- The South Carolina State Parks stretch from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Atlantic coast, offering a huge variety of sites. There are state parks along the beach, mountain parks, lake and river parks, Carolina Bays, marshes, historic canals, historic homes and plantations, and even a Civil War battle site.
Recreation - Many of the South Carolina State Parks offer camping, picnicking, fishing, hiking, and boating (often in small, electric or manually powered boats only). Some parks also offer cabin or apartment rentals, water skiing, swimming, beaches to relax on, surf fishing, visits to historic sites, interpretive sites and programs, golf, tennis, mountain biking, and horseback riding.
Climate - South Carolina has a mild climate that remains warm throughout the year. Humidity is a major factor in the summer months as the temperatures rise to 95 degrees F. July is the hottest time of the year, during which Columbia has an average temperature of 92 degrees. The coastal and mountain towns average slightly lower temperatures. During the winter months temperatures dip into the 40s, but rarely remain there for long. Average January temperatures throughout the state range from 50 to 60 degrees F. Snow rarely falls, and if it does it doesn't remain for long.
The State Parks of South Carolina are located in various environments in all regions of the state.