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Poinsett State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Wedgefield, SC 29168 (31.384 miles)

The serene setting offers camping, a fishing pond with coquina bathhouse built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, and clean, rustic cabins high atop a hill where often the only sound is the breeze through the trees

Official Website: Poinsett State Park

Goodale State Park Hiking Fishing Boating

Camden, SC 29020 (32.700 miles)

Tall cypress trees that enchant the eye. A Civil War-era mill pond that abounds with wildlife. And a nature trail waiting to be explored.

Official Website: Goodale State Park

Janet Harrison High Pond Heritage Preserve Hiking

Monetta, SC 29105 (34.386 miles)

The term "high pond" is a colloquial name used to denote Carolina bays found in the northwestern coastal plain of the state. The preserve encompasses 30.11 acres in northern Aiken County.

Official Website: Janet Harrison High Pond Heritage Preserve

Oak Lea Wildlife Mgt. Area Hunting

Pinewood, SC 29125 (36.214 miles)

The Wildlife Management Area Program was initially developed to provide quality public hunting opportunities throughout the state. Today, its multiple use concepts provide opportunities for all wildlife enthusiasts.

Official Website: Oak Lea Wildlife Mgt. Area

Savage Bay Heritage Preserve Hiking

Cassatt, SC 29032 (38.899 miles)

Savage Bay Heritage Preserve is an example of the Carolina Bay phenomenon. Carolina bays are elliptical or oval basins found throughout the Atlantic coastal plain.

Official Website: Savage Bay Heritage Preserve

Forty AcreRock Heritage Preserve, WMA Hiking Hunting

Kershaw, SC 29067 (45.261 miles)

Standing atop the gigantic granitic rock, you feel on top of the world, or close to it. On a clear day, you can seemingly see forever from the crest of Forty Acre Rock in Lancaster County, where the Sandhills meet the Piedmont.

Official Website: Forty AcreRock Heritage Preserve, WMA

Lee State Natural Area Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback Boating

Bishopville, SC 29010 (46.174 miles)

Now conveniently located just off Interstate 20, visitors can camp, fish, ride horses and hike and explore along the park’s nature trails.

Official Website: Lee State Natural Area

Barnwell State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Blackville, SC 29817 (46.487 miles)

A traditional state park primarily serving the people of Barnwell County, Barnwell State Park offers camping and cabins, picnicking and playgrounds, and a community center long favored for meetings and reunions.

Official Website: Barnwell State Park

Ditch Pond Heritage Preserve Hiking Hunting Biking Horseback Boating

Williston, SC 29853 (47.194 miles)

Comprising 296 acres, Ditch Pond HP contains a Carolina bay that was first documented in 1973. Carolina bays are elliptically shaped, wet depressions that range in size from one acre to more than 1,000 acres.

Official Website: Ditch Pond Heritage Preserve

Sumter National Forest-Enoree Ranger District Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Whitmire, SC 29178 (48.172 miles)

The Sumter National Forest consists of three ranger districts (Enoree, Long Cane and Andrew Pickens) that comprise nearly 371,000 acres. It is unlike many forests in that its three ranger districts share no contiguous boundaries.

Official Website: Sumter National Forest-Enoree Ranger District