Aquariums & Parks

Rain or Shine, There's Plenty To Explore

From blossoming gardens and ancient oaks, to waterfront parks and the wonders of sea life, Charleston is the perfect backdrop for exploring the natural world around us (and having fun while you do it)

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Great saltwater fishing, walking, birding, dining, shopping, and breathtaking views. Special events held seasonally. Visit our website for amenities/fees/hours of operation.


Enjoy beautiful views at this 1250-ft pier that features the River Watch Cafe & Gift Shop, tackle sales & rod rentals. Visit our website for amenities/fees/hours of operation.


Angel Oak

The Angel Oak is a Live Oak tree, estimated to be 1,400 years old. It stands 65ft. high and provides a 17,000 square foot area of shade. No admission charge.

Battery Park/Whitepoint Gardens

The Battery is a landmark promenade in Charleston. Stretching along the shores of the Charleston peninsula. From it view Ft. Sumter, Castle Pinckney, Ft, Moultrie & more!

Francis Marion National Forest

A 250-thousand-acre forest located in the Coastal Plains north of Charleston. The forest offers wide variety of recreation activities including picnicking & camping sites, boat ramps, fishing ponds, rifle ranges, hiking, horse & motorcycle trails. For more information write: District Ranger, Witherbee Ranger District, HCR 69, Box 1532, Moncks Corner, SC 29461 or write: District Ranger, Wambaw Ranger District, PO Box 106, McClellanville, SC 29458.

A historic park with camellias and azaleas in bloom in spring, roses bloom in the summer; 1-mile nature trail; Charleston's mounted horse patrol stables nearby.


Historic Charleston Battery

No trip to Charleston is complete without a stop at White Point Gardens, known as Battery Park. This peaceful park offers unprecedented views of the Harbor and Fort Sumter.

Overlooking the Cooper River, featuring performance pavilion, expansive lawn, picnic shelter, acres of walking paths, playground, fishing pier, dog park, and play fountain.


Old Santee Canal is a 195 acre park located on the first true canal in America. The park's boardwalks and trails wander through Biggin Creek leading to the last one mile section of the old canal. Visitors can canoe or hike through the park and see an abundance of nature.


In Mt. Pleasant on Shem Creek. A float dock is available for mooring day trippers or board a water taxi. Take a leisurely stroll & view shrimp Trawlers along the boardwalk.


Catch some air at our family friendly extreme trampoline park: Olympic size foam pits, slack lines, silks, dodgeball, flying trapeze bar, Ninja obstacle course & inflatables.


This park is an eight-acre linear park and pier along the Charleston Harbor entry. The park masterfully combines spectacular fountains, spacious lawns, intimate gardens.


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