Marie McAden



Get a holiday deal on outdoor adventure

Posted 12/12/2012 3:56:00 PM

Missed the bargains on Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Not to worry. I have a couple of sweet deals for the outdoor lovers on your Christmas list. 

Wildwater Rafting is offering 20 percent off gift certificates purchased by Dec. 14. For the mathematically challenged, that means a $125 certificate is just $100. That will cover a rafting trip on Section 3 of the famed Chattooga River, a Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tour or accommodations in a yurt.

Bump it up to $250 and the lucky recipient can make a weekend of it, rafting Section 3 one day and screaming down the audacious Section 4 the next. And you pay only $200.

Call the Wildwater reservations office at (866) 319-8870 for more information or to purchase your gift card.

South Carolina State Parks has another holiday bargain in its Santa sack. Purchase a voucher for a S.C. State Park Passport at any Piggly Wiggly in the state by Jan. 7 and get 20 percent off regular passport prices. The voucher can be redeemed at any state park within the year.

The discount applies to:

Statewide Park Passport: Provides unlimited entry into all 47 South Carolina State Parks for a car load of people. At $60, that’s a $15 savings.

Inland Park Passport: Provides unlimited entry to the state’s 42 inland parks. With the 20 percent discount, it’s $40 — a $10 savings.

Park Passport Plus: In addition to free admission to all the parks, your gift-getter will receive a host of other benefits, including admission to historic home tours at Redcliffe, Rose Hill and Hampton plantations, the historic lighthouse at Hunting Beach State Park, the historic Atalaya castle at Hunting Beach State Park, swimming at Paris Mountain, Oconee and Table Rock state parks and a copy of “Beautiful Places,” a coffee table book of photographs showcasing the state parks. The $99 tag will cost you just $80.

Passports are good for one year from the date you redeem the voucher and can be transferred from one car to another. For details on the passports, click here