National Plan Your Vacation Day

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 them, yet 54 percent of workers aren’t using their hard-earned vacation time. Project: […]

Hiking Trails on South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast

It may be hard to believe right now, with the East Coast’s bomb cyclone still fresh in our minds, but, warmer weather is not far away. As you spend time inside planning your approach to conquer your New Year’s resolutions, it’s the perfect opportunity to plan a weekend getaway. Travel to South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast […]

Scuba Diving in Lake Thurmond, South Carolina

As the publisher of a magazine about SCUBA diving on shipwrecks, you can imagine how excited I was when I learned about a location in the Old Ninety Six district of South Carolina perfectly suited for training. As with all sports, training is essential to honing your skills in order to have a safer and […]

Bear and Me: A Daddy-Daughter Camping Excursion at Calhoun Falls State Park

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 to her, then immediately regretted it. After all, I don’t truly know the whereabouts – […]

Exploring Baker Creek State Park

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 open March 1 to September 30 annually. There is a state park entrance […]

Lake Greenwood State Park

Lake Greenwood State Park in Ninety Six, SC, is known locally for excellent South Carolina bass fishing, boating, and offers shoreline campsites and nature trails. The camping area provides easy access to the shoreline of Lake Greenwood. 125 paved sites may be used by both RVs and tents. Each site has water and electrical hook-ups and a […]

Hamilton Branch State Park

Hamilton Branch State Park, located in Plum Branch, SC, occupies a peninsula on the 70,000-acre Lake Thurmond. Thanks to activities such as fishing, boating and lakefront camping, the park is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts looking to spend time on the water. Campers can reserve one of more than 150 spacious, lakefront camping sites, an ideal […]

Calhoun Falls State Park

Calhoun Falls State Park sits along several pine-covered points extending out into sparsely-developed Lake Russell. The Calhoun Falls campground is one of the most coveted in the park system, with spacious RV and tent sites complete with forested, shoreline views of the lake. Day-use activities include a short, easy nature trail, tennis court, seasonal swimming […]

Hickory Knob State Resort Park

Hickory Knob State Resort Park in McCormick, SC sits along the rolling, wooded shoreline of the 71,000-acre Strom Thurmond Reservoir. Hickory Knob is a full-service, lakeside South Carolina golf resort and remote state park all rolled into one. Tucked away in a serene, remote location, the parks many amenities and recreational opportunities are a pleasant surprise for many. Hickory Knob […]