notice and by obtaining a Camping permit. Call 843-336-3248 or 843-928-3368 to obtain a permit.
Halfway Creek Campground
Located on Halfway Creek near Steed Road, this is a primitive campsite that is free and does not require a permit. For more information contact the US Forest Service at 843-336-3248.
Honey Hill Recreation Area
A primitive (and free!) US Forest Service camping facility located between McClellanville and Honey Hill. A short camp loop swings through an upland pine/oak forest and encircles a fire lookout tower. 3533 French Santee Road. For more information contact the US Forest Service at 843-336-3248.
Photo courtesy of Arthur Ellis Photography
McConnells offers a paved boat ramp for launching on the Santee River. Located on a high bluff overlooking the river, it’s a popular place to camp primitive (permit needed) and to explore the area by kayak or canoe (Nature Adventures Outfitters offers kayak rentals and tours). Landing on the Santee River, no fishing piers or courtesy docks. 15 parking spaces.
Latitude: 33.24512 Longitude: -79.52085
Along with Cedar Island, Murphy Island is part of the Santee Coastal Reserve. It was part of former rice fields that are now benefitting the breeding, migratory and wintering waterfowl, shorebirds, and wading birds. Primitive camping is available with a permit.
Sewee Coastal Retreat Center
A Lowcountry treasure that truly lives up to its name, Sewee Coastal Retreat Center offers a relaxing, refreshing coastal retreat for groups of all ages. With scenic views, abundant wildlife and access to nearby barrier islands and historic Charleston, this 43-acre property on the Intracoastal Waterway provides year-round opportunities to explore South Carolina’s coast. Site features include classrooms and meeting spaces, lodging, recreational fields, nature trails, fishing dock, boat access ramp, black water kayaking and more. Call (843) 928-3112 to make a reservation.