61 Things To Do Outdoors
in Charleston, South Carolina

Looking for outdoor adventures in Charleston, South Carolina? You're in the right place! See below for Sportody's list of the area's top places within an hour drive of downtown. If you have a favorite, be sure to write a review so we can update our rankings.

Board Sports around Charleston, South Carolina

  • Charleston Outdoor Adventures

    Charleston, South Carolina

    Charleston Outdoor Adventures offers guided kayak tours, paddleboard tours, eco-tours, dolphin tours, inshore fishing charters and kayak/paddleboard rentals around Folly Beach, SC. Kayak rentals start at $25 for 4 hrs, paddleboards $30 for 3 hrs or $40 for 24. Boat tours start at $40 per person. Reservations recommended.

    Activities Offered
    • Kayaking
    • Paddleboarding
    • Power Boating
    • Wildlife Viewing
  • Velocity Aqua Sports

    Charleston, South Carolina

    Velocity Aqua Sports offers catamaran, jetski, and 2-person sport boat rentals at Dolphin Cove Marina in Charleston, SC. Their CraigCat compact catamarans hold 2 people of up to 250lbs each, with bimini top, cupholders, and sound system. Rentals hourly, half- or full-day.

    Activities Offered
    • Power Boating
    • Jet Skiing
  • Folly Beach County Park

    Folly Beach, South Carolina

    On the west end of the island, situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Folly River, beachgoers will find Folly Beach County Park. Lifeguards are on duty seasonally along a beautiful beachfront designated swimming area. Skimmer Flats, a major Eastern Brown Pelican rookery, is visible at the west end of the park. Dogs are not permitted on the beach from 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. from May 1 through September 30. At all other times the dog must be on a leash.

    Activities Offered
    • Surfing
    • Skimboarding
    • Running
    • Swimming
  • Isle of Palms County Park

    Isle of Palms, South Carolina

    Isle of Palms County Park is a beachfront public park on the Atlantic Ocean in Charleston County, SC. The park includes boardwalks, ADA-accessible ramps, restrooms, showers, picnic areas, grills, sand volleyball, playground, ice cream, and rentals of beach chairs and umbrellas. Dogs must be on leash. Lifeguards on duty daily June-Aug and weekends May & Sept. Parking $8-10 Mar-Oct, free Nov-Feb.

    Activities Offered
    • Surfing
    • Skimboarding
    • Hiking
    • Running
    • Swimming

Boating around Charleston, South Carolina

  • Sea Kayak Carolina

    Charleston, South Carolina

    Sea Kayak Carolina offers kayak sales, rentals, classes, and tours near Folly Beach and Charleston Harbor. Conveniently located on Folly Road, they offer daily 2-3hr tours ($49), 5-6hr local adventures ($60), and custom tours ($90) to a variety of Charleston kayaking destinations. One-to-one coaching and group classes held regularly.

    Activities Offered
    • Kayaking
    • Paddleboarding
  • Charleston Outdoor Adventures

    Charleston, South Carolina

    Charleston Outdoor Adventures offers guided kayak tours, paddleboard tours, eco-tours, dolphin tours, inshore fishing charters and kayak/paddleboard rentals around Folly Beach, SC. Kayak rentals start at $25 for 4 hrs, paddleboards $30 for 3 hrs or $40 for 24. Boat tours start at $40 per person. Reservations recommended.

    Activities Offered
    • Kayaking
    • Paddleboarding
    • Power Boating
    • Wildlife Viewing
  • Tidal Wave Water Sports

    Charleston, South Carolina

    Tidal Wave Water Sports offers wakeboarding, parasailing, jetskiing, paddleboarding, tubing, boat charters, and other water sports from 3 locations in Charleston, SC. Enjoy a 1.5-hr safari adventure tour via jetski, a 2-hr dolphin tour, relaxing sunset cruise or high-speed boat rental. Boat tours start at $100/hr, parasailing $60-80.

    Activities Offered
    • Parasailing
    • Power Boating
    • Jet Skiing
    • Water Tubing
    • Paddleboarding
  • Velocity Aqua Sports

    Charleston, South Carolina

    Velocity Aqua Sports offers catamaran, jetski, and 2-person sport boat rentals at Dolphin Cove Marina in Charleston, SC. Their CraigCat compact catamarans hold 2 people of up to 250lbs each, with bimini top, cupholders, and sound system. Rentals hourly, half- or full-day.

    Activities Offered
    • Power Boating
    • Jet Skiing
  • Carolina Heritage Outfitters

    St. George, South Carolina

    Carolina Heritage Outfitters, located on Hwy 15 at Exit 68 of I-95, offers canoe trips through the private Edisto River Refuge, 1.5 hrs from Charleston, Columbia, & Savannah. The 100-acre site features hiking trails and rental treehouses at the half-way point of a 23-mile paddling trip. Canoeing + treehouse $150-180. Canoe only $30/person/day.

    Activities Offered
    • Canoeing
    • Other Camping Sports
  • Trophy Lakes

    Johns Island, South Carolina

    Trophy Lakes offers private waterskiing and wakeboarding lessons, family lake rentals, disc golf, and day camps in Charleston, SC. Slalom ski behind a Mastercraft Pro Star boat for $110/hr, or wakeboard in the beginner, intermediate, or advanced cable park for $25/hr. Gear rentals available. 18-hole disc golf $6.

    Activities Offered
    • Wakeboarding
    • Water Skiing
    • Other Golfing Sports
    • Water Tubing
  • Edisto Beach State Park

    Edisto Island, South Carolina

    Edisto Beach State Park is one of four oceanfront state parks in South Carolina, located 1 hour southwest of Charleston. The park features 111 RV/tent campsites, 7 cabins, 1.5 miles of beach, 4 miles of ADA-accessible hiking/biking trails, and access to fishing and boating on the ACE Basin. Pets permitted outdoors on leash. Admission $5/adult, $3 children ages 6-15. Open 8am-6pm daily.

    Activities Offered
    • Hiking
    • Wildlife Viewing
    • Saltwater Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Surfing
    • Running
    • Mountain Biking
    • Power Boating
    • RV Camping
    • Tent Camping
  • Francis Marion National Forest

    Huger, South Carolina

    Francis Marion National Forest is a 259,000-acre wilderness area located between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, SC. The forest features several campgrounds, fishing on numerous rivers and ponds, as well as four canoe trails and miles of hiking/biking/horseback riding/motorcycle trails. Primitive camping is permitted with a permit. Hunting is permitted in season with a permit.

    Activities Offered
    • Hiking
    • Canoeing
    • Rifle Ranges
    • ATV
    • Horseback Riding
    • Mountain Biking
    • Tent Camping
    • RV Camping
    • Big Game Hunting
    • Water Fowl Hunting
    • Freshwater Fishing
    • Backpacking
    • Wildlife Viewing

Camping around Charleston, South Carolina

  • James Island County Park

    Charleston, South Carolina

    James Island County Park spans 643 acres in Charleston, SC. Three trail loops cover 1.2-1.6 miles each, while 124 campsites invite you to stay and play along the Stono River. The waterpark is open 10am-6pm May-Sept at $12 or less, and a Challenge Course is open by reservation only. The park also features a 50-foot climbing wall, 18-hole disc golf, sand volleyball, horseshoes, grassy meadows, picnic areas, grills, and a dog park. Bicycles, pedal boats and kayaks available for rent. Admission $2 per person.

    Activities Offered
    • Kayaking
    • Hiking
    • Road Biking
    • Tent Camping
    • Traditional Climbing
    • Ropes Courses
    • Saltwater Fishing
    • Other Boating Sports
    • RV Camping
  • Edisto Beach State Park

    Edisto Island, South Carolina

    Edisto Beach State Park is one of four oceanfront state parks in South Carolina, located 1 hour southwest of Charleston. The park features 111 RV/tent campsites, 7 cabins, 1.5 miles of beach, 4 miles of ADA-accessible hiking/biking trails, and access to fishing and boating on the ACE Basin. Pets permitted outdoors on leash. Admission $5/adult, $3 children ages 6-15. Open 8am-6pm daily.

    Activities Offered
    • Hiking
    • Wildlife Viewing
    • Saltwater Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Surfing
    • Running
    • Mountain Biking
    • Power Boating
    • RV Camping
    • Tent Camping
  • Carolina Heritage Outfitters

    St. George, South Carolina

    Carolina Heritage Outfitters, located on Hwy 15 at Exit 68 of I-95, offers canoe trips through the private Edisto River Refuge, 1.5 hrs from Charleston, Columbia, & Savannah. The 100-acre site features hiking trails and rental treehouses at the half-way point of a 23-mile paddling trip. Canoeing + treehouse $150-180. Canoe only $30/person/day.

    Activities Offered
    • Canoeing
    • Other Camping Sports

Climbing around Charleston, South Carolina

  • Wild Blue Ropes

    Charleston, South Carolina

    Wild Blue Ropes offers high climbing ropes and a challenge course off of Folly Road in Charleston, South Carolina. The course includes 72 obstacles on four courses ranging from beginner to expert. The hardest course is suspended 35 feet in the air. Prices $19-45, and spectators are welcome for free.

    Activities Offered
    • Ropes Courses
  • James Island County Park

    Charleston, South Carolina

    James Island County Park spans 643 acres in Charleston, SC. Three trail loops cover 1.2-1.6 miles each, while 124 campsites invite you to stay and play along the Stono River. The waterpark is open 10am-6pm May-Sept at $12 or less, and a Challenge Course is open by reservation only. The park also features a 50-foot climbing wall, 18-hole disc golf, sand volleyball, horseshoes, grassy meadows, picnic areas, grills, and a dog park. Bicycles, pedal boats and kayaks available for rent. Admission $2 per person.

    Activities Offered
    • Kayaking
    • Hiking
    • Road Biking
    • Tent Camping
    • Traditional Climbing
    • Ropes Courses
    • Saltwater Fishing
    • Other Boating Sports
    • RV Camping
  • Coastal Climbing Gym

    Charleston, South Carolina

    Coastal Climbing Gym is a 4,500-sq-ft indoor bouldering gym in downtown Charleston, SC. Bouldering does not use top ropes, and a spotting partner is highly recommended. Bouldering instruction and yoga classes as also offered. $13 for all-day climbing pass, $3 shoe rental, $2 chalk bags, $6-10 yoga.

    Activities Offered
    • Bouldering
  • Frankie's Fun Park

    North Charleston, South Carolina

    Frankie's Fun Park features go-karts, batting cages, bumper boats, mini golf, driving range, outdoor climbing wall, and arcade in North Charleston, SC. Three go-kart tracks and bumper boats are $7 each. Mini golf $8. Driving range $7-10. Climbing wall $5. Hours Mon-Thurs 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-midnight, Sun 11am-10pm.

    Activities Offered
    • Go-Kart Racing
    • Other Golfing Sports
    • Traditional Climbing
    • Other Boating Sports
    • Driving Ranges
  • Charleston Fun Park

    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    Charleston Fun Park features go-karts, miniature golf, gem mining, climbing wall, inflatable jumpland, and indoor arcade in Mount Pleasant, SC. Jumpland is reserved for ages 12 and under. Prices $7 per attraction, or purchase a $35 Fun Pack. Open Sun-Thurs 11am–9pm, Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 9am-11pm.

    Activities Offered
    • Indoor Climbing
    • Go-Kart Racing

Cycling around Charleston, South Carolina

  • Marrington Plantation Trail

    Goose Creek, South Carolina

    Marrington Plantation Trail offers a 13.2-mile hiking/biking/equestrian loop trail within 1,600 wooded acres at the Charleston Naval Weapons Station in Goose Creek, SC. The trail is relatively flat and easy. Helmets required for cyclists. Trail users must hold a Department of Defense ID or obtain a $15 annual Marrington Patron Pass with 4-week background check at the NWS Outdoor Adventure Center, 26 Fletcher Street, Bldg. 1700.

    Activities Offered
    • Mountain Biking
    • Running
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hiking
  • Francis Marion National Forest

    Huger, South Carolina

    Francis Marion National Forest is a 259,000-acre wilderness area located between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, SC. The forest features several campgrounds, fishing on numerous rivers and ponds, as well as four canoe trails and miles of hiking/biking/horseback riding/motorcycle trails. Primitive camping is permitted with a permit. Hunting is permitted in season with a permit.

    Activities Offered
    • Hiking
    • Canoeing
    • Rifle Ranges
    • ATV
    • Horseback Riding
    • Mountain Biking
    • Tent Camping
    • RV Camping
    • Big Game Hunting
    • Water Fowl Hunting
    • Freshwater Fishing
    • Backpacking
    • Wildlife Viewing
  • Edisto Beach State Park

    Edisto Island, South Carolina

    Edisto Beach State Park is one of four oceanfront state parks in South Carolina, located 1 hour southwest of Charleston. The park features 111 RV/tent campsites, 7 cabins, 1.5 miles of beach, 4 miles of ADA-accessible hiking/biking trails, and access to fishing and boating on the ACE Basin. Pets permitted outdoors on leash. Admission $5/adult, $3 children ages 6-15. Open 8am-6pm daily.

    Activities Offered
    • Hiking
    • Wildlife Viewing
    • Saltwater Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Surfing
    • Running
    • Mountain Biking
    • Power Boating
    • RV Camping
    • Tent Camping

Diving around Charleston, South Carolina

  • Charleston Scuba

    Charleston, South Carolina

    Charleston Scuba offers scuba diving instruction, charters, and equipment rentals/repair on Hwy 17 just across the Ashley River from downtown Charleston. Open Water Certification courses are $500. Charters depart weekly at 7am, exploring 20 local wrecks, reefs, and ledges at $130-185 for 2 dives

    Activities Offered
    • SCUBA Diving
  • Lowcountry Scuba

    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    Lowcountry Scuba offers scuba gear sales, service, air fills, instruction, and dive charters in Charleston, SC. PADI certification classes start at $720 for open water, and $320-925 for advanced certs. Wreck, reef, deep, spearfishing, and lobstering charters are $250-375 per person. Call for reservations.

    Activities Offered
    • SCUBA Diving
    • Spear Fishing

Fishing around Charleston, South Carolina

  • Charleston Outdoor Adventures

    Charleston, South Carolina

    Charleston Outdoor Adventures offers guided kayak tours, paddleboard tours, eco-tours, dolphin tours, inshore fishing charters and kayak/paddleboard rentals around Folly Beach, SC. Kayak rentals start at $25 for 4 hrs, paddleboards $30 for 3 hrs or $40 for 24. Boat tours start at $40 per person. Reservations recommended.

    Activities Offered
    • Kayaking
    • Paddleboarding
    • Power Boating
    • Wildlife Viewing
  • Folly Beach Fishing Pier

    Folly Beach, South Carolina

    Fishing, walking, birding, and the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views of the "Edge of America" are just some of the possibilities at the Edwin S. Taylor Folly Beach Fishing Pier, where you can find some of the best saltwater fishing in the area. The pier is a breathtaking landmark that stretches 1,045 feet into the sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

    Activities Offered
    • Surfing
    • Saltwater Fishing
    • Wildlife Viewing
    • Swimming
  • Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park

    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    Memorial Waterfront Park offers grand views of Charleston Harbor at the base of the Ravenel Bridge in Mount Pleasant. The park features grassy picnic areas, a shaded nautical-themed playground, a 1,250-foot pier with swings, and soft-serve ice cream at River Watch Cafe. Park open 6am-11pm.

    Activities Offered
    • Hiking
    • Wildlife Viewing
  • Edisto Beach State Park

    Edisto Island, South Carolina

    Edisto Beach State Park is one of four oceanfront state parks in South Carolina, located 1 hour southwest of Charleston. The park features 111 RV/tent campsites, 7 cabins, 1.5 miles of beach, 4 miles of ADA-accessible hiking/biking trails, and access to fishing and boating on the ACE Basin. Pets permitted outdoors on leash. Admission $5/adult, $3 children ages 6-15. Open 8am-6pm daily.

    Activities Offered
    • Hiking
    • Wildlife Viewing
    • Saltwater Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Surfing
    • Running
    • Mountain Biking
    • Power Boating
    • RV Camping
    • Tent Camping

Fitness around Charleston, South Carolina

  • Coastal Climbing Gym

    Charleston, South Carolina

    Coastal Climbing Gym is a 4,500-sq-ft indoor bouldering gym in downtown Charleston, SC. Bouldering does not use top ropes, and a spotting partner is highly recommended. Bouldering instruction and yoga classes as also offered. $13 for all-day climbing pass, $3 shoe rental, $2 chalk bags, $6-10 yoga.

    Activities Offered
    • Bouldering
  • Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park

    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    Memorial Waterfront Park offers grand views of Charleston Harbor at the base of the Ravenel Bridge in Mount Pleasant. The park features grassy picnic areas, a shaded nautical-themed playground, a 1,250-foot pier with swings, and soft-serve ice cream at River Watch Cafe. Park open 6am-11pm.

    Activities Offered
    • Hiking
    • Wildlife Viewing
  • Marrington Plantation Trail

    Goose Creek, South Carolina

    Marrington Plantation Trail offers a 13.2-mile hiking/biking/equestrian loop trail within 1,600 wooded acres at the Charleston Naval Weapons Station in Goose Creek, SC. The trail is relatively flat and easy. Helmets required for cyclists. Trail users must hold a Department of Defense ID or obtain a $15 annual Marrington Patron Pass with 4-week background check at the NWS Outdoor Adventure Center, 26 Fletcher Street, Bldg. 1700.

    Activities Offered
    • Mountain Biking
    • Running
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hiking
  • Isle of Palms County Park

    Isle of Palms, South Carolina

    Isle of Palms County Park is a beachfront public park on the Atlantic Ocean in Charleston County, SC. The park includes boardwalks, ADA-accessible ramps, restrooms, showers, picnic areas, grills, sand volleyball, playground, ice cream, and rentals of beach chairs and umbrellas. Dogs must be on leash. Lifeguards on duty daily June-Aug and weekends May & Sept. Parking $8-10 Mar-Oct, free Nov-Feb.

    Activities Offered
    • Surfing
    • Skimboarding
    • Hiking
    • Running
    • Swimming
  • Wannamaker County Park

    North Charleston, South Carolina

    Wannamaker County Park is a 1,015-acre public park in North Charleston, SC, featuring 2 miles of paved hike/bike/skate trails through woodlands and wetlands. 7.7 acres of grassy meadows, a dog park, waterpark, and 2 playgrounds offer easy fun, or rent bikes, kayaks, or pedal boats for $4-6/hr plus $5 deposit. In addition, the onsite Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark is open daily June-Aug for $20/person.

    Activities Offered
    • Kayaking
    • Hiking
    • Wildlife Viewing
    • Road Biking
    • Running

Golf around Charleston, South Carolina

  • Dunes West Golf and River Club

    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    Dunes West Golf and River Club offers an 18-hole golf course and riverfront clubhouse overlooking Wagner Creek in Mount Pleasant, SC. Designed by Arthur Hills, the par-72, 6871-yard course features undulating greens, bunkering, and waterfront views. Rates start at $31.50.

    Activities Offered
    • 18-Hole Golf Courses
    • Other Golfing Sports
  • Kiawah Island Golf Resort

    Kiawah Island, South Carolina

    Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers five championship 18-hole golf courses in Kiawah Island, SC, just 30 minutes south of downtown Charleston. The resort also features a spa, accommodations, dining, tennis, four outdoor swimming pools, fishing tours, boat tours, paddling tours, cruiser bike rentals, 30 miles of hike/bike trails, and 10 miles of beaches. Dogs permitted on leash.

    Activities Offered
    • Running
    • Swimming
    • 18-Hole Golf Courses
    • Paddleboarding
    • Surfing
    • Skimboarding
    • Hiking
    • Other Cycling Sports
    • Kayaking
    • Power Boating
    • Saltwater Fishing
    • Wildlife Viewing
  • RiverTowne Country Club

    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    RiverTowne is the only Arnold Palmer Signature golf course in the Charleston area. Situated on the Wando River and Horlbeck Creek, this 18-hole course plays 5100-7200 yards, with a driving range, practice area, clubhouse, pro shop, and PGA pro instruction. Summer morning rates start at $80 for visitors or $75 for locals, and ClubCorp memberships are also available.

    Activities Offered
    • 18-Hole Golf Courses
  • Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club

    Charleston, South Carolina

    Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club offers 18 holes of golf on lush Bermuda fairways with five sets of tees ranging 5169-6701 yards. Located on Hwy 61 near Charleston's historic plantations, Shadowmoss also features golf lessons, a driving range, practice greens, pro shop, grill and lounge. Tee times $32-48, including cart rental.

    Activities Offered
    • 18-Hole Golf Courses
    • Driving Ranges

Hunting around Charleston, South Carolina

  • Francis Marion National Forest

    Huger, South Carolina

    Francis Marion National Forest is a 259,000-acre wilderness area located between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, SC. The forest features several campgrounds, fishing on numerous rivers and ponds, as well as four canoe trails and miles of hiking/biking/horseback riding/motorcycle trails. Primitive camping is permitted with a permit. Hunting is permitted in season with a permit.

    Activities Offered
    • Hiking
    • Canoeing
    • Rifle Ranges
    • ATV
    • Horseback Riding
    • Mountain Biking
    • Tent Camping
    • RV Camping
    • Big Game Hunting
    • Water Fowl Hunting
    • Freshwater Fishing
    • Backpacking
    • Wildlife Viewing

Motor Sports around Charleston, South Carolina

  • Charleston Fun Park

    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    Charleston Fun Park features go-karts, miniature golf, gem mining, climbing wall, inflatable jumpland, and indoor arcade in Mount Pleasant, SC. Jumpland is reserved for ages 12 and under. Prices $7 per attraction, or purchase a $35 Fun Pack. Open Sun-Thurs 11am–9pm, Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 9am-11pm.

    Activities Offered
    • Indoor Climbing
    • Go-Kart Racing
  • Frankie's Fun Park

    North Charleston, South Carolina

    Frankie's Fun Park features go-karts, batting cages, bumper boats, mini golf, driving range, outdoor climbing wall, and arcade in North Charleston, SC. Three go-kart tracks and bumper boats are $7 each. Mini golf $8. Driving range $7-10. Climbing wall $5. Hours Mon-Thurs 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-midnight, Sun 11am-10pm.

    Activities Offered
    • Go-Kart Racing
    • Other Golfing Sports
    • Traditional Climbing
    • Other Boating Sports
    • Driving Ranges

Shooting around Charleston, South Carolina

  • Quickshot Shooting Range - Charleston

    Charleston, South Carolina

    Quickshot Shooting Range offers a state-of-the-art, wheelchair-accessible, heated and air-conditioned indoor shooting range in Charleston, SC. Bring or rent guns and gear. Coaching and concealed weapons classes available. Non-member range time Mon-Fri $13 per person per day; Sat-Sun $13 per person per hour. Memberships $295/year.

    Activities Offered
    • Handgun Ranges
    • Rifle Ranges
  • ATP Gunshop & Range

    Summerville, South Carolina

    ATP Gunshop & Range features a full-service gun shop, repairs, 2 climate-controlled indoor shooting ranges, NRA instruction, and SC concealed weapons classes in Summerville, SC. Ranges 15 yards and 25 yards. Bring or rent a gun for the range. Open Mon-Thurs 10am-7pm, Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 9am-8pm.

    Activities Offered
    • Handgun Ranges
  • Francis Marion National Forest

    Huger, South Carolina

    Francis Marion National Forest is a 259,000-acre wilderness area located between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, SC. The forest features several campgrounds, fishing on numerous rivers and ponds, as well as four canoe trails and miles of hiking/biking/horseback riding/motorcycle trails. Primitive camping is permitted with a permit. Hunting is permitted in season with a permit.

    Activities Offered
    • Hiking
    • Canoeing
    • Rifle Ranges
    • ATV
    • Horseback Riding
    • Mountain Biking
    • Tent Camping
    • RV Camping
    • Big Game Hunting
    • Water Fowl Hunting
    • Freshwater Fishing
    • Backpacking
    • Wildlife Viewing
  • Paintball Charleston

    North Charleston, South Carolina

    Paintball Charleston hosts 10 fields of paintball games for all ages in North Charleston, SC. General "rec ball" $20 including all-day air/CO2. Half-price entry with purchase of 1 case of 2000 paintballs. Book private parties 1 week in advance. Store open Mon-Fri 11-7, Sat-Sun 9-5. Field open Sat-Sun 9-4.

    Activities Offered
    • Paintball Courses
  • Mount Pleasant Paintball

    Charleston, South Carolina

    Mount Pleasant Paintball offers paintball battles on 25 acres with multiple field options, based on historic combat situations including the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Gulf War, and Special Ops. Admission $10/day or $99/year. Equipment rentals, paintballs, and air fills available. Open Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 11am-5pm, and weekdays by appointment for groups of 10 or more.

    Activities Offered
    • Paintball Courses

Sky Sports around Charleston, South Carolina

  • Skydive Walterboro

    Walterboro, South Carolina

    Skydive Walterboro offers skydiving for first-time and experienced jumpers from Lowcountry Regional Airport in Walterboro, 1 hr west of Charleston, SC. Tandem jumps with an instructor are $219. Purchase a video of your jump for $69. Training jumps are $99, plus $219 instructional course and first jump. Open Sat-Sun 9am till dark.

    Activities Offered
    • Skydiving

Trail Sports around Charleston, South Carolina

  • James Island County Park

    Charleston, South Carolina

    James Island County Park spans 643 acres in Charleston, SC. Three trail loops cover 1.2-1.6 miles each, while 124 campsites invite you to stay and play along the Stono River. The waterpark is open 10am-6pm May-Sept at $12 or less, and a Challenge Course is open by reservation only. The park also features a 50-foot climbing wall, 18-hole disc golf, sand volleyball, horseshoes, grassy meadows, picnic areas, grills, and a dog park. Bicycles, pedal boats and kayaks available for rent. Admission $2 per person.

    Activities Offered
    • Kayaking
    • Hiking
    • Road Biking
    • Tent Camping
    • Traditional Climbing
    • Ropes Courses
    • Saltwater Fishing
    • Other Boating Sports
    • RV Camping
  • Middleton Place Equestrian Center

    Charleston, South Carolina

    Middleton Place Equestrian Center offers riding lessons, training, clinics, dressage shows and summer camps next door to the historic Middleton Place in Charleston, SC. 45-minute private lessons are $65; $50 in a group. Beginner and advanced summer camps are offered for $375.

    Activities Offered
    • Horseback Riding
  • Mullet Hall Equestrian Center

    Johns Island, South Carolina

    Mullet Hall Equestrian Center offers show arenas and 20 miles of trails on 738 acres at Johns Island County Park. Trails pass through pines and oak forests, open meadows and farm fields. The center primarily hosts competitive horse shows and events. It does not offer riding lessons, rentals, or boarding. Annual equestrian trail passes are $35/person or $60/family.

    Activities Offered
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
  • Tuxbury Farm Equestrian Center

    Wando, South Carolina

    Tuxbury Farm Equestrian Center offers 25 acres for horse boarding, showing, and riding/jumping instruction, 40 min northeast of downtown Charleston. Head instructor Jamie Kohler also runs non-profit therapeutic riding program Blissful Dreams. Group lessons $45/hour, private $65/half-hour.

    Activities Offered
    • Horseback Riding
  • Marrington Plantation Trail

    Goose Creek, South Carolina

    Marrington Plantation Trail offers a 13.2-mile hiking/biking/equestrian loop trail within 1,600 wooded acres at the Charleston Naval Weapons Station in Goose Creek, SC. The trail is relatively flat and easy. Helmets required for cyclists. Trail users must hold a Department of Defense ID or obtain a $15 annual Marrington Patron Pass with 4-week background check at the NWS Outdoor Adventure Center, 26 Fletcher Street, Bldg. 1700.

    Activities Offered
    • Mountain Biking
    • Running
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hiking
  • Francis Marion National Forest

    Huger, South Carolina

    Francis Marion National Forest is a 259,000-acre wilderness area located between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, SC. The forest features several campgrounds, fishing on numerous rivers and ponds, as well as four canoe trails and miles of hiking/biking/horseback riding/motorcycle trails. Primitive camping is permitted with a permit. Hunting is permitted in season with a permit.

    Activities Offered
    • Hiking
    • Canoeing
    • Rifle Ranges
    • ATV
    • Horseback Riding
    • Mountain Biking
    • Tent Camping
    • RV Camping
    • Big Game Hunting
    • Water Fowl Hunting
    • Freshwater Fishing
    • Backpacking
    • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wannamaker County Park

    North Charleston, South Carolina

    Wannamaker County Park is a 1,015-acre public park in North Charleston, SC, featuring 2 miles of paved hike/bike/skate trails through woodlands and wetlands. 7.7 acres of grassy meadows, a dog park, waterpark, and 2 playgrounds offer easy fun, or rent bikes, kayaks, or pedal boats for $4-6/hr plus $5 deposit. In addition, the onsite Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark is open daily June-Aug for $20/person.

    Activities Offered
    • Kayaking
    • Hiking
    • Wildlife Viewing
    • Road Biking
    • Running

Water Sports around Charleston, South Carolina

  • Folly Beach Fishing Pier

    Folly Beach, South Carolina

    Fishing, walking, birding, and the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views of the "Edge of America" are just some of the possibilities at the Edwin S. Taylor Folly Beach Fishing Pier, where you can find some of the best saltwater fishing in the area. The pier is a breathtaking landmark that stretches 1,045 feet into the sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

    Activities Offered
    • Surfing
    • Saltwater Fishing
    • Wildlife Viewing
    • Swimming
  • Folly Beach County Park

    Folly Beach, South Carolina

    On the west end of the island, situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Folly River, beachgoers will find Folly Beach County Park. Lifeguards are on duty seasonally along a beautiful beachfront designated swimming area. Skimmer Flats, a major Eastern Brown Pelican rookery, is visible at the west end of the park. Dogs are not permitted on the beach from 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. from May 1 through September 30. At all other times the dog must be on a leash.

    Activities Offered
    • Surfing
    • Skimboarding
    • Running
    • Swimming
  • Isle of Palms County Park

    Isle of Palms, South Carolina

    Isle of Palms County Park is a beachfront public park on the Atlantic Ocean in Charleston County, SC. The park includes boardwalks, ADA-accessible ramps, restrooms, showers, picnic areas, grills, sand volleyball, playground, ice cream, and rentals of beach chairs and umbrellas. Dogs must be on leash. Lifeguards on duty daily June-Aug and weekends May & Sept. Parking $8-10 Mar-Oct, free Nov-Feb.

    Activities Offered
    • Surfing
    • Skimboarding
    • Hiking
    • Running
    • Swimming
  • Kiawah Beachwalker Park

    Kiawah Island, South Carolina

    Kiawah Beachwalker Park offers beach access and river views on the west end of Kiawah Island, south of Charleston, SC. The park offers restrooms, outdoor showers, picnic area, grills, drink vending, a boardwalk and ADA-accessible ramp. Lifeguards are on duty daily June-Aug, and weekends May & Sept. Dogs permitted on leash.

    Activities Offered
    • Surfing
    • Saltwater Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Running
    • Wildlife Viewing
    • Skimboarding
  • Trophy Lakes

    Johns Island, South Carolina

    Trophy Lakes offers private waterskiing and wakeboarding lessons, family lake rentals, disc golf, and day camps in Charleston, SC. Slalom ski behind a Mastercraft Pro Star boat for $110/hr, or wakeboard in the beginner, intermediate, or advanced cable park for $25/hr. Gear rentals available. 18-hole disc golf $6.

    Activities Offered
    • Wakeboarding
    • Water Skiing
    • Other Golfing Sports
    • Water Tubing
  • Sea Kayak Carolina

    Charleston, South Carolina

    Sea Kayak Carolina offers kayak sales, rentals, classes, and tours near Folly Beach and Charleston Harbor. Conveniently located on Folly Road, they offer daily 2-3hr tours ($49), 5-6hr local adventures ($60), and custom tours ($90) to a variety of Charleston kayaking destinations. One-to-one coaching and group classes held regularly.

    Activities Offered
    • Kayaking
    • Paddleboarding
  • Tidal Wave Water Sports

    Charleston, South Carolina

    Tidal Wave Water Sports offers wakeboarding, parasailing, jetskiing, paddleboarding, tubing, boat charters, and other water sports from 3 locations in Charleston, SC. Enjoy a 1.5-hr safari adventure tour via jetski, a 2-hr dolphin tour, relaxing sunset cruise or high-speed boat rental. Boat tours start at $100/hr, parasailing $60-80.

    Activities Offered
    • Parasailing
    • Power Boating
    • Jet Skiing
    • Water Tubing
    • Paddleboarding
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