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Unique Programs at South Carolina’s State Parks

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Discover South Carolina State Parks in a unique way with programs that capture the beauty and essence of South Carolina nature, wildlife and history. Go to SouthCarolinaParks.com for updated information and program details.

 

Sunrise Hike at Table Rock State Park

Witness the beautiful hues of a South Carolina sunrise during this ranger-led tour. Connect with nature and feel the crisp morning air as you climb to the top of Table Rock. After the 3.6-mile hike, visitors are rewarded with awe-inspiring views atop the 3,124-foot summit.

 

Forging a Life at Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site

Explore the journey of enslaved people and tenant farmers who resided on the plantation throughout the Reconstruction and Jim Crow eras during this dive into the African American experience. Engage with blacksmiths, watch cooking demonstrations and see interpreters make clay bricks during an interactive and education-filled day.

 

Moonlight Canoe with a Ranger at Cheraw State Park

Wind down with a guided excursion through Cheraw State Park. Paddle the waters and watch the sun set over Lake Juniper while hearing wildlife wander in the distance. If that’s not enough, the paddle back underneath beautiful moonlight is the cherry on top of a great evening.

 

St. Phillips Island Tours

Hop on a scenic ferry ride from Hunting Island State Park to discover the pristine beaches of St. Phillips Island. Once the home of conservationist Ted Turner, this naturalist-led ecotour is perfect for nature and beach lovers alike who desire a day of walking through trails, beachcombing or experiencing nature.

 

Patch Programs at Myrtle Beach State Park

Set yourself and your family on a challenge to earn exclusive Myrtle Beach State Park patches. Collect a variety of cool patches by participating in educational park activities and programs that will be fun for the entire family.

 

Hawk Watch at Caesars Head State Park

At the Caesars Head State Park overlook, see hawks soaring through the mountains during this annual phenomenon. Learn why the landscape is perfect for these birds and prepare for a wow-factor as hundreds, if not thousands, of raptors migrate toward a warmer climate.

 

Life in the Waxhaws Lantern Tour at Andrew Jackson State Park

Take a walk through history and learn how early settlers lived in the Waxhaws during the 18th century. As you’re guided by candlelight, watch volunteers re-enact Revolutionary War scenarios such as the Battle of Buford’s Defeat and the capture of Andrew Jackson.

 

Sea Turtle Walk at Edisto Beach State Park

Learn about loggerhead sea turtles and how to protect the species during this seasonal program. Scout the beach at night alongside park rangers for an up-close look at loggerhead nests. If you find yourself visiting in mid-July, you may even get to witness these amazing animals hatch.

 

Be There Now

Experience the 3.6-mile hike to the top of Table Rock from your home with a 360-degree virtual reality experience. See this and more on the South Carolina State Parks YouTube channel.

 

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Jordan Cutler
Discover writers share all of the places, activities and adventure that South Carolina has to offer. Read more from some of South Carolina’s locals and discover what’s happening in the Palmetto State.