Pet Friendly Report — Traveler’s Rest KOA, South Carolina

By the time I got to Traveler’s Rest KOA, I was really ready to rest and I wasn’t disappointed. I booked the deluxe patio spot (one of only 2) and it was well worth the extra $5 a day but all the sites were really lovely. However, the best thing about this KOA is the owners. This KOA is owned by a family that obviously loves what they do and is 110% customer oriented.

For example, the teenage son has an RV wash business and he is very responsible and hard-working. I was more than happy to pay the $3 a foot he charges plus a generous tip. The workampers in the store were just as friendly and personable as the family that owns the campground. I ended up buying a number of souvenir items, including a cross shoulder purse and a pair of pajamas, both with the “bear” theme.

All the sites are on one side of a single lane gravel road and they are all bordered by a babbling brook that runs through the campground. There is a large turnaround at the end of the road. The forested hillsides offer a nature trail and lots of beautiful wildflowers and vegetation.

Within walking distance are an antique store and a little cafe. Although I didn’t drive anywhere, I understand that downtown Traveler’s Rest is a good tourist attraction. I stayed one week with my KOA value card and you get one night free when you stay 7.

Positives

  • Large well maintained sites
  • Lots of nature
  • Dog park and activity center with outdoor games
  • Well stocked camping store
  • Garbage pick up throughout the day and escorts to your site when you check in
  • Owners on site
  • Very friendly and customer oriented
  • 2 laundry rooms

Negatives

  • Poor wifi and cell phone service
  • Very busy highway adjacent
  • If you are east of the office, you will not hear the highway; if you are west of the office, you will probably hear it
  • Nature trail was overgrown and full of stickers that stuck to our clothes; we only tried it once
  • Two dog limit

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