Monday, September 04, 2017

Dreher Island State Park - Prosperity, SC

We spent a week “cabin camping” here, with the main purpose being the opportunity to view a full solar eclipse.  There is a lot to do in the area; we had a great time.

Cabin rear
View of cabin from Lake Murray

This is our first time “cabin camping”, and we really didn’t know what to expect.  The description on the website sure sounded nice, but there was also a part of me that was thinking about the condition of some of the basic hunting cabins that I’ve seen.  As it turns out, my worries were completely unfounded.  This cabin was as nice (or nicer) than any 5-star hotel I’ve stayed in.


A tour of the cabin/villa

The cabin is right on the shore of Lake Murray, and the water was the perfect temperature for swimming.  With no alligators, sharks, or jelly fish to worry about, we went swimming just about every day.  In the morning, Tina had her solitude with a cup of coffee on a hammock to watch the sunrise, and the sunsets were nice too.

Backyard pano
Our view of Lake Murray

Sunset-3
Sunset over Lake Murray

The cabin includes everything one could think of – all the dishes, pots pans, and utensils that we could have needed, as well as bed linens and towels.  With Wi-Fi and satellite TV, we had what we wanted for the evenings as well.  The park itself has a couple of hiking trails and good biking on the roads.  There are a couple of local places to rent kayaks, and they will actually deliver them (with the appropriate equipment) to the front door and pick them up at the end of the day Stop by the park store for more info on this – we didn’t take advantage of the service, but the folks next door did.

Andy on the hammock
Lazing on a hammock

I should also mention the RV and tent camping areas; they were very nice as well.  Each site has plenty of space, and even when the campground is full it didn’t seem to be overly crowded.  The best sites, in my opinion, were at the southern end of the park.  Cell phone access was perfect with T-Mobile, so internet access should be pretty good. 

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