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Grab your kayak and head for the scenic rivers in the region - the Black River with cool, dark water from the tannins in the cypress and tupelo gum trees - the Little Pee Dee, the Great Pee Dee and Lynches Rivers. Each have their own set of eco-characteristics.
Rice plantations once covered the countryside in Georgetown County. You can still visit several plantations there, and learn about the part rice played in South Carolina's history. To see the largest number of sites, check out the Plantation Tour held each year.
Gators, herons, red-cockaded woodpeckers, sea turtles, carniverous plants... you name it, we'll be happy to tell you where to look to get it checked off your list!
Are there really over 100 courses to play in the region? You bet. A bit of golf trivia: many of the golf courses in Georgetown County are located on old rice plantations.
Literally about 1500 sites the last time we checked! Grab your GPS and hit the zip lines, or kayak to the best nature-based caches. Others are found at historical sites and attractions throughout the region.
Gather shells at the beach to take home for souvenirs. The best time to collect is in the early morning or right after a storm. Also check out the belemnite fossils that line the banks of the Pee Dee River - remnants of when the ocean covered the region 65 million years ago.