History, Wildlife, Golf and more in Santee Cooper Country.

Santee Cooper Country, South Carolina, has something for everyone. Enjoy time on the water? Visit our “Great Lakes,” Lake Moultrie, and Lake Marion. Like to step into the past? Tour our Revolutionary War sites. Visiting with kids? Check out the nearly 5,000 rose plants at Edisto Memorial Gardens. There’s even a special Children’s Garden Christmas around the holidays.

For a particularly unique treat, be sure to check out the Swamp Fox Murals in Clarendon County, South Carolina, depicting Revolutionary War General Francis Marion. You can also visit the Santee Indian Mound in the Santee National Wildlife Refuge which later became a British fort. Over a thousand years old, the 30-foot hill once served as a ceremonial and burial site for local tribes. Sixteen graves have been excavated from the mound.

Let’s go hiking

While there’s plenty to do in Santee Cooper Country, South Carolina, we’re especially proud of the many hiking options available. Two of our favorites are Old Santee Canal Park, which features four miles of trails and the remains of the Santee Canal, and Lake Moultrie Passage, which boasts 26 miles of trails that are flat and wooded featuring both canal and lake views.

Attractions & Museums.

Go beyond the waterways and add to your Santee Cooper County experience by visiting local attractions and museums.


From wood ducks and catfish to white-tailed deer and spotted salamanders, you’re sure to spot some interesting wildlife here.


Besides exploring our waterways… take on the green! Santee Cooper Country is the premier golfing destination in the Southeast!