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  • Parris Island USMC Recruit Depot, SC


    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.


    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

    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.

    Looking back up the row of sites.

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

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

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

    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...

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

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


    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


    Marine Corps Museum

    Historic Beaufort

    Hunting Island State Park


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