Summerton has become well known across the South for its offering of a wide range of outdoor recreational activities like camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, kayaking, biking, boating, and golfing to its many visitors. Because of the many parks and nature preserves in the area, it has become one of the better places to visit on the East coast for wildlife and outdoor sports enthusiasts.
Parks are open-space areas set aside for recreational use. It can be in a natural, semi-natural state, or planted state. They are often set aside for either human enjoyment or for the protection of wildlife or natural habitats - and to prevent these areas from ever being spoiled by uncontrolled development.
If you are planning a visit to the area, check out some of the following local, state, and federal parks and wildlife refuge areas around Summerton and nearby Lake Marion.* Also, check out the Summerton S.C. Nature & Outdoor Recreation web site.