Dillon's star natural attraction is the Little Pee Dee River. It's a tributary of the Great Pee Dee River, which starts in the North Carolina mountains and meanders through Marlboro, Dillon and Marion counties before emptying into Georgetown’s Winyah Bay. The picturesque river offers many forms of recreational opportunities for visitors, including float trips downstream, fishing, camping, canoeing and kayaking. Those who seek solitude can find places to retreat like the old train trestle.
Named after the blackwater river, Little Pee Dee State Park is a subdued setting for those who want to enjoy the South Carolina Sandhills' natural features or fish the still waters of the 54-acre Lake Norton. In addition to accessing the river, visitors can explore the Little Pee Dee River swamp and a Carolina Bay, a geological depression unique to the Atlantic Coastal Plain. This 835-acre park also features a campground, nature trail and picnic area. Located near I-95, the park is popular with interstate travelers as well as local residents.
Prefer more active endeavors? The 18-hole Twin Lakes course at Twin Lakes Country Club in nearby Hamer features 6,100 yards from the longest tee for a par of 71. The golf course opened in 1940 and was built on flat terrain with pine tree-lined fairways. There are two ponds that come into play and sand bunkers have been incorporated into the design of every hole. The signature No. 8 hole requires a good tee shot to have a chance at par.