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Lynchburg Savanna Heritage Preserve/WMA Hiking Hunting

Lynchburg, SC 29080 (52.893 miles)

A rich array of wildflowers, some common and some quite rare, provides color from spring to fall.

Official Website: Lynchburg Savanna Heritage Preserve/WMA

Sumter National Forest-Long Cane Ranger District Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Edgefield, SC 29824 (53.484 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-Long Cane Ranger District

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

McBee, SC 29101 (56.197 miles)

Carolina Sandhills NWR was established in 1939 as a federal refuge for indigenous wildlife and game management demonstration project.

Official Website: Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

McBee WMA Hunting

McBee, SC 29101 (56.197 miles)

McBee WMA is managed to provide quality natural resources dependent recreational opportunities. Hunting, birding, and wildlife viewing are among the more popular activities enjoyed by visitors.

Official Website: McBee WMA

Cathedral Bay Heritage Preserve Hiking Boating

Olar, SC 29843 (57.365 miles)

Cathedral Bay is an excellent example of the Carolina Bay phenomenon. Carolina Bays are elliptical or oval basins found throughout the Atlantic Coastal Plain.

Official Website: Cathedral Bay Heritage Preserve

Santee Cooper WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting

Eutawville, SC 29048 (57.412 miles)

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

Official Website: Santee Cooper WMA

Lake Greenwood State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Ninety-Six, SC 29666 (57.768 miles)

The park occupies a series of peninsulas on Lake Greenwood, which itself offers 212 miles of shoreline and 11,400 acres of boating and fishing opportunities year-round.

Official Website: Lake Greenwood State Recreation Area

Musgrove Mill State Historic Site Hiking Boating

Clinton, SC 29325 (58.728 miles)

The park’s nature trail highlights the Enoree River, Cedar Shoals Creek and Horseshoe Falls, where legend has it Mary Musgrove, the mill owner’s daughter, hid a Patriot soldier from the British. The park also offers picnicking and a popular fishing pond.

Official Website: Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

Lansford Canal State Park Hiking Fishing Boating

Catawba, SC 29704 (58.838 miles)

Out in the river is one of the largest known stands of rocky shoals spider lilies, tough plants that hang tight in the swift water and bloom spectacularly in a huge blanket of white in late May and early June. An easy-to-walk trail along the river leads to a viewing deck.

Official Website: Lansford Canal State Park

Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site Hiking

Union, SC 29379 (59.821 miles)

Visitors can walk the elegant grounds, tour the plantation home, admire its beautiful rose gardens and explore other original plantation buildings. The site also includes a short hiking trail down to the Tyger River.

Official Website: Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site