River Bend RV Park is a private, gated recreational community governed by the By-Laws and Protective Covenants & Restrictions of the River Bend Membership Corporation.

The RBMC Architectural & Environmental (A&E) Committee oversees the approval of all construction, additions, or alterations made to any property within the community.  Further, the A&E Committee is charged with overseeing that each property owner maintains their property in accordance with the rules and regulations as set forth by the RBMC governing documents.

Every member that would like to make an alteration to their property must fill out an A&E Permit Application, as well as supply a Berkeley County Permit where applicable. Please allow ample time as the approval process may take up to four (4) weeks. Please follow the following steps:

  1. The lot owner must first fill out and sign the A&E Permit Application and submit the paperwork to the RBMC office.
  2. Where applicable, the owner must apply for a Berkeley County Building Permit. The approved Berkeley County Permit must be submitted to the office prior to the release of the approved A&E Permit.
  3. Please be sure to supply your current phone numbers so that we may contact you in the event that there are any questions regarding your application and/or to notify you of your approval status.
  4. Please be aware of the following rules & regulations regarding alterations:


Only tents and recreational vehicles originally manufactured for recreational purposes may be placed on any lot. All RV’s must have the manufacturer’s sticker. For the purposes of this section recreational vehicles and tents include, but are not limited to: motor homes, camping trailers, tent campers, truck campers, and fifth wheels. Vehicles with tip-outs or slide-outs manufactured as part of the original equipment are acceptable. Vehicles having a box length in excess of 40 ft. or box width of 12 ft. are prohibited; with the exception of 5th wheel RVs.

Not more than one recreational vehicle or tent is allowed on any one lot unless adjoining lots are equal to the number of tents or RV’s. Any variance to this rule shall be permitted only with prior written authorization of the RBMC Office. Prior written permission concerning use of additional tents or RVs on a site will not be denied if 1) Request is for a tent not to exceed 150 sq. ft. to be used occasionally for guest or dependent children and/or, 2) Request is for the right to park on the site an additional RV for a period not to exceed 7 days (An additional charge will be applied for the additional RV).


No structure or fence may be placed, erected or maintained upon any lot until plans and specifications have been submitted to and approved by RBMC. Submittals must include a Berkeley Co. Permit when required.

No more than one (1) tool and/or storage shed shall be erected upon a single lot. These must be designed for the storage of household, camping, garden tools & equipment; and constructed of wood, metal or combination thereof, with exterior square footage (from ground level to roof level) not in excess of 144 sq. ft. from adjacent ground level and with roof peak not in excess of 10 ft. from adjacent ground level and adjunctive structures including, but not limited to: a) Patio’s, b) Lanai’s, c) Veranda’s, d) Summer Rooms and e) enclosed porches. With a total length not in excess of 100% of the length of the recreational vehicle to which it is adjunctive, a depth not in excess of 12 ft. and whose roof peak is not more than one foot higher than the roof of the RV to which it is adjunctive, provided that any roof extending over an emplaced RV can have a clearance of no less than 6” under and the peak height of no more than 2 ft. over said RV and cannot extend more than 1 ft. from the exterior of said RV.

No fence shall be higher than thirty-six (36) inches, and said fence shall be open type fences such as post and rail. Absolutely no chain link or wire fence will be erected.

Retaining walls over four (4) foot in height require Berkeley County approval. No retaining wall shall exceed seven (7) feet in height.

Waterfront Lot Owners- shall be permitted to construct steps not to exceed forty-eight (48) inches in width, of concrete or other substantial material. No structure or piers prohibited by the Army Corps of Engineers shall be allowed. 


Grass must be maintained at a height not to exceed 4”. Failure by an owner to comply will result in the said owner being held liable for any expense incurred by the park to correct the violation. Wilderness Section is exempt.

No “individual” sewage, garbage or liquid/solid-waste disposal systems shall be permitted on any lot.  All RV’s containing sewage drains should have their drains sealed for the duration of stay on any lot unless such drains are connected to an approved sanitary system.  Household garbage/trash should be kept in the rear of the lot.  Dumpsters for household trash are available during the open season at the front of the park.

No wrecked, abandoned, discarded or junked vehicle, trailer, watercraft, equipment, or material of any kind shall be placed or be permitted to remain on any lot.

Motorized vehicles cannot be permanently stored or abandoned on any site. Storing in an approved shed is permitted.

If the owner does not maintain his own premises in accordance with rules and regulations, then the A&E Committee, after 20 days of written notice, will have the right to enter the property to correct the violation(s) and charge the owner a reasonable fee for said correction.

No trees larger than 4” in diameter can be removed without prior written permission from the A&E Committee.  All owners will be held liable for all tree removals.  Trees of substantial size or trees felled in areas that would require road closure must have prior special arrangements made for said tree removal and/or road closure with the RBMC office.

No person is to mar, maim, disturb or remove any plant or animal life in or along the Nature Trail.

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