6 Beautiful National Parks in North, South Carolina, USA

Mar 11, 2024

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

This park features half a million acres of hiking, camping and rugged scenery.

The Great Smokey Mountains National Park in Tennessee and North Carolina is a huge and hugely important region of protected eastern American wilderness. 

 This 500,000-acre park, once home to the Cherokee, contains some of the world’s oldest mountains and one of the most biologically diverse regions on the continent. Over 10 million visitors come to the park every year to enjoy its natural grandeur.

CAPE HATTARAS NATIONAL SEASHORE

The historic lighthouses at this park draw many visitors each year.

MOORE’S CREEK NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD

The moving memorials at this park are sure to interest America history buffs.

WRIGHT BROTHERS NATIONAL MEMORIAL

The birthplace of American aviation honors its pioneers here.

SANTEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUG

The Santee National Wildlife Refuge is dedicated to providing a haven for migratory waterfowl and native South Carolina Wildlife alike.

 Many travelers take the opportunity to visit the refuge’s 15,000+ acres along Lake Marion and hike or canoe through the woodlands, fields, ponds and marshes that comprise its 4 units.

 Among the refuge’s feathered inhabitants are hawks, songbirds, ducks, and species like the endangered Bald Eagle. Also present are bobcats, raccoons, white-tailed deer and American alligator.

 Besides wildlife observation, popular activities in the Santee Wildlife Refuge include hiking and nature photography. In certain units of the refuge boating, fishing and hunting is allowed with the proper permits and licenses.

 CONGAREE NATIONAL PARK

This park is the biggest expanse of Old Growth floodplain in America.

FORT SUMTER NATIONAL MONUMENT

This is the site of the 1st engagement of the American Civil War.