Diamond Lakes Regional Park Campground
4335 Windsor Springs Rd.
Hephzibah, GA 30815
When Michael and I first came to Augusta we had to stay at a newer campground for 30 days due to the RV park we were permanently going to be staying at hadn’t finished being built yet. The only place that was available at the time (being it was so close to Masters Week which is the busiest time of year for RV parks in the area). We found Diamond Lakes Regional Park Campground that had just been opened 30 days earlier. We enjoyed our stay since we were basically the only ones in the park. It was very quiet but I also didn’t like that because apparently there is some crime in the general area. Although aesthetically it was beautiful. Also be on the lookout for snakes while walking your dogs. It is surrounded by woods.
We had a beautiful spot right next to the lake. It was spot 21. Right at the backside of the park. There were nice big areas to walk the dogs in. They loved all the new smells in the area. There are also a ton of trash cans around along with 2 public restrooms / showers on the property. Each space also has an in ground fire pit area for bon fires. They do have a 30 day MAX stay period though. There are RV and tenting sites available starting at around $17.25 / night. There is that beautiful lake I showed you above for fishing along with a playground across the street from the park and many walking trails. They offer military and senior (65+) discounts. Pets are allowed but must be on a leash at all times. There wasn’t a limit as far as I knew since we had all 5 (at the time) of our furbabies with us. The drive to Augusta isn’t too bad either. So you are close by to a lot of stores like Hobby Lobby, Lowes, Petsmart and a variety of wonderful restaurants. One of which I would highly recommend which is Carolina Ale House. It’s a MUST DO while in town. Trust me you won’t regret it.
Overall we enjoyed our stay but were eager to get our RV moved to our more permanent location. Out of 5 stars I would give this campground a 4.5 and would recommend it if your staying for a short time. It is close by to the main part of Augusta but still not too out in the boonies. I have included a map of the park for reference below.
Whispering Oaks RV Park (behind The Lucky Pecan Store)
15758 Atomic Rd.
Beech Island, SC 29842
This is the park we wound up taking up a more permanent residence at. We lived at this park from May 2018 – Feb 2019. The park is very clean and well maintained. It provides the most lot space comparatively to any other park around. All the spots are 50amps and larger rigs can be easily accommodated. We lived in spot 23. We liked it because it was more in the back area of the park so we felt we had a little more privacy. It also only has sun on the front of the rig until about 2pm then you have shade the rest of the day which is great in the summertime. They offer daily, weekly and monthly rates beginning at $35/ night. The sunrises and sunsets you get to experience are absolutely stunning! I haven’t seen these colors in the skies since I was out in Isleton, CA. There is a laundrymat on site and they even offer a fluff and fold service. Pets are allowed although now he only allows 2 MAX and must always be on leashes. We were grandfathered in with ours which is why we could stay even with as many animals as we had. They accept packages / mail at the front office which is also the Lucky Pecan store. The Lucky Pecan store sells various jams, pecans, and antiques. Although a little on the pricey side the jams and condiments are SO tasty and delicious!
Which brings me to another point, PRICE. We enjoyed our stay there although for multiple reasons we decided it wasn’t a place we could live anymore. One of those reasons was Mr. Roy installing electric meters the first of 2019. The monthly rent for the time we lived there was $385 all inclusive which was a little more than most of the parks around the area but since it included everything we didn’t mind paying a little bit more. Once the meters went in though that all changed. Mr. Roy decided to keep the rent at $385 but charge for electric for anything past the first 400kwh, which was .13 cents a kwh. After the neighbors and I (who are both 50 amp rigs) did some talking and tallying we all realized it was just going to be way to expensive. With 50amps and being cautious of what we ran we were still going to be paying at least $150 more on top of rent even with the 400kwh included. Just as many of the other neighbors did we decided it was best to move on and find another place to live.
Overall I believe this is a decent, albeit, little pricey park to stay in but probably best to do it for short stays instead of longer ones. It is close by to North Augusta which is wonderful because they have everything we needed from Lowes, to grocery shops, pet food stores and a Walmart. It is also close by to 520 which is the main hwy into Augusta. It’s less than 15 min from downtown Augusta too which has a lot of wonderful restaurants along with its nightlife / clubs. If you stay in the area I highly recommend you go to Nacho Mama’s and Farmhause. They have AMAZING food!!!
There you have it. I hope these reviews have helped you for future stays while visiting or planning on living in the area.