Old 96 District State Parks Entice Visitors with Special Deals & Events

The Old 96 District is home to six state parks, and continues to see tremendous growth in the outdoor adventure market. Special programming and camping deals have led to this growth and are drawing new visitors and encouraged repeat visitation, especially to under-discovered parks.

  • One of the more successful programs in the state park system is the Palmetto Campouts, which invites families who have never camped before to learn more about camping with the help of a team of park rangers.
  • The State Park Service has also put more effort into setting rental rates based on supply and consumer demand. The Park Service now monitors visitation and occupancy on a daily basis and offers specials and discounts during lulls in reservations as an incentive to potential visitors.
  • Activities such as the Halloween event at Calhoun Falls State Park promises a good time for everyone during the weekend before Halloween. The park invites campers to participate in a costume contest, pumpkin decorating contest, and other fun activities.
  • All six parks in the Old 96 District have hiking and biking trails, as well as fishing spots in either a lake or river for families to enjoy outdoor adventure together. Visitors can make a reservation at one of our state parks and enjoy our 4 million star accommodations!

For a complete list of Old 96 District state parks, visit www.southcarolinaparks.com

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