Outdoor Adventures

South Carolina offers some of the best fishing in the country, primarily because we have wonderful year-round weather that allows for perfect fishing conditions nearly every day. The mild weather combined with so many fresh water fishing locations will give...

The Secret to Maximizing Your Vacation Time This Year “So much to do, so little time.” While the phrase may sound like it perfectly describes our lives, research shows there actually is time. Americans universally say that vacation days are important to...

Before you have kids, it’s tough to imagine yourself making promises you cannot possibly keep. Like assuring your 4-year-old daughter that you won’t run into any skunks in the woods on your first camping trip together. I made that guarantee...

John F. Kennedy once said, “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.” Whether it’s a tricycle, road bike, mountain bike or tandem bike; riding is fun. I have fond memories of my nine-year-old self, whizzing through my...

[caption id="attachment_3057" align="alignright" width="300"] Modoc[/caption] State parks in the Old 96 District keep us entertained throughout the year. Hiking, biking, canoeing and camping can keep even the most active person busy. With all that the Old 96 District has to offer,...

When planning for an outdoor adventure, it's sometimes hard to make a decision sight unseen. So, let's start here by exploring Baker Creek State Park. Stay tuned for the other parks in South Carolina's Old 96 District. The Details Baker Creek State Park is...

Historically, archery was used for hunting and combat. Today it is mostly a competitive sport and a recreational activity. A person who takes part in archery is typically called an archer or a bowman. At the only resort state park in...

Visit the town built over a gold mine! McCormick, SC is named for Cyrus McCormick who bought the property to build the town but never set foot in it! McCormick County is built over gold mines developed by Billy Dorn. Although the...

Do you need a gift for that youngster that loves the outdoors? We suggest you look into the South Carolina State Parks’ Junior Ranger program. In the Junior Ranger Program you can do lots of neat things in the safety...

Just north of Augusta, GA, on the South Carolina border, is beautiful Lake Strom Thurmond. This 71,000 acre lake, renamed in 1988 to honor Senator Strom Thurmond, was once known as Clarks Hill Lake. The lake was formed...

Kayaking in the Old 96 District is an exciting experience, especially for the young ones! The lakes and rivers in our region provide a beautiful avenue to explore our waterways. Known as South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast, Lakes Greenwood, Russell and...

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. ...