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Congaree National Park Wilderness

1 Activites Distance: 3.65 miles

The Congaree National Park Wilderness now contains a total of 15,010 acres and is managed by the National Park Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of South Carolina. In 1988 the Congaree National Park Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportun...

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Edisto Island National Scenic Byway Park

Distance: 3.65 miles

Drive the Edisto Island Scenic Byway and enjoy the peaceful barrier Edisto Island provides from the hectic 21st Century world of today. The route traverses salt marsh, creeks, maritime forests, farm fields and historic churches from the Intracoastal Waterway to the Atlantic Ocean. Stop at a roadside stand and buy a handmade sweetgrass basket, fill it with fresh local produce at a roadside market ...

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Oscar Wigington Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (843)-336-3248 Distance: 3.65 miles

This scenic byway winds through the hardwood of Sumter National Forest along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Turnouts along the byway provide scenic vistas of the surrounding mountains. Fall is a popular time for driving the byway with colors of orange, red, and gold vibrant along the way. Hikers, backpackers, and horseback riders will be interested in this byway with the miles of tra...

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Savannah River Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (803)-734-1700 Distance: 3.65 miles

The Savannah River Scenic Byway affords scenic views, glimpses of life in the rural South and opportunities to experience southern hospitality. Whether receiving a casual lesson on barbecue traditions, fishing tips or stories about the state's role in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, you'll feel welcome.

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Congaree National Park

Rank: 215 9 Activites Email: cosw_superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 16.07 miles

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.

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Francis Marion And Sumter National Forests Park

14 Activites Email: gingram@fs.fed.us Distance: 17.55 miles

Recreation on the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests is as varied as the South Carolina landscape from the mountains to the coast. Click a link to activity of your choice in the left column of this page to explore two forests full of opportunities! We'll post cautions and weather closures in the conditions report below, but please......  Call Before You Haul!Conditions may change quickly!...

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South Carolina National Heritage Corridor Park

Email: edgefielddc@scprt.com Distance: 47.38 miles

Santee National Wildlife Refuge Park

8 Activites Phone: (803)-478-2217 Email: santee@fws.gov Distance: 52.05 miles

Santee National Wildlife Refuge was established on May 5, 1941 to alleviate the loss of natural waterfowl and wildlife habitat caused by the construction of hydro-electric projects on the Santee and Cooper Rivers. Stretching for eighteen miles along the northern shore of Lake Marion, the refuge protects 15,095 acres within the upper coastal plain region of Clarendon County, South Carolina. Fr...

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Augusta Canal National Heritage Area Park

Email: Sherrouse@augustacanal.com Distance: 55.81 miles

Augusta Canal helped usher the Industrial Revolution into the South by harnessing Savannah River to power mills and factories, including the Confederate Powder Works. One of the only intact, functioning American 19th century industrial power canal systems and home to diverse plants and animals of the southeastern Fall Line, Augusta Canal National Heritage Area is an oasis for outdoor recreation.

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Ninety Six National Historic Site

Rank: 250 5 Activites Phone: (864)-543-4068 Email: nisi_web@nps.gov Distance: 57.41 miles

Here settlers struggled against the harsh backcountry to survive. Cherokee Indians hunted and fought to keep their land, two towns and a trading post were formed and abandoned to the elements. Two Revolutionary War battles that claimed over 100 lives took place at this location.

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New Savannah Bluff Lock And Dam National Park

5 Activites Phone: (706)-793-9403 Distance: 58.67 miles

J. Strom Thurmond Lake National Park

13 Activites Phone: (800)-533-3478 Distance: 63.81 miles

Thurmond Lake is the largest Corps of Engineers lake east of the Mississippi River. The lake encompasses 1,200 miles of shoreline, 70,000 acres of water and 80,000 acres of land. The Corps operates 10 Class A campgrounds, five major day use areas and many other recreational facilities. Thurmond Lake provides excellent striper and largemouth bass fishing and its large wildlife management program pr...

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Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (843)-335-8401 Email: carolinasandhills@fws.gov Distance: 72.91 miles

Carolina Sandhills NWR was established in 1939 as a federal refuge for indigenous wildlife and game management demonstration project. The South Carolina State Commission of Forestry also conducted timber production and harvesting as long as these activities conformed to good game management and forestry practices. Over the years, management objectives have since been added and modified under oth...

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Ernest F. Hollings Ace Basin National Wildlife Refuge Park

4 Activites Phone: (843)-889-3084 Email: acebasin@fws.gov Distance: 82.67 miles

The Ernest F. Hollings ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge helps protect the largest undeveloped estuary along the Atlantic Coast, with rich bottomland hardwoods and fresh and salt water marsh offering food and cover to a variety of wildlife. ACE Basin stands for the Ashepoo, Combahee, and Edisto Rivers, which form the estuary and parts of the Refuge boundary. The entire basin encompasses more th...

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Richard B. Russell Lake National Park

14 Activites Phone: (706)-213-3400 Distance: 85.76 miles

"Ole Dan Tucker was a grand ole man; He washed his face in a fryin' pan; Combed his hair with a wagon wheel; Died with a tooth ache in his heel!" During the 1700's, this famous folk song was sung by slaves in praise of the Reverend Dan Tucker. He was an early settler of the area and is buried on the Richard B. Russell project.

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Ashley River Road National Park

Phone: (843)-853-8000 Distance: 87.34 miles

The Ashley River Road passes by three national historic landmarks -- Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church, Drayton Hall and Middleton Place -- as it traverses a National Register Historic District that traces the history of European and African settlement, commerce and industry from their colonial origins to the present.

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Hell Hole Bay Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 91.32 miles

The Hell Hole Bay Wilderness now contains a total of 2,125 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of South Carolina. In 1980 the Hell Hole Bay Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an ...

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Kings Mountain National Military Park

Rank: 163 3 Activites Email: KIMO_Superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 92.85 miles

Thomas Jefferson called it "The turn of the tide of success." The battle of Kings Mountain, fought October 7th, 1780, was an important American victory during the Revolutionary War. The battle was the first major patriot victory to occur after the British invasion of Charleston, SC in May 1780. The park preserves the site of this important battle.

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Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail Park

9 Activites Phone: (864)-936-3477 Email: paul_carson@nps.gov Distance: 92.85 miles

Stretching 330 miles through four states (Virginia, Tennessee, North and South Carolina) the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail traces the route used by patriot militia during the pivotal Kings Mountain campaign of 1780. Follow the campaign by utilizing a Commemorative Motor Route which uses existing state highways marked with the distinctive trail logo, or 87 miles of walkable pathways.

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Wambaw Swamp Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 97.83 miles

The Wambaw Swamp Wilderness now contains a total of 4,815 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of South Carolina. In 1980 the Wambaw Swamp Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an ag...

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Charles Pinckney National Historic Site

Rank: 274 1 Activites Email: fosu_information@nps.gov Distance: 99.89 miles

Charles Pinckney was a principal author and a signer of the United States Constitution. This remnant of his coastal plantation is preserved to tell the story of a "forgotten founder," his life of public service, the lives of enslaved African Americans on South Carolina Lowcountry plantations and their influences on Charles Pinckney.

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Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor National Park

Phone: 84388155161 Email: michael_allen@nps.gov Distance: 99.89 miles

Designated by Congress in 2006, the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor extends from Wilmington, North Carolina in the north to Jacksonville, Florida in the south. It is home to one of America's most unique cultures, a tradition first shaped by captive Africans brought to the southern United States from West Africa and continued in later generations by their descendents.

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Cowpens National Battlefield Park

Rank: 173 3 Activites Email: Margo_Blewett@nps.gov, John_Slaughter@nps.gov Distance: 100.11 miles

"...our success was complete..." -- Daniel Morgan to Nathanael Greene, January 19, 1781 A pasturing area at the time of the battle, this Revolutionary War site commemorates the place where Daniel Morgan and his army turned the flanks of Banastre Tarleton's British army. This classic military tactic, known as a double envelopment, was one of only a few in history.

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Little Wambaw Swamp Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 101.95 miles

The Little Wambaw Swamp Wilderness now contains a total of 5,047 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of South Carolina. In 1980 the Little Wambaw Swamp Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for soli...

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Wambaw Creek Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 102.33 miles

The Wambaw Creek Wilderness now contains a total of 1,825 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of South Carolina. In 1980 the Wambaw Creek Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an ag...

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