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Go into the the midst of the south and explore the outdoors of South Carolina.

From whitewater rafting to leisure walks in the park, there is an activity for every family member. Here is a list of seven outdoor activities for your family.

Rafting the Chattooga National Wild & Scenic River

There’s perhaps no greater outdoor adventure in South Carolina than a rafting trip down the Chattooga River in Oconee County. In the sloping mountain region of the state’s northwest corner, the river runs for 80 kilometers, descending an average 15 meters per kilometer, tumbling and churning, kicking up white water, as rivers typically do when they move fast over rock.

Rushing white water at Chattooga National Wild & Scenic River

Rushing white water at Chattooga National Wild & Scenic River
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Jocassee Gorges-Devils Fork State Park

South Carolina is home to what National Geographic calls one of the top 50 last great places to see in the world, the Jocassee Gorges. South Carolina has a unique “in” to this great place: Devils Fork State Park. The park provides the only public access to Lake Jocassee, where visitors can do everything from search for many hidden waterfalls to scuba dive. At the park, visitors can rent boats, stand-up paddleboards and more to explore the lake. In addition to the lake and all it has to offer, the park has hiking trails. When your family tires from a day exploring the gorges, check in to a lakefront campsite or villa. 

Kayakers at Devils Rock State Park

Kayakers at Devils Rock State Park
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Beachcombing Adventures

Beachcombing – the search and discovery of curiosities in the tidal zone – is best experienced in the uncrowded, sandy ribbons around barrier and sea islands, or on hidden stretches along the Grand Strand, where the sea breeze h