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Find solitude camping in the depths of the Francis Marion National Forest.

If you are looking to get out in the woods for a few days without any distraction, Honey Hill is the place for you. These free primitive campsites are first-come, first-served and are located about an hour northeast of Charleston in the Francis Marion National Forest. You can stay up to 14 days at a time.

Honey Hill is very peaceful and the perfect place for yoga, hammocking or just relaxing with friends. The nearby roads are well-paved but rarely used, making them great for cycling beneath the shade of the forest.

Honey Hill has six campsites that loop around a dilapidated fire lookout, which is now closed. The sites are fairly secluded and large enough for RVs. There is no water, but there is a compostable toilet and each site has a picnic table and a fire pit. If you need water, the fire station about 10 minutes away has free water fill-up stations.

There are a few short trails around the campsites, but if you’re looking for a real hike, the Palmetto Trail is about a 15-minute drive. This trail is 9.8 miles out and back and strolls through sandy pine and oak forest, and across tidal creeks to stunning coastal views. The trailhead is at Buck Hall Recreation Area. You can park there, but may need to pay a small entrance fee.

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Cycling
Chillin
Camping
Adult Beverages
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Handicap Accessible
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