Get On the Water in South Carolina

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From waterfalls in the Upstate, to freshwater lakes in the Midlands and beautiful beaches of the coast, South Carolina offers a breathtaking oasis of cool comforts on the water. Explore the Palmetto State’s beautiful waters and discover the plethora of water activities and experiences that await.

Fall in love with South Carolina’s waterfalls; from the easily-accessible Reedy River Falls in the middle of downtown Greenville, to the hidden gems like Laurel Fork Falls, accessible by boat on Lake Jocassee, you’re bound to find your fill of waterfalls in the Upcountry of the Palmetto State. Along South Carolina’s Scenic Highway 11, you can find 10 wonderful waterfalls worth pulling over for. Some, like Wildcat Wayside Falls can be easily accessed by stopping on the roadside, while others, like Rainbow Falls, make a 2.3-mile hike well worth it, once you see how the waterfall gets its name.

Discover the beauty of South Carolina’s freshwaters in the Midlands, where travelers can choose their preferred on-the-water experience. From a peaceful day of fishing on Lake Murray, where you can reel in your next big catch, to paddling between the cypress trees of Lake Marion in Santee Cooper Country, and experiencing the thrill of the water by tubing on Lake Greenwood, South Carolina lakes offer a diversity of experiences.

From Myrtle Beach’s Skywheel and boardwalk full of entertainment to the quiet, white-sand shores of Hilton Head Island in the Lowcountry featuring award-winning, oceanfront golf courses and the iconic Harbour Town Lighthouse, South Carolina has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. With 2,876 miles of coastline, travelers will have a hard time choosing just one.

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Brie Logue, Tourism Public Relations Manager, [email protected]