Nature Lovers

Leave your worries at home and explore all the natural beauty Charleston County Parks have to offer. Take in majestic marsh views, picnic by a lake, or simply watch egrets soar overhead. The Lowcountry is waiting for you! 

Woman birdwatchingBird/Nature Walks

The early bird gets the worm! Start your day off with one of our popular Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center. Check off several of the birds on your birdwatching list as you trek the diverse landscapes and view many of the creatures who call the Lowcountry home. Or if you're more of a late riser, we offer many different birding and nature programs throughout our Charleston County Park system. Preregistration is required for most programs.

Girl kayaking with a group on the riverPaddlesports/Pedal Boats

There's so much to see just around the river bend! Explore the calm lakes of James Island County Park on James Island, Palmetto Islands County Park in Mount Pleasant or Wannamaker County Park in North Charleston by renting one of our pedal boats. Or get a first-hand view of the waterways of the Lowcountry when you are aboard a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard during one of our paddlesports programs. 

A boardwalk going over the marshTrails

Take to the trails at one of our Charleston County Parks! Bike the paved paths at James Island County Park or North Charleston Wannamaker County Park. Cross the boardwalk to immerse yourself on Nature Island at Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park. You may even spot a horse or two as you stroll through the trees at Johns Island County Park!