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South Carolina's Hidden Gem State Parks

Updated: Oct 13, 2021

In Lake Hartwell Country, our region is rich in natural resources that make us one of the premier outdoor getaway destinations in the Southeast, and one of the best ways to get outside and play is in our State Parks. We want to introduce you to three of the lesser-known state parks in our region, and tell you why they're definitely worth a visit!

Keowee-Toxaway State Park

Located on the picturesque shores of Lake Keowee, Keowee-Toxaway offers a relaxing experience for visitors who are looking for scenic views and crisp, mountain air.

The park offers both RV and tent camping sites, one launch for non-motorized water-crafts into Lake Keowee, and two hiking trails that offer stunning views of Lake Keowee and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Lake Hartwell State Park

Lake Hartwell State Park is conveniently located off of I-85 on the South Carolina-Georgia border. As the name suggests, this beautiful park is situated on the shores of Lake Hartwell.

The park offers both RV and tent camping sites, 2 boat ramps, and a 140-ft fishing pier, so visitors can experience some of the famous fishing that goes on at Lake Hartwell.

Sadlers Creek State Park

Sadlers Creek State Park is another beautiful park that sits along the shores of Lake Hartwell. Much like Lake Hartwell State Park, Sadlers Creek has two boat ramps, a 100-ft fishing pier, and RV and tent camping sites. Additionally, they also have a mountain biking trail and other trails that are open to hikers.

For more information on the rivers, lakes, waterfalls, and mountains in South Carolina, take a look around our website or keep up with us on Facebook and Instagram. You can also stop by our visitor center in Pendleton! We'll see y'all soon!

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