25 May Old 96-A Camper’s Paradise
With miles and miles of woodlands, forests and freshwater shoreline, Old 96 District is an outdoor enthusiasts dream. Pristine lakes, trails ready for exploration and an abundance of wildlife, beckon folks to South Carolina’s great outdoors. Just about everywhere you turn in this part of the Palmetto State, there’s a breathtaking venue for your outdoor recreation.
Camping in Old 96 District of South Carolina is a favorite way to discover all the pleasures of the region’s lakes, streams, trails, and woodlands. Camping in Old 96 District of South Carolina offers an assortment of sites from which to choose. As Southern hospitality dictates, you’ll find accommodations to suit your every need.
For those who appreciate the basics-hit the trail and pitch your tent in one of our primitive campgrounds. Campers who prefer a more social venue will enjoy their time at our designated campsites in Sumter Forest, Lake Greenwood, and Hickory Knob. There are quite a few RV and Motorcoach sites as well, with all the comforts of home.
- Lake Greenwood State Park provides camp sites for both tents and RV’s. All 125 sites are just a pine-stand away from gorgeous Lake Greenwood and provide electrical hook-up. The sites are steps from restrooms and hot showers, and the park is chock-full of boredom busting activities for the kids. Primitive camping is available for organized groups of 50 or more. Contact the park for more information.
- Sumter National Forest boasts some of the more varied camping in Old 96 District of South Carolina. From the rustic Brick House campgrounds, with basic, yet serviceable camping in Old 96 District of South Carolina, to the more developed Parsons Mountain Lake campgrounds, with terraced sites, flush toilets and hot water showers. Whetstone Horse Camp is one of the few areas for camping in Old 96 District of South Carolina specifically for horse-lovers and their equine. This site’s proximity to the Chattanooga River makes it equally as popular with whitewater enthusiasts.
- Hickory Knob State Park is, by far, one of the more celebrated grounds for camping in Old 96 District of South Carolina, especially for families. Set on the shores of Strom Thurmond Lake, the park is a complete vacation in itself. Available activities include boating, fishing, swimming, archery, skeet-shooting, tennis, and even a renown golf course. The parks restaurant is open for three meals a day. There are 44 campsites, with electrical hook-up and picnic table at each. You’re adjacent to restrooms and hot showers. A two-night minimum stay is required, and RV’s up to 30-feet can be accommodated.
- For those who relish roughing it, there’s no better camping in Old 96 District of South Carolina than Leroy’s Ferry in McCormick, along the shores of Lake Thurmond. It’s small-only 10 campsites-and did we stress “primitive”? If you seek extreme quiet and communing with nature, Leroy’s Ferry can deliver. It’s simplistic, untouched beauty rivals the “campground cities” of more organized camping in Old 96 District of South Carolina.
Among the sites for camping in Old 96 District of South Carolina are camp sites specifically for large RV’s and Motorcoaches. Cane Creek RV Resort in Cross Hill, and Magnolia RV Park and Campgrounds are both full service, with full hook-ups, propane and gas services, and conveniences. Camping in Old 96 District of South Carolina can’t get any easier than that.
So, load up your gear, stock your RV, or stuff your backpack. From sleeping under the stars to rolling up in your RV to a site with most of the comforts of home, camping in Old 96 District of South Carolina promises fun for everybody.