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Welcome to South Carolina

From the Lowcountry to lakes and blackwater rivers to Upcountry whitewater and waterfalls, you’ll find an endless selection of places to RV in each of South Carolina’s three geographical areas.

South Carolina beckons millions of visitors every year, and it’s not hard to see why. A great place to start is the Lowcountry and Resort Islands.

In this region, picturesque Beaufort charms visitors with historic Southern mansions, tree-lined boulevards and an oceanside location.

The largest sea island between New Jersey and Florida, Hilton Head covers 42 square miles of broad beaches, nine marinas, over two dozen championship golf courses and more tennis courts than any other resort of its size.

Located near historic Beaufort, four-mile-long Hunting Island is home to dense vegetation and wildlife, making it the most natural of the Lowcountry Islands.

Founded in 1670, Charleston has suffered fires, earthquakes, pirates, a civil war and a hurricane. Charleston boasts 73 pre-Revolutionary buildings—136 from the late 18th century and more than 600 others built prior to the 1840s. RVers will find lots to do in Charleston.

Waterfalls and Whitewater
A land of rugged forested mountains, scenic lakes, rushing whitewater rapids, and cascading waterfalls, the Upcountry is a favorite outdoor adventure and family vacation destination.

With spectacular mountain vistas, rolling hills, waterfalls, lakes, and streams, the Pendleton District is a picturesque backdrop for exploration and recreation.

Whether it’s a hike to a mountain-fed stream, an outdoor family adventure, or an opportunity to learn more about the area’s rich history and culture, you will find it here in this outdoor paradise.

Lakes and Blackwater Rivers
Numerous lakes and rivers make the Palmetto State a prime water sports and world-class hunting and fishing destination. Scenic lakes include Lake Murray, Lake Marion, the largest inland body of water in the South and Lake Jocassee, “one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the nation.”

Discover historical Southern homes, state museums, challenging golf courses, and Riverbanks Zoo & Botanical Gardens in Capital City/Lake Murray Country. The playground of the region, Lake Murray, boasts 650 miles of shoreline.

Congaree National Park showcases the largest remnant of old-growth floodplain forest remaining on the continent and almost three miles of boardwalk trails.

Old 96 District is an area of living history, gracious towns, deep woodlands, open country, and a sportsman's paradise.

Named for the English settlement in the mid-1700s and the South Carolina Revolutionary War battlefields, the seven-county Olde English District is deeply rooted in English traditions.

Touring the seven-county Pee Dee Country Region, one is reminded of its roots as a commercial center for tobacco and cotton. Learn about the important role cotton has played in the region’s history at the South Carolina Cotton Museum.

Lakes Marion and Moultrie are at the heart of Santee Cooper Country, one of the state's most celebrated sports and recreational sites. Majestic swans glide the waters at Sumter's Iris Gardens, banks of roses are showcased during the annual Festival of Roses at Edisto Memorial Garden in Orangeburg, and a butterfly house and freshwater aquarium can be found at Cypress Garden near Monck’s Corner.

Myrtle Beach Fun
Each year millions enjoy Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand vacations—drawn here for the swimming, sun bathing, boating, shelling, incredible seafood, and golfing. Continuing for more than 60 miles along the Atlantic Coast, this string of beach resorts includes such ocean-side communities as Myrtle Beach, considered the Strand's hub, North Myrtle Beach, Atlantic Beach, Surfside, Litchfield Beach, Pawleys Island, and Georgetown. North Myrtle Beach was founded more than 30 years ago when the communities of Windy Hill, Crescent Beach, Ocean Drive, and Cherry Grove united.

Once a haven for pirates, the historic fishing village of Murrells Inlet has earned the title “seafood capital of South Carolina” because of the fresh seafood drawn from its waters and served at the many restaurants lining the waterfront.