State Parks in Lowcountry
The state of South Carolina set aside some of the best examples of its natural, cultural & recreational resources, and presents them to you as state parks. Forty-seven of these properties, found from the edges of the Blue Ridge to the shores of the Atlantic, protect and preserve the rich heritage of the Palmetto State and invite you to sample its unique offerings. The South Carolina State Park Service takes stewardship of the resources and service to you, the visitor, seriously, and invites you to visit the following state parks in this region:
Colleton State Park
Hwy 15, 10 miles north of Walterboro, near Canady’s (843)538-8206. Edisto River Resource Center and Ranger Station – 35 acres, picnic shelters, nature trails, canoing, camping, river fishing along the longest free flowing water in North America. http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/colleton/introduction.aspx
Edisto Beach State Park
Edisto Island, (843)869-2156, (843)869-2756. 1,255 acres, cabins, picnic shelters, playground, swimming, nature/hiking trails, ocean fishing, beach combing, boat ramp, camping, nature center, gift shop. Admission fee.
Hunting Island State Park
17 miles from Beaufort, (843)838-2011. 5,000 acres, cabins, handicapped access, picnic shelters, lagoon & pier fishing, ocean swimming, boat ramp, nature programs, park store, gift shop, tackle shop. Admission fee.
Lake Warren State Park
Hampton, (803)943-5051. Open seven days a week 9am – 6pm. 400 acres, picnic shelters, lake fishing, boat rentals, boat ramp, playground, primitive camping, nature trails. Free admission.