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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Sea Turtle Patrol

  • June 6, 2014 - August 8, 2014, 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
    Every Week on Friday
Patrol the beach with a ranger in search of sea turtle activity. We will be looking for sea turtle crawls (their footprints) to see if we have any new nests...

Host Park: Myrtle Beach State Park

Pier Fishing

  • June 19, 2014 - August 30, 2014, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Every Week on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Free with Park Passport !
Learn the basics of saltwater pier fishing such as proper bait and tackle. Bring your own fishing gear or rent some from the fishing pier. Nature Center rental poles are...

Host Park: Myrtle Beach State Park

Litter Critters

  • June 6, 2014 - August 8, 2014, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Every Week on Friday
Learn what happens to Myrtle the fish as her pond is discovered by humans in this fun, hands-on demonstration about water pollution. Afterwards, we will head outside for 15 to...

Host Park: Myrtle Beach State Park

Marsh Mania

  • July 30, 2014, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • August 8, 2014, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • August 15, 2014, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • August 29, 2014, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Free with Park Passport !
Enjoy a unique up-close look at one of the most productive ecosystems in the world and examine some of the animals that call the saltmarsh their home! Come prepared to...

Host Park: Edisto Beach State Park

Beachcombing

  • June 1, 2014 - August 31, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Every Week on Friday
Free with Park Passport Plus Search for seashells and other beach bounty during this guided walk on one of the best shelling beaches in the Grand Strand. Along the way, we'll discover the fascinating...

Host Park: Huntington Beach State Park

Pier fishing

Are you new to the coast, just visiting for a few days, or an old-hand looking for a new hobby? Pier fishing will "catch" your interest. We'll show you...

Host Park: Hunting Island State Park

Day in the Life of a Sailor

  • July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015, 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

Turtle Trail Naturalist Hike for families

  • August 22, 2014, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
On 4th Fridays in the summer, families are invited to take a hike with a ranger on the Turtle Trail, practicing the skills of a naturalst. In addition to using...

Host Park: Paris Mountain State Park

Feeding Frenzy

  • January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Every Week on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Free with Park Passport !
Get up close and personal with the animals at the Education Center! Take part in feeding a sting ray and other sea creatures. Feedings take place Tuesday through Sunday at...

Host Park: Huntington Beach State Park

Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours

  • July 1, 2014 - September 30, 2014, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Every Week on Sunday, Saturday
  • July 1, 2014 - September 30, 2014, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Every Week on Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Free with Park Passport !
Several prominent families of Colonial and Antebellum South Carolina lived at Hampton Plantation, including Rutledges, Horrys and Pinckneys. Today, the mansion stands as a testament to the wealth and power...

Host Park: Hampton Plantation State Historic Site