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Blacks Camp and Restaurant

fishing-on-santee-cooper-lakesBlacks Camp, located on the famous Santee Cooper Lakes, is a full service fishing camp. Offering the finest food and lodging on the lakes, we strive to make your stay a relaxing and memorable experience. Blacks is located in Cross, SC on Blacks Camp road, a long country road that leads right to the middle of Santee Cooper Country, a fishing and hunting paradise. We can’t promise cell phone reception - but we can promise a good time. Located in Historic Berkley County, www.berkeleysc.org  Blacks is 45 minutes from Charleston and 1  1/2 hours from Myrtle Beach, SC.  The Santee Cooper Lakes offers some of the best fishing in South Carolina and we have some of the top fishing guides in South Carolina working out of Blacks Camp. The Santee Cooper Lakes are filled with a wide variety of fish for all levels of sportsman.  In addition to the great fishing you will also find some the best hunting in South Carolina with Blacks Camp.  Be sure to check out our hunting page for some of our offerings. We also have some of the top fishing guides in South Carolina working on Santee Cooper Lakes.  Take a look at our fishing guide services to see the wide variety of guides available and we promise you will not be dissapointed.

 Amenities include:

  • bring your own boat or hire a fishing guide, or take a boat trip deep water access to canal and both lakes
  • boat launching and loading protected from waves and current
  • extended launching ramp for large boats
  • guided lake/eco tours
  • full service restaurant
  • Sun afternoon buffet
  • best burgers and food anywhere
  • waterfront dining
  • catfish guide, crappie guide, striper guide, bass, shellcracker
  • fish cleaning service
  • corporate and group rates
  • gasoline and boat oil store
  • Blacks Camp Guide Service
  • motel rooms
  • fishing packages
  • efficiency apartments
  • mobile homes
  • campground with full hookups
  • fishing and hunting guide service
  • live and artificial bait
  • outlets at rooms for battery charging
  • ice, snacks, drinks, T shirts, lake maps, tackle, etc.
  • family owned and operated
  • adjacent to thousands of acres of public hunting lands including the Francis Marion National Forest
  • Blacks Camp was founded in 1951.

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What people think about us.

  • " It was a great experience. My husband and I enjoy spending time relaxing together.
    We will definitely come back. “

  • " This was my first time doing some real fishing and it was so much better than I expected!“

  • " Really some of the best fishing in South Carolina and Kevin was the perfect host. You can't beat some fresh caught food.“


Contact Us

Blacks Camp
1370 Blacks Camp Road
Cross , SC , 29436