South Carolina - Camp Pedro

Camp Pedro is located at the interesting and unique South of the Border (SOB) roadside attraction in Dillon, SC.  SOB is just south of the North Carolina border off interstate 95 - and only a blind person could miss it!  With over 150 billboards along the interstate and roads leading to SOB, you will definitely be intrigued to stop - even if it is just for gas.  And while we originally were just stopping for gas, we decided to spend the night at SOB's Camp Pedro RV campground - and at this point our four year old was intrigued by the towering sombrero and many statues!

The pricing was ideal for a one night and last minute stay - going for less than $28 - and included electric, water and sewage hookups, and an indoor and outdoor pool.  The campsite is quiet and clean, and has several bath houses for convenience.  The bath houses were clean and had hot water, so that is definitely a plus!  The laundry facilities are located in the first bath house - and while they only had two washing machines and one dryer, and didn't seem to be cleaned that often - our clothes came out clean, and that is really all that matters!

The indoor pool wasn't the best, and after swimming for a few minutes we noticed that the pool wasn't so clean and decided to exit.  So we definitely wouldn't recommend swimming in the indoor pool - unless they do a serious remodel/cleaning - but we didn't check out the outdoor pool so can't speak on it's cleanliness.  We must admit that it seems this roadside attraction is past it's prime - having been built in the early 1950s - with most of the attractions and rides being shut down, including the sombrero tower. 

However, if you need a cheap and clean campground to stay at for a night or two, Camp Pedro isn't a bad selection.  Just don't expect to have a lot of activities to do around the SOB site - except for eating and shopping (we did devour a ton of nachos).  And while you may not always be "a wiener at Pedro's" anymore (this was my father's favorite billboard along I-95 when I was a kid - and must be said with a Spanish accent), you can have a comfortable night's rest for you and your RV.

I am a mother and stepmother, fierce slayer of mental illness, writer and traveler. I love the constant change of the road, and the experiences it brings our family.  We have learned so much being full-time RVers, and love the freedom this lifestyle gives us.