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Fairfield County

Fairfield County

Home to the South Carolina Railroad Museum, Fairfield County is the gateway to the 283-acre Lake Wateree State Park, which sports paved 100 camping sites, an on-site tackle shop, and a mile-long nature trail. Situated on about 2,600 wooded acres, Carolina Adventure World offers the thrills of  ATV, UTV, and dirt bike riding. Fairfield County also celebrates the quiet charms of small-town living. Don’t miss Laura’s Tea Room in Ridgeway and the longest continuously running clock in the U.S. in Winnsboro, whose settlement dates back to 1777.

Fairfield County
Carolina Adventure World

Situated on 2,600 wooded acres of land is Carolina Adventure World, a unique family ATV, UTV and dirt bike riding park. There are 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 who 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).

Fairfield County
Lake Wateree State Park

Lake Wateree State Park provides access to 13,800-acre Lake Wateree which is popular for fishing, boating and other water-related activities. An ample number of camping sites with water and electrical hookups are available. The park also features a boat ramp with two lanes and in-water refueling, a state-of-the-art playground for children to enjoy, and a loop hiking trail. 

Fairfield County
South Carolina Railroad Museum

The South Carolina Railroad Museum was established in 1973 by a group of dedicated railroad enthusiasts from the Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina areas. The museum has accumulated many pieces of rolling stock by way of gifts from the Charleston chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. The equipment includes various types of freight and passenger cars as well as steam locomotive #44, which once belonged to the Hampton and Branchville Railroad. More equipment has been acquired including cabooses, freight cars, and diesel engines from CSX, Norfolk Southern, and other railroads. The museum displays a wide variety of equipment, displays, running scale model trains, and related items while visitors can purchase rail and museum-themed gifts and souvenirs in the gift shop. We welcome visitors to our Winnsboro museum site where guests can experience seasonal train rides, special railway events, self-guided tours, and more! Check our website for special events and seasonal train ride information!