Ebenezer Park is stop one on our trip that has no end date. We decided on this park due to it’s close proximity to Chad’s (my husband) parents and sister who live in Fort Mill, and it’s affordability. The reviews were pretty great and bathrooms in South Carolina are open (in the time of COVID).
Ebenezer Park is located in Rock Hill, which is very near Fort Mill, Tega Cay, and Carowinds. Uptown Charlotte is even a quick drive (30 mins). The park is a York County Park on Lake Wylie with 67 overnight campsites — all with full hook up. The park also has clean bathrooms and wifi. One thing to note, this is a county park that doesn’t allow alcohol (just be discreet).
Ebenezer Park has different loops that offer different types of spots. If you want full sun and to meet neighbors, spots 1-30 are for you. If you prefer quiet and shade, the larger loop is probably your preference. In my opinion site 30 and 31 are the best for shade, seclusion, and views. However, they were both a little far from WiFi (based in the bathhouse).
Generally, the park is a campground and day use park, where visitors can launch their boat, fish from the pier, swim on the shore, or hang at the beach. However, the park is undergoing a renovation and the lake access area is closed until fall 2020.
Booking a spot at this park was very easy. I think it’s a bit less trafficked due to the lake access closure and they use ReserveAmerica for online booking (though, we booked the day before so we had to call the park).
When we called to book, we asked for the best site that was shady and had a lake view. Well, the park delivered. Site 31 is a narrow pull-through site with 50/30/20 amp hookups (though, we couldn’t get our 30 to fit right and used 50 to 30 converter), and the picnic table and fire pit are on the other side of the camp road. There’s extra room near the fire pit for a tent set up or another car. The site was fairly level, and very well maintained.
This smaller site is perfect for our R-Pod 192 (about 22 feet with tongue). If you have a longer rig, or slide outs on both sides, you may want to choose a larger site.
Site 31 is covered by trees, creating a cooling canopy. and cover from light rain. The site also has a view to the lake, which was particularly beautiful during sunrise and sunset.
If we were not in the time of COVID, this campground would be an amazing spot to never leave. Lake Wylie offers a ton of options like boating, swimming, paddle boarding, etc. The lake area has a boat ramp, fishing pier, swim area, volleball and basketball courts, and beach access. Of course, they were all closed for renovation while we visited.
The bathrooms onsite were very clean. The men’s and women’s are on separate sides with clean stalls and showers (including ADA access stall and shower). There’s also a Pepsi machine at the bathhouse.
WiFi is strong if you’re close to the bathhouse — I was even able to do a video call parked outside in my car (as well as plan the next leg of our trip).
And, of course we’d never go to a park that doesn’t allow dogs like our Frankie Sinatra.
What to do near Ebenezer Park
Since Rock Hill is a pretty large suburb, you can get most of what you need pretty easily. For gas, firewood, and quick items — there is a BP gas station about a mile away. Within 2 miles there is grocery, pharmacy, tons of yummy take out, etc. Rock Hill also has big box stores like Home Depot, Target, etc.
Uptown Charlotte is just a quick 30 min drive. Closer to the campground is downtown Fort Mill, which has shops and restaurants (we love the hot sauce shop Puckerbutt), and Baxter Village in Fort Mill (which boasts more shops and restaurants). Then, of course, Carowinds amusement park is about a 20 minute drive from the campground.
Hookups: RV sites have full hook ups (W, E, S), most with 50/30/20 some with 30/20
Site amenities: Picnic Table, Fire Ring
WiFi: Yes, at bathhouse and some sites
Cell Service: Verizon 4 bars
Dogs allowed: Yes
Location: 4490 Boatshore Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29732
Booking: Reserve America
Cost: $31/night (as of June 2020)
We chose this park mostly due to it’s location, but ended up being a great find. We will definitely be back to this park on our next family visit, and can’t wait to camp here when the lake area is open.
Have you stayed at Ebenezer Park in Rock Hill, South Carolina? Leave me a comment and let me know!