1. Chau-Ram Falls
Get to the falls by making a 1.6 km trail that takes an average of 27 minutes to complete. You can also park next to the waterfall and enjoy it without a walk. Fun for the whole family!
2. Parsons Mountain Recreation Area
Parson’s Mountain Recreation Area is located in the northern portion of the Long Cane Ranger District. It features a 28-acre artificial lake next to a campground. It’s open from May 1 to November 15. Swim, kayak, and have a great time with your family and friends!
3. Long Shoals Creek Wayside Park
This lovely river recreation spot has a sliding rock and jumping off a cliff. Even though it’s not immensely popular, you’ll likely encounter other people exploring, hiking, fishing and swimming, especially during the summer. Look out for the poison ivy!
4. Reedy Cove Creek
The lower trail is easy and short, perfect for children, older or new hikers. The trailhead is a little hard to find as it’s down an unmarked road. There are a couple of spots where you can swim in the pools before you get to the falls. Bring some food and enjoy the beautiful views!
5. Aiken State Park
Set along the South Egisto River, Aiken State Park is the perfect spot for some fishing, conning, and kayaking. The swimming area is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The site is swim at your own risk, and there’s no lifeguard on duty. Dogs are prohibited in and around the swimming area.
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