Discovering the Allure of South Carolina’s Lowcountry 

By: TLP's Partners

Look around and you’ll discover why the South Carolina Lowcountry is known for its natural beauty. As you travel down the back roads, notice the canopy of live oaks sheltering the route. Paddle down the ACE Basin Rivers and keep your eyes peeled for flowering plants along the banks. 

Two people getting ready to ride their bikes in Lowcountry

Native bald eagles and wood storks soar above your head as you hike one of the many nature trails. Cast a line in fresh or salt water in the lakes and ocean. Jump on your bikes or hop in a kayak. It’s all here in the Lowcountry region south of Charleston and north of Savannah -the LOW Lowcountry.  

Wildlife centers and museums are located throughout the regions communities, aiming to educate visitors on everything that makes this area special. We welcome you with a smile, encouraging you to unplug and reconnect with nature. Kids and kids at heart enjoy a day at the beach, collecting seashells, playing in the waves and soaking up the sun. 

When you are exploring South Carolina’s Lowcountry, natural beauty is at every turn. This is thanks in part to outstanding state parks, and the area is blessed to have four of them to enjoy, plus one bonus park nearby. 

The lighthouse at Hunting Island State Park in Lowcountry.

Hunting Island State Park embraces 5,000 acres of maritime forest and marsh and is home to the state’s only publicly accessible lighthouse. The lighthouse, which is undergoing renovations in 2023, rewards those who climb the 167 steps to the top with amazing views. 

Edisto Beach State Park offers a bit of everything, from Native American history and wildlife viewing to ADA-accessible hiking and biking. The 1.5 miles of shell-covered beaches are a favorite among visitors. Be sure to stop by the park’s environmental learning center. 

Lake Warren State Park is ideal for walking along the shores of the lake. Or cast a line to see what freshwater fish are biting in the 200-acre lake or the smaller 2-acre fishing pond. Boat ramps are available; however, boats are limited to 10 horsepower motors. 

A dock in in South Carolina Lowcountry

Colleton State Park is a top choice for paddlers. Although the smallest of South Carolina’s state parks, it provides easy access to the Edisto River, one of the country’s longest free-flowing blackwater rivers. With this river connection, paddlers can make their way to Givhans Ferry State Park 23 miles away. 

The local parks are spectacular too. You can stretch your legs during a long drive along I-95 at the Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary, Blue Heron Nature Trail or Sergeant Jasper Park which are short minutes away from the interstate. Each of the Lowcountry’s counties and municipalities offers terrific passive parks that remind you of natural blessings. 

Plan your vacation in the Lowcountry. Download an attractions brochure or request a guidebook today. 

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