Here at Old 96 District Tourism, we know that camping comes in all shapes and sizes.
If you are looking for a great camping spot, your options may feel overwhelming. Your camping options might include everything from remote, off-the-grid camping, where you have to get a permit months in advance and need ropes and hoists and bear spray just to reach the tent spot you’re aiming for, to city camping where your RV is parked so close to the neighbor’s RV that you can hear their conversations.
Those mountaintop camping spots can have amazing views… yet, they aren’t for everyone. If you want to avoid altitude sickness, sleeping on the ground, and digging your own bathroom, camping deep in the mountains (even in a beautiful National Park) just might not be your cup of tea.
Alternatively, while camping in the city sounds convenient, some people will find the tighter quarters, more crowded parks, and city lights disturbing to their camping trip. What’s a good camping trip if you can’t see the stars you’re out sitting beneath, right?
Whatever you’re looking for on your next camping trip, the Old 96 District of South Carolina is here to help. Located conveniently in the lower part of South Carolina’s lush upstate, the Old 96 District—encompassing the counties of Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, and McCormick—is home to some of the best camping, hiking, biking, water sports, and fishing in the region, all within convenient driving distance of Atlanta, Charlotte, Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, and beyond!