Whether you are just passing through, planning a vacation, or are interested in relocating to Colleton County, there are a plethora of activities to choose from. We have summarized below a few of the more common locations people enjoy. Click on each location to expand and view more information.
The Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto Basin (abbreviated as ACE Basin, spoken as ace basin) is one of the largest undeveloped estuaries along the Atlantic Coast of the United States. Located primarily in Colleton, Charleston, and Beaufort counties in South Carolina, the Ashepoo, Combahee and South Edisto rivers combine into the larger St. Helena Sound and drain a significant portion of the Lowcountry region. The 350,000 acres (1,400 km2) area is known for its natural environment and the preservation of its marshes, wetlands, hardwood forests, and riverine systems and the fauna that occupy the area.
The mission of the Colleton Center is to provide for the renovation and restoration of the historic Hampton Street Elementary School building and for the development of an arts and civic center, serving the interests and talents of the diverse lowcountry residents and visitors. For a wide variety of events, programs and exhibits, the Center, ideally located on Hampton Street near downtown Walterboro, offers reasonable rent for spaces including a professional dance studio, classrooms, the 500 seat capacity auditorium with a Proscenium stage or the Gallery.
Address: 494 Hampton St., Walterboro, SC 29488
Located at 506 E. Washington Street in Walterboro, SC, the Colleton Farmers Market is THE place for locally grown and nutritious food products and heritage crafts. The market promotes the sale of Colleton County and other lowcountry farm products and improves the variety, freshness, taste and nutritional value of produce available in Colleton County. We also make healthy, regionally produced foods accessible to lower-income residents and provide an educational forum for consumers to learn the uses and benefits of quality, locally grown or prepared food products. The Colleton Market enhances the local quality of life by providing a community activity which fosters social gathering and interaction.
Open seasonally, May through October. Select Saturdays in November and December.The market is closed January - April.
Hours: May through October - Tuesdays 2pm - 6pm and Saturdays 10am - 2pm
Address: 506 E. Washington St., Walterboro, SC 29488
Established in 1993, the Colleton County Arts Council serves to promote appreciation of the arts by educating, exposing, and inspiring the people in our community. Throughout the year the Arts Council presents theater, visual arts, and music opportunities to residents throughout the county. The Colleton Children's Theater, Colleton Artists Guild, and Golden Agers Senior Theater are all programs of the Arts Council active throughout the year. We also offer weekly classes in painting, drawing, music lessons, ceramics, and crafts.
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-3pm
Contact: Maggie Hendricks, Director; 843-549-1922
Address: 334 Wichman St / PO Box 1035; Walterboro, SC 29488
The Colleton County Memorial Library is dedicated to providing free and equal access to expertly chosen resources and reliable information and to fostering lifelong learning and the joys of reading. Our services are driven by community needs and are provided in a welcoming, responsive and professional manner. Our library is a member of the SCLends consortium. As a member of SCLends patrons can also borrow materials from the following South Carolina Counties Dorchester, Beaufort, AHJ(Allendale, Hampton, Jasper), Florence, Williamsburg, Kershaw, Union, York, Fairfield, Calhoun, Chesterfield, Anderson, and the South Carolina State Library. The library houses an extensive collection of popular DVD's, Books on CD, Popular New Fiction and Non-Fiction titles, Graphic Novels, Anime, Young Adult (Teen) Fiction and Children materials. We also house many Reference books and SC History resources and information in our South Carolina Room.
Patrons and guests are able to access the Internet for free.
Monday - Thurs: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Edisto Beach Library
71 Station Court
P O Box 760
Edisto Beach, SC 29438
Telephone / Fax: (843) 869-2499
Tuesday: 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Wednesday: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.(closed 12:30 - 1:00)
Thursday: 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
The mission of the Museum is to preserve and promote the historical, natural and cultural heritage of Colleton County through research, interpretation, exhibitions, educational programs, and the care and conservation of collections.
Tuesday: Noon – 6 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday 10AM-5PM
Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Address: 506 E. Washington St., Walterboro, SC 29488
A paddler’s paradise, this Lowcountry park sits a short distance from I-95 and connects to Givhans Ferry State Park via 23 miles of blackwater river. Colleton State Park provides easy access to the Edisto River, one of the longest free flowing, blackwater rivers in the country, and serves as the headquarters for the Edisto River canoe and kayak trail.
Other amenities at Colleton include an easy nature trail, a campground, picnic shelters and ballfields.
Welcome to Dogwood Hills Golf Club, conveniently located in Walterboro, South Carolina 2 miles off of Highway 17. If you're looking for a great round of golf or a place to work on your golf game, look no further. Dogwood Hills Golf Club provides an exceptional 9-hole golf course that rolls through a classic Lowcountry swamp. Additional club amenities include: restaurant, short game area, putting green, access to a driving range, and a pro shop. Our friendly staff is working hard to provide a superb place for recreation and relaxation. It's a great day at Dogwood Hills Golf Club, so come out and see us!
Hours: 7:30a.m. - 6:00p.m. Closed on Mondays
Address: 1 Dogwood Ln, Walterboro, SC 29488
Edisto Beach has become known as a coastal island destination, a state of mind, anytime…any season. Edisto is one of South Carolina’s largest barrier islands, located approximately 45 miles south of Charleston and east of Walterboro. Historic Highway 174 stretches across the island through moss-hung ancient oaks, unspoiled marshes, and rich agricultural land. The North and South Edisto Rivers border two edges of the island connected by the
Atlantic Ocean and Intercoastal Waterway on opposite sides.
When you reach the end of scenic byway SC Highway 174, you will arrive at Edisto Beach. Edisto is one of the most serene beaches found on the South Carolina coast. By water, Edisto Beach is located in St. Helena Sound where the ACE Basin meets the Atlantic Ocean. Travel by land or sea to reach this destination is truly a delightful stroll through nature at its finest. By land, the meandering Highway 174 takes you through and over marshes and rivers under a tranquil canopy of graceful oaks threaded with Spanish moss. By water, the ACE Basin offers abundant wildlife including majestic wood storks, egrets, herons and an American bald eagle or two if you are so lucky. The sea creatures that you may encounter can include dolphins, sea otters, alligators and a variety of fish to delight any angler.
Rich in Native American history, Edisto Beach on Edisto Island is one of four oceanfront state parks in South Carolina.
Edisto Beach State Park features trails for hiking and biking that provide a wonderful tour of the park. The park’s environmental education center is a “green” building with exhibits that highlight the natural history of Edisto Island and the surrounding ACE Basin.
For overnight accommodations, furnished cabins sit nestled in the woods, and campsites can be found along the Edisto Island oceanfront or in the shaded maritime forest.
Colleton County Parks and Recreation strives to offer healthy activities for all ages in order to encourage healthy lifestyles. By providing multiple opportunities to be active, we hope to increase the level of fitness throughout our county.
- 5:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday thru Friday
- 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday
- 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday
Contact: (843) 538-3031
Address: 280 Recreation Lane Walterboro, SC 29488