A Travel Guide to S.C. African American Cultural Sites

Picnics in Parks

The LaFavor(s) Family Reunion gathered in Pawleys Island in 2014 and held their family picnic at Huntington Beach State Park. In addition to several miles of undeveloped beach, the park features picnic shelters for your gathering (must be reserved in advance;) an education center with interpretive programs, exhibits and touch-tanks; a historic structure called Atalaya that’s open for tours; a trail through the maritime forest, and boardwalks from which visitors can observe wildlife in the saltmarsh and freshwater pond. The setting is ideal for all members of your family, including those who want to explore a natural coastal environment and those who want to simply visit an uncrowded and nearly pristine beach.

Other state parks suitable for family reunions.

Recommended Parks in Destinations:

Myrtle Beach – Socastee Recreation Park https://www.myrtlebeach.com/things-to-do/socastee-recreation-park/?utm_source=GeniusMonkey_VT

Charleston – James Island County Park https://www.ccprc.com/68/James-Island-County-Park

Columbia – Arsenal Hill Park http://richlandcountyrecreation.com/centers/

Irmo – Saluda Shoals Park https://www.icrc.net/parks/saluda-shoals-park

Hilton Head Island – Chaplin Community Park https://www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov/ourisland/parks/parksandfacdetails.cfm?FacilityID=28

Beaufort County – Scott Complex https://www.bcscrec.com/facilities-scott-complex

Greenville – Conestee Park https://greenvillerec.com/parks/conestee-park/ 

Spartanburg – Barnet Park https://sc-spartanburgcountyparksandrec.civicplus.com/27/Parks-Facilities

Rock Hill – Manchester Meadows https://www.cityofrockhill.com/departments/parks-recreation-tourism/parks-facilities/facility-rental-rates#Manchester%20Meadows

York County – Lake Wylie Recreation Park https://www.yorkcountygov.com/732/Lake-Wylie-Recreation-Park

Florence – McLeod Park http://www.cityofflorence.com/departments/parks/recreation/mcleod.aspx

Orangeburg – Centennial Park https://orangeburg.recdesk.com/Community/Facility/Detail?facilityId=26 

Clarendon County parks – Taw Caw Park in Summerton http://www.clarendoncountygov.org/departments/ct-m-s/parks?view=category&id=19