Maybe taking a distinctly lower and slower road could not only be better, but more interesting. And maybe it’s not even a road at all, but a sandy path, a meandering river, or a step back in time. Welcome to South Carolina’s Lowcountry State Parks. Serene and unexpected, yet fascinating and fun. A land as rich in history and natural beauty, as it is in possibility and hospitality.
Our state parks truly put the great into the outdoors. You don’t have to go far to get far away from the same-old-same-old. So stop checking into Facebook and start checking out four distinctly different and naturally inspiring slices of Lowcountryside.
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Hunting Island State Park has five miles of pristine sandy shoreline, but it’s far from another beach. It’s a nature and wildlife wonderland. Camp right off the beach. Enjoy surf fishing and fishing in the nearby lagoon. Take in the views of Fripp Inlet from our pier. Climb the only historic lighthouse in South Carolina open to the public for never-ending views of the ocean, beach, and marshland.
Colleton State Park is just off I-95, but it’s miles from middle-of-the-road. In fact, it’s not much of a road at all, but more of a paddler’s paradise. Kayak and canoe along 23 miles of blackwater river with easy access to Givhans Ferry State Park and the Edisto River–one of the longest free-flowing, blackwater rivers in the country.
Edisto Beach State Park is a nature lovers and beach campers dream come to life. It’s one of four oceanfront state parks in South Carolina. It features hiking and biking trails, an environmental center with exhibits that highlight the natural history of Edisto Island and the surrounding ACE Basin–and campsites right along the Edisto Island oceanfront and in the shaded maritime forest.
Lake Warren State Park has seemingly endless wetlands and woodlands for you to explore. It’s also a boater and fishermen’s fantasy with its 200-acre Lake Warren, and another two-acre fishing pond. If that weren’t enough there are nature trails, picnic facilities, playground and, when you finally call it a day, movie Nights “Under the Stars.”