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Short Stay Recreational Area

Joint Base Charleston Short Stay Recreational Area offers a beautiful recreation area with year round outdoor activities and recreational lodging. Sitting on fifty five acres, Short Stay offers wonderful views of Lake Moultrie where camping, fishing and a beach offer plenty for the family or group outing. Open to Active Duty Personnel, Retired Military, DOD Civilians and their dependents, this Recreational Area is a great one-day play day or a week long retreat!

    • Active duty military and DoD personnel assigned to Joint Base Charleston are welcome to use Short Stay for recreational purposes while in authorized leave status.
    • Individuals (active duty military / DoD personnel) in PCS status may utilize Short Stay for a period not to exceed 30 days.
    • Individuals in TDY status to Joint Base Charleston may utilize Short Stay for a period not to exceed 180 days.
    • Use of Short Stay is limited to 180 days per calendar year.


Accommodations can be reserved 3 months in advance for lodging or camping and 6 months in advance for conference center, clubhouse, and pavilions for eligible patrons. Reservations for 15+ units may be made for the current month and the next two months. Full payment is required at time of booking.

Business Facilities

Whether you are planning a small, celebratory gathering or a multiple-day conference, Short Stay can accommodate your needs. The Lakeview Clubhouse offers an intimate, waterfront, rustic venue. For large gatherings or events requiring a more formal setting, the Conference Center. The Conference center is ideal for team building, off-site training and social get-togethers.

Rustic Camping

Want a little more of the camping experience? Log cabins are equipped with refrigerators, beds, heating and air conditioning, and microwaves. Bathrooms are located at the bathhouse and/or portalets nearby. Tent campsites are also available.


Sites are available with either 30 or 50 amp capability. A dump station and bathhouse are loated nearby for camper's use. We do not have full hookups; a dumpstation is located in the campground.

w/50 amp
30 amp
50 amp
Designated Monthly Sites--$450----


Here at Short Stay, it's our goal to ensure that your stay is the very best it can be. We aim to ensure that you have the best accommodations, service, and convenience during your time with us. We offer many amenities including:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • General Store

  • Laundry Facilities
  • Smoke Free Facilities

Rooms & Facilities

Make New Memories at Short Stay

Short Stay has several boats, kayaks and water toys available to rent. Keep the entire family entertained!
Current Military or DoD ID and valid motorboat license from Short Stay or DNR is required.


Short Stay offers many equipment rentals and outside activity areas, to include:

  • Boat & Kayak Rental
  • Propane Tank Refill

  • Fishing

  • Playground

  • Boat Launch Access

  • Picnic Area Access
  • Beach Area Access
  • Swimming
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Short Stay Recreation Area

211 Short Stay Rd,
Moncks Corner, SC 29461

Hours of Operation
Accepting Reservations on a Space Available Basis

  • Daily
    8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Housing Check-In
  • Campsite Check-In
  • Check-Out