Brick House CG, Whitmire, SC

We hated to move today, but our 14 days were up at Curtis Creek.  That was the first time we’ve stayed anywhere for the full 14 days!

For the last few nights, a little mousie has been getting in to the restroom and shredding the toilet paper to make her nest!  I’d give a lot to see her do her balancing  act on top of the t.p. rolls!  Here’s what they look like in the mornings:

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And here’s the restroom at Curtis Creek….one of the prettiest I’ve seen ever! That campground is only about 7 years old.

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On Saturday there were two fly fishermen on the river below my campsite; a dad teaching his son to fish.  They said they caught a small one, but I saw a lot of Dad wading around retrieving the son’s hook from the surrounding branches.  He was very calm about it, no yelling!  Hah, if that’d been my dad, the whole campground would have heard him “teaching”!

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And it was hair-cutting day for the Camp Host on Saturday too. What a pretty backdrop for getting your hair cut, eh?

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Today we drove about 2 hrs. south to Brick House CG near Whitmire, SC., in the Sumter National Forest.  It’s just a few miles from I-26 and the town of Whitmire, and just .3 mi. off the paved road.  And I get great ATT and Verizon signals, yayyy!!  I was feeling very deprived;I get twitchy if I don’t have access to the internet fairly often!

Another nice campground with a mix of shade and sun, a nice amount of space between sites and 3 sets of nice vault toilets.  I think there are about 20 sites. There’s no water here, and I don’t remember seeing any trash containers.

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This campground is just $5 a night, or $2.50 with the Geezer Pass.  But they also cater to hunters….about 8 sites can be rented for a whole month for $50, or from Sept. 1 until January 1 for just $150!  I see two sites with campers parked but closed up, that I think are here for the month or season.  Aside from those two, there are just 2 other campers in the whole place.  I might think about doing something like that next fall.  Another bonus for fall camping is that it should be about 5 degrees warmer at night than the Asheville area.

There’s a 33 mile horse trail just up the road, and horses are allowed in this campground as well.  They have white blazes on the trees and the horses must be kept behind those trees so we don’t have to worry about walking through horse poops.  Good idea!

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8 Responses to Brick House CG, Whitmire, SC

  1. goodsoozee says:

    As usual I’m enjoying your stories, Janis. I was supposed to be camping with Patricia and Jennifer, but I fell at my sons house and messed up my leg and hip. Nothing broken, thank goodness, but can’t camp yet. I’ll drive up tomorrow to get in a visit. Wish you were closer for me to visit you.

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    • janispaqu says:

      Thanks Susie! You have GOT to get over this camping allergy, or whatever it is that keeps stopping you from going! It’s not even funny any more. Would love to have a visitor, but I’m still quite a ways from you. Are you going to Peterson in Dec?

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  2. vicki says:

    How long are you going to be camping? Is this on going?

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  3. Such an interesting writing of your adventures. I really enjoy reading about your travels. I laugh a lot at things you see and do. So cool about the mice or rats. I have a squirrel that has spent past winters in my storage building. She was on a tree the other day looking at what’s left of it fussing. I thought she was upset over losing her winter home. Then the cat came out from under the floor. When Callie came into the house squirrel got quiet.

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  4. This is the first time I’ve seen places like this that are so inexpensive and allow long term. Everything I read impiles or states that you have to be in the desert southwest or west to get these kinds of deals, and it seems the fulltimers are all there.

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    • janispaqu says:

      There certainly are more free places to camp out west, thanks to all the BLM land, but anywhere there’s a national forest, there’ll be cheap camping fees (half price if you have the Senior Pass) and usually some free camping as well. I’ ve also found free camping, sometimes with hookups, in city parks!

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      • This is so great to know! Since we don’t have much national gov’t land in Texas — COE lakes, but that’s about it — I was not as aware of what was going on elsewhere, other than what I’ve read online.

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