Local Area Attractions Near Newberry / I-26 / Sumter NF KOA Journey

From hiking trails and nearby boating to vineyards and historical landmarks, there's something in this area for everyone to do. Sumter National Forest (part of our namesake), Lakes Murray and Greenwood, and the Saluda River are only a short drive away, so it's easy to spend the day hiking and drowning some worms. If you're a history buff, explore the local plantations, historic battlegrounds, and classic architecture of the Piedmont area. Need wine? No problem! Visit one of five wineries, all within an hour's drive of the campground. We're also between Columbia, Spartanburg, and Greenville, where you can pick and choose between charming boutiques, chic restaurants, and lots of museums. We really are your "Gateway to Adventure!"

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden - Day Trip

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden - Day Trip

Only an hour's drive from the campground, experience nature in a different way at this family-friendly, interactive zoo. Events are scheduled throughout the year, so there's always something new to see and do across its 170 acres! (Entrance fees give access to zoo and botanical garden, and it's open 363 days a year.)
Traveler's Tip: Check out their light show during the month of December!

500 Wildlife Parkway

Columbia, SC 29210

803-779-8717

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Falls Park on the Reedy - Day Trip

Falls Park on the Reedy - Day Trip

Another way to enjoy nature, with a side of shopping and dining, is less than an hour's drive to the city of Greenville. Falls Park in the Historic West End of Greenville is a must-see for travelers who want to experience the Piedmont region of South Carolina. Greenville is a big city with small town charm, and this park is part of that feeling. It's a stunning space to walk, relax, and people-watch! As part of your day trip, take a Segway Tour through the park and city, visit Mast General Store, or play the "Mice on Main" Scavenger Hunt as your browse dozens of unique shops. The park is open every day of the year, and admission (and parking) are free!
(Did we mention it's dog-friendly?!)

601 South Main Street

Greenville, SC 29601

864-467-4355

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Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

Learn about this pivotal Revolutionary War battle as you stroll along the park's two and a half mile-long nature trails. Be sure to stop at Horseshoe Falls.

398 State Park Road

Clinton, SC 29325

864-938-0100

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Newberry Opera House

Newberry Opera House

Add some culture to your camping trip with a visit to this delightful and historic music venue. Located only 20 minutes away, it's an easy stop to add to any trip.

2022 Schedule of Events

1201 McKibben Street

Newberry, SC 29108

803-276-5179

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Axe Craft Depot Clinton

Axe Craft Depot Clinton

Stress management? Yes. Family fun? Yes. An overall good time? Absolutely!!!

Axe Craft Depot in Clinton, South Carolina, is one of the first entertainment venues Clinton has seen in a very long time. They strive to be a community-driven and family-friendly environment. All of the lanes are monitored by coaches to ensure your safety and make sure you are having the best time. They can also host parties for birthdays, showers, graduation, and retirement. Remember, closed-toed shoes are required.

223 West Main Street

Clinton, SC 29325

864-547-1020

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Local Area Recreation Near Newberry / I-26 / Sumter NF KOA Journey

Near by Boating - Lake Murray

Near by Boating - Lake Murray

Looking for a little water action? Well, you can rent anything you need or desire at Better Boating. They have options ranging from a pontoon to a paddle board, so it's easy to spend a day at the lake. Located on Lake Murray, Better Boating is just under 40 minutes away, making it a great day trip. Call ahead for hours and rates.

1602 Marina Rd.

Irmo, SC 29063

803-407-2929

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Near by Boating - Lake Greenwood

Near by Boating - Lake Greenwood

Since we're in the middle of everywhere, you have your choice of TWO lakes for a little water action. Skippers, on Lake Greenwood, offers southern food and boating rentals (pontoons, jet skies, and kayaks).  Only half an hour away from the campground!

1085 Lakeshore Dr.

Cross Hill, SC 29332

803-407-2929

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