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Frequently Asked Questions


Are campsites available year-round?

Yes, our campsites and RV spots are available to reserve during any time of the year. Sites can be reserved here. Note: To book tent campsites, please be sure to select the Tent Campsites tab on our booking portal.

Do you have boat ramp access?

Yes, we have a boat ramp with private access available to marina tenants and campers. Access to the boat ramp may be restricted during holidays and events. Please contact our office at (864) 226-3339 with any questions.

Do you have covered slips?

We do not currently have covered slips, but it is in our future plans to add them to our boat storage options.

Do you rent jet skis?

Big Water Marina does not have jet skis rentals at this time. Our current lineup of boat rentals at Big Water Marina includes pontoons, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and new hydrobikes!

Are there cabins available for rent?

We do not currently have cabins onsite at Big Water Marina and Campground. For those wishing to book an overnight stay, we have a campground, which features tent sites and RV spots with full hookups.

Can I reserve an extended stay campsite?

Campers looking to book a long-term stay are encouraged to call our office at (864) 226-3339 for more information on available options. Please note: While we are happy to extend existing long-term reservations when possible, the location of the extensions will be based on availability. Our team may be required to transfer campers to new sites for extended stay periods.

Do I need a boater’s license to rent a boat?

No, South Carolina law states that persons 16 years of age and older are legally able to operate a personal watercraft (PWC) without restrictions. A licensed USCG Captain is available for hire upon request. Pricing information can be found here, and all inquiries can be made by calling our office at (864) 226-3339 or emailing the Captain directly at Bdpricesail@charter.net.

Is there Wi-Fi at Big Water Marina and Campground?

Yes, we have guest Wi-Fi for all your technology needs!

Can I purchase supplies if I need something for my boat, tent, or RV?

Yes, our Ship Store is stocked with snacks, drinks, and other necessities for boating and camping. Guests may purchase items from the Ship Store during office hours.

Where is Big Water Marina and Campground located?

We are located at 320 Big Water Rd. Starr, SC 29684.

What happens if I need to cancel/reschedule my stay that I booked online?

For reservation changes, please call our office at (864) 226-3339.

Is boat storage available for campers?

Yes! Campers are permitted to use designated spots in the field to store a boat/jet ski during their stay for $5.00 per day/$25.00 per week/$55.00 per month. Field storage will have spot numbers for the 2021 season and are assigned at the ship store. Designated boat slips may be available on occasion. Please contact our office at (864) 226-3339 or info@bigwatermarina.com for information regarding boat slip availability. Please note: Campers are allowed access to our private boat ramp during their stay; however, access may be restricted during holidays and events.

Do RV campsites have access to full hookups?

Our grounds have access to full hookups including water hookups, sewage hookups and power hookups, complete with 110 volt plug-in, 30 amp units and 50 amp units. Please note: Hookups are available for RV campsites ONLY and availability varies by site location.

What payment forms do you accept?

We accept cash and card for watercraft rentals and campground reservations. Please note: all reservations must have a card on file.

Do you offer a military/first responder discount?

Yes, in appreciation of our service women and men, we offer at 10% discount* to all active and retired first responders and military personnel. To receive the discount when booking online, please call us at (864) 226-3339 or email us at info@bigwatermarina.com to verify your eligibility. To receive the discount on-site, simply show a valid ID card at checkout. *Discount applies to all booking types and select retail items.

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