If you don’t normally travel the state on a regular basis, then you may not be familiar with the many parks and preserves you can find in the Palmetto State. From a new park built entirely upon a boardwalk along the Charleston harbor to a breathtaking nature preserve featuring the ruins of a historic textile mill, South Carolina is blessed with some amazing “secret” parks. Some are so secret they’re hiding in plain sight. Take a look at 13 of these below and then start plotting your strategy to visit them all.

With so many fantastic parks all over the state we’re certain there are many more worthy spots than just the ones on this little list. Feel free to add your favorite park in the comments on Facebook!

For a more in depth look at the last park on this list read all about the little ghost town in South Carolina that refuses to die.

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