Open spaces, an ever-changing office view, outdoor adventures on your lunch break—there are many reasons remote workers are hitting the road to work from “home” in their RVs and vans. Make your own wander lust dreams come true with an extended road trip through South Carolina.
Work (or not) From Anywhere
For a no-frills experience that will get you back to nature, enjoy free dispersed camping in Francis Marion National Forest and Sumter National Forest. Honey Hill Recreation Area near McClellanville and Burrells Ford campground in Mountain Rest are both free tent-camping options with vault toilets and plenty of wilderness scenery.
Luxe Amenities at RV Resorts
When you’re ready for some modern-day comforts, RV resorts are a great place to unwind. At Myrtle Beach Travel Park, park your RV just steps from the beach and enjoy swimming pools, a lazy river, beach volleyball court and kayak rentals. Fun abounds at Carolina Pines RV Resort in Conway, with pickleball, mini golf, mini bowling and swimming pools. Enjoy lakefront views at Lake Jasper RV Village in Hardeeville, plus a swimming pool, gas grill and horseshoe pit.
Lakeside Camping at State Parks
South Carolina’s state parks offer the perfect in-between of roughing it in nature and enjoying some amenities such as nearby Wi-Fi, RV hookups and hot showers. Stay near the shoreline of Lake Murray at Dreher Island State Park in Prosperity, Lake Greenwood at Lake Greenwood State Park in Ninety Six and Lake Marion at Santee State Park in Santee. These are just a few of the lakeside camping options at state parks.
Quick Tips: Know Before You Go
For remote workers, internet access is everything. Thankfully, super-fast 5G networks mean you can turn your phone into a mobile hotspot offering plenty of data and speed for your workday. Free Wi-Fi is also available at many coffee shops, breweries and South Carolina Welcome Centers. And what about bathrooms? Gas stations, campgrounds, RV resorts and truck stops are all great options for “going” on the go. (Bonus: Many places also offer hot showers.)
Meet Your Campground Hosts
As part of the South Carolina “Volunteer in Parks” program, campground hosts live at state parks throughout the warmer months (sometimes yearround!), and they are happy to provide campers information and assistance during their stay. A true extension of the state park staff, hosts also fulfill a range of other duties, from performing ongoing maintenance and cleaning to staffing welcome stations and retail shops. The Moss Family (pictured) hosted at Kings Mountain State Park in Blacksburg.