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Santee State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Santee, SC 29142 (48.343 miles)

Santee State Park offers cabins, camping, biking, hiking, boating and fishing in the heart of one of the nation’s best-known outdoors destinations – Santee Cooper Country.

Official Website: Santee State Park

Hickory Top WMA Hunting

Summerton, SC 29148 (48.672 miles)

This property is leased for hunting purposes only and not managed by, SCDNR for any other activities.

Official Website: Hickory Top WMA

Santee National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

Summerton, SC 29148 (48.672 miles)

Santee NWR, established in 1942, is located in Clarendon County, South Carolina. Of the total 15,159 acres that make up the refuge, only 4,400 acres are owned with the remaining acreage being managed under a lease agreement with the South Carolina Public Service Authority (aka Santee-Cooper).

Official Website: Santee National Wildlife Refuge

Landsford Canal Forest Legacy Area Hiking Fishing Hunting

Fort Lawn, SC 29714 (49.048 miles)

The mature, riparian forest bordering the Catawba River provides significant wildlife value such as important breeding and migratory habitat for various neo-tropical migrant songbirds, terrestrial amphibians, reptiles and mammals.

Official Website: Landsford Canal Forest Legacy Area

Henderson Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Hunting Biking Horseback

Aiken, SC 29801 (49.097 miles)

These forests, although dominated by a single canopy tree species, are one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in North America.

Official Website: Henderson Heritage Preserve

Chester State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Chester, SC 29706 (50.282 miles)

Chester State Park has been a haven for hiking, picnicking, boating and fishing for the surrounding communities in the South Carolina Piedmont ever since it was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.

Official Website: Chester State Park

Bennetts Bay Heritage Preserve Hiking

Manning, SC 29102 (50.990 miles)

Bennett's Bay is one of the few large, intact bays remaining in South Carolina. The major plant communities within Bennett's Bay are pocosin, a thick shrubby vegetation and the related pond-pine woodland bay forest.

Official Website: Bennetts Bay Heritage Preserve

Santee Dam WMA Hunting

Manning, SC 29102 (50.990 miles)

The Wildlife Management Area Program's multiple use concepts provide opportunities for all wildlife enthusiasts.

Official Website: Santee Dam WMA

Andrew Jackson State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Lancaster, SC 29720 (51.287 miles)

Andrew Jackson State Park combines history, art and community activities into a setting that has made it one of the S.C. State Park Service’s most popular attractions.

Official Website: Andrew Jackson State Park

Longleaf Pine iHeritage Preserve/WMA Hiking Hunting

Lynchburg, SC 29080 (52.893 miles)

Four active groups of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers (RCW) are found on the longleaf savanna. This bird is rare because of habitat alteration.

Official Website: Longleaf Pine iHeritage Preserve/WMA