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A Message from the Director - Fall Colors, Pumpkins and Lots of Memories
October's column was written from a cabin at Oconee State Park. Phil talks about one of his favorite months, our long leaf season and the sights, sounds and fun times during this time of the year. Read more.

Park Service Profile – Regional Chief, Mark Davis
A career park ranger, Mark Davis now finds himself at the helm of the Lakes Region parks in South Carolina. Even though the job can be stressful and requires a great deal of responsibility, he knows in his heart that this is what he’s been called to do. Learn more about Mark here.

Fall Foliage Reports
Each Wednesday during the fall, Scott Stegenga, ranger at Table Rock State Park reports the latest changes in fall color from the Upstate. Make sure to check the report as you plan your visit.

Halloween Events
We have a multitude of events being held at parks all across the state to celebrate fall and Halloween. Don't be afraid. Click here to find out more.

Top 5 List – Poinsett State Park
Known as the Mountains of the Midlands, Poinsett State Park is a picturesque retreat just a short drive from Columbia, S.C. It's a great place to view fall foliage while hiking or biking. Explore Poinsett.

Table Rock Webcam
The Table Rock Webcam offers a live look at the changing fall foliage. The breathtaking views at Table Rock provide an unbeatable location to witness the metamorphosis Mother Nature goes through in the autumn months. For up-to-the-minute progress, click here.

Great Campout at Hunting Island
Whether you're a seasoned camper or a certified rookie, join us for the Great Campout at Hunting Island State Park, Oct. 26-28. Rangers will be on hand to guide you while camping and there will be an array of activities throughout the weekend. Learn more.

Beyond the Gravestone
Join us on Saturday, Oct. 13 or 20, for a tour of the Beech Island Cemetery as we explore the meaning of certain inscriptions, engravings and other features of tombstones. Click here to learn more about this tour.

Artist in Residence Program
The Artist-in-Residence program encourages artists to pull inspiration from the South Carolina State Park natural and cultural resources. To learn more about this excellent opportunity, click here.
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