On the water, anglers fish, including for trophy bass and trout, all over South Carolina. Forty-two of South Carolina’s 47 state parks have bodies of water where you can fish, from reservoirs, warm water streams and rivers to lakes of all sizes and saltwater fishing. There is also the opportunity to search for that deepwater trophy fish out of marinas in Hilton Head, Charleston, Georgetown, Myrtle Beach and Little River.
This park provides year-round opportunities for excellent South Carolina bass fishing, boating, and offers shoreline campsites and nature trails. The park was one of 16 built by the CCC and many of the original structures built by the work teams remain standing as fine examples of classic CCC architecture.
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.
Take a look at what WillowTree has to offer. The sites are amazingly comfortable from the paved parking pad to the lawn space between sites. The grounds and surrounding natural beauty provide a spectacular backdrop to make your campsite complete. If you don?t have an RV, don?t worry! Our rental cottages offer all the comforts of home and a lakefront view! This jewel is just 12 miles inland, allowing for a beautiful country setting within minutes of the beach.
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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.
River Bottom Farms offers camping fun at its best, accommodating all campers, from tents to big rigs, as well as completely furnished rental cabins. Fish in our stocked ponds and creek, hike the nature trail, enjoy the clubroom and pool, and 60-seat outdoor pavilion.
Parson’s Mountain Recreation Area is in the northern portion of the Long Cane Ranger District. It features 28-acre man-made lake next to a 23-site campground. The day use area was designed with an earthen pier, a pedestrian bridge and a boat ramp for non-motorized boats. The Parson’s Mountain Lake Trail and Parson’s Mountain Tower Trail incorporate the Upstate’s rich history and diverse wildlife habitat.
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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Camping by the sea has never been more exciting! Our half-mile of beautiful beach, complemented by gentle breezes and sun-kissed waters invite you to a world of carefree comfort and modern conveniences and discover why families continually choose us as their preferred vacation destination.
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