South Carolina is overflowing with hidden gems, from picturesque parks to waterfalls to archaeological wealth, dispersed all over the state.
Among these treasures is the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. After the siege of Charleston in May 1780, Lord Charles Cornwallis and 2,500 of his British soldiers marched to Camden to set up their main supply headquarters. Take a guided or self-guided tour through the park and envision the place where the British spent a rough year. The 106-acre outdoor museum includes the 18th-century town site, a 16-minute introductory video, the furnished and preserved 1785 Craven House, McCaa’s Tavern, two reinstituted log cabins with exhibits, partial reconstruction of British military ramparts, and the Joseph Kershaw House that served as Lord Cornwallis’ headquarters. Visit Historic Camden and learn about these significant fragments of history.
Savor the smell of race fuel and experience a day at Carolina Motorsports Park, home to an adrenaline-pumping 2.27-mile road course, a .7-mile kart track and a .21-mile oval kart track. The park is the only purpose-built road racing facility in the Carolinas and hosts events, races, test days and corporate outings. This track is comprised of 24 open-air garages, a 200-foot skidpad with an advanced irrigation system and a Sunoco fueling station. Located just a few miles north of Camden on Highway 521, the Motorsports Park is ideal for a weekend outing to the races or a trip around the track with a professional instructor.
PowderKegg Wildlife Preserve practices elite deer management with their native South Carolina whitetail deer. The preserve consists of ponds, dams and road systems in 1,000 acres and includes a guest lodge, fish camp, outbuildings and deer stands. A fully furnished lodge features a hot tub, pool table, cable TV and two bedrooms and baths. The 10-foot high chain-link fence borders the preserve to properly mature native whitetails and responsibly hunt.