Experience the crisp clean air and cool temperatures of South Carolina. Whether you are walking along the beach, fishing for bass in a lake, white water rafting in the Chauga River, touring a historical site on the grounds of a national park or enjoying the serene atmosphere, there's always something to do.
White Water Rafting
A great place for experienced white water rafters is Chauga River for its Class I-V rapids. This smaller version of Chattooga River flows through the Sumter National Forest. Walking along the river offers you a great scenic atmosphere. The most popular rafting location is the Chattooga River. The rafting spot offers guided trips for sections three and four, smaller trip visits and overnight stays. The National Wild and Scenic River offers half-day, full-day and two-day white water rafting trips. In addition, the Nantahala Outdoor Center provides an array of rafting trips.
Landsford Canal State Park
Nestled near the Catawba River, Lansford Canal State Park visitors can fish, enjoy a picnic, watch nature and learn about the canal structures. You are able to view a mill site, locks and a lock keeper's house from the 1800s. The river was commercially navigable from 1820 to 1835. While walking through the park you can still explore part of the preserved canal system. As you continue to walk, you can stand in the same location American and British troops stood during the Revolutionary War.
Go hiking on the Foothills Trail, a 2-mile, hourlong event, while you visit the Whitewater Falls chain. It borders the shore of North and South Carolina and is comprised of six separate waterfalls. The Whitewater Falls is the largest series of falls on the East Coast.
South Carolina offers adventures for fresh water and salt water fishing. Try fishing at Lake Jocassee to reel in a small mouth bass, a brown trout, a rainbow, a bluegill or a bass crappie. You can fish man-made lakes, such as Lakes Moultrie and Marion to catch striped bass or catfish. These lakes span over 110,000 acres of land traveling through five counties: Berkeley, Sumter, Clarendon, Calhoun and Orangeburg.
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