Murray Blvd-Ashley River Charleston SC | Wild Camping

United States


Last Visited: 20 days ago
GPS: 32.769607, -79.935077
Altitude: 0.7 masl
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Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: No
Water: No
Toilets: No
Big Rig Friendly: No
Tent Friendly: No
Pet Friendly: Yes

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Right lane in front of Fort Sumter House Association. No noise just cars passing by slowly at night. Didnt see no parking signs. Very quiet upscale neigborhood. Spent one night Xmass Eve 2019.


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The water side of this road is under conatruction from the about the Lenwood Blvd intersection west. It was packed until about 4:30 pm and we were able to park our 24 ft RV. I would recommend parking closer to the Park but it can be hard to find a spot. It was a beautiful night and sunset. No problem all night, police patrol throughout the night. There were two other smaller RV's and a camper van that spent the night other than that it was fulls of cars. The street sweeper came through during the middle of the night and then we were woken up by a landscape crews leaf blower around 8am. But other than that no problema got in around 5pm left at 9 am the next morning.

PLEASE PLEASE be respectful when you are here especially if you parked across from houses. This place is so awesome I would hate to see it removed. Also to get to this spot becareful which roads you choose because there might be some dead ends or really small streets.

Much of the waterfront road is under construction so parking is likely harder to come by, at least temporarily. But I found room for my truck and 20-foot trailer. Beautiful spot although noisy. I still find it hard to believe I am legally parked.

We were here for one night with a Camper trailler in a F150.
It was ok. I was a little worried because it is a residential area, but no one asking us.
No issues and a silent place.
In the morning was raining, but the view is wonderful although this.

Spent one night at the free parking along the waterway across from battery park neighborhood. Location is great for staying in Charleston, we took a long night walk through the neighborhood which was magical. A little challenging if you need to use public restrooms/ cook outdoors/ need use of outdoor space. We used our pullout stove and cooked in the streets- lots of wire looks but no one bothered us (and there were a bunch of police nearby, they just weren’t interested in us). There are no public restrooms nearby. For us it worked for one night but we didn’t stay longer. If you have a more complete set up, might work better for you- we have n sub that we stuck a bed and a stove into. We saw a few camper vans in the area too. Enjoy!

Beware. We stayed one night with no problem and decided to stay another. We woke up to an “overtime” ticket and when I called to ask they said it’s one hour. There are no signs indicating this and the ticket is $14. Not crazy and still cheaper than camp sites. Ha. But park at your own risk here.

Stayed on the ocean side of Murray 2 nights over the Christmas weekend. Excellent spot, not too busy, no one seemed to notice/care about our 144 sprinter. Saw a few other vans that each only stayed for one night.
Public restrooms are a 10-15 minute walk away at the King-Queen parking garage, or City Hall, but check the hours.

Stayed one night on Murray Blvd across from White Point Gardens and didn’t have any issues. While the location is great, beautiful view (we saw dolphins), and you can easily walk to downtown, I thought this spot was louder than any city, rest area, or truck stop we’ve slept at. We stayed on a Monday and there was many cars with loud music driving by, several groups of motorcycles at 2AM, and people skating boarding along the Battery at all hours of the night. Stay for the view, but bring your ear plugs.

Winnebago 21 foot Travato (Promaster 3500 chassis) Murray Blvd is a nice long street with restricted parking ONLY on the RESIDENTIAL side of the Blvd; the water side of the BLVD is not restricted. We arrived 6:30pm and had our choice of where to park on water side of the Blvd. There was one other camper van 200 yards from our location. Some kids parked with their music quite loud around 8pm and the police showed up in only a few minutes (we suspect residents called them) and the music stopped. Soon after the kids left. We stayed a second night, in a different location on Murray Blvd. The second night we saw two other camper vans there for the night - all were separated by several blocks. No excitement the second night. It's a popular place so don't expect to find a parking spot from about 10 am to 5 pm. Lots of walkers, runners, and cyclists. It's a great spot!

Stayed on a Saturday night. Pretty quiet between midnight and 8am. No one bothered us. Slept well. Good Verizon signal. Was able to stream.

Great parking spot! We stayed here two nights with no problems. Many spots right on the water and close to Charleston highlights. There was one other RV and another van both nights we were there. One morning we were woken up by a fog horn, but no other complaints!

stayed here on thanksgiving night into friday. the view was beautiful, but there was definitely a “river” smell. had to park partially on the sidewalk, so my van was not level. very wealthy neighborhood. there were lots of families and walkers/joggers around. quiet, but not secluded. several other vans parked along murray blvd.

One of our most favorite spots on the east coast!

Great place to stay, and one of the more unique places to car camp that is legal and free. Right downtown Charleston overlooking the harbor. The street was pretty busy even late, but put window covers up and you’re good. Would stay here again.

We are 24ft Rv. We stopped on the street. Very nice place. Quiet. Peaceful because of the sea sounds. Just overnight. We arrived 7pm and stayed until 10:30 another day.

Great spot to stay. I was here for 3 days 2 nights. No issue.

Unbelievably overnight parking is permitted all along Murray Blvd. More on the water side, but the other as well unless marked as residential spot. In the midst of beautiful Charleston, by the Battery park, lots to see and great to wake up to. Leave as clean as you found it. Don't camp outside and you won't be bothered. Might as well leave the vehicle and take a walking tour through historic district nearby.

Nice place with a great view! No problem for staying 1 night.

Right lane in front of Fort Sumter House Association. No noise just cars passing by slowly at night. Didnt see no parking signs. Very quiet upscale neigborhood. Spent one night Xmass Eve 2019.