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Animal Sanctuary At The Lake

Space for 12 Rigs
Any size
5 nights maximum

Notice Required
Same day is okay
2 months max
Response Rate
100%
Usually Responds In
< 1 hour

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Suitability

  • Slideouts Allowed
  • Generators Allowed
  • Barbecues Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome

Amenities

  • Pull-Through Parking
  • Tow Vehicle Parking
  • Campfire Ring
  • Off-Leash Area

Description

We have 12 acres with horses, cows, pigs and other animals to visit and enjoy. We are walking distance to Lake Secession and have a boat dock available. We have a golf cart to rent too. You can spend time with the animals or just relax and enjoy the quiet time here. Deer usually visit too. You are welcome to sit by the fire and just enjoy and relax! Our animal Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non profit organization and we do ask for a minimum donation of $20 for your visit. You are welcome to stay a while!

House Rules

Check in is flexible.
Check out is flexible.
Smoking only allowed at your site and please pick up your butts.
Pets must be on leash or at your site at all times. We do have a fenced dog area for them to play.
Quiet time is 11pm.
Animal visits must be supervised.

Access Road Conditions

Spots are on grass/dirt. You are required to be self contained.
Tent campers are welcome and we have do have a 45' fifth wheel that sleeps 3 and a 42' motorhome thst sleeps 6 available for rent here on the property too.
Best to arrive during daylight hours if possible as there are dark, narrow roads leading to our place.

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

We have plenty of space for parking.

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Location

Abbeville, SC, United States of America

Suggested Local Attractions

Plenty to see within an hour of us. Historical sites, Museums, Waterfalls, Wildlife viewing, Fishing, Boating, Farms, Parks, etc. Only 5 minutes from Diamond Hill mine. We can provide a list if you'd like!


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Member Since
November 19, 2020
Host's Age
55-65


17 References

16 Positive References

1 Neutral or Negative Reference

References for Animal Sanctuary at the Lake

jorozier

July 2021

Another Short Notice Thank-you

A last minute change required a same day request. BpdebiG quickly accommodated us. The location was perfect for our needs and they were very accommodating hosts. The animal sanctuary is a fascinating operation, worth a donation. The other part not enough of us comment on is the Boondockers Welcome community. Two other families were staying here while we were there. Perfect strangers who couldn't have been friendlier.


CPAGAN44

July 2021

Great Place!

Our first experience with boondockers welcomed and it was great! She is a great host and hard working lady. She keeps and cares a lot of animals and the site is super spacious. Will return soon. Thanks!!!


CasitaCouple

June 2021

Short notice, thank you!

Our travel plans changed we contacted her the night before and she welcomed us. Fascinating to see all the good she is doing for animals she has. We enjoyed stay and look forward to another visit.


jourdan

June 2021

Beautiful land and helpful people

The space was beautiful. We got to walk our cats and introduce them to pigs for the first time. And the wifi was a huge relief. Someone on the land helped me park and setup and checked in on us regularly - but not too much. Great experience


Darvy

June 2021

Paradise

This location was awesome! Had a great stay and the hosts were amazing and made us feel very welcome. Such a great cause to donate too also.


tiverson

May 2021

Heartwarming

It is obvious that Debi is committed to caring for her animals that nobody else wants. It is a worthy cause and I hope she continues to attact lots of boondockers.


USAcamper

May 2021

Great place to stay

501 c3 sanctuary that shows the love and compassionate nature of the owner. Please donate to her sanctuary if you can. Will try to stop again on return trip. The volunteers were helpful and friendly.


kathyjohnson317

April 2021

Amazing

The place is amazing. Never in my life did i think i could see so many happy well cared for animals all in one place. And to think of the horrific conditions most of these animals lived through prior to being rescued by the lady who owns and operates this home. We are extremely blessed that we were able to stay here and hope to come back again one day. If you ever want to donate to a great cause, please consider here as she could definitely use the help. Write [email protected], secondchancerescuesc.org


BrianCarderandMaryMealer

April 2021

this place is nice and quiet :)

ment to stay longer, but really missed my kids. well worth the donation. :)


Adventurousfun777

April 2021

Country setting

Country setting in beautiful green south carolina. Within the hour I got there there were tornado warnings in the area and the host was kind enough to let us go inside her home for shelter. A stormy week but other than rain it all missed us.


onthegoagain

March 2021

Wonderful Host

This was my first boondocking stay and it was wonderful! The animal sanctuary was a relaxing location and Debbi was welcoming, helpful and available if anyone needed anything. Internet, power and water were available as well as a site for a big bonfire. She had a fenced dog run and it was a short beautiful walk to the lake.


ronblack176

February 2021

Great little Gem

The hosts were very nice. If you are an animal lover, there are many bonuses to visiting this place. Very peaceful and quiet with some interesting places to visit nearby. Highly recommended. We will be back someday.


sdhaskell

January 2021

Animal rescue

This place was awesome. Plenty of farm animals to see. Very quiet and relaxing atmosphere. 10 minute drive for gas or propane refills. These folks are doing a great job of rescuing these animals any donations to their cause would go to great use


mrogers28

January 2021

Very nice host

Very nice owners with a great cause.
Thank you for the stay and hospitality.


glenthoughts

January 2021

So great

Gorgeous location wonderful Hostess this stay was fabulous and the Wi-Fi was 150 megabit speed, unbelievable In the Backwoods. Highly recommended.


Sharon631

January 2021

Great full for another person giving rescues a good home

Being an animal lover myself, I’m happy to meet another animal lover. This animal lover, Sanctuary at the Lake, takes care of many different animals and making them feel safe, well cared for and loved. All the animals have their own sad, heart breaking and some, horrific lives from where they came from. I’m so happy and great full for all these animals now having a better home to live in the, Animal Santuaruy at the Lake.


Michellelee36

December 2020

Animal Sanctuary Stay

It is such a gift for me to be able to spend time in animal sanctuaries and such a blessing that owners like Debi have figured how how to manage them. No small feat and hundreds of animals benefit tremendously. Debi was generous with her time and enthusiastic to share her knowledge. It was a pleasure staying there.