- Andrew Jackson State Park VIEW DETAILS
Andrew Jackson State Park combines history, art and community activities into a setting that has made it one of the S.C. State Park Service’s most popular
attractions. Popular features of the park include living history programs, an Andrew Jackson museum that details his boyhood in the South Carolina
backcountry and a birthday celebration held each March in honor of the seventh President of the United States of America. Other park attractions include
an 18th-century replica schoolhouse, campground and picnic facilities, fishing lake and nature trails.
- Anne Springs Close Greenway VIEW DETAILS
Leroy Springs & Company has been providing recreational and educational opportunities to the communities surrounding Springs Industries facilities for over 60 years. In 1995, the Anne Springs Close Greenway, a 2,100 acre nature preserve in Fort Mill, South Carolina, was dedicated to the public to serve as a natural buffer from urban development and a place for countless activities – from hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding, to picnics, kayaking and more.
- Arcade-Victoria Park VIEW DETAILS
A 5 acre park with a youth ball field, playground, two basketball courts and a mile trail.
- Armory Park VIEW DETAILS
A 4 acre park with picnic shelter, basketball court, playground, youth ball field, and walking trail.
- Baker Creek State Park VIEW DETAILS
Operated seasonally, Baker Creek caters to those looking for fun on Lake Thurmond, a wild ride on South Carolina mountain bike trails or a quick camping trip. If you��_��__re looking for quality, South Carolina mountain bike trails, the park is home to 10 miles of rolling, loop trails that take bikers through oak and pine woodlands. Outside the stillness of the woods sits Lake Thurmond, a 71,100-acre lake that offers campers serene, lakeside camping sites, as well as easy lake access for boaters and fishers. A covered, 160-person capacity pavilion overlooks the lake and is perfect for group get-togethers and family reunions.
- Ballentine Community Center VIEW DETAILS
The Ballentine Community Center is located on 20.5 acres in the quaint community of Irmo in Richland County. The Center��_��__s amenities include a recreation building with meeting rooms, kitchen, crafts room, fitness room, basketball courts, soccer fields, playground, and a walking trail. The Center is ideal for all types of community activities, arts & crafts, dancing, wedding receptions, baby showers, birthday celebrations, family reunions and meetings. Maximum capacity is 125 people.
- Barnwell State Park VIEW DETAILS
The trails at Barnwell State Park remain closed as we continue to recover from tornado damage. Thank you for your patience. Community Building rental hours are from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. year round. Events held in the Community Building that extend beyond 6 p.m. are subject to additional charges. For information regarding these charges, please contact the park office.
- Beach and Swim Center VIEW DETAILS
The Beach and Swim Center includes chairs, concession stands, fishing, grill, internet, locker rooms, meeting rooms, parking, picnic areas, a playground, pool, restrooms, security, swimming, tables, trail access, and water.
- Big Bend Falls VIEW DETAILS
Big Bend Falls is an abrupt, roaring 30-foot drop on the Chattooga River only accessed by a demanding hike along the Chattooga Trail. Its energy is infectious though, so you€ll quickly spring back to life after the two-hour trek and your first glimpse of the largest drop on this Wild and Scenic River.
- Bill Kimball Trail #5 VIEW DETAILS
The trail is well labeled (pink blaze), and follows a narrow foot path along the base of the rock face, El Lieutenant. Most consider the Coldspring Branch/Bill Kimball Trail to El Lieutenant to be one of the most difficult hikes around.
- Blue Ridge Railroad Trail VIEW DETAILS
This moderately difficult walk follows the incomplete nineteen-century rail bed of the Blue Ridge Railroad where you can see three abandoned tunnels. Start your walk with a visit to the Stumphouse Tunnel, which is 25 feet high, 17 feet wide, and although it was not completed, extends 1,617 feet into the mountain. You can walk to the end of the tunnel, but be aware there may be water and you will need a flashlight to find your way. After a visit to the Stumphouse Tunnel you can start the trail just above Isaqueena Falls and walk to the second or Middle Tunnel, which is on a short spur to the left at approximately 0.5 mile. Although once covered with dirt, the Middle Tunnel now has an opening, so you can go inside. Return to the main trail, turn left, and continue to the third tunnel, the Saddleback Tunnel. You can’t enter this tunnel, because over the years it has filled with water, but along the way, you can expect to encounter a lush deciduous forest of oak, maple and pignut hickory as well as wild blackberries and blueberries (when they€re in season). After your visit to the Saddleback Tunnel, return the way you came.
- Bryson’s Apple Orchard VIEW DETAILS
Bryson��_��__s is located in the beautiful Long Creek area of the Blue Ridge Mountains, three miles from the Chattooga River, fifteen miles from Oconee State Park, and six miles from Chau Ram State Park. Lakes Keowee, Jocassee,and Hartwell, along with over twenty waterfalls, and many marked hiking trails are just a few of the surrounding area attractions. There are many fun things to see and experience, so plan on a full day of adventure when you come to get your apples and peaches. The apple stand has peaches for sale the end of July and will be available until the first or second week of September. The U-Pick apples sales open on August 15 through the middle of October. We have picnic tables available for those who want to bring a picnic lunch.
- Burnette Park VIEW DETAILS
Burnette Park includes a playground, and walking track.
- Butler Springs Park VIEW DETAILS
The Butler Springs Park includes baseball fields, a walking trail, a playground, and tennis courts.
- Calhoun Falls State Park VIEW DETAILS
Calhoun Falls State Park sits along several pine-covered points extending out into sparsely-developed Lake Russell. The Calhoun Falls campground is one of the most coveted in the park system, with spacious RV and tent sies complete with forested, shoreline views of the lake. Day-use activiites includes a short, easy nature trail, tennis court, seasonal swimming and fishing.
- Cambridge Gateway Trail VIEW DETAILS
West Cambridge Trail was developed in 2000 through the efforts of hundreds of volunteers, from scouts to senior citizens. The three-mile walking trail continues to thrive due to the hands-on work of parks and trails supporters. Park Foundation members traversed their own property selecting small trees to transplant along sunny stretches of the trail. Those planted 10 years ago are now over 20 feet tall and provide shade for walkers and joggers.
- Canal Trail VIEW DETAILS
The main attraction is the Canal Trail, and you can start from either the picnic area, or the south entrance to the park. This easy, 1.5 mile walk follows Lansford Canal, which was built in the 19th century to bypass the rocky rapids of the Catawba River, and at one time this canal served as an important trading route between the foothills and coastal plain.
- Carolina Bay Nature Preserve VIEW DETAILS
The Carolina Bay Nature Preserve is a pet friendly area, which includes foot trailers.
- Carolina Children’s Garden VIEW DETAILS
The Carolina Children€۪s Garden is a two-acre green oasis and teaching garden located in northeast Columbia on the Clemson University/Sandhill campus. The
garden has twelve theme gardens where children explore, play, and learn in a natural environment of birds and butterflies along with storybook characters
like Winnie the Pooh and Peter Rabbit.Carolina Children€۪s Garden is a wonderful place to enjoy a time with your family! Come on out and relax and encourage your child to enjoy imaginative
play in one of the themed gardens. The garden is open daily from 7:30 am until dusk; there are no admission fees and there is so much to do!Pet are welcome as long as they are on a leash. The garden is not handicap accessible.
- Caughman Road Park VIEW DETAILS
Caughman Road Park offers programs and services that enrich the quality of life for persons of all ages and abilities. Sports are an excellent way to demonstrate emotional regulation, frustration and conflict. Caughman Road Park provides a safe place for physical activity, contributes to community cohesion, prevents crime and offer educational opportunities. Amidst a crisis in obesity, this facility must be regarded as a health necessity. Caughman Road Park is home field for many families in Southeast Richland County. Thousands of children have played baseball, softball and tennis at Caughman for over 20 years. Located just off of Garners Ferry Road (Hwy 378), just a few miles from the City of Columbia, this 20 acre park features an oak-lined entrance, multi-use athletic fields, tennis courts and walking trail. The park also features two large picnic shelters perfect for family cookouts and gatherings.
- Caw Caw Nature & History Interpretive Center VIEW DETAILS
Caw Caw Interpetive Center guides you through 654 acres worth of history and nature. Part of a former rice plantation, the land was home to enslaved African Americans who applied their technology and skills in agriculture to carve a highly successful series of rice fields out of cypress swamp. Still evident are the earthen dikes, remnant water control structures and canals that today provide diverse habitats to migratory waterfowl, songbirds, deer, otter and alligators. Visitors can experience Caw Caw through the 8 miles of walking trails, interpretive exhibits at the interpretive center and a wide variety of educational programs.
- Cayce Riverwalk Park VIEW DETAILS
Cayce’s most popular park is the Cayce Riverwalk Park, which is part of the 3 Rivers Greenway, stretches for 3.8 miles along the river. It offers a scenic place to walk, run, picnic, and fish, with the added convenience of lighted pathways and 24 hour security. The Riverwalk Park is located at 201 Naples Ave.
- Cayce/West Columbia Riverwalk VIEW DETAILS
The Cayce Riverwalk opens the Congaree River for walking, jogging, bicycling, and just gazing at the natural beauty. Its bridges, boardwalks, overlooks, and lighted central path will accommodate all levels of physical access. Its design evokes the natural quality and echoes the first riverfront settlement of 1750’s Granby. You can fish for Striped Bass in the Congaree or watch for eagles in the towering pines. It is a place of wonder in the heart of Cayce. From the main entrance, you can walk the two and a half miles to old Cayce or linger in the over 46 acres of river park. Historical markers have been placed throughout the park to provide visitors with the background of the area. The Cayce Riverwalk Park is open daily until dusk. And the Riverwalk Pavilion is located at the main entrance to the park. This covered Pavilion can be reserved free of charge and features six large picnic tables, electricity upon request, and is accessible to water. Total capacity is about 50 people. The West Columbia Riverwalk is located between Gervais Street and Knox Abbott Drive running along. Its path accommodates all levels of physical access including baby carriages and wheelchairs.
- Ceasar’s Head State Park VIEW DETAILS
A granitic gneiss outcropping atop the dramatic Blue Ridge Escarpment gives Caesars Head State Park its name. Every fall, from the easily-accessible overlook atop the rocky peak of the Blue Ridge Escarpment, sight-seers are treated to the Hawk Watch program and a spectacular view that extends into North Carolina and Georgia. Caesars Head connects to Jones Gap State Park in what is known as the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, an 13,000-acre area of pristine southern mountain forest. Hikers can take a number of loop and traverse hiking trails that connect the parks, and trailside camping is available for those who choose the longer routes. One of the most popular trails at Caesars Head is the four-mile, round trip Raven Cliff Falls trail. This hiking trail leads to 420-foot Raven Cliff Falls, where a suspension bridge offers one of the two publicly accessible overlooks to the falls as they plunge deep into the mountain cove below.
- Cedar Falls Park VIEW DETAILS
The Cedar Falls Park includes athletic fields, a walking trail, and access to the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail.
- Charles Pinckney National Historic Site VIEW DETAILS
The site is a 28-acre remnant of Charles Pinckney’s Snee Farm, a rice and indigo plantation that once fed the Charleston and International markets. The site is home to an 1828 Lowcountry coastal cottage that serves as a museum and visitor center. Park grounds boast ornamental gardens and towering canopies of live oak and Spanish moss. Exhibits tell the story of Charles Pinckney and his contributions to the U.S. Constitution, of the United States as a young and emerging nation, and of 18th century plantation life for free and enslaved people through the history of Snee Farm inhabitants.
- Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site VIEW DETAILS
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site sits on a marshy point, located off of the Ashley River, where a group of English settlers landed in 1670 and established what would become the birthplace of the Carolina colony. Charles Towne Landing introduces visitors to the earliest colonial history of Charleston. Interact with hands-on exhibits in the Visitor Center, talk to knowledgeable staff members, and take an audio tour on the self-guided history trail.
- Chattooga National Wild & Scenic River VIEW DETAILS
The Chattooga is recognized as one of the Southeast’s premier whitewater rivers and the most famous whitewater paddling spot in the state. Thundering waterfalls, dense forests, flora, fauna and unspoiled nature make this a wilderness paradise. Straddling the SC-Ga border, the river is a magnet for hikers, boaters, and whitewater rafters who boldly take on the river’s Class IV and V rapids. But even novices can make it through those rapids on a guided raft trip. The Chattooga is home to more than a hundred types of fish, including three species of trout. The river became a national quest after its starring role in the movie classic “Deliverance,” based on James Dickey’s novel.
- Chau Ram County Park VIEW DETAILS
The Oconee County Parks Recreation and Tourism department calls Chau Ram County Park Oconee County€s €Best Kept Secret.€ And they may be right! Each time we have visited this lovely park, there have been numerous camping spaces available and lots of room to enjoy the wide variety of activities available in the Park. The 40€ waterfall on Ramsey Creek, located by the parking area, sets the stage for the beautiful rock and water scenes that occur throughout the Park.
- Cheddar Community Park VIEW DETAILS
Cheddar Community Park is a pet-friendly area which icludes picnic tables, walking tracks and playgrounds.
- Cheraw State Park VIEW DETAILS
Cheraw State Park takes traditional recreational park activities to a new level of fun. The 18-hole, championship Cheraw State Park Golf Course winds its way through piney woodlands while maintaining and protecting the surrounding natural habitat of the park. Cypress wetlands line Lake Juniper and can be explored by kayaks and canoes or via a boardwalk that runs along the lake. Try fishing from the boardwalk or by boat, or take time to explore other areas of Cheraw on the park€s extensive biking, hiking and equestrian trail system. Visit their website for additional seasons and hours of operation.
- Cherry Park VIEW DETAILS
The second sports venue to be inducted into the National Softball Association’s (NSA) Hall of Fame, Cherry Park is Rock Hill’s premier softball/baseball facility nestled in a beautiful 68 acre park with scenic trails, a large playground and numerous park amenities. Cherry Park can be enjoyed year-round and provides athletic programs for both youth and adults. The park is also proud to host some of the largest regional, state, and national tournaments in the country. At the entrance to the softball/baseball complex stands a bronze statue of Mighty Casey, well-known to softball and baseball enthusiasts as the subject of Ernest Lawrence Thayer’s poem “Casey at the Bat”. This 14′ public art work was crafted by Mark Lundeen in 1991.
- Chester State Park VIEW DETAILS
Since opening in the 1930s, Chester State Park near Chester, South Carolina has been a haven for hiking, picnicking, boating and fishing for the surrounding communities in the Piedmont Region of South Carolina. Located midway between Columbia and Charlotte, in Chester, South Carolina, the park centers on a 160-acre lake surrounded by a two-mile nature trail through the pine forest. A community building, camping, jon boat rentals and an unusually serene, placid setting in the Piedmont Region of South Carolina are among this traditional state park��_��__s attractions. All of our state parks offer something unique! Have a picnic or try geocaching at Barnwell State Park or explore the South Carolina mountain bike trails at Baker Creek State Park.
- Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve VIEW DETAILS
Starting from the parking area, this moderately difficult, out and back dirt trail will take you up the south side of Squirrel Mountain and down the north side to the South Pacolet River. The first part is new growth forest and not very exciting, but continue and you will be treated to a lush hardwood forest and rock outcroppings on the sides of Chestnut Ridge and Squirrel Mountain. Two short bridges help you over the wet spots and steps on the steep parts aid your climbs. You may see a wide variety of plants such as the white irisette and animals include bear, deer, raccoons, and turkeys.
- City of Camden VIEW DETAILS
- City of Easley VIEW DETAILS
Doodle Trail: Pickens to Easley 8.5 miles
- Cleveland Park VIEW DETAILS
This 126-acre park along the Reedy River features tennis and volleyball courts, softball fields, playground, fitness trail, and picnic shelters. Cleveland Park also contains the Rock Quarry Garden, the Fernwood Nature Trail, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Greenville Zoo. The park includes picnic shelters, a lakeside promenade and amphitheater, an island gazebo, miniature train, spacious playground, walking trails, and a 3,400-square-foot Event Center. Facilities within the park are available to rent for the special occasions in your life such as family reunions, weddings, receptions, banquets, school parties, and birthday parties. The Event Center is also a great place for your business meetings and training sessions.
- Clover Community Park VIEW DETAILS
Clover Community Park includes two lighted softball/baseball regulation fields with bleachers, 2 picnic shelters, playground, lighted & paved walking trail, 9-hole disk golf course, restrooms/concession building, & sixteen (16) lighted horseshoe courts.
- Coldspring Branch #3 VIEW DETAILS
The Coldspring Branch Trail is one of a few alternatives to get back to the hike origin at Raven Cliff parking. The trail is marked with orange blaze, crosses Coldspring Branch 10 times, and climbs nearly 1400 fatiguing feet. Registering with the park before using these trails is mandatory.
- Coldspring Connector Trail #7 VIEW DETAILS
The Coldspring Connector trail crosses a small stream, and then a short but steep climb before it descends to your first crossing of Coldspring Branch. After another short climb you will meet up with the Coldspring Branch Trail where you will turn right to head back down to the Jones Gap Trail.
- Colleton Medical Center Walking Trail VIEW DETAILS
Helped conceive, design and implement. Fitness park on 1.7 acres of vacant land adjacent to the hospital in Walterboro. This park features trails, swales and native plants.
- Colleton State Park VIEW DETAILS
A paddler��_��__s paradise, this Lowcountry park sits a short distance from I-95 and connects to Givhans Ferry State Park via 21 miles of blackwater river. Colleton State Park provides easy access to the Edisto River, one of the longest free flowing, blackwater rivers in the country, and serves as the headquarters for the Edisto River canoe and kayak trail.
- Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site VIEW DETAILS
Today, visitors to Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site can watch as archaeologists unearth the settlement€s history. Together with abundant historical records from colonial Charleston, the site is helping to paint a clearer picture of life in colonial South Carolina and the rest of the American South.
- Conestee Park VIEW DETAILS
Conestee Park is for baseball and nature trails! The covered pavilion is one of Greenville Rec��_��__s premier event facilities, with a seating capacity for 200, restrooms, electrical power, 2 grills, and ample parking. A large playground and open green space are adjacent to the pavilion and the entrance to Lake Conestee Nature Park is just 100 yards away.
- Congaree Heritage Preserve VIEW DETAILS
From the parking area, follow red and green trail markers on this winding, occasionally steep, and challenging loop trail through a dense wetland area. You will pass through mixed woods beneath dangling Spanish moss, make your way through tall, swampy grass, and balance atop dikes between murky backwaters. Benches at several points along the trail provide an opportunity to stop for a minute, and possibly observe wildlife including a variety of birds, alligators, large turtles, iridescent-indigo dragonflies, great blue heron, and snakes. During wet weather the trail may be impassible in places. Insect repellent is recommended, especially in warm weather, as well as water and first-aid supplies. Although the trail is located near some of Columbia€s larger industries, the area is quite isolated.
- Congaree National Park VIEW DETAILS
Astonishing biodiversity exists in Congaree National Park, the largest intact expanse of old growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the southeastern United States. Waters from the Congaree and Wateree Rivers sweep through the floodplain, carrying nutrients and sediments that nourish and rejuvenate this ecosystem and support the growth of national and state champion trees.
- Congaree River Blue Trail VIEW DETAILS
The 50-mile Congaree River Blue Trail connects the City of Columbia, the Three Rivers Greenway, and rural communities to Congaree National Park, the largest wilderness in South Carolina.
- Conservation Station Trail VIEW DETAILS
Located at the Clemson Institute for Economic & Community Development at the Sandhill Research & Education Center, the Conservation Station is an outdoor education center for children and adults focusing on our natural resources. Walk the trail network and learn from displays about air quality, soils, geology, forestry, wildlife, and water quality.
- Cooper River Bridge Pedestrian and Bike Path VIEW DETAILS
The Cooper Rive Bridge (officially known as the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge) connects Downtown Charleston with Mount Pleasant. Along the bridge’s 1,546 feet (471 m) span, there are two separate lanes for running and biking. This is the perfect place to get some great exercise while looking over the beautiful harbor that the bridge crosses.
- Country Gardens Greenway Park VIEW DETAILS
The Country Gardens Greenway Park is located in the Country Gardens neighborhood at 605 Country Gardens Drive. The Greenway Park has a small playground at the start of the greenway that runs along Wilson Creek. The greenway has plenty of scenic settings with swings and benches for you to stop and enjoy nature.
- Cowpens National Battlefield VIEW DETAILS
Cowpens National Battlefield is a Revolutionary War battle site that commemorates the victory of Brigadier General Daniel Morgan over his dreaded foe, Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton, in the cause for American Independence. It was an important link in a chain of events that ultimately led to the defeat and surrender of the British commander Lord Earl Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia, in October 1781. The battlefield is a unit of the National Park System, a bureau of the United States Department of the Interior. The 845-acre park is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and closed New Year��_��__s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Washington’s Birthday, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. There is a Visitor Center, battlefield, trail, auto loop road around the perimeter of the battlefield, and a picnic area with a covered shelter.
- Crescent Cities Recreational Park VIEW DETAILS
The Crescent Cities Recreational Park includes a playground, walking track, basketball courts, picnic shelters, and rest rooms.
- Croft State Park VIEW DETAILS
Once an army training base, Croft State Park covers more than 7,000 acres of rolling, wooded terrain just a few miles from downtown Spartanburg. The park offers 12 miles of biking and hiking trails, a playground, picnicking and camping, as well as fishing and boating in one of two lakes. Horseback riding in South Carolina state parks is widely popular, and Croft is known around the region for its equestrian facilities. The park regularly hosts shows in its arena and boasts more than 20 miles of equestrian trails.
- Crosland Park Playground VIEW DETAILS
The Crosland Park Playground is a pet friendly area, which includes a playground, picnic tables, a basketball court, and walking track.
- Cypress Gardens VIEW DETAILS
You don€t have to travel far to experience the beauty and adventure of Berkeley County, South Carolina€s own Cypress Gardens! Beautiful Cypress Gardens has been a preferred group and family destination since 1931. Visitors from all over the country come to experience this unique and exciting attraction, which has been featured in numerous national magazines and popular television shows and motion pictures including The Notebook and The Patriot.
- D.B. Walker Park VIEW DETAILS
D.B. Walker Park is a pet friendly area which includes picnic shelters and grills, three basketball courts, play equipment, a walking track, 4 picinic shelters, however, no restroom.
- Dalton Road Ride VIEW DETAILS
Dalton Road is a well maintained gravel and clay road with several long climbs and two extremely steep descents on a single track provide some technical challenge and provide a good workout. This is a great access road to many of the trails in the area.
- David Jackson Park VIEW DETAILS
The David Jason Park includes several baseball fields, a playground, and walking trail.
- Dennis High Memorial Park VIEW DETAILS
Dennis High Memorial Park includes a playground and walking track.
- Devils Fork State Park VIEW DETAILS
The mountain spring-fed Lake Jocassee encompassed by the Jocassee Gorges, waterfalls accessible only by boat and some of the best South Carolina trout fishing are all part of the allure of Devils Fork State Park. The land around 7,500-acre Lake Jocassee remains mostly undeveloped and the only public access point to the lake is through Devils Fork. Four mountain streams and several waterfalls feed into the lake, making it cooler than others and a great South Carolina trout fishing spot. Plus, the unusually clear water of Lake Jocassee is a haven for scuba divers and swimmers. During the spring months, hikers on the two trails are treated to sightings of the endangered Oconee bell wildflower.
- Dillon Park VIEW DETAILS
Begin this winding, level, paved, fitness loop at the entrance sign near the parking area. You will circle playing fields, pass a golf course, and end at the picnic pavilion. You can also access a short, paved out-and-back spur trail that begins at the trail kiosk near the park entrance. You may see birds, snakes, and other wildlife as you pass through cool, shady woods and cross a footbridge over a winding creek. Restrooms and beverages are available at the picnic pavilion. Insect repellent is recommended in warm weather. Pets are permitted on a leash.
- Discovery Trail VIEW DETAILS
The Discovery Trail is an easy .5 mile trail that connects the Educational Center with the Gazebo. Permitted for hiking only.
- Dismal Trail #2 VIEW DETAILS
Starting from the Raven Cliff Falls Trail parking area, you will need to hike 1.7 miles on the Raven Cliff Falls Trail to the junction with the Dismal Trail, which gets its name from a dense mature hardwood forest called the Dismal. From the Raven Cliff Falls Trail, the Dismal descends most of its distance and some the descents are steep.
- Dolly Cooper Park VIEW DETAILS
Dolly Cooper Park includes a variety of area fields and walking trails, which connects to the Saluda River.
- Donnelly Wildlife Management Area VIEW DETAILS
Donnelley WMA is named in honor of the late Gaylord Donnelley and his wife Dorothy for the contributions they made to the ACE Basin Project and conservation across the continent. The unique property is a cross section of the Lowcountry and encompasses a diversity of wetland and upland habitats including: managed rice fields, forested wetlands, tidal marshes, agricultural lands and a variety of upland types, including a natural stand of longleaf pine. The area has one designated nature trail and miles of dirt roads for hikers and bicyclists.
- Dreher Island State Recreation Area VIEW DETAILS
Dreher Island State Park spans three islands, 348 acres and provides access to 12 miles of Lake Murray shoreline. Visitors will find recreational water activities, nature trails and some of the best striped and large-mouth bass fishing spots, all only 30 miles from Columbia. It has long been a popular location and launching spot for major, national fishing tournaments.
- Eagle Trail VIEW DETAILS
Eagle Trail is an easy .8 mile hiking trail that features trees labeled with their common and scientific names. Permitted for hiking only.
- Ebenezer Fire Department VIEW DETAILS
The Ebenezer Fire Department is a pet friendly facility, which is open year-round.
- Edisto Beach State Park VIEW DETAILS
Edisto Beach State Park is open. The beachfront day-use area, Live Oak Campground, cabins, education center and boat ramp have resumed regular operating hours. The oceanfront campground will remain closed while undergoing repairs and is expected to open in September 2017. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
- Edisto Memorial Garden VIEW DETAILS
The Edisto Memorial Gardens displays past and current award-winning roses. Some 4,000 plants representing at least 75 labeled varieties of roses are always on display in the Gardens. The City of Orangeburg is affiliated with American Garden Rose Selections (AGRS) to grow and evaluate roses from the USA, Canada, and Europe. The test garden is used to select winning roses that grow under minimal care and reward the grower with beautiful roses. Winners from these trials are displayed in the main rose garden after the two year evaluation. The garden each year hosts the Orangeburg Festival of Roses the weekend prior to Mother’s Day. The Horne Wetlands Park in the gardens takes visitors over a 2,700-foot boardwalk for a close-up look at the plants and wildlife found in the wetlands of this area. The adjacent Arts Center maintains a gallery on its second floor.
- Edisto Nature Trail VIEW DETAILS
This rewarding, 1.5-mile loop runs through a forest maintained by the WestRock Corporation, a global packaging company. The Edisto Nature Trail proper is an easy one-mile loop, but an inner loop extends the distance by a half mile. Both sections of the trail wind through a typical Lowcountry forest that includes mature pines, hardwoods, and bald cypress. A brochure available at the trailhead permits visitors to conduct a self-guided tour, and tags along the trail identify almost 60 varieties of flora and fauna. A section of the trail winds through a cypress swamp atop an old railroad bed, which provides an excellent view of the forest. Other interesting landmarks include the historic King��_��__s Highway, an old railroad tram, and an old phosphate operation.
- Edisto River Canoe and Kayak Trail VIEW DETAILS
The approximately 57.0-mile Edisto River Canoe and Kayak Trail near Summerville is an easy trip on one of the state��_��__s longest blackwater rivers. It certainly ranks among the prettiest anywhere, too. For much of its gentle and flat passage, the Edisto ambles along under huge live oaks draped in Spanish moss, stoic baldcypress, and water tupelo towering from the dark water. The Edisto is passable by canoes, but trees have a tendency to fall directly in the river��_��__s main current. And while volunteers do a fine job of keeping the trail clear, you should still expect some portages and approach all logjams with caution. For most of your trip, a steady current helps keep things moving and there are many places to relax along the way. The river is abundant with red breast sunfish and other fauna including water snakes, alligator, kingfishers, great blue heron and egret. Float time on the Main Stem of the Edisto is roughly 15 hours.
- Eustis Park VIEW DETAILS
The Eustis Park Playground is a pet friendly area which includes, playground, picnic shelters, tennis and basketball courts, and a walking track.
- Eutaw Springs Battle Field VIEW DETAILS
Here you can visit the site of the last important Revolutionary War battle fought in the Carolinas, which took place on September 8th, 1781. You can also get to the Palmetto Trail from here.
- Eutawville Park VIEW DETAILS
This small town park in Eutawville has a playground, a baseball diamond, and a meeting building. It is also a convenient parking area for the Palmetto Trail.
- Fairview Street Park VIEW DETAILS
The Fairview Street Park is located at 410 Fairview Street. The park usually gets crowded on a
sunny day when people come to play basketball on the full length basketball court. The park
also has a section of the GHS Fountain Inn Swamp Rabbit Trail that connects the back of
Fountain Inn Elementary to our Woodside Park.
- Falcon Fitness Trail VIEW DETAILS
This is an easy walking paved loop through a wooded area on the grounds of A. C. Flora High School. Even though you are within the city, the thick forest surrounding the trail provides an adequate sound barrier, and ample shade to shield you from the sun on hot summer days. Some fitness stations along the trail provide other exercise opportunities. No facilities are available on the trail.
- Falls Creek Falls VIEW DETAILS
This 125 foot waterfall is often overlooked. It is only 1.7 miles to the falls, but the trail ascents approximately 600 feet during this strenuous hike. But the view is worth the effort as this waterfall has a great deal of large flat ledges that makes this one of the finest waterfalls in the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area.
- Falls Park VIEW DETAILS
Far more than a nature lover’s paradise, Falls Park on the Reedy, located in downtown Greenville’s Historic West End, is one of Greenville’s greatest treasures. The park serves as an oasis within the city – a place where people gather to work, play and celebrate life. The multi-use facility lends itself to a wide variety of activities for people of all ages and interests.
- Figure Eight at Holly Springs Trail VIEW DETAILS
Starting from the Holly Springs Recreation Area, this strenuous double loop trail spends more time on roads than the others in this area, but it does have a technical singletrack section with a steep eroded climb and descent. A mile long descent helps to bring up the average speed for this ride. Unfortunately you will have to ride a short section of paved road to make a connection between two sections. A descent on some stone steps near the end, add a bit of character to this trail.
- Finlay Park VIEW DETAILS
Finlay Park is an oasis in the heart of downtown. You may have driven past it many times on Assembly St. and never knew it was there. It has been the venue of choice for a number of events from festivals and political rallies to road races and Easter sunrise services. Finlay has two playground areas, a man-made lake, waterfalls, a fountain, playing fields, a pergola with swings, and a snack bar that is open in the summer. This is one of the largest handicapped accessible parks in the country. The paved paths are also ideal for strollers. You can easily spend a whole day here with kids of any age. The park is situated between the streets of Assembly, Taylor, Gadsden and Laurel, and remains one of the treasures of Columbia. It is across the street from the Governor’s Mansion and has one of the most photographed views of downtown.
- Fit Trail VIEW DETAILS
Follow the signage next to the park office and enjoy the 10 exercise stations on the fit trail, while observing the surrounding wildlife and mixed pine forest. The Fit Trail is a .4 mile loop that is marked with brown “Fit Trail” signs.
- Florence Rail Trail VIEW DETAILS
From the parking area, begin this gently sloping, paved, out-and-back, hiking/biking rail trail with a nature loop at the end. As you pass sweet gum, pine trees intermingled with honey suckle, and grape vines you may see birds, snakes, squirrels, and other wild life. After you cross the foot_bridge, the pavement ends and you can return the way you came, or turn right and make a steep descent onto a natural surface loop through the woods. Cross the zig-zag board walk, pass the spur to the parking area for McLeod Fitness Center (on the left) and return the way you came.
- Fortune Springs Park VIEW DETAILS
This is a great scenic park in downtown Winnsboro with several walking paths, some picnic shelters, benches, a pond, and a fountain.
- Francis Biedler Forest Boardwalk VIEW DETAILS
Beidler Forest sits within the Four Holes Swamp, a 45,000-acre matrix of black water sloughs and lakes, shallow bottomland hardwoods, and deep bald cypress and tupelo gum flats. Four Holes Swamp is also a major tributary of the Edisto River, part of the Charleston area€s famous ACE basin. Over 17,000 of the swamp€s acres are owned by the National Audubon Society and make up what is known as the Francis Beidler Forest, which is less than an hour from Charleston and Columbia and located just north of I-26 outside the town of Harleyville, SC. It is easily accessed from either I-26 East or West, as well as I-95.
- Francis Marion National Forest VIEW DETAILS
Site of the battle between forces of British Col. Banastre Tarleton and Revolutionary Gen. Francis Marion, “The Swamp Fox.” Now this wildlife-rich 260,000-acre forest welcomes campers, hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, kayakers, and picnickers. OHV opportunities are found at the Wambaw Cycle Trail. BUCK HALL RECREATION AREA – Day-use facilities includes trailhead parking, boaters, fishermen, picnickers and any other non-camping use in the area.
- Frank Coggins Trail #15 VIEW DETAILS
The Frank Coggins Trail begins across US 276 from the Park’s headquarters, heads northeast away from US 276, then turns and heads southeast back to the highway. Frank Coggins Trail is a loop or lollipop formation and is a very pleasant walk, with very little elevation change.
- Freedom Florence Recreational Complex VIEW DETAILS
Freedom Florence Recreation Complex is a 100-acre multipurpose recreation park operated and staffed by the City of Florence Parks and Recreation Department. The Complex boasts many amenities, including 9 lighted state-of-the-art tournament softball fields, 3 football fields, an 11, 600 square foot Gymnastics Center, a five acre lake, picnic areas and shelter, an amphitheater and walking/jogging trails.
- Friarsgate Park VIEW DETAILS
Friarsgate Park offers programs and services that enrich the quality of life for persons of all ages and abilities. Participants benefit from recreation leisure activities designed to improve the health and wellness of the whole family. Friarsgate Park is home to the 2012 State Champions, Irmo Little League and covers almost 20 acres in the Friarsgate community. Check out the newly renovated center, gymnasium, classrooms, kitchen, two racquetball courts, baseball, football and soccer fields; a playground and picnic shelter.
- Friendhelm Park VIEW DETAILS
This 4.2 acre park offers a lighted basketball court, picnic shelter, play field, playground, lighted ball field, .4 mile trail and a sand volleyball court.
- Fuller Park VIEW DETAILS
Fuller Park has 2 outdoor basketball courts, 9 hole disc golf course, a large picnic shelter, 9 picnic tables, 4 grills, a walking track wetlands and large open play area.
- Gadsden Park VIEW DETAILS
Gadsden Park has a new community building under construction. When complete, the 2000-square foot building will feature two meeting/conference rooms and restrooms. The park will offer many new facilities including 2 new lighted tennis courts, picnic shelter, playground system, lighted and fenced softball field, paved walking trail, and a two-story observation tower/concession stand. In addition, lights have been added to the existing Little League baseball field and basketball courts.
- Gary L. Pittman Memorial Park VIEW DETAILS
The Gary L. Pittman Memorial Park includes a playground, tournament facility, soccer fields, and a walking trail.
- Gateway Park VIEW DETAILS
Gateway Park was the original location of Travelers Rest High School in the 1950s. The football field has seen over 3 generations of players at this same location and continues to offer programming for football and baseball leagues in Northern Greenville County. The High School relocated to Wilhelm Winters Road in the late 1990s and now the area is owned by Greenville Rec and used exclusively for recreation. Along with the baseball and football field, a basketball court, tennis courts, a picnic area and a playground offer several active and fun opportunities at Gateway. Mountain Biking trails are the newest addition to Gateway��_��__s unused open space. The Bike Skills park offers a progressive trail system with elements for children, newcomers, teenagers, and expert riders.
- Georgia Street Park VIEW DETAILS
Georgia Street Park is a favorite among the Fountain Inn residents. It is located at 104 Georgia
Street right off of N. Main Street. The park includes a playground, basketball court, gazebo, and
a unique “tricycle / scooter” track around the park. The track and basketball court is where
many young kids come to learn to ride their bikes without training wheels. The track includes
road signs, parking places, and two imagination stations for kids to enjoy.
- GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail VIEW DETAILS
Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail is a 19.9-mile multi-use greenway system that runs along the Reedy River connecting Greenville County with schools, parks, and local businesses. The GHS Swamp Rabbit will continue to grow offering fun, non-motorized recreation and transportation.
- Gibson Pond Park VIEW DETAILS
The Gibson Pond Park includes a picnic shelter, pond with fishing, walking track, and restrooms.
- Gibson Road Soccer Complex VIEW DETAILS
The Gibson Road Soccer Complex includes soccer fields, volleyball courts, restrooms, a playground, baseball fields, picnic shelters, a walking trail
- Givhans Ferry State Park VIEW DETAILS
The Edisto is the longest free-flowing, blackwater river in North America, and glimpses of it can be seen from the bluffs outside the rustic, Givhans Ferry State Park cabins, as well as from the back porch of Riverfront Hall, a group gathering facility. A shaded campground, nature trail and picnic shelters are also available at the park. Enjoy Edisto River kayaking and canoeing, trails, fishing and more at Givhans Ferry State Park. Cabins and campsites are available_reserve yours today.
- Goodale State Park VIEW DETAILS
Tall cypress trees that enchant the eye, a Civil War-era mill pond that abounds with wildlife, some of the best kayaking in South Carolina and a one and a half mile, sandy nature trail waiting to be explored can all be found at Goodale State Park. Goodale is sure to please those who love wilderness canoe trips and kayaking in South Carolina, as paddling is one of the park€s main attractions. A little-known paddling trail winds for three miles through cypress trees and aquatic plants and is perfect for wilderness canoe trips taken not so far from the city. A longtime community favorite, Goodale additionally offers shoreline fishing and picnicking.
- Gouedy Trail at Ninety Six National Historic Site VIEW DETAILS
If you are a history buff, and particularly like old cemeteries, The Gouedy Trail is not to be missed. It is an easy 1.5 mile loop trail that starts from the historic Ninety Six town site on the Battlefield Trail. If you want to hike this trail by itself and not as part of a loop with the other park trails, the quickest way to get to the start from the Visitor Center is to hike the Battlefield Trail in a counterclockwise manner, which is done by passing the Logan Log Cabin and heading over a footbridge towards the Stockade Fort. It is a fifteen minute walk to the trailhead. Though I did not hike this trail by itself, but instead as part of the loop with the other trails, I estimate that it should take you about 1.25 to 1.5 hours to complete the hike, including the 15 minute walk to the trailhead from the Visitor Center along the Battlefield Trail.
- Gower Estates Park VIEW DETAILS
This park features lighted softball fields, basketball courts, tennis/pickleball courts, playgrounds, picnic shelters, a horseshoe pit, a 9-hole disc golf course, a one-mile paved walking trail and an M60 Army tank. The park includes five picnic shelters that are available for reservation.
- Grace Street Greenway VIEW DETAILS
This short 1/8 mile long trail was built on a former rail road track. It runs from the intersection of Reynolds Street and Grace Street to East Cambridge Ave. between backyards of houses and businesses. It is a convenient connector between town and Lander University for nearby residents and students. Another entrance to the trail is at Blake Street. It has a granite dust surface and is 10 feet wide.
- Granby Gardens Nature Trail VIEW DETAILS
Granby Gardens offers great scenery for a nice afternoon or noontime walk on the nature trail, outdoor recreation, grills, picnic areas, and playgrounds for kids to enjoy. Granby Gardens is located near the Cayce Historical Museum.
- Great Swamp Sanctuary VIEW DETAILS
This 600-acre sanctuary is located inside the City of Walterboro, yet some parts of it seem to be distantly removed from civilization. More than four miles of hiking and bicycling trails and boardwalks wander through the wilderness. Parts of these trails are paved. It is also a popular place for canoeing, as several creeks wind their way through the wetlands. Many species of plants and animals will be found here.
- Greenview Park VIEW DETAILS
Greenview Park is a multi sport complex that offers recreational amenities inside and outside of the park. The park consists of multiple ball fields, 9-court tennis facility, outdoor swimming pool, walking trail, playground area and a picnic shelter. Indoor amenities consists of a game room, multiple meeting rooms that include a ceramics room, computer room, teen room, three meeting rooms, full size kitchen, fitness room and a gymnasium that seats 299 persons.
- Greenwood Lake Nature Trail VIEW DETAILS
Starting from the Recreation Building, follow the blue markers on this easy walking loop trail. As you pass through a pine and hardwood forest, you will catch glimpses of the lake through the trees. Ducks and other water birds are often visible along the shore. A number of footpaths crisscross the trail as you near the camping area, so be sure to watch for the blue markers to keep you on track.
- Greer City Park VIEW DETAILS
The Greer City Park includes a playground, walking paths, large meadows, a water fountain, and restrooms.
- Gum Gap Trail #13 VIEW DETAILS
After a 1.4-mile hike on the Raven Cliff Falls Trail, you will reach the junction and eastern trailhead of the Gum Gap Trail. This easy to moderate trail is considered a leg of the Foothills Trail, since it runs concurrent with the Foothills Trail for its entire length. You will enjoy a leisurely hike on old logging roads through a forest of hardwoods, white pine and thickets of rhododendren and mountain laurel.
- H. Cooper Black Jr. Memorial Field Trail & Recreation Area VIEW DETAILS
Covering 7,000 rolling acres of longleaf pine forest and fields, the H. Cooper Black Jr. Memorial Field Trial and Recreation Area is the setting for national-level field trial and retriever competitions. In South Carolina, horseback riding is a popular activity, and this park is one of the most equestrian-friendly, with more than 20 miles of trails and sand roads offering top South Carolina horseback riding and an ample number of equestrian facilities including stables, kennels, corrals and arenas. Other amenities include a meeting hall, waterfowl pond and 27 H. Cooper Black camping sites, complete with water and electrical hookups so you can bring your RV to H. Cooper Black. Camping is also available in a number of primitive campsites.
- Hamilton Branch Connector Trail VIEW DETAILS
This short section of trail is just a connector to a much longer trail, the Stevens Creek Trail, which follows Stevens Creek. To get to the Stevens Creek Trail, cross US 221 and turn right onto McCormick County S_33_93. After the paving ends, turn left at the first left, which is Forest Service Road 632. Forest Service Road 632 ends at the Stevens Creek Trail.
- Hamilton Branch State Park VIEW DETAILS
Located in Plum Branch, South Carolina, Hamilton Branch State Park occupies a peninsula on the 70,000-acre Lake Thurmond. Thanks to activities such as fishing, boating and lakefront camping, the park is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts looking to spend time on the water. Campers can reserve one of more than 150 spacious, lakefront camping sites, an ideal spot for shoreline fishing. Anglers looking for deeper waters can access the lake via two private boat ramps and fish for bass, bream, striper, catfish or crappie. Off the water, Hamilton Branch provides group picnic shelters and a short bike trail that serves as a connector to the 12-mile Stevens Creek Bike Trail.
- Hampton Park VIEW DETAILS
Hampton Park is one of the City of Charleston’s largest parks. It boasts the most extensive floral displays of any park in the city. An old rose collection and seasonal displays are planted by the staff and volunteers caring for the park. This neighborhood park has a rich history recently documented through a project of the Charleston Horticultural Society, an audio walking tour called Layers of the Landscape. This park is home to many activities year round. Weddings, family reunions and many Frisbee games are but a few of the diverse activites seen in this park. The physical fitness trail is a popular spot for The Citadel students who live next door to the park. The park is an arboretum of sorts with many interesting species of trees and shrubs that grow in the Lowcountry. It is one of the few City of Charleston parks with restrooms and on-site parking.
- Hampton Plantation Nature Trail VIEW DETAILS
This easy, two-mile loop trail begins in the parking area and circles an abandoned rice field directly behind the Hampton Plantation Mansion. You will have an opportunity to explore the rich natural diversity and history of the lowcountry as you pass beneath ancient Magnolia trees that border the trail. Plaques along the way also offer historically significant information as well as information on local plants and animals. Visit their website for additonal hours of operation.
- Hampton Plantation State Historic Site VIEW DETAILS
Tucked away among live oaks and magnolias in the Santee Delta region, Hampton Plantation State Historic Site is home to the remote, final remnants of a colonial-era rice plantation. The plantation€s Georgian-style mansion and well-kept grounds serve as an interpretive site for the system of slavery that helped build such plantations in South Carolina into the greatest generators of wealth in early American history. Visit their website for additional hours of operation.
- Harbison State Forest VIEW DETAILS
Harbison Environmental Education Forest has 18 miles of trails designed for walking, jogging, hiking and bicycling that range from moderately easy to difficult. A canoe landing located near the Broad River provides access for kayaks and canoes as a put in or take out from the river.
- Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve VIEW DETAILS
The Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve offers group tours, it is a great place to get exercise while you enjoy the beauty of the garden. Pets are not allowed.
- Herdklotz Park VIEW DETAILS
This beautiful park offers panoramic views of the downtown Greenville skyline and nearby Paris Mountain. The popular playgrounds and walking trails support playing fields that make you feel like you are a pro! This is a popular spot for picnics and get-togethers so secure a shelter rental today.
- Heritage Trail VIEW DETAILS
Built along Greenwood€s abandoned railroad lines, the Heritage Trail extends 2.5 miles and offers an excellent opportunity for biking, walking, jogging and skating. The trail can be accessed at the trailhead on South Main Street in the City of Greenwood (next to The Palmetto Bank).
- Hickory Knob State Resort Park VIEW DETAILS
Along the rolling, wooded shoreline of the 71,000-acre Strom Thurmond Reservoir, sits Hickory Knob, a full-service, lakeside South Carolina golf resort and remote state park all rolled into one. Tucked away in a serene, remote location, the parks many amenities and recreational opportunities are a pleasant surprise for many. Hickory Knob operates an 18-hole championship golf course, full-service restaurant, skeet shooting, boat ramp, archery range, meeting facilities and more than 70 lodge-style rooms. This South Carolina golf resort is an ideal location for a family getaway, reunion or a business meeting or retreat. For those seeking a more outdoorsy stay at the park, a campground is available on the banks of the Strom Thurmond Reservoir, as well as one of the area��_��__s most popular biking trails.
- Historic Camden Trail VIEW DETAILS
Begin this short, level, easy-walking nature trail at the sign near the Powder Magazine site. Watch for a variety of birds, snakes and other wildlife as you enter the gate, pass a quiet pond, and walk amid oak, sweet gum and pine trees. You will wind back along a stream, and exit at the gate on the far side of the powder magazine. You can extend your hike on the dirt drive through the Revolutionary War site that features reconstructions, including palisade fortifications, and the Kershaw house that headquartered the British during their occupation of the patriot town. You can take a free self-guided tour of the Bradley and Drakeford Houses that display period artifacts and historic exhibits. A brochure is also available, which shows a walking tour to various historic sites within the park and city of Camden.
- Historic Downtown Trail VIEW DETAILS
One of our most popular walking trails is located in the heart of our historic downtown area and runs parallel to Main Street (Highway 34). You may park at the Historic 96 Depot to start your walk. This trail is 1.4 miles long and is open from dawn until dusk, unless otherwise posted. The Walking Trail runs east and west from the Depot to the town limit on what was formerly a railroad bed. Paved with rock dust, the trail is level, straight and is also handicap accessible. There are benches along the trail. All residents, visitors and tourists alike are invited and welcome to enjoy a beautiful, scenic walk. One may also note various focal points in our downtown that actually line the trail: Historic homes & buildings, The Library, The Historic 96 Depot, The Kinard House, The Visitor��_��__s center, The Fountain and The Gazebo. For your safety, all Town trails are under police jurisdiction.
- Historic Retreat Road Nature Trail at Rivers Bridge VIEW DETAILS
This straight, easy to hike, mile long forested trail connects the Rivers Bridge Battlefield with the Rivers Bridge Civil War Memorial Grounds. It follows the route that the Confederate troops followed on Feb.3, 1865 in their retreat from the Rivers Bridge Battlefield to the railroad junction at Branchville S.C.
- Historic Tree Trail VIEW DETAILS
Beginning at Parking Area 4, this unique, easy walking, hiking only trail, guides you through a grove of special trees rooted in American history. You will pass the direct descendents of historic trees-such as one that went to the moon, and another that was planted by a famous president. Displays explain the significance of the trees and identify where the parent trees are located. Benches on the trail provide a place for you to rest and contemplate these live relics of American history. Water and restrooms are available at the gazebo area and the Environmental Education Center. Pets are permitted on leashes.
- Hitchcock Woods Foundation VIEW DETAILS
Hitchcock Woods in Aiken, South Carolina, is among the largest urban forests in the nation, with about 2,100 acres of forestland resources. Once owned and enjoyed by Louise and Thomas Hitchcock, this longleaf pine forest has retained its natural character and cultural heritage. Today, equestrians, hikers, dog walkers, and joggers enjoy the 70 miles of sandy trails that provide access to the stunning variety of ecosystems in the Hitchcock Woods.
- Hopelands Gardens VIEW DETAILS
Bequeathed to the City of Aiken by Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin, this 14 acre estate was opened in 1969 as a public garden. Radiating throughout the gardens is a network of paths shaded under 100 year old live oaks. It is believed that Mrs. Iselin planted the deodar cedars and live oaks which still grace Hopelands Gardens today. The lazy curves of the paths and garden borders lead visitors throughout a wonderful variety of experiences sure to please visitors of all ages..
- Horne Wetlands Park VIEW DETAILS
The Horne Wetlands Park takes visitors over a 2,700-foot boardwalk for a closeup look at the plants and wildlife found in the wetlands of this area.
- Hunting Island State Park VIEW DETAILS
Hunting Island is South Carolina€s single most popular state park, attracting more than a million visitors a year, as well as a vast array of land and marine wildlife. 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 the park€s natural allure.
- Huntington Beach State Park VIEW DETAILS
A sweeping Grand Strand beach, pristine and wide open, stands as one of the most recognizable South Carolina landmarks. Revel in sea-breeze camping, the finest surf fishing South Carolina has to offer and some of the top bird-watching on the East Coast. That€s not all Huntington Beach State Park has to offer. here are also South Carolina landmarks such as Atalaya, the picturesque, Moorish-style winter home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, philanthropist and sculptor, respectively, who left the park and adjacent Brookgreen Gardens as their legacy. Nature lovers also will enjoy the park€s wide variety of programming, including the chance to see loggerhead turtles and other endangered plant and animal species up close. The park€s freshwater lake is a sure-fire place to see alligators and sometimes even a mink or two.
- Indian Bluff Recreation Area VIEW DETAILS
Indian Bluff Park is a great place to go for a picnic or to spend a nice relaxing afternoon on the shores of Lake Marion. In addition to some great views of the lake, you will find a boat ramp, a fishing pier, and a short boardwalk through the woods with many Cypress trees. This park is also known as the €Indian Bluff Recreation Area€ and is maintained by the County of Orangeburg.
- Iola Jones Park VIEW DETAILS
7.5 acres at 800 Oakland Avenue (Oakland and Maxwell Streets) offers 4 basketball goals, a baseball/softball practice field, a playground and a quarter-mile walking track.
- Isaqueena Falls/Stumphouse Tunnel VIEW DETAILS
A short easy walking trail leads from Stumphouse Mountain Park to Issaqueena Falls, a beautiful 200-ft. cascade. Legend has it that the Indian maiden, Issaqueena, rode to the nearby fort to warn of a pending Indian attack and then escaped pursuing Indians by pretending to leap over the falls, but actually hiding beneath them. This easy hike will take you to the top of the falls, but a short path to the right will give you a grand view of the entire scene. Stumphouse Mountain tunnel is the remains of an 1850s attempt to link the port of Charleston to the cities of the Midwest by rail. The Civil War brought the construction to an end. The park has picnic facilities and trails.
- Issaqueena Lake Trail VIEW DETAILS
Starting from the Indian Springs Recreation Area, this moderately difficult out and back ride is close to the lake and offers some beautiful views. The most popular trail in this area, it is mostly single track that is relatively flat and fairly fast, although it does offer one challenge, a rideable rock slab near the lake.
- Jackson Creek Nature Trail VIEW DETAILS
Starting from the sand parking area near the boat house, turn right and follow the Hiking Trail along the shoreline of the lake. Just before you get to the bridge turn right, go downhill, and you will see the waterfall on your left. A sign marks the trailhead and tree limbs line the trail to guide you through a lowland area and onto a wooded hillside. When you reach the bridge above the waterfall, you can cross and return the way you came, or turn right and follow the Hiking Trail back to the parking area (approximately 1.5 miles).
- James Island County Park VIEW DETAILS
We invite you to enjoy the natural beauty of James Island County Park, with year-round fun for the entire family. Admission allows you to enjoy grassy open meadows, saltwater fishing* and crabbing, a spray play fountain (open seasonally), miles of paved trails for walking, biking, and skating, picnic spots with tables and grills, dog park, sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and more. Visit their website for additional seasons and hours of operation.
- Jeffries Creek Park VIEW DETAILS
55 acres between Edisto Drive and DeBerry Boulevard, features nature trails, playgrounds, a picnic area and picnic shelter.
- Joe Miller Park VIEW DETAILS
Joe Miller Park, located at the juncture of Harlin Street and Highway 6, is a recreational park that offers something for every visitor. Enjoy a tennis match on our lighted courts or a brisk walk on our walking trail, or relax on a swing under our beautiful gazebo.
- John de la Howe School Trail VIEW DETAILS
From the trailhead at the right of the barn building, this rolling 1.9-mile loop winds through the woods, along a beaver pond, and past a finger of Lake Thurmond. An interpretive brochure guides you to 14 identification stations for plants, wildlife, habitat, history, and natural features. Over 1,476 acres of mixed pine and hardwood forests have been preserved on this land, bequeathed to the State of South Carolina in 1797 by John de la Howe for a school for underprivileged children, and to preserve a natural, unspoiled area. When you hike, remember to wear insect repellant and watch for snakes. Water is available at The Barn. Pets are allowed on leashes.
- John Sloan Trail #21 VIEW DETAILS
The John Sloan Trail serves as a connector trail that leads to the Rim of the Gap Trail. You will ascend gently on the John Sloan Trail as you pass near the top of a summit on the rim of the gorge. After the ascent, the pink-blazed trail ends at the Rim of the Gap Trail. Registering with the park before using these trails is mandatory.
- Johnstone/Fox Trail VIEW DETAILS
You can access a network of trails at Fants Grove from this new parking lot on Fants Grove Road, just past the church. This ride details two short singletrack trails in the area��_��__Johnstone Trail and Fox Trail��_��__leaving the others to be explored by riders who have some time and a sense of adventure. Pick up a map of Fants Grove from Sunshine Cycle and explore the other trails in the area. Johnstone Trail and Fox Trail offer an introduction to this part of the experimental forest. This is just down-and-dirty trail riding in the woods. The loop provides equal amounts of singletrack, gravel road cruising, and pavement. While the singletrack may be short, it is worth checking out for its demanding technical challenges. Tread: 1.9 miles on singletrack, 1.2 miles on gravel road, and 1.2 miles on pavement.
- Jones Gap State Park VIEW DETAILS
Visitors can find the unforgettable peace and repose of a deep mountain cove at Jones Gap State Park. Trails and 13,000 acres of pristine mountain woodlands join the park with Caesars Head in what is known as the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. The Jones Gap State Park trails allow hikers to traverse between the two parks, as well as connect to a portion of the Foothills Trail and Palmetto Trail South Carolina hikers know and love. When it comes to angling-especially trout fishing-South Carolina really shines. The state��_��__s first designated scenic river, the Middle Saluda River, runs through Jones Gap and offers some of the best trout fishing South Carolina has to offer_and the trout fishing in South Carolina is quite good. The park also features a living lab for the park��_��__s hand-on ecology learning center.
- Kalmia Hill Park VIEW DETAILS
The Kalmia Hill Park is a pet friendly area which includes, playground, tennis and basketball courts, picnic shelters, and a walking track`.
- Kelly Mill Sports Complex VIEW DETAILS
The Kelly Mill Sports Complex is a new 35 acre sports complex to include 4 baseball fields, a multipurpose field, one central two-story concessions building with pressboxes and restrooms, a walking trail (approximately _ mile), irrigation, a custom playground system with rubberized fall surface, a maintenance building, lighted paved parking, and a batting warm-up area with cages.
- Kendall Park VIEW DETAILS
Kendall Park includes a 1/2 mile walking trail. The lake has a small (non-motorized) boat ramp.
- Keowee-Toxaway State Park VIEW DETAILS
Withsome of the most stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains South Carolina has to offer, Keowee-Toxaway State Park is truly one of South Carolina��_��__s pretty places. The Jocassee Gorges Visitor Center exhibits and information serve as a gateway to the Jocassee Gorges. Two hiking trails in the park take visitors over a natural bridge and through the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains, land once traveled by Cherokee Indians. A short, half-mile trail leads to Lake Keowee where guests can enjoy fishing for bass, bream, crappie and catfish. If Lake Keowee camping isn��_��__t quite right for you, a three-bedroom rental cabin offers creature comforts with a scenic overlook of Lake Keowee and a private boat dock. For guests looking for a more primitive overnight stay, a short distance from Lake Keowee, camping sites with water and electrical hookups are available.
- Kershaw County-West Complex VIEW DETAILS
Kershaw County-West Complex includes four tennis courts, three soccer fields, four lighted baseball fields, a walking track and restrooms.
- Kids Planet at Century Park VIEW DETAILS
Nestled in Century Park between Hwy. 14 and Buncombe Road, Kids Planet is a wonderful recreation spot for all ages. It has two awesome playstructures, surrounded by wooden picnic areas, pavillions and a paved walking track. It was built through a huge outpouring of love by the community of Greer for the children of Greer and the Upstate.
- King Creek Falls VIEW DETAILS
This 70-foot tumble through a laurel-choked gorge is one of those spots that gives itself over to hikers of all abilities. After a moderate 30-minute hike you will reach a spot where you can relax all day long on a tree trunk and enjoy the spray from the falls. Perhaps it is the backward slant of the rocks, but in any case the drop appears to be much higher than 70 feet.
- Kings Mountain National Military Park VIEW DETAILS
Welcome to Kings Mountain National Military Park! Did you know Kings Mountain National Military Park is not a Civil War park? Did you know that most battles/skirmishes of the Revolutionary War took place in South Carolina? If not, then welcome to Kings Mountain National Military Park, the ��_��__turning point��_��__ of the Revolutionary War in the South, where on October 7, 1780, an hour-long battle changed the course of the Revolutionary War. By exploring our Visitor Center, which includes a 26-minute film, exhibit area and 1.5 mile battlefield trail, you will learn why the battle occurred, who the Overmountain men were and how the outcome of the battle helped to change the course of the Revolutionary War.
- Kings Mountain State Park VIEW DETAILS
The Piedmont€s Kings Mountain State Park has miles of forested trails perfect for supreme Kings Mountain hiking, two fishing lakes, and sits adjacent to Kings Mountain National Military Park, , one of many national park Revolutionary War sites. Local crowds flock to the park during regularly scheduled special events, especially every November when living history demonstrations are held at the park€s replica 1800s Piedmont farm. For those who want to stay overnight at Kings Mountain, campground accommodations_including equestrian facilities_are available at the Kings Mountain campground, with easy access to Kings Mountain hiking, fishing and more.
- Lagoon Access Recreation Trail VIEW DETAILS
This trail starts at the “J” parking and winds along the lagoon. It leads you through the maritime forest while providing scenic views of the lagoon and various wildlife habitats.
- Lake Conestee Nature Park VIEW DETAILS
Lake Conestee Nature Park consists of approximately 400 acres of beautiful natural habitat on the Reedy River just 6 miles south of downtown Greenville, South Carolina. The park contains both hardwood and evergreen forest, extensive wetlands, 3 miles of the Reedy River, and a rich diversity of wildlife habitat. Deer, raccoon, beaver, fox, river otter, and various small mammals inhabit the park, along with numerous species of reptiles and amphibians. Over 200 bird species have been reported by the Greenville County Bird Club. The park has been designated as an Important Bird Area of Global Significance by the National Audubon Society.
- Lake Greenview Park VIEW DETAILS
Lake Greenview Park is a nice scenic spot in the West Greenview Acres neighborhood of Goose Creek. Come here to relax, play, have a picnic, or take a walk around the small lake. Walking paths, some of which are paved, lead around the park in many directions. Some unusual playground equipment here will keep kids entertained.
- Lake Greenwood State Park VIEW DETAILS
Lake Greenwood State Park is known locally as the host site for the South Carolina Festival of Flowers Triathlon held each June. In addition to hosting the annual triathlon, the 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 history and contributions to all South Carolina State Parks are commemorated in an interactive exhibit at the CCC Museum in the Drummond Center.
- Lake Hartwell State Park VIEW DETAILS
ust off of I-85, at the South Carolina-Georgia border, you€ll find Lake Hartwell State Park. Thanks to 56,000-acre Lake Hartwell, fishing in this area is renowned by anglers across the state. The lake is inhabited by striped and hybrid bass, largemouth, crappie, bream and catfish. Besides the superb Lake Hartwell fishing, the park offers a basketball court, publicly accessible boat ramp and hiking. Every type of camping enthusiast will find a site that suits their needs for camping on Lake Hartwell. The park is the only in the state to offer the unique, single room camper cabins, which offer guests without camping gear an opportunity to experience the feel of camping on Lake Hartwell.
- Lake Monticello Park VIEW DETAILS
This park is a pet-friendly facility which includes a baseball field, basketball and tennis court, walking trails, picnic tables, and a playground.
- Lake Murray Elementary Fitness and Nature Trail VIEW DETAILS
NOTE: If you plan to vist this trail during school hours, you will need to sign in at the office (visitor center). To acces the trail head, walk up an embankment to the playground. At the north end of the soccer field you will see the trailhead for this short, easy walking, and widely diverse trail. After a short walk through a wooded area, you will enter an open space with a series of fitness stations around its circumference. If you enter this area and walk in a clockwise direction you will come to a kiosk and shortly thereafter a gate for the nature trail. After you cross a short boardwalk there is a junction where you can go straight or to the left. The straight section is a rising out and back, which stops at a service road. Go to the left and you will come to a wetlands area where the terrain changes dramatically and you will enter a swamp like area. Be aware that this area can be wet and the large tree roots make walking a challenge, but it is only a short distance back to the fitness area.
- Lake Placid Loop VIEW DETAILS
From the picnic shelter, begin this easy-walking, mostly-level, nature-trail loop along the shores of Lake Placid. At the far end of the lake, you will descend and ascend the steep slopes below the dam. You may see squirrels, birds, turtles, snakes and a variety of other wildlife as you walk amid tall trees in the natural habitat. You will circle the lake, cross a boardwalk foot bridge, and pass the swimming area, before you return to the picnic shelter where you began.
- Lake Rabon Park VIEW DETAILS
Lake Rabon Park is operated by the Laurens County Water and Sewer Commission and provides plenty of outdoor recreation activities. The park provides a boat ramp, fishing, pier, playground and picnic shelters. The park also offers a variety of trails��_��__a paved walking path, paved and dirt nature trails, as well as a boardwalk/bridge. Lake Rabon Park is perfect for a day of leisurely outdoor recreation for the entire family!
- Lake Warren State Park VIEW DETAILS
Nestled in Lowcountry South Carolina, Lake Warren State Park provides plenty of amenities for a day spent outdoors. The Hampton County park boasts a floodplain forest and other large tracts of wetlands and woodlands that are home to a wide variety of plants and animals. Find prime South Carolina freshwater fishing and boating on 200-acre Lake Warren. The park also has a two-acre fishing pond for more great South Carolina freshwater fishing, two nature trails, picnic facilities, playground equipment and all the setting needed for an ideal day at the park in the Lowcountry South Carolina��_��__s woodlands.
- Lake Wateree State Park VIEW DETAILS
Lake Wateree fishing and boating can meet the needs of anyone looking for fun on South Carolina lakes. Numerous Lake Wateree fishing tournaments are hosted here every year, and the park provides a publicly accessible boat ramp, tackle shop and a refueling dock. An ample number of Lake Wateree camping sites with water and electrical hookups are available. Many Lake Wateree camping sites can also accommodate large RVs. Although the lake serves as the focal point for Wateree, other day use activities are available including picnicking and a short, wooded nature trail.
- Landsford Canal State Park VIEW DETAILS
Stretched along the Catawba River on the South Carolina fall line, Landsford Canal State Park is home to the well-preserved remains of the canal system that made the river commercially navigable from 1820 to 1835. The Catawba River is home to the largest known stand of the rocky shoals spider lilly, a flower species found predominantly in the Southeast. Peak bloom season for the rocky shoals spider lily is during May and June. Favorite activities in this Piedmont park include picnicking, nature watching and studying the canal structures. Fishing is permitted along the Catawba River, and a paddling trail runs through the park for canoes and kayaks.
- Lawrence Trail VIEW DETAILS
Lawrence is a fun, yet difficult, mountain bike trail located within Clemson Experimental Forest. It connects to the Collarbone Trail and Rocky Road. It is a fairly flat trail with some bridges and creek crossings.
- Lee State Park VIEW DETAILS
One of several CCC parks in the state, Lee State Park was built in 1935 by the CCC in order to provide riverside recreational opportunities for the residents of Lee County, South Carolina. Along the Lynches River, which runs through Lee County, South Carolina and is partially protected from development by the state of South Carolina, kayaking and canoeing trips can be taken through the park€s hardwood forest floodplain. Fishing may also be enjoyed from along the banks of the river and children can fish for catfish in the park€s artesian pond. The park€s rich diversity of natural habitats and wildlife make it an ideal setting for nature walks and the interpretive, educational programs hosted on site. Equestrian facilities are also available. Lee State Park is one of the shrinking number of CCC parks with surviving structures that display the classic Conservation Corps architecture.
- Legacy Park VIEW DETAILS
The Legacy Park includes a playground, a large field, and a walking track.
- Lightsey Park VIEW DETAILS
The Lightsey Park includes a children’s playground equipment and two covered sheds used for birthday parties and picnics. Also at the Lightsey Park is a lighted and paved walking trail..
- Limestone Nature Trail VIEW DETAILS
Tucked away within Santee State Park, this easy, one-mile loop trail starts at a pavilion and guides you through a heavily wooded area near the swimming area. The thick forest cover and terrain of this scenic, twisting trail may make you feel like you’re in the mountains. Follow the white blazes and take time to enjoy the wildflowers, buckeye, papaw, and wildlife including deer, rabbits, and snakes.
- Lin Rick Golf Course VIEW DETAILS
Combine championship quality, beauty, and affordability and you get LinRick Golf Course _ 257 acres of picturesque terrain, eight ponds, and rolling hills. This Russell Breeden design provides a challenging game at 6,795 yards, par 73, 18-hole course and is excellent for players of all ages and abilities. Enjoy friendly, professional service from our PGA staff who are on hand to assist you in the Pro Shop.
- Linky Stone Park: The Children’s Garden VIEW DETAILS
Tucked away in a small space between a creek and a road, under a highway bridge, you will find this great children’s park in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. The Children’s Garden provides a fun and educational experience for them. A paved hiking and bicycling trail, known as the Swamp Rabbit Trail, passes through here also. It connects this park to numerous other recreation areas, including Falls Park, Cleveland Park, and the Greenville Zoo.
- Linley Park VIEW DETAILS
Linley Park is a pet friendly facility, which includes two picnic shelters & grills, two baseball fields, a walking track, and play equipment.
- Little Pee Dee State Park VIEW DETAILS
Located in the South Carolina Sandhills region and named after the blackwater Little Pee Dee River, Little Pee Dee State Park is a subdued setting for those who want to enjoy the park€s natural features or fish the still waters of 54-acre Lake Norton for bream, bass and catfish. With its easy access to Interstate 95, and picnicking and camping amenities, Little Pee Dee is popular with coastal travelers and locals alike. Visitors can explore the Little Pee Dee River swamp, examine features of the South Carolina Sandhills region and admire the Carolina Bay, a mysterious geological depression unique to the Atlantic Coastal Plain.
- Little River Blueway VIEW DETAILS
In the fall of 2009, a hand full of people who love outdoor sports looked at the abundance of natural and historical assets in this region. We soon realized a great opportunity for promoting the benefits of the outdoor recreation & conservation within this uniquely preserved section of the Sumter National Forest and waterways. After several meetings with key stakeholders within and around the project area, a grassroots organization called Outdoor Initiative, Inc. was formed and went to work mapping, inventorying and planning. Paddling routes were mapped and tested. Biking trails ridden. But we didn��_��__t stop there… In addition to these attractions, the area has golf, hundreds of beautiful campsites, skeet shooting, countless miles of forest service roads, and numerous historical sites to round out the mix. Everything was then consolidated into one recreation system so that it was easy for people to use the wide variety of resources found throughout the Little River Blueway. The result of these efforts is a tremendous outdoor adventure & sporting area!
- Living Memorial Gardens VIEW DETAILS
Living Memorial Gardens is ADA accessible, and includes gardens, and a trail.
- Lookout Park VIEW DETAILS
Lookout Park includes chairs, a gazebo, grill, playground, restrooms, a soccer field, and trail access.
- Loretta C. Wood Park VIEW DETAILS
Loretta C. Wood Park is one of Southern Greenville County€s most popular attractions. Ample parking, quality restrooms, playground and walking trail compliment top-notch ball fields creating a great game day or family day experience.
- Lucas Park VIEW DETAILS
12 acres between Park Avenue and Santee Drive, highlights nature trails and gardens, in addition to a playground, picnic shelter and area, as well as two tennis courts.
- Lydie Mill Children’s Park VIEW DETAILS
Lydia Mill Children’s Park includes a ball field and a playground and will also provide a walking trail once completed.
- Lynch’s Woods Park VIEW DETAILS
Lyches Woods, a nearby 276 acre forest preserve, has hiking and equestrian trails, sheltered picnic areas, and serves as the Gateway to the Upstate for the Palmetto Trail. The park is open from sunup to sundown and admission is always free.
- Magnolia Park VIEW DETAILS
Magnolia Park is located at 244 Magnolia Avenue in the City of Greenwood. This 3 acre park offers a walking trail, playground and picnic area.
- Magnolia Plantation and Gardens VIEW DETAILS
Founded in 1676 by the Drayton family, Magnolia Plantation has survived the centuries and witnessed the history of our nation unfold before it from the American Revolution through the Civil War and beyond. It is the oldest public tourist site in the Lowcountry, and the oldest public gardens in America, opening its doors to visitors in 1870 to view the thousands of beautiful flowers and plants in its famous gardens. So join us here at Magnolia Plantation to experience the beauty of its gardens and its rich history today. Visit their website for additional seasons and hours of operation.
- Manchester Meadows VIEW DETAILS
Completed in 2006, Manchester Meadows is one of Rock Hill��_��__s newest parks. After its grand opening, this 70 acre park quickly captured the interest of park and soccer enthusiasts locally, regionally and nationally with its soccer fields, trails, soccer pavilion, and additional park amenities nestled in a beautifully landscaped setting. Manchester Meadows can be enjoyed year-round and provides athletic programs for both youth and adults. The park also hosts local, regional and national soccer tournaments.
- Manchester State Forest VIEW DETAILS
The forest is managed to yield a variety of forest products, from pulpwood and sawtimber to poles and pine straw. Stands of non-native slash pine, planted in the 1960s, are being gradually harvested and replaced with longleaf pine. In 1989 the forest was severely damaged by Hurricane Hugo. Sixty-five percent of the timber base was destroyed. Since then hundreds of acres have been salvaged and replanted.
Manchester State Forest practices principles of high quality multiple-use and sustained-yield forest management. Multiple use management includes enhancing timber production, fish and wildlife habitat, air and water quality, soil conservation, scenic beauty, scientific research, and recreational opportunities. It does not mean that all uses must coexist at the same time. Depending on the circumstances on different parts of the forest, one use might be dominant while other uses are subordinated.
- Marion Hike/Bike Trail & Fitness Loop VIEW DETAILS
From the trail sign at the corner of Bobby Gerald Road and North Withlacoochee Street, follow this short, level, paved, out-and-back, hike/bike trail along open fields and farmland. You will parallel Bobby Gerald Road until you reach the end of the paved rail trail where you can return the way you came. If you want to extend your hike, or just take a short walk, you can walk around the Fitness Loop near the parking area in the park.
- Marrington Plantation Bike Trail VIEW DETAILS
Marrington Plantation Trail is a 13.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Goose Creek, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
- Mauldin City Park VIEW DETAILS
Mauldin has over 70 acres of parks. Springfield Park on Hyde Circle is home to baseball fields and a paved basketball court. City Park on East Butler Road features sprawling sports fields, a pedestrian walking trail and picnic shelters. Sunset Park, home to the only wheelchair softball field in the Southeast, also offers walking trails with picnic shelters.
- McLeod Park VIEW DETAILS
48.5 acres at 620 Santiago Drive with nature trails, 2 picnic shelters, restrooms, 5 lighted baseball fields, concession stands, press boxes, 6 basketball goals, a skate park, competition horseshoe facility, dog park, and pond.
- Meadowlake Park VIEW DETAILS
Meadowlake Park offers programs and services that enrich the quality of life for persons of all ages and abilities. Quality services, fun, in a safe and structured environment is what we provide to all of our patrons that visit Meadowlake Park. One of our most popular parks, located just off of I-20 is always hopping! The local neighborhoods enjoy a gym, kitchen, weight room, racquetball courts and classrooms. The baseball fields got a face-lift this year with the addition of a new concession stand with a media box. All of the fields have lights and Meadowlake Park is the only recreation center that has a full walking track with lights. The two tennis courts have been resurfaced and the nearby playground and picnic shelter is perfect for family get togethers.
- Mountain Creek Trail VIEW DETAILS
From Picnic Shelter 4, you can go either direction on this moderately difficult dirt trail. If you go to the right you will connect to the Lake Placid Trail, which encircles Lake Placid. You can ride to the lake, but not all the way around it. If you go left you will pass the amphitheater and continue to a junction with the Sulphur Springs Trail. You can follow a section of the Sulphur Springs trail, but only to Mountain Lake.
- Mt. Pisgah VIEW DETAILS
Mt. Pisgah includes one lighted ball field, one concession stand, one football/soccer field, one club house, ane one walking trail.
- Mullins Recreation Department VIEW DETAILS
Located on a 33 acre site, the Recreation Department has a wide range of facilities for family enjoyment. Lighted football, baseball/softball, and tennis courts make games available day & night. Other amenities include a walking track, a picnic shelter, and a full-size gym. There are always lots of programs for all ages being offered throughout the year. The Picnic Center on Gapway Street is also available at $35 for 6 hours. Reservations must be made in advance through the Mullins Recreation Department at 464-5200.
- Musgrove Mill State Historic Site VIEW DETAILS
Musgrove Mill��_��__s peaceful setting in the Piedmont woods stands in sharp contrast to the bloody Battle of Musgrove Mill that took place there on Aug.19, 1780. The Revolutionary War historic sites at Musgrove Mill interpret and protect the location of the Battle of Musgrove Mill. The battle, in which the vastly outnumbered Patriot militia outlasted the Loyalists in a surprising victory, is detailed through interpretive signage in the visitor center and along two and a half miles of nature trails. Natural features of the park include Horseshoe Falls and the Enoree River, along which much of the fighting took place. Special events and living history programs are held at the park throughout the year.
- Myrtle Beach State Park VIEW DETAILS
Along the far-reaching stretch of Grand Strand coastline, Myrtle Beach State Park sits nestled among oceanfront maritime forest. A quiet, and surprisingly green, escape from the otherwise bustling beach, the park provides educational opportunities, a nature trail and some of the best surf fishing South Carolina has to offer as well as stunning ocean views and another great fishing spot on Myrtle Beach pier. As far as Myrtle Beach campgrounds go, the parks€ is among the most popular, providing guests with Myrtle Beach pier and shoreline access as well as cozy sites tucked away under the towering trees. If the Myrtle Beach campgrounds aren€t for you, overnight guests may also stay in one of six rental cabins, built by the CCC in the 1930s.
- Nature Trail VIEW DETAILS
You can start the paved Nature Trail at the picnic area dn follow the banks of the Catawba River. This is a peaceful walk with just the sound of the water tumbling over rocks, and songs of many birds.
- Nature Trail VIEW DETAILS
The Nature Trail starts at the kiosk by the picnic shelter. It runs about 1/2 mile through the woods and ends up on the far side of the back lawn behind the mansion.
- Ninety Six National Historic Site VIEW DETAILS
Ninety Six National Historic Site is a Revolutionary War battle site that commemorates the first battle south of New England fought on November 19-21, 1775 and the longest field siege of the American Revolution, lasting 28 days in May _June 1781. Ninety Six played an important role in a series of events that ultimately led to the defeat and surrender of the British at Yorktown, Virginia in October 1781. The historic site is a unit of the National Park Service, a bureau of the United States Department of the Interior.
- Ninety Six Town Trail VIEW DETAILS
Ninety Six Town Trail is 1.5 miles long and runs along Highway 34 through middle of Ninety Six. The Trail starts at Ninety Six City Limits on Highway 34 toward Greenwood and ends at Ninety Six City Limits on Highway 34 toward Newberry. The Trail is beautifully landscaped, marked with signage, and lined with rock dust.
- North Augusta Greeneway Trail VIEW DETAILS
The North Augusta Greeneway, known to most citizens as “The Greeneway”, was named after former Mayor Thomas W. Greene (1985-1997). The Greeneway is a 7+ mile paved recreational trail that follows an abandoned railroad right of way purchased by the city in 1988.
- North Charleston Wannamaker County Park VIEW DETAILS
North Charleston Wannamaker County Park is a nature-oriented park designed for family and group use. It offers over 1,015 acres of beautiful woodlands and wetlands, and provides guests with a variety of activities. Miles of paved trails allow for exploration of the area��_��__s beautiful natural resources.
- North Lake Loop VIEW DETAILS
You will need to walk or ride on the Kanuga or Pipsissewa trails to get to North Lake. Once you are there you can enjoy the view as you circle the lake and then return the way you came, or vary your walk or ride by returning on the other trail. You may see deer, squirrels, birds, snakes, and a variety of other wildlife.
- Northside Greenway VIEW DETAILS
Along Dave Lyle Blvd. from Northside Recreation Center to Tech Park. Includes walking and bicycle trails.
- Oak Pinolly Nature Trail VIEW DETAILS
Starting from behind picnic shelter one, this is an easy to walk and easy to follow yellow blazed loop trail of one mile. In a nice touch, however, it maintains a remote feel despite crossing directly through the park’s most heavily used area. Basically an out-and-back trail, the Oak Pinolly Nature Trail has a small loop at the far end that’s a great area to spot deer. One point midway through the trail brims with switchcanes, ostrich ferns, and wild azaleas.
- Oakbrook Nature Trail VIEW DETAILS
The Oakbrook Nature Trail located just off Springview Lane near Summerville Medical Center, opened in July 2014. This winding trail covers a twelve-acre tract of land that has been designated by the US Army Corps of Engineers as a conservation area. The 3,600 feet long gravel trail gives way to wooden boardwalks to span three delineated wetland areas. Keep your eyes peeled, as this area is home to a variety of Lowcountry wildlife, including whitetail deer, turkeys, and a bevy of our reptilian friends.
- Oconee State Park VIEW DETAILS
Oconee State Park has all of the perks of a relaxing mountain getaway. The Oconee State Park campground, Rustic, CCC-era cabins and a lake with a swimming hole, canoe rentals and fishing opportunities are only a sample of the park��_��__s offerings. Several wooded nature trails wind through the foothills region and serve as the southern trailhead for the Foothills Trail, South Carolina��_��__s 80-mile wilderness hike on the Blue Ridge Escarpment. Oconee is the perfect place for a family getaway with nostalgic activities such as square dancing during the summer months, Fourth of July festivities and other holiday events.
- Oconee Station State Historic Site VIEW DETAILS
Originally a military compound and later a trading post, Oconee Station State Historic Site offers both recreational opportunities and a unique look at 18th and 19th century South Carolina. Oconee Station, a stone blockhouse used as an outpost by the S.C. State Militia from about 1792 to 1799, and the William Richards House, are the only two structures that remain today. Beyond the park’s historic significance, there’s a fishing pond and 1.5-mile nature trail that connects hikers to a trail leading into Sumter National Forest and ending at Station Cove Falls. The spring is an awesome time to view an abundance of wildflowers along this trail in and around Sumter National Forest and the majestic Station Cove Falls.
- Oconee Station Trail VIEW DETAILS
The Oconee Trail is an atypical mountain hike because it has little change in elevation. Nevetheless there are enough ups and downs to make it demanding. The surrounding countryside embodies everything pleasing about the Appalachian Mountains. On a good day (and with an early start) you might encounter wildlife such as deer, raccoons and wood ducks. From its trailhead at the park amphitheatre, the Oconee Trail follows green blazes and small white signs inscribed with “OT.” You will pass by one of the park’s two lakes, which are especially scenic under morning mists, and a pond where you may see beavers at work. The Oconee Trail ends at a juncture with the Old Waterwheel Trail. You can return as you came (1.6 miles). Or turn left on the Old Waterwheel Trail, hike to Cabin Area 7-13, and return to the campground on the park road (2 miles). A third option is to turn right onto the Waterwheel Trail, follow it to the trailhead of the Foothills Trail, and return to the campground on the park road (3 miles).
- Oconee Station Trail VIEW DETAILS
Because countless wildflowers decorate the forest in spring, this easy 1.5-mile trail in Oconee Station State Historic Site has become a favorite of Upstate naturalists. The trail also features a fine view of Station Cove Falls, a stepped, 60-foot waterfall that’s among the prettiest in a county full of waterfalls. In 1792, Oconee County’s first European settlers built Oconee Station, a small wood and stone “blockhouse” about a mile from the falls. The military fort and accompanying 1805 residence were intended to protect settlers from Cherokee and vice-versa. Today, they are on the National Register of Historic Places. From the trailhead in the main parking area, you will start downhill and come to a fork. Both legs come together after circling a pond, so you might elect to go out on one and return on the other. Upon passing the pond, you will cross Oconee Station Road and enter the Sumter National Forest. As you walk, look for beaver ponds, an alder swamp (the result of past beaver ponds), and in springtime, an amazing array of wildflowers, particularly pink lady’s slipper orchids. The trail ends at the falls, where the waterfall’s spray area is home to rare and endangered plant life, so step carefully.
- Old Santee Canal Park VIEW DETAILS
Old Santee Canal Park’s 195 acres commemorate the rich history and habitat of Berkeley County. Four miles of boardwalks meander through the quiet backwaters of Biggin Creek and its surrounding swamp offering quiet glimpses of the flora and fauna. A three-mile paddle trail immerses you in a cypress swamp where alligators, wood ducks, turtles and ospreys flourish amid a thriving community of southern shield ferns and other native vegetation.
- Old Water Wheel Trail VIEW DETAILS
You can begin this very quiet, scenic, wooded, occasionally steep, loop trail at either entry point off the paved park road. If you begin at the Foothills Trailhead, you will follow the path to the right where you will see an orange and white OWT marker and a green blaze above. As you wind through the quiet woods, you will turn left at another sign. Remember to watch for markers to make sure you are on the trail. You will ascend hills that offer glimpses of the surrounding woods, cross the creek on plank footbridges, and meander amid mountain laurel. Watch for bear, deer, snakes, and a variety of birds and other wildlife. When you come to the sign for the Old Waterwheel, you can hike down stone steps and view the remnants of the stone structure where the wheel was once used to pump water (the waterwheel has since been moved to the park lake). Return to the trail and follow the markers uphill over log ties on a dirt slope. At the top of the narrow trail you will reach a roadbed where you can turn right and walk a short distance to the paved park road (the parking area is to the right), or you can extend your hike on the Oconee Trail.
- Olympia Park VIEW DETAILS
:This 4.98 acre neighborhood park is located at Olympia Avenue down from Divine Truth Ministries by the Congaree River. This facility includes two picnic tables, a multi-purpose playground, nice trail good for jogging/walking, and a dedication bench in loving memory of Constance Arielle Baker who attended USC in 2005.
- Osbon Park VIEW DETAILS
The Osbon Park is a pet friendly area, which includes a picnic shelter, girls, and a walking track.
- Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail VIEW DETAILS
The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail can be visited in any season. It includes sections of walkable pathway, a Commemorative Motor Route, affiliated historic sites and museums, and wayside exhibits. Along the way it passes through four NPS areas, two National Forests, an Army Corps of Engineers Dam & Reservoir, plus several state and county parks. The numerous communities along its four state area encompass stories and history from a variety of eras, allowing visitors to utilize the trail as a pathway to discover the cultural and natural heritage of a unique region of the United States.
- Palmetto Trail: Awendaw Passage VIEW DETAILS
Awendaw Passage is the coastal terminus of the mountains-to-sea Palmetto Trail. The Trail��_��__s namesake trees greet users at the Buck Hall Recreation Area trailhead. Starting at the Intracoastal Waterway, the Trail meanders westward through maritime forest and offers sweeping vistas of Lowcountry salt marsh along Awendaw Creek. At Walnut Grove, look for a scenic overlook and boardwalk. A canoe launch for Awendaw Creek is located at the end of Rosa Green Road.
- Palmetto Trail: Blackstock Battlefield Passage VIEW DETAILS
Blackstock Battlefield Passage offers four miles of nature trails, camping, and first-rate mountain biking along a remote section of the Tyger River where Revolutionary War patriots defeated the British. On November 20, 1780, patriot militia fighting under Gen. Thomas Sumter (aka, ��_��__The Carolina Gamecock��_��__) prevailed over British regulars under Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton (aka, ��_��__Bloody Ban��_��__). Two months later Tarleton lost the Battle of Cowpens and fled north with his remaining troops. Preservation of the 54-acre Blackstock battlefield and construction of the Palmetto Trail are a combined effort of Palmetto Conservation, the Spartanburg Greenway Alliance, and the Mary Black Foundation. International Paper Company donated the site. AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) assisted with passage construction. Botanists from the A.C. Moore Herbarium at the University of South Carolina conducted rare plant surveys, and on-site displays highlight the region��_��__s plant and animal life.
- Palmetto Trail: Blue Ridge Electric Co-op Passage VIEW DETAILS
Blue Ridge Electric Co-Op Passage winds through remote and rugged areas, and rewards hikers with an abundance of native flowers and wildlife, mountaintop vistas, waterfalls, and an impressive boulder field. The passage begins at Pinnacle Pavilion (��_��__The Barn��_��__) in Table Rock State Park and travels through the Wesleyan Camp into the Jocassee Gorges. According to Native American legend, Jocassee means ��_��__Place of the Lost One,��_��__ a description worth heeding. The Jocassee Gorges is owned by the SC Department of Natural Resources.
- Palmetto Trail: Blue Wall Passage VIEW DETAILS
The Blue Wall Passage crosses pristine natural areas managed by The Nature Conservancy and home to more than 100 species of birds. Wildlife, scenery, and a 30-foot cascading waterfall on a side loop offer fantastic photo ops for nature lovers. The eastern trailhead is located in the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE), an education/recreation center with easy paths, a pond, and an observation boardwalk. Country roads and sidewalks take the Trail user through downtown Landrum and around lovely Lake Lanier. The Southern Blue Ridge Escarpment at miles 12 to 14 climbs steeply and abruptly to Vaughns Gap (trailhead for Poinsett Reservoir Passage). Landrum offers quaint antique shops, great eateries, and comfy B&Bs.
- Palmetto Trail: Capital City Passage VIEW DETAILS
Capital City Passage, the first urban passage on the Palmetto Trail, features South Carolina��_��__s largest city and seat of state government. The passage follows city sidewalks through beautiful neighborhoods, past city parks and schools, along the historic Horseshoe at the University of South Carolina, and across the steps of the State Capitol. Wander a few blocks off the Trail and enjoy shopping, restaurants, and many points of interest that help make ��_��__famously hot��_��__ Columbia a great city. The passage links Fort Jackson Passage to Riverfront Park and the Broad River.
- Palmetto Trail: Croft Passage VIEW DETAILS
Croft Passage is a roller coaster for hikers, cyclists, and equestrians (watch signs for designated areas) through historic Croft State Park. Near the southern trailhead, the 65-foot ��_��__Advance America��_��__ Bridge��_��__the longest trail bridge in a state park��_��__crosses Fairforest Creek. In the 1700s, the nearby shoals supported a hub of mills, trading, and political activity, including the area��_��__s first governmental organization, the Spartan Militia District. The northern trailhead marks the site of a Revolutionary militia victory at the First Battle of Cedar Springs in 1780. The park is best known as Camp Croft, a World War II Army training center. A _-mile hike on a blue-blazed trail spur leads to Whitestone Springs, site of a 1902 resort hotel. Croft Passage connects Hub City and Glenn Springs Passages.
- Palmetto Trail: Enoree Passage VIEW DETAILS
Enoree Passage is 36 continuous Trail miles through Sumter National Forest, linking Newberry, Laurens, and Union counties. The southern trailhead is located at the end of Forest Service Road 379 (Chandler Road) off Old Whitmire Road (SR 81). The Palmetto Trail winds 4 miles through pine ridges and hardwood bottomlands, and crosses Gilders Creek and Indian Creek before joining Buncombe Horse Trail. From the 10 miles to Brick House Campground, hikers and bicyclists share the Trail with equestrians. Buncombe trailhead for equestrians is located at Brick House Recreation Area (mile 14) and accessed from SC 66. Heading north, the Trail meanders through some of the most diverse habitats located in the Enoree Ranger District, including a beaver pond, numerous hardwood drains, and the Enoree River corridor. Take a break on the 80-foot bridge for superb views of the river, and stop to fish in Macedonia, Sedalia, and John��_��__s Creek lakes on the way to the northern trailhead at Sedalia Campground.
- Palmetto Trail: Fort Jackson Passage VIEW DETAILS
Fort Jackson Passage takes you through the heart and into the woods of this spectacular military facility. Fort Jackson was established in the year 1917 to answer the call for trained fighting men in WWI. The Fort was named in honor of Major General Andrew Jackson, a native son of the Palmetto State and seventh president of the United States. Today the installation covers 52,000 acres and is the Army��_��__s largest basic training center. In addition to hiking and mountain biking, this passage offers a great diversity in both plants and animals. You may also see a platoon of soldiers on their daily drill.
- Palmetto Trail: Glenn Springs Passage VIEW DETAILS
Rolling farmlands, mature forests, and the historic town of Glenn Springs highlight the Glenn Springs Passage. In the 19th century, Glenn Springs was known for the health benefits of its mineral waters. Now listed in the National Register, the historic district includes 20 historic buildings from about 1840 to 1940 and the site of a popular resort hotel. For most of this passage, local residents allow the Palmetto Trail to cross their farms and forests. Please respect their private property and stay on the Trail.
- Palmetto Trail: High Hills of Santee Passage VIEW DETAILS
High Hills of Santee in Sumter County was named for the high, sandy ridges that are part of the Sandhills geographical region. These rolling hills are the remains of an ancient ocean shoreline found in the Carolinas and Georgia. Over time, the beach sand and shells transformed into rock, called coquina, which can be seen today throughout Poinsett State Park. In the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps used the native stone to build many structures in the park. The highest point in Poinsett is about 130 feet above the adjacent Wateree Swamp. The views are impressive and the mosquitoes less bothersome than in the swamp. From Poinsett, the passage follows ridges through the pines and hardwoods in Manchester State Forest south to Mill Creek County Park. Birdwatching includes the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker.
- Palmetto Trail: Hub City Connector VIEW DETAILS
The Hub City Connector is about nine Trail miles of greenways, bicycle lanes, and safe, signed sidewalks through the city of Spartanburg. The connector travels along the city��_��__s Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail and through Liberty Garden, and connects the School for the Deaf and Blind, with the downtown, Converse College, Wofford College, Spartanburg Regional Heart Center, Spartanburg Medical Center, and USC Upstate. The wildly popular Mary Black Rail Trail is noted for its colorful signs and benches along the pedestrian- and bike-friendly path. This paved and flat two-mile section follows the historic 1849 Spartanburg-Union railroad (Norfolk Southern). The paved Liberty Trail is a garden oasis that follows a cascading stream. Both the Mary Black Rail Trail and the Liberty Trail offer geocaching, the modern treasure-hunting adventure.
- Palmetto Trail: Lake Marion VIEW DETAILS
Lake Marion Passage skirts along the high-water mark of the lake��_��__s north side between Santee, SC, and Mill Creek County Park. Trail users are rewarded with magnificent vistas of the upper coastal plain and opportunities to spot abundant wildlife and colorful flora, especially in the spring rainy season. Between mile markers 5 and 6, a short side trip down Fort Watson Road leads to the site of ancient Santee Indian burial mounds (circa 3,500 years old). During the American Revolution, the British built Fort Watson on the mounds to improve visibility and protect supply lines between Charleston and Camden. Patriots under General Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, and Lt. Col. Henry ��_��__Light Horse Harry��_��__ Lee captured the fort in 1781. The site is in the Santee National Wildlife Refuge.
- Palmetto Trail: Lake Moultrie Passage VIEW DETAILS
Scenic and popular Lake Moultrie Passage rings the eastern and northern shores of a 60,000-acre lake, and panoramic views are spectacular. Much of the passage shares Santee-Cooper��_��__s service roads on the lake��_��__s earthen levees, which makes the trail a favorite with mountain bikers. From the Hwy 52 trailhead, a short hike through pine forest opens to the Pinopolis East Dike, a perfect place for admiring sunsets. After a walk through Bonneau Beach, the trail continues along the north-shore dike system until it crosses historic Santee Canal. The last few miles pass through a mature hardwood and pine forest that includes fascinating swamp terrain around Bulltown Bay.
- Palmetto Trail: Lynch’s Woods Passage VIEW DETAILS
Although this moderately difficult section of the Palmetto Trail is short, the beauty of the park makes it a worthwhile hike or ride. Mountain bikers may find some surprise challenges, in the form of short steep hills. You will pass through a forest of old growth trees and trickling creeks. Ground flowers in the spring and summer add to the beauty of the area. Other trails within the park are available to extend your hike or ride, but be aware that some of the trails are shared with equestrians. Water and facilities are available. Insect repellant is recommended during warm weather.
- Palmetto Trail: Saluda Mountains Passage VIEW DETAILS
Saluda Mountains Passage runs along the ridge defining the northern perimeter of the Poinsett Watershed and the border between the Carolinas. The 19,000-acre watershed is a pristine wilderness area with remarkable habitat for rare plants and animals, including the threatened Peregrine falcon. Greenville Water System (GW) owns the tract, which drains the headwaters of the North Saluda River into Poinsett Reservoir. The Nature Conservancy holds the conservation easement. GW permits hiking, but enforces strict rules in exchange for access. Please help Palmetto Conservation keep this passage open by following the rules. Note that many organisms in the streams have low tolerance for pollution. Practicing ��_��__Leave No Trace��_��__ is essential in this extraordinary ecosystem. The passage trailhead connects with Poinsett Reservoir Passage at Orchard Lake Campground.
- Palmetto Trail: Swamp Fox Passage VIEW DETAILS
At 47 miles, the Swamp Fox Passage is the longest section of the cross-state Palmetto Trail. The passage traverses four distinct ecosystems through Francis Marion National Forest, including swamps made famous as hideouts of Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion. Mature long-leaf pine forests are home to the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. Grassy savannas with abundant wildlife border Dog Swamp and Turkey Creek, and a cypress pool footbridge offers excellent views of the impressive Wadboo Swamp. Three trailheads provide users with options for one long trek or shorter day trips. Any access point makes for an enjoyable trip and diverse views.
- Palmetto Trail: USC Upstate Passage VIEW DETAILS
This 1.3-mile passage of the Palmetto Trail begins on the campus of the University of South Carolina Upstate campus in Spartanburg, SC, and dives into a wooded forest on the banks of the Lawson��_��__s Fork Creek. Visitors may enjoy pleasant vistas in the winter months as the hard packed dirt trail contours away from the trailhead at the Rampey Center and drops slowly to a T-junction at a picnic area above the Lawson��_��__s Fork. Here, users may continue either north or south on the Trail. To the north (left) the Trail follows a scenic route on a raised corridor above the creek. Amateur botanists may want to keep their eyes out for the dwarf-flowered heartleaf (Hexastylis naniflora), which is the only naturally occurring, federally endangered plant in Spartanburg County. The Trail passes a rocky knoll and a wooden bridge before venturing onto a single path on the banks of the Lawson��_��__s Fork. The creek is a typical Piedmont stream that forms within sight of the Blue Ridge Mountains and flows for 29 miles through Spartanburg County. Kingfishers, great blue herons, mallards, beaver, and muskrat are common along its waters. In spring and summer months, it is possible to encounter nonpoisonous water snakes. (Contrary to popular belief, there are no cottonmouths in Spartanburg County.)
- Palmetto Trail: Wateree Passage VIEW DETAILS
The Wateree Passage begins in Poinsett State Park and runs to the Wateree River, crossing through Manchester State Forest and traveling along the remnants of the old SC Railroad through Sumter Junction. The passage is one of the most diverse sections of the Palmetto Trail, traversing a variety of landscapes, from high hills down to a magnificent river swamp. After two miles, the trail climbs Molly��_��__s Bluff (elevation 260 feet), one of the higher elevations in Sumter County. The bluff offers excellent vistas across Wateree swamp to Richland County.
- Paris Mountain State Park VIEW DETAILS
Paris Mountain State Park��_��__s roots date as far back as the Great Depression, when it was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. This heritage can still be seen in the preserved stone and timber outside of the renovated bathhouse, now known as the Park Center. Inside, the center features historical exhibits and a classroom to teach young and old about the park��_��__s ecology. Paris Mountain is located in the rapidly-developing city of Greenville, South Carolina, and although the park was once a rural retreat, bikers, hikers and those visiting Camp Buckhorn now keep the park bustling year round. When it comes to camping in state parks, the Paris Mountain State Park camping facilities are top-notch and include paved camping sites, 13 of which offer tent pads, and five trailside campsites around the North Lake Trail Loop. Whether you��_��__re coming from out of state or just looking to escape from Greenville, South Carolina for a few days, make your Paris Mountain State Park camping reservations and prepare for a weekend of great outdoor recreation.
- Paved Bicycle Trail VIEW DETAILS
This is a one mile paved trail from Raille Street (City Park) to Fourth Street (York Recreation Complex).
- Peachtree Rock Natural Preserve VIEW DETAILS
Starting from either parking area, you will enter a 306-acre refuge dedicated to the protection of some unique sandstone formations. The most famous, Peachtree Rock, looks like a precariously balanced overturned pyramid. Some 20 feet high, it is a remnant from millions of years ago when the Sandhills were the continent€s eastern coastline, which accounts for the largest collection of marine fossils found in the state. Just north of Peachtree Rock and you will see the only naturally occurring waterfall in the Midlands, a 20-foot drop into Hunt Creek that€s cool and refreshing during hotter weather. From the waterfall continue in an easterly direction to the highest point in the preserve where you will see another feature, the Tall Rock (or Little Peachtree Rock). This area is hiking only, and leave only your footprints. Insect repellent is recommended during warm months.
- Pelion Park VIEW DETAILS
Pelion Park includes a football field, soccer field, restrooms, and walking trails.
- Piedmont Athletic Complex VIEW DETAILS
Piedmont Athletic Complex was initially built in 1964 by the Greenville County School District as Woodmont High School. Greenville County Rec acquired the site and converted the two baseball/softball diamonds into rectangular, multi-purpose fields in 2011. There is also nice and paved walking path.
- Piedmont Medical Center Trail VIEW DETAILS
The Piedmont Medical Center Trail, located in the Riverwalk community, offers scenic views of the Catawba River and is a great location for outdoor activities. The trail is 10 ft. wide, and it is 2 1/2 miles long and connects to Cherry Road/Hwy 21 at it’s north end. To the south, it ends near the Norfolk Southern train trestle. (Note: The trail does not form a loop.) The trail features flat areas as well as uphill and downhill stretches with steep grades. Along the trail are benches, garbage cans, pet stations, and bridges. Restrooms are located at the parking lot. The trail is located in a flood plain and is subject to flooding. Use caution during and after periods of heavy precipitation. An addition to the trail is a connector that connects the Piedmont Medical Center Trail to the River Park Trail which allows miles of beautiful wilderness enjoyment. Beginning at Highway 21 to the lower parking lot of River Park, there is 3.35 miles of trail to enjoy. Remember the total mileage provided is only one way, so make sure to have a plan if you don’t plan to walk the whole trail.
- Pine Grove Sports Complex VIEW DETAILS
The Pine Grove Sprots Complex includes softball fields, soccer fields, playground, picnic area, canteen, and walking trail.
- Pineforest Park VIEW DETAILS
The Pineforest Park includes a walking trail, a playground, and green space.
- Piney Mountain Park VIEW DETAILS
Piney Mountain Park is located in northern Greenville county and has a paved, handicap accessible, walking trail that loops around an athletic field and picnic shelter. The park also provides a playground, as well as restrooms.
- Pipsissewa Trail VIEW DETAILS
From the parking area at the Buckhorn Gate, you will need to walk or ride approximately 0.9 mile on the Brissy Ridge Trail to the junction of the out and back Pipsissewa. Once you reach the junction of the North Lake Trail, you can return or circle the lake. You may see deer, squirrels, birds, snakes, and a variety of other wildlife.
- Pleasant Ridge Park VIEW DETAILS
The Pleasant Ridge Park includes a fishing lake, mountain biking, a playground, shelter, and a walking trail.
- Poinsett Park VIEW DETAILS
The Poinsett Park includes a playground, restrooms, a grill, and a walking trail.
- Poinsett State Park VIEW DETAILS
In the High Hills of Santee, where the South Carolina Sandhills of the Midlands region meet the coastal plain region, you��_��__ll find Poinsett State Park. Called the “mountains of the midlands,” this mixed ecosystem yields a high degree of biodiversity and some of the most unique natural sightings in the park system, especially along the Palmetto trail which winds through the Manchester State Forest. 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.
- Point Trail VIEW DETAILS
The short Eagle Point Trail also starts at the picnic area, and ends at a bluff overlooking the Catawba River.
- Polo Road Park VIEW DETAILS
Polo Road Park offers an array of programs and services to improve the quality of life for people of all ages. We have a great family environment where safety and positive interactions are our goals. Our programs for children help reduce childhood obesity and provide a friendly environment for kids to meet one another. Adults benefit from services that improve their health and wellness, reduce stress and increase social connections within the community. Polo Road Park has a great array of amenities, including a gym, game room, fitness room, classrooms, and a kitchen. The park is also known for its many athletic fields that include lighted softball and baseball fields, six lighted soccer fields, and a football field. It is adjacent to Sesquicentennial State Park and hiking trails are accessible.
- Quarry Trail VIEW DETAILS
Like Fants Grove Lake Trail, this ride follows the shoreline of Lake Hartwell in and out of wooded coves. Be prepared for a more difficult ride with terribly eroded steeps. Beginner and intermediate riders will be off the bike frequently. On the Quarry Trail, you will be rewarded with a longer ride and more scenic views across the lake. On a clear day, you can see the rolling foothills of the western part of the state. Tread: 2.9 miles on singletrack, 1 mile on old roadbed, .2 mile on gravel road, and 1.8 miles on pavement.
- Quinine Hill Park VIEW DETAILS
Quinine Hill Park, near the intersection of Forest Drive and Beltline Boulevard, features a walking trail with a forgiving rubber surface for easy walking or jogging. Quinine Hill Park also has covered picnic tables for small gatherings or events and quiet seating for lunch-hour getaways or afternoon reading.
- Recreation Complex on the Greenway VIEW DETAILS
The Recreation Complex on the Greenway is a state-of-the-art fitness center for all ages, offering the most comprehensive and modern recreation facility in the town of Fort Mill. Come check out the 60,000 square foot facility, fitness classes, education programs and incredibly competitive rates. Complex membership includes access to the 2,100-acre Greenway. The Complex offers youth and adult organized sports, recreational and competitive swimming in an indoor Olympic-sized pool, weight training and cardio equipment, individualized personal training and group fitness, as well as an array of other activities and programs. Fitness options are offered in an environment that makes visitors feel at home, regardless of their current fitness level.
- Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site VIEW DETAILS
Redcliffe Plantation completed in 1859, was once the home of James Henry Hammond, three generations of his descendants, and numerous African-American familites like the Henleys, Goodwins, & Wigfalls who worked at the site as slaves and later free men and women. Now one of the many historic plantations South Carolina has opened to the public, this site symbolizes the ambition, wealth and power of James Henry Hammond a successful cotton planter, congressman, governor and senator, who spent his life defending the southern plantation system and his status within it.
- Ridgewood Park Community Center VIEW DETAILS
Ridgewood Park Community Center has a picnic shelter, a playground, security lighting and a walking trail that is approximately a quarter of a mile in length. The trail is made of paved, recycled, rubberized material which allows for ADA accessibility and full participation of all patrons. In addition to the walking trail, there are four exercise stations placed strategically along the trail to allow for a full body workout of 10 different, low-impact exercises. Enjoy the decorative lighting around the trail and relax on one of the four park benches located under the shade trees. Pack a lunch to enjoy at the picnic shelter and let the children play in the enclosed playground as you watch their every movement while walking along the trail.
- River Park VIEW DETAILS
Everyone can enjoy River Park’s environmentally sensitive 70 acres on the pristine Catawba River. Several miles of wooded trails, including handicapped accessible trails, wander through the park and along the scenic river. You can enjoy a picnic while observing plants, birds and animals in a peaceful undisturbed setting. Added to the trail was a connector that connects River Park to the Piedmont Medical Center Trail which allows miles of beautiful wilderness enjoyment. Beginning at Highway 21 to the lower parking lot of River Park, there is 3.35 miles of trail to enjoy. Remember the total mileage provided is only one way, so make sure to have a plan if you don’t plan to walk the whole trail. River Park is also the perfect setting to learn about the delicate balance between man and our natural resources. Frequent visitors to the park include scout troops and school groups. River Park is the location for many of the Environmental Education classes offered by PRT including the Leopold Education Project. Paddling enthusiasts make use of the kayak/ canoe access for outings with friends or for planned paddles through PRT��_��__s popular Paddling Program. As the park continues to grow, the unique natural habitat will always be respected.
- River Trail VIEW DETAILS
Forking off from the Nature Trail is the River Trail running through the Sumter National Forest to the Tyger River and back.
- River Trail at Riverbanks Zoo & Botantical Gardens VIEW DETAILS
Riverbanks Botanical Garden opened on June 10, 1995 on one of the most beautiful natural sites in South Carolina. Scenic river views, spectacular valley overlooks, and a walled garden ablaze with color are but a few of the attractions that greet visitors to one the nation’s best botanical gardens, located on the west bank of the Saluda River across from Riverbanks Zoo. The Botanical Garden��_��__s site features three distinct topographies: the flood plain valley, the valley slopes and the uplands. In addition to its natural beauty, the site has significant historical value as the location of one of South Carolina��_��__s first water-powered textile mills.
- Riverbend Equestrian Park VIEW DETAILS
Located on 66 acres of rolling countryside near Furman University, the park features two lighted show rings, a dressage ring, a barn and 150 show stalls. The park offers a year-round instructional program, and a therapeutic riding program for children and adults with special needs. A petting zoo complete with barnyard animals and a picnic area complete the facilities. There is a charge for programs and special events only.
- Riverfront Park VIEW DETAILS
Riverfront Park opened in 1983 for recreational usage of the land where the original waterworks for the City of Columbia was situated. This was also the site of the world’s first electrically operated textile mill, and the hydroelectric plant, the oldest one in the state, is still operating. 140 acres make up Riverfront Park. The park, which separates the Historic Columbia Canal and the Congaree River, is approximately 167 acres and is just west of Huger Street. A popular jogging/walking trail runs two and one half miles along the linear park and offers wonderful views of the river. There is also a beautiful brick amphitheater as well as a self-guided walkway by the old parts of the water plant. The park has the capability of hosting smaller concerts. Riverfront Park also includes an outdoor gym which features seven pieces of equipment including a Lat pull down and vertical press, a rower, a 2-person wheelchair accessible chest press, a 4-person leg press, an elliptical cross trainer, 4-person pendulum and 3-person static combo.
- Rivers Bridge State Historic Site VIEW DETAILS
Rivers Bridge State Historic Site marks the site of one of the Confederacy€s last stands against General William T. Sherman€s sweep across the South. Of all the Civil War Sites in South Carolina, the Battle of Rivers Bridge is the only one in the State Parks system that is home to a preserved battlefield.
- Roberts Church Community Trail VIEW DETAILS
Features Include: .5 mile ADA asphalt trail loop that can be as long as you wish it to be! Butterfly garden with solar driven water fountain. Hyco Memorial
Picnic Area available with tables, benches, library box with books, water source, etc. Open for walking, with and without dogs, biking, and hiking
during daylight hours.
- Rock Creek Trail VIEW DETAILS
The Rock Creek Trail is a beautiful trail that begins at the Self Regional Healthcare Express Care facility off Rock Creek Boulevard just off the 72 Bypass. The trail is made of gravel and has several bridges. The trail is beautified by gorgeous trees, a lovely lake, and many native blooming plants.
- Rock Quarry Garden VIEW DETAILS
The Rock Quarry Garden is located on the site of a pre-Civil War granite quarry. The quarry was abandoned and in 1930 the newly formed Garden Club of Greenville led a restoration effort to create beauty.
- Rocky Branch Natural Area VIEW DETAILS
The Rocky Branch Natural Area can be found on the outskirts of the Town of Little Mountain. This hidden gem offers visitors a great hiking trail that will take you to a small brook. A picnic shelter and restrooms are also available. This is a wonderful place to enjoy some peace and quiet while hiking in the woods.
- Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site VIEW DETAILS
Visitors can tour one of the finest plantation homes of the South, walk the elegant grounds, admire its beautiful rose gardens and explore other original plantation buildings. The site also includes the River Trail and the Nature Trail. Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas. Visit the website for more information.
- Runde Park VIEW DETAILS
Runde Park includes a baseball/softball field, a basketball court, chairs, picnic area, a playground, restrooms, tables, and trail access.
- Sadlers Creek State Park VIEW DETAILS
Sadlers Creek State Park sits on 395 acres on a peninsula that extends into Lake Hartwell, one of the Savannah River reservoirs. Camping on Lake Hartwell at one of 37 lakefront campground sites, observing wildlife and recreational watersports are only a small sampling of activities to be enjoyed in the park. The park makes a perfect location for family reunions or other gatherings, offering a lakeside pavilion and two rental picnic shelters.
- Saluda Shoals Park VIEW DETAILS
Saluda Shoals Park is a premier, natural, environmentally sensitive riverfront park that invites visitors to experience the treasures of the Saluda River through exceptional educational, recreational and cultural opportunities.
- Sand Hills State Forest VIEW DETAILS
Sand Hills State Forest, a 46,838 acre tract in Chesterfield and Darlington Counties near Patrick.
Recreation available: Deer Hunting, Quail Hunting, Dove Hunting, Squirrel and Rabbit Hunting, Turkey Hunting, Pond Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding Trails, Individual Camping, Picnicking.
- Sandhills Hiking Trail VIEW DETAILS
You will start this fairly easy walking loop trail from the sand parking area near the boat house and circle the lake. A number of boardwalks cross the wet areas, which are home for a variety of birds. From the bridge over Jackson Creek you will see a waterfall and a connection to the Jackson Creek Nature Trail. In the spring and early summer months you will be treated to the beauty of wild flowers and the cinnamon scent of sweet pepperbush.
- Sandy Springs Walking Track VIEW DETAILS
A nice 0.4 mile, asphalt track with lights. Several park benches around the track, some playground equipment, a pavilion with picnic tables, and a charcoal grill. Dogs must be on a leash.
- Santee Cooper Wildlife Management Area VIEW DETAILS
The Santee Cooper Wildlife Management Area includes hike trails, boat ramps, and fishing.
- Santee State Park VIEW DETAILS
Located in South Carolina��_��__s well-known Santee Cooper Country, Santee State Park sits along Lake Marion. South Carolina 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 and have been attracting families for years. Other amenities and activities found in the park include the Village Round, a community meeting building with a large, screened-in grilling facility, biking and hiking trails and pontoon boat tours of the flooded cypress forest on Lake Marion. South Carolina natives and out-of-towners alike can find something fun to do in Santee State Park-camping, fishing, boating and a whole lot more. Start planning your trip now!
- Santee Town Hall Complex VIEW DETAILS
This complex includes Santee’s Town Hall, the Cultural Arts & Visitors Center, a gazebo, and picnic shelters. Restrooms and drinking water are available here. This place is a nice resting spot along the Palmetto Trail. Parking is available here, although some of the lots require a special permit.
- Sawmill Branch Bike/Hike VIEW DETAILS
Starting at Gahagan Road or the parking area on Luden Drive, you can walk or ride this flat 10 _foot wide out and back paved trail within the Town of Summerville. You will follow the Sawmill Branch Canal and through a wooded area in the southern part of the city.
- Scott Park VIEW DETAILS
Scott Park includes four lighted tennis courts, a 1/4 mile running track, a one mile walking trail, four sand volleyball courts, a playground, picnic shelter, and restrooms.
- Scott’s Creek Greenway Trail VIEW DETAILS
From the parking area, cross over the footbridge to reach this flat, paved, out and back trail. As you follow Scott€s Creek, you will be treated to the sounds of birds and the rustling sound of water. Lights along the trail provide illumination for evening walks.
- Sculptured Oak Nature Trail VIEW DETAILS
The Sculptured Oak Trail is an easy hiking trail about .5 miles long.
- Sesquicentennial State Park VIEW DETAILS
Sesquicentennial State Park, affectionately known to locals as “Sesqui”, is a spacious, green getaway in the heart of the Sandhills region. Once you’re immersed in the 1,400 acres of pines, camping sites, and nature trails you forget just how close you are to bustling, downtown Columbia, South Carolina. A retreat center complete with a kitchen and overnight, dormitory-style accommodations make the park an ideal spot for family reunions and group gatherings. Camping sites are also available to overnight guests. The park provides kayak and canoe rentals, fishing, two nature trails and a 6-mile bicycle loop for day-use recreation.
- Seven Oaks Park VIEW DETAILS
Built in 1973 and located at 200 Leisure Lane in the St. Andrews area, Seven Oaks Park (SOP) is a full-service recreation complex offering fitness, athletics, and instructional and cultural arts programs to the Irmo community. Seven Oaks Park€s special events, recreation programs, and volunteer opportunities are designed for youth, adults, seniors and persons with special needs.
- Sewee Shell Mound VIEW DETAILS
The mystique surrounding the area emcompassed by this one-mile, self-guided, interpretive trail dates back 4,000 years. The trail begins along a shady lane of trees which opens into an area heavily influenced by the forces of nature and man. The 120-foot boardwalk overlooks a prehistoric shell mound and offers five interpretive stops in addition to breathtaking views of the salt marsh, tidal creek and the Intracoastal Waterway.
- Sinkhole Pond Nature Trail VIEW DETAILS
From the parking area, you will walk through a varied habitat, from a pine forest, to a swampy area, then to a near-desert area around the highlight of this trail, a limestone sinkhole pond. During dry periods you may not see a defined pond, but during wet periods you may see two ponds. You will find an interesting educational sign at the pond, which explains the formation of sinkholes in the area. There are deer trails and random footpaths, including a shortcut through thick brush back to the parking area, but stay on the main trail.
- South Tibwin Hiking Trail VIEW DETAILS
Whether you are hiking or mountain biking, pick up a map at the kiosk in the parking area, to guide you around the 5.0 miles of level looping trails. You will follow a double track dirt and sand road into lush wetland foliage intermingled with areas of pine and sweetgum trees. In places the trail narrows as you pass through tall grass and wet mud. You will cross over dark water dotted with lily pads, and loop past several dikes. Alligators, water birds, snakes and cypress trees thrive in this habitat. So do mosquitoes — remember to wear insect repellent! Most of the trail is open all year, although some segments are closed for wildlife management from November 1 through March 1.
- Southland Park VIEW DETAILS
A basketball court, picnic area, playground, ball field, picnic shelter, and a .25 mile walking trail to Blackjack Oaks Heritage Preserve are all part of this 6.7 acres park.
- Starr Walking Track VIEW DETAILS
100 feet from the Fire Department. This location has a playground!
- Station Cove Falls VIEW DETAILS
Station Cove Falls is an easy . 5 mile hiking trail leading to a 60-foot waterfall.
- Sulphur Springs Loop VIEW DETAILS
From Picnic Area 6, you can start in either direction on this narrow, steep, strenuous, rocky, rugged, white-blazed loop trail. If you cross the park road and begin at the trail sign, you will climb up and down wooded slopes until you reach the parking area at Buckhorn Gate. At the trail kiosk keep right, continue up another steep slope, and bear left at the fork with the Brissey Ridge trail. You will walk through mixed pine and hardwood forest atop a mountain ridge and pass the Old Firetower Trail on the left, before you begin to climb up and down along deep ravines and running streams lined with mountain laurel and rhododendron. As you pass through these diverse habitats, you may see a variety of birds, snakes, deer, and other wildlife. The trail levels out near the shores of Mountain Lake where you will pass a large dam and follow one of several trail branches that return to the parking area where you began.
- Sumter National Forest VIEW DETAILS
Wildlife and green space with associated recreation opportunities such as hiking/biking trails, OHV trails, hunting/fishing, and camping at Fell, Lick Fork Lake, and Parsons Mountain developed sites. Peaceful getaway can be obtained in this 118,529-acre woodland forested area which is also adjacent to the Army Corps of Engineer public lands on the east. These lands are adjacent to Clark’s Hill Lake which provides ample water activities.
- Sunset Park VIEW DETAILS
The Sunset Park includes, four baseball fields, two picinic shelters, a half basketball court, playground, restrooms, a walking trail, and two multi-purpose fields.
- Sweet Gum Connector Trail VIEW DETAILS
The Sweet Gum Connector Trail, a 1/2 mile paved trail that connects Woodward Park to Scott Park in Camden. The trail is 10 feet wide, ADA compliant, and
provides a way for people of all ages and physical abilities to exercise while enjoying nature. The purpose of the trail is to encourage people to
be more active by providing a safe place to walk and bike as studies have shown that people are more likely to do these activities if they have a safe
place to do so.
- Swine Farm Trail VIEW DETAILS
This loop is great by itself, but most local riders add it to other trails at Fants Grove. See the map for a side trail that makes a connection to Fants Grove Lake Trail, and note the loop��_��__s proximity to the Quarry Trail. This singletrack is not as difficult as some of the rides in the experimental forest. Use the Swine Farm Trail as a warm-up before heading out on a longer ride. There is one major creek crossing that usually must be crossed on downed trees. Tread: 1.6 miles on singletrack, .7 on gravel, and .3 mile on pavement.
- Tamassee Knob Trail VIEW DETAILS
Starting from the parking area you will hike on the Foothills Trail to a sign with a rust colored arrow that clearly shows the direction to Tamassee Knob. This strenuous, well-maintained 2.1-mile, out and back trail provides you with scenery that is well worth the effort. Magnificent views are available in every direction. Mountain laurel and rhododendron engulf the edges of the trail, along with wild strawberries, Solomon’s seal, beggar lice, and a variety of asters. The trees that provide shade along the trail include dogwood, black oak, chestnut, hemlock, black locust, and redbud. Watch your step along the trail, because at times it falls off sharply on both sides. Once you reach the Knob, you will be swept away by the breathtaking sites of the undulating hills of the Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains. At the pinnacle of the trail rests a perfect boulder that can be used for a natural picnic table. You will find this a fulfilling three-hour escape from the noisy world beyond the captivating hills that surround it.
- Tech Park Lakeshore Trail VIEW DETAILS
The paved trial on Techpark Lakeshore Trail in Rock Hill is relatively flat and an excellent place to walk or run. The 0.6-mile loop of the Carolina Thread Trail also connects to the Northside Greenway. The park serves as a great resource for many businesses and the York Technical College as it provides easy access to recreation and pedestrian transport. This connector serves to integrate this business community through greenspace. Trail visitors will enjoy the small pond complete with resident ducks and geese.
- Ten Governors Trail VIEW DETAILS
From the trailhead parking area at Main and Mims streets, the 10-foot-wide, paved path winds past ballparks, neighborhoods and trailside benches before crossing a long, wooden bridge (formerly a railroad trestle). The otherwise flat trail descends steeply for a short stretch, then curves toward Slade Lake, where it skirts the shore along a bridge. The lake’s fishing pier and boat launch are open to the public (fishing permitted Wednesdays and weekends April-November).
- Tennis Southeast Park VIEW DETAILS
The city’s newest and largest public outdoor tennis facility is South East Park and Tennis Center. The courts are shaded by thousands of trees that blanket the 62-acre park. Also included is a picnic shelter with restrooms, additional walking trails, a playfield and 14 additional tennis courts. The park is located approximately two miles east of I-77 in Columbia, South Carolina. Take Garners Ferry Road east past Wal-Mart and turn left at the first flashing traffic signal at Hazelwood Drive. The park will be on the left hand side about a block away.
- The Aiken State Park VIEW DETAILS
Located in Aiken County, Aiken State Park sits nestled along the South Edisto River in an outdoor-lover��_��__s paradise. Aiken��_��__s most notable attraction is the still, black water of the South Edisto River – fishing and canoeing are both popular here. A 1.7-mile canoe and kayak trail winds down the South Fork of the Edisto River. Fishing for bream, bass and catfish can be enjoyed from along the bank. Aiken State Park is also as rich in its history as it is natural beauty. During the Great Depression, an African American detachment of the Civilian Conservation Corps built the park. Their work can still be seen in some of the remaining structures as well as interpretive signage.
- Thomas C. Pack Memorial Park VIEW DETAILS
Thomas C. Pack Memorial Park includes a baseball field, a walking track, playground, and picnic shelter.
- Timmerman Trail VIEW DETAILS
The newly completed Timmerman Trail portion of the Cayce Riverwalk is 3.5 miles of paved hiking trail that runs through the woods in the outskirts of Cayce, near I-77 and the SCANA headquarters. It begins just west of the 12th Street Extension, then runs under the road and continues eastward. At several points along the way, you can get some nice views of the Congaree Creek along with snakes, alligators, and other wildlife.
- Timmons Park VIEW DETAILS
This park 26.6 acres large. Here you will find a lighted baseball field, lighted tennis courts, playground, picnic shelter, mountain bike trail, and 18-hole disc golf course.
- Timrod Park VIEW DETAILS
18 acres at 400 Timrod Park Drive has 14 lighted tennis courts, 7 pickleball courts, a playground, picnic areas, a picnic shelter, a gazebo, a fitness area, an amphitheater, nature trails and two rain gardens.
- Track Field VIEW DETAILS
The City of Johnsonville has recreational programs for all ages. A state of the art, soft turf track field is located in the city. The track field is used by the public as well as the school district for our track and field teams. The well lit track field is maintained for comfort and safe walking or jogging anytime of the day or night.
- Trailblazer Park VIEW DETAILS
Located in Travelers Rest, SC near the Blue Ridge Mountains and Furman University, Trailblazer Park is the regions newest performing arts and cultural center_ featuring panoramic mountain views, a covered pavilion that hosts the Travelers Rest Farmers Market, festival grounds, and an open-air amphitheater. Cyclists and pedestrians can access Trailblazer Park via a spur trail connection to the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, a multi-use greenway system that runs along the Reedy River connecting the old railway system between Greenville and Travelers Rest.
- Trailhead Park VIEW DETAILS
Trailhead park includes a basketball court, chairs, picnic areas, a playground, restrooms, sand box, and trail access.
- Turner Field VIEW DETAILS
Turner Field includes a baseball/softball field, a basketball court, chairs, football field, restrooms, a soccer field, and trail access.
- Turtle Trail VIEW DETAILS
This short out and back trail connects the campsite to Lake Placid and the Lake Placid Trail. As you follow the banks of the creek, you may see deer, squirrels, birds, snakes, and a variety of other wildlife.
- Veteran’s Park VIEW DETAILS
Veteran’s Park is located on Lebanon Rd in Pendleton SC and has 3 Picnic Shelters, a Playground, Walking Trail, 3 Base Ball Fields and a Concessions Pavilion with Restrooms.
- Virginia Acres Park VIEW DETAILS
The Virginia Acres Park is a pet friendly area, which includes picnic shelters, playgounds, walking tracks, tennis, racquetball, and basketball courts.
- Virginia Hylton Park VIEW DETAILS
The Virginia Hylton Park includes a grill, playground, restroom facilities, and walking trails.
- W.L. Mills Fitness Park VIEW DETAILS
From the parking area, you will walk a flat, paved asymmetrical loop located in the Town of Prosperity diagonally across from the town park. Lights around the walking path allow you use the trail during the cooler part of the day. There are no facilities in the park, so bring your own water.
- Walter Elisha Park VIEW DETAILS
Walter Elisha Park is a 12-acre park located on North White Street between Ardrey Street and Sidney Johnson Street that offers several amenities such as a walking trail, playground facilities, and a large green space that is home to the Town’s annual “The SC Strawberry Festival”. It includes a .6 mile walking trail, children’s play equipment, and large green space.
- Wannamaker North Trail VIEW DETAILS
The Wannamaker North Trail runs within the north portion of Wannamaker County Park, accessible from Goose Creek. The 13-mile trail is designed for and open to mountain bicyclists of all experience levels. The trail is also open to hikers, walkers, and runners, but pedestrians should know that the terrain contains tight curves and elevation changes.
- Wassamassaw Community Park VIEW DETAILS
This community park in a Summerville neighborhood has a nice playground, basketball courts, picnic shelters, and a paved walking path. There are two off-leash dog areas here, one for small dogs, and one for larger dogs.
- Wee Tee State Forest VIEW DETAILS
Wee Tee contains more than 12 miles of river frontage and is primarily bottomland hardwood and coastal flood plain habitats. Included in the property is a 200-acre lake and numerous ponds and oxbows. These bottomlands and aquatic systems provide excellent fish and wildlife habitat. It is considered one of the most significant tracts of land in the Santee River floodplain.
- Wells Japanese Garden VIEW DETAILS
This small park has some interesting plants and decorations around two ponds. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Wells Park VIEW DETAILS
Wells Park includes greenspace for various activities.
- West Ashley Bikeway VIEW DETAILS
Although the paved, flat 2.5-mile West Ashley Bikeway is too short for serious bicyclists, it��_��__s a great area for walkers and runners. Once part of a five-mile stretch of rail owned by Seaboard Coastline Railroad Company, the route was abandoned in 1976. Before long, weeds and rats took over and it became a collection point for old mattresses, rusting appliances, and other refuse. Eventually the corridor��_��__s right-of-way passed to the S.C. Department of Transportation, who hoped to turn the area into an expressway. This didn��_��__t happen, so in 1978 the agency agreed to lease the property for $1 a year to the city. After several years of bureaucratic red tape, the park officially opened in 1983. Today, what was once a dumping ground, the asphalt pathway serves a real need in the community.
- West Ashley Greenway VIEW DETAILS
The west ashley greenway is a 8.25 mile hiking and bike trail located in west ashley, just outside of Charleston, SC. The greenway stretches from the south windermere shopping center (on folly road) to Johns Island. Most of the route follows highway 17. The greenway can be used from dawn to dusk. Parking is available at either terminus.
- West Cambridge Park VIEW DETAILS
The West Cambridge Park is located at 451 Grove Street in the City of Greenwood. This 11 acre park offers an open-air pavilion, picnic shelters, benches, playground, public restrooms and a walking/biking trail.
- Whitmire Walking Trail VIEW DETAILS
Whitmire Walking Trail includes bike, walking, and running trails.
- Wild Turkey Federation Nature Trail VIEW DETAILS
The NWTF Nature Trail is a steep, multiple-loop path through mixed woodland and open fields. Interpretive signs mark the Tenant Farm site, Erosion Gullies, Rock Crossing, and other historical and natural land features.
- Williamston Mineral Springs Park VIEW DETAILS
Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park is possibly the third oldest public park in the country. Mineral Spring Park is located in the center of downtown and adjacent to other recreational areas that include baseball and soccer fields, Mineral Spring Trail and a Veterans Park.
- Willowbrook Park VIEW DETAILS
The Willowbrook Park includes a playground and basketball courts with restrooms, a shelter, and a greenway walking trail.
- Windsong Bay Park VIEW DETAILS
Windsong Bay Park includes chairs, picnic areas, a playground, tables, and trail access.
- Woodlands Walk at Riverbanks Zoo & Botantical Gardens VIEW DETAILS
Step back in time with a self-guided journey along the River Trail. The 3/10-mile paved pathway begins at the end of the Saluda River Bridge and curves through woodlands along the river’s edge to the Saluda Mill ruins and Interpretive Center. There you can learn about the rich history of the area and see what remains of the first water-powered textile mill in South Carolina. Along the way enjoy scenic views of the river and an abundance of wildlife and native plants. The River Trail is stroller and wheelchair accessible.
- Woods Bay State Park VIEW DETAILS
Woods Bay State Park offers a close-up look at one of the last remaining large Carolina Bays on the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain. The 1,590-acre park, located in the coastal plains region, features a wide range of habitats including marsh, sandhills, oak-hickory forest and shrub bog. The habitats of Woods Bay can be explored by taking the nature trail encircling the mill pond or by walking the length of the 1,150 foot boardwalk, which provides views of alligators in the cypress tupelo swamp. The best way to see the park is by following a canoe trail which takes paddlers past the Carolina Bays, elliptical depressions which appear swampy but remain dry.
- Woodside Park VIEW DETAILS
Woodside Park is Fountain Inn’s largest park. It is located at 700 Woodside Avenue. The park
has three clay infields for youth and adult baseball and softball. The park also has a large multipurpose
field in the middle that is used for our youth recreation practices and many special
events. There is a 100 person picnic shelter and walking trail located at the back of the
park. There are plans to remodel the park soon that was first built in 1988. The rendering of
the remodeled park is shown to the left.
- Wormy Chestnut Trail VIEW DETAILS
This is an easy loop trail leading you through a once thriving grove of American Chestnut. The American chestnut (Castanea dentata) was devastated by the chestnut blight and may only reach a mature height of twenty feet today before succumbing to the blight. Also, keep a keen eye out to spot some historical CCC structures along the path.
- Yaupon Trail VIEW DETAILS
The Yaupon Trail is an easy hiking trail about .4 miles long.
- Yemassee Nature Trail VIEW DETAILS
Follow the signage next to the park office and enjoy the 10 exercise stations on the fit trail, while observing the surrounding wildlife and mixed pine forest. The Fit Trail is a .4 mile loop that is marked with brown “Fit Trail” signs.
- York Recreation Complex VIEW DETAILS
The York Recreation Complex includes five lighted ball fields with Bermuda grass, concessions/restrooms/ scoring tower, lighted walking trails, 3 picnic shelters, playground, 18 championship horseshoe courts, and ample seating/parking.
- Young Park VIEW DETAILS
Young Park includes two baseball fields, one soccer field, a covered picnic shelter, a playground, and walking track.