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Names, Signs & Connections - A Message from the Director
This month, Phil invites you to take a closer look at the names of some of South Carolina's beautiful State Parks. From what he deems to be "the coolest name" to the heritage and connections the names bring to each park's legacy, you’ll quickly see how each unique moniker connects us to the state.

Get to know Ranger Felton!
Raymond Felton's path to becoming a ranger has provided as many twists and turns as a mountain hiking path. Currently a Ranger 2 at Keowee-Toxaway, Raymond's journey has taken him from the coast of South Carolina to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Read more here.

What's in a name?
Get the down low on the origins of some of South Carolina's most famous parks and destinations. From the Cherokee influence of the naming of Table Rock to the story of Atalaya, the tales of how these places got their names is almost as exciting as going there.

The 35th Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival
Head to Huntington Beach State Park September 24 - 26 for the 35th Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival. This year's festival features the beautiful wares of 103 presenters from 12 different states, live music and some of the most scrumptious Lowcountry dishes and barbecue you'll ever taste.

Hunting Island State Park's Top 5 Must Dos!
Last month, we told you our Top 5 places to picnic and kayak. And now, we've decided to roll out a Top 5 for each of our 47 State Parks. To kick things off, we decided to start with Hunting Island's Top 5! Make sure you print out the list and take it with you when you visit. Check it out.

Charles Towne Landing Archaeology
Read the latest and greatest news on archaeological findings, projects and a bevy of interesting historical facts about Charles Towne Landing here.

3rd Annual SC Campground Cookoff
Join us Sep. 17-19 at Lake Richard B. Russell in Calhoun Falls for this year's Cookoff. There will be tons of great food, a parade, a silent auction and more.

Devils Fork Hot Deal
Grab the family and head to Devils Fork State Park this winter and get 40% off your stay at one of the park's beautiful villas. Click for more information.

Park Passport Plus
$99 gets you access to all 47 state parks, free admission to the Hunting Island Lighthouse, a $10 gift card and lots more. Click here.

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