4th of July in State Parks

As many of us gather in state parks for the holiday weekend, this Fourth of July may look a little different than normal. Whether you’re hiking, wading in the lake or flipping burgers on the grill, celebrating Independence Day in state parks can be a memorable experience for you and your family.


Go on a Scavenger Hunt- There are several state park self-led activities  that will keep you and the kids entertained throughout the holiday weekend. Have some fun locating the five Uncle Sam pictures throughout Barnwell State Park using the hints in the  4th of July Scavenger Hunt  or go play Bird BINGO at Myrtle Beach State Park.  If technology is more if your forte’, download the South Carolina State Parks Scavenger Hunt with missions at all 47 state parks.


Learn American History: Name a better way to celebrate America than by freshening up on American history?  Yeah, we couldn’t think of one either. More than 200 Revolutionary War battles were fought in South Carolina, some of which were on state parks. Learn about the role parks like Andrew Jackson, Hampton Plantation, Landsford Canal and Musgrove Mill played in the Revolutionary War while on your visit.


Family Fun:  One Fourth of July tradition that reigns true... being with family. Whether you’re cooking from your campsite or enjoying the picnic areas*, grilling out with your family is one tradition that should never change.  Check out our Pinterest for fun 4th of July recipes perfect for a summer day.  While the food is on the grill, grab the kids and enjoy some fun Fourth of July games or create holiday crafts like these red, white and blue paper rockets

*If you are using our picnic areas, please adhere to the social distancing guidelines and safety practices recommended by the CDC.


Rock your American Gear:  Stock up on all your American apparel at our South Carolina State Park Store, right from the comfort of your couch. From fun American Flag T-shirts and socks, you can wear your American pride on your shoulders… literally! Enjoy free standard shipping on items* by using the code PALMETTO2020*excludes park passports

While you’re out in the parks enjoying the holiday weekend, be sure to tag us in your pictures using #SCStateParks.  Have a safe and happy Fourth of July.