Ultimate Outsider

In 2015, South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism started the Ultimate Outsider challenge, to encourage people to visit all 47 of South Carolina’s State Parks. To officially complete the challenge, you must first obtain an official South Carolina State Parks guidebook. Then, when you visit each park, you locate the Ultimate Outsider stamp, and stamp your book. Once you collect all 47 stamps, you have a Ranger verify you’ve completed the challenge. They fill out some forms, and then you receive a t-shirt, and bragging rights as an official “Ultimate Outsider”.

Of course, it does not have to be done in one calendar year, but if you know me, you know I do love a good challenge.

Why try to visit all 47 South Carolina State Parks in one year? Start here:

Park Visit Recaps:

Below is a list of all 47 South Carolina State Parks. As we visit, I will highlight and hyperlink the recap to the parks below. Keep checking back for more!

Aiken State Park

Andrew Jackson State Park

Baker Creek State Park

Barnwell State Park

Caesars Head State Park (got our stamp with a visit on 9/30…longer trip needed for a thorough review!)

Calhoun Falls State Park

Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

Cheraw State Park

Chester State Park

Colleton State Park

Colonial Dorchester State Historic State

Croft State Park

Devils Fork State Park

Dreher Island State Park (8/25/20)

Edisto Beach State Park

Givhans Ferry State Park

Goodale State Park

H. Cooper Black Memorial Field

Hamilton Branch State Park

Hampton Plantation State Historic Site

Hickory Knob State Resort Park

Hunting Island State Park (3/1/20)

Huntington Beach State Park (1/1/20, but we live here, and visit often!)

Jones Gap State Park (9/28/20)

Keowee-Toxaway State Park

Kings Mountain State Park

Lake Greenwood State Park

Lake Hartwell State Park

Lake Warren State Park

Lake Wateree State Park

Landsford Canal State Park

Lee State Park (7/18/20)

Little Pee Dee State Park (Take two…3/11/20)

Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

Myrtle Beach State Park (we live here and visit often!)

Oconee State Park

Oconee State Historic Site

Paris Mountain State Park

Poinsett State Park (8/10/20)

Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site

Rivers Bridge State Historic Site

Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site

Sadlers Creek State Park (6/28/21)

Santee State Park (8/15/20)

Sesquicentennial State Park

Table Rock State Park

Woods Bay State Park (1/13/20)