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Parris Island USMC Recruit Depot, SC

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The Parris Island FAMCAMP is a new facility that opened in 2010. 18 full hook-up sites are located on what used to be a trailer park for enlisted housing. A nice little campground, but it's not very scenic and is far from base amenities. Note that use is restricted to military personnel only.

843-228-7472

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Reservations can be made by calling the MWR number shown above. Your site information and key to unlock your utility hookups is left in a lockbox at the bathhouse; you are given the combination to the lockbox when making your reservation. When departing there is a key drop box at the bathhouse.

The FAMCAMP is located about two miles from the MCX/Commissary complex. This is one's first view of it. Site 18 is the first one to the left, and site 1 is at the far end of the row.

Most recent visit: Nov 2015

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SWe had been assigned site 4. Sites are fairly level with a hard-packed gravel surface for the RV and a cement patio with picnic table.

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Looking back up the row of sites.

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The bathhouse is new and provides free hot showers and laundry facilities (2 washers and 2 dryers @ $1.00 per load).

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We had just barely awakened one morning when we heard the sounds of chanting - quite a group of recruits came by, complete with packs.

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A little later, after the sun was up, the female recruits came jogging by.

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A short walk from the campground is Elliot Beach. A bit of a misnomer since there isn't much of a beach. But there are picnic and recreational facilities...

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... such as this play area for the kids.

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Thanksgiving dinner on our patio, with the temperature at 83.

Amenities

18 sites with W/E(30/50A)/S

Verizon Broadband Access (EVDO) service

Rates: $15 (30-day stay limit)

Coord: 32.32683 N, 80.69691 W

Activities/Nearby Attractions

Fishing/boating

Marine Corps Museum

Historic Beaufort

Hunting Island State Park

 

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