Lancaster, SC 29720
Created as a memorial to the seventh president of the United States, the park features an Andrew Jackson Museum that details his boyhood in the South Carolina backcountry in the 18th century and a birthday celebration held each March in his honor. The museum is open on Saturdays and Sundays, 1–5 pm and by appointment. Other popular features include living history programs, an 18th-century replica schoolhouse, campground and picnic facilities, a fishing lake and nature trails. Hours of operation: 8am-6pm, daily from Nov.1-March 31; 9am-9pm daily April 1-Oct. 31. Museum hours: Sat & Sun, 1pm-5pm, M-F by appointment or when staff is available. Schoolhouse hours: Mid-March to November, Sat: 1pm-5pm and Sun: 2pm-5pm. Office hours: 11am-noon, daily. Self-guided tours of the park museum and schoolhouse are available during the hours when these facilities are open. Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife. Park entrance fee charged for ages 16 and older.
Lugoff, SC 29078
83 spaces with full hook-ups and 50 and 30 amp electrical service. Hot showers, picnic tables, grills and easy access with all pull-through sites. I-20 and US Hwy. 601 (exit #92), just 0.7 miles on Hwy. 12.
Winnsboro, SC 29180
Situated on 2,600 wooded acres of land, this unique family ATV, UTV and dirt bike riding park is the largest in the southeast. There is over 100 miles of ATV and single track trails of varying degrees of difficulty from “Green” nature trails to “Blue” trails for more experienced riders to “Black Diamond” trails to stand even the most seasoned rider’s hair on end! Also features a Motocross Area designed by Dirt Wurx U.S.A. that features a Championship Motocross course, a Vintage course for ATV competitors that love the “air time” and the thrills and chills of competition, plus an Enduro Course that challenges the skills and stamina of even the best of the best. The Welcome Center features wide verandas, swings, and rocking chairs, fans to keep cool, fireplaces for warmth, and Internet access. Horseback riding, log cabin rentals, a shower house, and more. (I-77, exit 46).
McBee, SC 29101
Established in 1939 as a federal refuge for indigenous wildlife and game management demonstration project, the 45,348-acre refuge now serves as a demonstration site for land management practices, which preserve and enhance the longleaf pine/wiregrass ecosystem. It supports approximately 190 species of birds, 42 species of mammals, 41 species of reptiles, 25 species of amphibians, and innumerable species of plants, including several species of fauna and flora that are listed as threatened or endangered. These include the Swainson’s warbler, red-cockaded woodpecker, pine barrens treefrog, white wicky, Well’s pixie moss, and the sweet pitcher plant. It supports an estimated 125 clusters of the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, the largest population in the National Wildlife Refuge System. Offers 30 man-made lakes & ponds, walking trails, an auto tour route, picnic areas, hunting and fishing. Click here to join the FaceBook group, Friends of Carolina Sandhills NWR.
Cheraw, SC 29520
South Carolina’s first state park is located in the Sand Hills region. Cabins, campsites, hiking trails dot these 7,000 acres of forest. The 309-acre lake offers fishing and other recreational opportunities in a beautiful setting. An 18-hole championship golf course with full service pro shop is a popular attraction. Hours: Nov.-Feb. 7am-6pm, daily; March, Sept. and Oct. 7am-8pm, daily; Apr.-Aug. 7am-9pm, daily. Free park admission.
Chester, SC 29706
This quiet 523-acre park provides a tranquil setting which is enjoyed by campers, day-users and nature lovers. The park’s 160 acre lake offers excellent fishing opportunities by land, boat, or fishing piers. Public boat ramp, boat rentals, picnic shelters, playgrounds, nature trails, and the Lakeview Hall meeting facility are available daily. Also available are a 27-hole Disc Golf course and 25 campsites with water & electricity. The campsite has a bathhouse with hot showers, a sewage disposal station, picnic area, playground, fishing lake, fishing boats and canoes for rent, tournament-level disc golf course, nature trails. Park hours: 9 am–sunset daily. Admission charged. Located 2 miles west of Chester on SC 72. 759 State Park Dr., Chester. (803) 385-2680.
Whitmire, SC 29178
Offers seasonal campgrounds that are open during big-game deer and turkey hunting seasons. The campground has designated campsites in open areas surrounded by woods. Amenities include drinking water, hot shower and restrooms. No reservations taken. The surrounding forest environment sustains abundant wildlife populations, making it one of the most desirable hunting areas in the upstate. Get out and enjoy your national forest!
Rock Hill, SC 29732
This is a county-maintained park located on the shores of Lake Wylie. Offers camping, picnic areas, swimming fishing and boating. 69 fully equipped campsites (advanced reservations accepted). Reservations are also recommended for the five picnic shelters. Open from daylight to dusk, Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day with lifeguard on duty, 11 am-6 pm, A daily parking pass is required. I-77, exit 82-C.
Chreraw, SC 29520
27 full service campsites, primitive campsites, 2 comfort stations, a 24 stall barn, 68 panel corrals, clubhouse, arena, 3 ponds and fields for retriever field trials, 20 miles of horse trails, recreation equine, fishing, and hunting. No permit is needed to ride the trails in the park. Open daily, 24 hours. Closed : Christmas Day. Free park admission.
Blacksburg, SC 29702
History and nature come together at this 6,883-acre park that was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the late 1930s. Many of its buildings and structures are still in use and the impressive stonework can be viewed throughout the park. Amenities include 2 lakes for fishing, several streams, and almost 35 miles of hiking, nature, & equestrian trails. The park features the Living History Farm, which offers visitors a chance to experience how South Carolina yeoman farmers lived during the 19th century. Several “Living History” days and festivals are held throughout the year. Offers 115 standard campsites with water & electricity, 10 rustic tent sites, 7 primitive group campsites, and 15 primitive equestrian campsites. Also available are the historic Camp York and Camp Cherokee group camps. These camps have several primitive cabins with a large dining hall in each camp designed for groups of over 100 guests. Open 365 days per year from 8 am–6 pm, extended to 7 am–9 pm during Daylight Savings Time. Self-guided tours of the Living History Farm are available daily from 8am--8pm March through October and 8am--5pm November through February. Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife. Pets are not allowed in or around cabins, cabin areas or other lodging facilities. Park entrance fee: $2/adult; $1.25 for SC Seniors; children age 15 and younger are free.
Winnsboro, SC 29180
The park provides access to 13,800-acre Lake Wateree which is popular for fishing, boating and other water-related activities. 72 campsites with water and electricity. Bathhouse with hot showers, dump station, picnic area, ice, playground, swimming, nature trail, biking & walking, camp store & tackle shop, fishing, pets allowed on leash. 6am-9pm daily. Park entrance fee charged for ages 15 and over. SC 10 east of US 21 (I-77, exit 41).
Whitmire, SC 29178
Offers seasonal campgrounds that are open during big-game deer and turkey hunting seasons. The campground has designated campsites in open areas surrounded by woods. No reservations taken. The surrounding forest environment sustains abundant wildlife populations, making it one of the most desirable hunting areas in the upstate.
Whitmire, SC 29178
Offers seasonal campgrounds that are open during big-game deer and turkey hunting seasons. The campground has designated campsites in open areas surrounded by woods, No reservations taken. The surrounding forest environment sustains abundant wildlife populations, making it one of the most desirable hunting areas in the upstate.
Patrick, SC 29584
46,838 acres operated as a demonstration, conservation area embodying the principle of multiple-use management. Many miles of sand roads for equine and other activities, 14 fish ponds, hiking trails, camping, picnicking, bird watching, hunting and more. Permit required for all activities except hiking. Permits may be purchased at forest headquarters. Encompassing Sugarloaf Mountain and H. Cooper Black Jr. Memorial Field Trial Area, this is a self-supporting state forest.
Whitmire, SC 29178
Sedalia is a primitive campground that has designated campsites in open areas surrounded by woods. There are four single-family campsites and one group site that are open year-round. Additional seasonal single-family and group sites are open during big-game deer and turkey seasons. Amenities include drinking water and restroom, no reservations. Trail enthusiasts can also hop on the Enoree Passage of the Palmetto Trail here and hike the 35 mile passage to the southernmost tip of district. Get out and enjoy your national forest!