- The Lowcountry region offers a multitude of recreation attractions. The Francis Marion National Forest lies near the coast, on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, between Charleston and Georgetown. The area also includes numerous State Parks, many of which lie along the coast. Myrtle Beach State Park is one such park and lies in the heart of the Grand Strand. This park is one of the last remaining natural areas along the northern South Carolina coast. The region offers several State Historic Parks and National Historic Sites, mostly centered near Charleston. In addition, most of the National Wildlife Refuges in South Carolina are located in the Lowcountry region along coastal or tidal waters.
Recreation - This region offers excellent outdoor recreation opportunities, many of which are water based. The National Forest and the State Parks offer opportunities for activities such as camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and more. The Wildlife Refuges provide opportunities for bird watching, wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting, environmental education and viewing scenery. The areas historic sites provide visitors the opportunity to explore the region's very interesting past.
Climate - South Carolina generally has a temperate climate, with cool winters and warm, humid summers. Snow and freezing temperatures are possible in the winter at the higher elevations. Thunderstorms are possible throughout the year but most common in the spring and summer. Tropical storms occasionally strike the coast during the hurricane season.
The Lowcountry Region of South Carolina includes the Atlantic coast and the coastal plain. It covers the area south and east from Sumter. The region includes Charleston, Hilton Head Island, and Myrtle Beach. Interstates 95 and 26, and US Highway 17 lead through the area.