Boone Hall Plantation
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From blossoming gardens, ancient oaks, and the wonders of sea life to beautiful beaches, Charleston is the perfect backdrop for exploring the natural world around us.
Seasonal waterpark within Palmetto Islands County Park. Features include 200-ft & 16-ft water slides, activity pool, concessions. Visit our website for amenities/fees/hours.
Connect with more than 5,000 amazing animals and learn how you can protect them. Visit two touch tanks for a hands-on experience with stingrays, horseshoe crabs & sea stars.
Rich in natural, cultural & historical resources; miles of trails, elevated boardwalks & former rice fields. Favored habitat for rare wildlife. Dogs & bicycles not permitted.
Offers the only public beach access on Kiawah Island. Lifeguards on duty seasonally along designated swimming area. Visit our website for amenities, fees & hours of operation.
Beach park on Folly's west end. Lifeguards on duty seasonally. Features the Pelican Watch Pavilion and the new Dunes House building. Visit website for amenities/fees/hours.
Lifeguards on duty seasonally along designated swimming area. Located at the foot of the Isle of Palms Connector. Visit our website for amenities/gate fees/hours of operation.
Stretching over 1,000 feet into the Atlantic Ocean, the Folly Beach Pier offers fishing, spectacular views, beach access, gift shop, the Pier 101 Restaurant and much more.
643-acres, walking/biking trails, seasonal spray play fountain, off-leash dog park, picnic spots, boat rentals, playground & more. Visit our website for amenities/fees/hours.
Enjoy beautiful views at this 1250-ft pier that features the River Watch Cafe & Gift Shop, tackle sales & rod rentals. Visit our website for amenities/fees/hours of operation.
Paved walking/biking trails, seasonal sprinkler area, off-leash dog park, playgrounds, picnic sites with grills. Visit our website for amenities/fees/hours of operation.
416-acre park with 5 miles of pedestrian trails; home to live oak trees, a variety of wildlife, an island, wetlands, marsh views. Park is not staffed. No on-site restrooms.
943-acre park with off-leash dog park, biking/walking trails, boardwalks, paddle boats, picnic sites and playground. Visit our website for amenities/fees/hours of operation.
Fun for all ages. 200-ft open and tube slides, 500-ft lazy river, leisure pool, Caribbean play structure, concessions. Open seasonally. Visit our website for fees/hours.
Seasonal waterpark for all ages. Lazy river, wave pool, tube slides, mat racer, kiddie play areas, and tallest slide in Charleston, The Washout. Visit website for fees/hours.
Stroll miles of garden trails, paddle cypress swamp, relax in a greenhouse with butterflies & flowers, discover native & exotic reptile exhibits & the freshwater aquarium.
A Unique Adventure to Remember
Situated on an island at the entrance to Charleston Harbor, Fort Sumter is where the American Civil War started on April 12, 1861. The fort is accessible only by boat.
The Angel Oak is a Live Oak tree, estimated to be 1,400 years old. It stands 65ft. high and provides a 17,000 square foot area of shade. No admission charge.
A plantation relic once owned by a Founding Father is a National Park Service site with grounds, historic house, exhibits, film, museum shop, and programs. Free. Open Wed-Sun.
Begin your Charleston experience where English settlers established the first permanent European colony in Carolina. See a 17th-century tall ship replica, cannons and a zoo!
Giant midway rides & kiddieland; grand outdoor dining variety; cultural, commercial, agricultural exhibits; & free parking around the fair, meeting, and reception facilities.
250-thousand-acre forest located in the Coastal Plains north of Charleston. Offering wide variety of recreation activities including picnicking & camping sites, fishing ponds.
A historic park with camellias and azaleas in bloom in spring, roses bloom in the summer; 1-mile nature trail.
This peaceful park offers unprecedented views of Charleston Harbor and Fort Sumter. A look back across the street promises fantastic images of beautiful Charleston mansions.
Located at the foot of the Ravenel Bridge & Mt. Pleasant Pier. Offering a visitor center/reception facility, Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Pavilion, war memorial & playground.
Overlooking the Cooper River, featuring performance pavilion, expansive lawn, picnic shelter, acres of walking paths, playground, fishing pier, dog park, and play fountain.
Old Santee Canal is a 195 acre park located on the first true canal in America.
Sculpture in the South promotes the appreciation of sculpture through education and the creation of an accessible public sculpture collection enhancing our community.
In Mt. Pleasant on Shem Creek. A float dock is available for mooring day trippers or board a water taxi. Take a leisurely stroll & view shrimp Trawlers along the boardwalk.
This park is an eight-acre linear park and pier along the Charleston Harbor entry. The park masterfully combines spectacular fountains, spacious lawns, intimate gardens.
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