Mark your calendars, the state parks are reopening soon!

Stuck inside this past month? If you’re looking for a place to stretch your legs, while social distancing, you’re about to have some new options! On Friday, May 1st, South Carolina’s state parks will reopen. Soon you’ll be able to walk, hike, or ride your bike in some of the most beautiful places in our state again.

Some parts of the parks plan to remain closed, however, like picnic shelters and community buildings. The parks also ask that everyone respect the state’s social distancing guidelines for your own safety.

State parks plan to honor any existing camping and cabin reservations, as long as they were scheduled for check-in on or after Friday, May 1st. Some parks will take new reservations as early as May 11th.

For more information on the state park re-openings, go here.

Demetre Park

With more than 80,000 acres of protected lands stretching from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the sand dunes of the Atlantic Ocean, South Carolina state parks protect some of the most inviting natural, cultural and recreational destinations in the country.

Discover stunning forested mountains and towering waterfalls, blackwater rivers and scenic inland lakes. Along with white sand beaches and ancient inland shores, treasured American historic sites and priceless cultural treasures.