The U.S. National Park Service preserves 58 national parks, 390 parks, historic sites, memorials, and recreation areas that attract nearly 300 million visitors every year. Our U.S. national parks are repositories of the nation’s biological diversity and contain some of the last ecosystem remnants that are found nowhere else in the world. Explore US Parks Online

Shenandoah National Park is a beautiful, historic national treasure which includes the 105-mile long Skyline Drive, a National Scenic Byway. The Park covers the crest of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains for over seventy-five miles. The Appalachian Trail roughly parallels the Skyline Drive and 101 miles of this trail run through the Park. (more…)

South Carolina State Parks and Recreation

South Carolina has no national parks, but it has 43 State Parks, 6 State Forests, 3 State Fish Hatcheries, 3 National Forests, 1 National Historic Site, 4 National Wildlife Refuges, and 3 wilderness areas.




 State Parks

State Forests

State Fish Hatcheries


National Forests

National Historic Site

National Wildlife Refuges

  • Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Ernest F. Hollings ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Santee National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Savannah National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Tybee National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge

South Caroline Wilderness Areas

There are three wilderness areas in the state of South Carolina.

  • Congaree National Park
  • Ellicott Rock Wilderness
  • Hell Hole Swamp