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! Not only do we sell local South Carolina wines in our Camp Store, you can visit 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!"
May-Lan Tree Plantation-Seasonal
The perfect place to get your Christmas tree, you can cut your own or select an already cut one. With multiple varieties to pick from they will have the tree for you. Located 45 minutes away it is a great way to get a local tree.
156 Cooley Bridge RD
Pelzer, SC 29669
Lush Acres Farm
Located on 340 acres of Thornwell's campus in Clinton, South Carolina, LushAcres Farm is a working farm providing fresh specialty crops, meats, and family friendly festivals and markets throughout the year.
Open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Call for more information or see the website for Harvest Schedule.
1875 W Maple St. Ext
Clinton, SC 29325
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
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
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
Soda City Market
Every Saturday, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., part of Columbia's Main Street transforms into this outdoor market place.
Rain or shine, explore the wares of over 150 South Carolinian vendors who will fuel your "Brain, Body + Belly."
1300 - 1600 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Enoree River Vineyards & Winery
This local winery has a tasting room as well as being able to purchase wine by the bottle. In warmer months they provide wine slushies that change flavors weekly. A superb attraction if you need a little adult time. Located only 16 minutes away for when you want to make a quick trip.
1650 Dusty Road
Newberry, SD 29108
City Scape Winery
City Scape Winery was born overlooking the beautiful skyline of Greenville, South Carolina. When it came time to put down some roots, the winery followed the Reedy River down into the scenic countryside of lower Greenville County. All of the wines are handmade with love for the community and the incredible people that live in it.
-City Scape Winery
589 Dunklin Bridge Rd
Pelzer, SC 29669
Old Rock Quarry Winery
Enjoy local, award-winning wine at this charming southern venue. In addition to wine tastings, they host several events throughout the month. Located off of Exit 41 on I-26, you're only a half-hour's drive away, making it another quick stop during your stay with us.
620 Old Rock Quarry Rd.
Enoree, SC 29335
Sumter National Forest
Sumter National Forest is one way to be fully immersed in nature. There is something for everyone because it offers the chance to partake in many activities including; bicycling, fishing, hiking, horse riding, hunting, nature viewing, OHV riding, outdoor learning, picnicking, water activities, and other activities.
Mercer House Winery
Lovely atmosphere, delicious wines, and a charming host. That's what you'll find at Mercer House Winery. Open on the weekends, this little gem is a great stop after you visit Lake Murray or on your way back to the campground from a daytrip to Columbia.
397 Walter Rawl Road
Lexington, SC 29072
This local farm has a total of 5 locations now where you can go and pick from a variety of fresh fruit or homemade jams. The closest location is on I-26 at exit 22 in Spartanburg. This is the perfect mandatory stop to get the full South Carolina essence.
1980 Reidville Road
Spartanburg, SC 29301
Enoree OHV Trail
Haul your dirt bike or ATV over to the Enoree (that's "N-or-ee) Trail--just 7 miles away from the campground. Check out the website for more information, including fees, operation hours, and SC Riding laws. Be sure to call the hotline for trail and weather details. (FYI: Sorry, we only allow golf cart use in the campground.)
BAREFOOT ACRES ADVENTURE FARM - "Knot Your Typical Farm"
Looking for something fun to do that the whole family will enjoy? Check out this unique Adventure/Farm combo. Only 35 miles away from our campground, spend the day on their zipline and rope courses. Beyond all the adventures, they are a working farm with seasonal produce, farm fresh eggs, and u-cut flowers. Perfect day trip!
Call ahead or visit the website for hours of operation and reservations. Plus, use Discount Code KOA10 to receive 10% off when you book an online adventure!
Remember, there are a few adventure restrictions, and close-toed shoes are required!
181 Barefoot Acres Way
Fountain Inn, SC 29644