Adventure Starts Here

No other county in South Carolina can claim ownership of the Blue Ridge Mountains and its deep Appalachian heritage more than Pickens. This heritage runs deep and can be seen in threads of American values, arts and crafts, music, food, and love of the land that makes up the tapestry of Pickens County.

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Pickens County offers a variety of outdoor attractions and natural wonders. The mountains of Pickens County are sacred.  They speak to all adventurous spirits; those who desire to walk in the footsteps of those who came before, who accept the challenge to wander and explore, and who draw upon the power of the great outdoors for strength and inspiration.  For those people, the mountains are calling...Adventure starts here!

It is Pickens County’s mission to protect, preserve, and promote these natural resources for years to come. Through our county, state, and municipal parks, as well as heritage preserves, trails, recreation areas, and boat landings, the county offers a wide variety of opportunities for outdoor recreation.

The Pickens County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism is the department within the county responsible for all outdoor and tourism-related marketing efforts. It is our mission to promote the abundance of natural resources that already exist within the county, and to invite people from outside of Pickens County to enjoy all the outdoor recreational opportunities we have to offer.


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