Summer in South Carolina brings with it a world of family-oriented activities including camping and swimming. In the Upstate, Lake Jocassee boasts a state park with access to one of the most pristine lakes around. But immediately to the south, at beautiful Lake Keowee, you’ll find four parks that provide access to this picturesque oasis, including the following park with a hidden beach you’re sure to love. Here’s more on why a trip to High Falls County Park in South Carolina belongs at the top of your bucket list.

High Falls County Park on Lake Keowee is located at 671 High Falls Rd., Seneca, SC 29672. Day-use of the park is open year-round; camping is available March through mid-November. Learn more at this link. Make a camping reservation at this link on

Check out this gorgeous drone footage of Lake Keowee to see what makes this region of South Carolina so spectacular:

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What are the best parks to visit in South Carolina?

South Carolina is positively filled with beautiful parks to discover, from national parks to regional parks, county parks, and more. Below we've compiled a list of some of the very best parks to visit in South Carolina.

South Carolina National Parks:

  • Kings Mountain National Military Park
  • Cowpens National Battlefield
  • Ninety Six National Historic Site
  • Congaree National Park
  • Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
  • Fort Moultrie
  • Fort Sumter National Monument
  • Reconstruction Era National Historic Site


South Carolina State Parks:

  • Hunting Island State Park - Hunting Island
  • Myrtle Beach State Park - Myrtle Beach
  • Huntington Beach State Park - Murrells Inlet
  • Little Pee Dee State Park - Dillon
  • Table Rock State Park - Pickens
  • Edisto Beach State Park - Edisto Island
  • Santee State Park - Santee
  • Devils Fork State Park - Salem
  • Caesars Head State Park - Cleveland
  • Oconee State Park - Mountain Rest


South Carolina County Parks:

  • Chau Ram County Park
  • James Island County Park
  • Isle of Palms County Park


What are the best camping destinations in South Carolina?

There are few things more enjoyable than spending the night under the stars. If you agree, you'll be thrilled to hear that South Carolina boasts some incredible camping destinations. Below are some of the best places to go camping in South Carolina:

  • Raven Rock Trail - Keowee-Toxaway State Park, Sunset
  • Longleaf Campground - Congaree National Park, Hopkins
  • Jones Gap State Park - Marietta
  • Bluff Campground - Congaree National Park, Hopkins
  • Cassidy Bridge Primitive Camp - near Long Creek


Looking for even more places to go camping in the Palmetto State? These beachfront campsites in South Carolina are out of this world!


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