Grab your bike gear, because South Carolina offers some of the nation’s best biking, whether you traverse through swamps, across islands, over wetlands, through woodlands or along mountain trails. Take a family ride on 60+ miles of island pathways that criss-cross Hilton Head Island or challenge yourself on the network of mountain bike trails at Paris Mountain, among many other opportunities. Challenge yourself to the over 200 miles of trails in the Old 96 District that cover much of the Sumter National Forest.
The Intracoastal Waterway begs to be explored from Buck Hall boat launch on the Francis Marion, or perhaps you’d prefer to paddle, hunt or fish the three rivers on the Enoree Ranger District. Nine rifle ranges will help maintain your aim for hunting season. There are hiking trails, campgrounds and picnic areas, a human-made shell ring built 4000 years ago, fishing rodeos and waterfowl hunts, and an environmental education center.
The High Hills of Santee are dotted with the hiking and biking trails that wind through the park – some of which connect to the Palmetto Trail that leads hikers through the Manchester State Forest. Poinsett’s 10-acre lake makes for a serene setting, and can be used for fishing and johnboat rentals. The park also offers campsites, a fishing pond, a coquina bathhouse built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, pre-revolutionary grist mill ruins and rustic cabins.
Savannah Lakes Village has two 18-hole award-winning championship golf courses, carved from the rolling landscape wrapping Lake Thurmond, that offer unique challenges and breathtaking vistas. The community also offers activities such as boating and fishing, biking, hiking, swimming and tennis.
Santee State Park sits along Lake Marion. Locals know the lake for its abundant population of large catfish. Santee State Park camping is offered on the lake, but for guests who prefer to spend the night indoors, rondette cabins, 10 of which sit on piers over the lake, are available. Other amenities and activities found in the park include biking and hiking trails and pontoon boat tours of the flooded cypress forest on Lake Marion.
Ocean Lakes features 859 campsites and 2,560 annual lease sites on 310 oceanfront acres with nearly one mile of beachfront, four bathhouses, and more than 360 employees in the height of the camping season. It is the largest campground on the east coast and one of the largest in the United States.
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Five miles of pristine South Carolina beaches, thousands of acres of marsh and maritime forest, a saltwater lagoon and ocean inlet are all part of this park’s natural allure. Of all the lighthouses in South Carolina, the Hunting Island Lighthouse is the only one in the state that is publicly accessible.
Established more than 40 years ago, Myrtle Beach KOA is now in the heart of this coastal city's myriad attractions - within walking distance of two amusement / water parks, four miniature golf courses, live music theaters, more than 40 restaurants and, of course, dazzling sand beaches.
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Encompassing over 200 acres of oceanfront accommodations, including campsites, RV sites, rental villas, and individual owned properties with access to the beach. Lakewood Camping Resort has a half mile stretch of sandy beach and is located on the south end of Myrtle Beach.
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