Programs

With State Parks ranging from natural wilderness areas to historic homes, our parks feature entertaining programs for all interests and ages. Whether you enjoy outdoor adventure, wildlife and nature, arts and crafts or history, the interactive exhibits and guided programs at SC State Parks bring it all to life and the fascinating world of nature up close and personal.

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Weekdays on the Water - Sunset and Wine Cruise

  • September 19, 2017 - September 21, 2017
  • September 26, 2017 - September 28, 2017
Treat yourself to the finer things of life - a stunning sunset, a relaxing boat ride on a beautiful lake, a nice glass of wine, and staying in a park...

Host Park: Santee State Park

A Day in the Life of a Sailor

  • July 4, 2017 - December 23, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Every Day
Maritime trade and travel were vital to the success of the young Carolina colony. Board Charleston's only reproduction 17th century sailing ketch, Adventure, docked in Old Towne Creek. Discover some...

Host Park: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

What Dwells in a Shell?

  • August 30, 2017 - September 27, 2017, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    Every Week on Wednesday
Learn how to identify the seashell treasures you find on the beach and discover how these animals live. What’s a bivalve? Can clams move? What do the animals inside the...

Host Park: Myrtle Beach State Park

Wednesday Group Ride

  • June 1, 2017 - September 30, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Every Week on Wednesday
Come out & join us for a group mountain bike ride on the awesome flow trail system at Poinsett State Park! Trails include: Scout, Cowassee, Whippoorwill, Splice, The Knot, and...

Host Park: Poinsett State Park

Lighthouse Life

  • September 21, 2017 - September 28, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Every Week on Thursday
Free with Park Passport Plus Meet at the lighthouse for a fascinating look at South Carolina's only publicly accessible historic lighthouse. How tall is it? How many steps are in it? What was the...

Host Park: Hunting Island State Park

Turtles' Time Out

  • September 1, 2017 - October 31, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Every Week on Tuesday, Thursday
Join us for this informal chance to meet our naturalists and some of our live education animals as they get some sun and exercise. Bring your nature questions and ID...

Host Park: Huntington Beach State Park

Backyard Bird ID

  • August 31, 2017 - September 28, 2017, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Every Week on Thursday
Do you like backyard birds? So do we! We will spend time at our outdoor feeding station where we will spot some common birds and learn a bit more! This...

Host Park: Myrtle Beach State Park

Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours

  • August 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Every Week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday
Free with Park Passport !
Daily tour times vary; please click link above for schedule details.Several prominent families of Colonial and Antebellum South Carolina lived at Hampton Plantation, including Rutledges, Horrys and Pinckneys. Today, the...

Host Park: Hampton Plantation State Historic Site

Atalaya Arts And Crafts Festival

  • September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017
The Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival features more than 100 fine artisans. The festival provides aesthetic beauty against a background of natural beauty. Enjoy fine art, quality crafts, Lowcountry food,...

Host Park: Huntington Beach State Park

Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival

  • September 22, 2017, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Every Week on Friday
  • September 23, 2017, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Every Week on Saturday
  • September 24, 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Every Week on Sunday
Free with Park Passport !
The Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival is renowned throughout the Southeast as one of the best art events of its kind. A wide variety of artists from across the country...

Host Park: Huntington Beach State Park