Become one with nature on the waters of the Lowcountry when you visit Jasper County, South Carolina. Whether you enjoy a high-paced excursion or a peaceful expedition, you can find your ideal water adventure here.
Paddle your canoe or kayak down one of the rivers in Hardeeville, Ridgeland and surrounding areas. Hop on some water skis or a wave runner and speed across one of the local lakes. However you decide to experience the water, you’re in for a treat when you leave the land behind and discover the exciting activities South Carolina is known for – watersports.
Parks and Nature Centers
Over the years, Jasper County has become known as a sportsman’s paradise. There are many hunting clubs and plantation grounds housing large population of wildlife. The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge is the home of an amazing variety of native species. The county’s long border on the Savannah River and other its fresh- and salt-water rivers make perfect hunting and fishing.
Explore Blue Heron Nature Center in Ridgeland for fun on the water or a hiking adventure. Located off Exit 21, this beloved nature trail allows visitors the opportunity for a short stroll or extended adventure. The trail bed is constructed of ground recycled South Carolina tires & encircles a beautiful three-acre lake perfect for paddling. The site has several docks from which guests can feed large fish, turtles and ducks, as well as an extensive butterfly garden and a boardwalk through native wetlands.
Sergeant Jasper Park in Hardeeville is another hidden gem. Located off Exit 8, Sgt. Jasper Park is 321-acres and offers a variety of things to do such as biking, walking trails, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, birdwatching, picnicking, disc golf or hosting 5K runs and family functions!
Bringing your boat on vacation or renting one while you’re here? There are plenty of places to launch your vessel and discover the waterways of the Lowcountry.
- Dawson Landing provides access to the Coosawhatchee River.
- Tillman Sand Ridge Heritage Preserve and B&C Landing serves as a Heritage Preserve and as a Wildlife Management Area, and is listed as one of the state’s Wildlife Viewing Areas. It protects endangered species such as the gopher tortoise, while also providing recreational activities. The B&C Landing allows you to launch small boats onto a canal which leads to the Savannah River.
- Millstone Boat Ramp, Cooks Landing, Corner Lake Landing, Turnbridge Landing, and Tuten’s Landing all offer access to the Savannah River – some with docks, sheds, and restrooms in addition to the boat ramps.
- New River Boat Ramp offers access to the New River
- Bolan Hall Boat Landing offers access to Euhaw Creek
When you’re in Jasper County, you’re always close by to a variety of water activities. If you want to venture out to our neighboring cities and towns, there is plenty to do there, too! Kayak and canoe rentals are available in Beaufort, Bluffton, Canadys, Edisto Island, and Walterboro. Sailing options can be found in Beaufort and on Hilton Head Island. Water skiing options and wave runner rentals can be found on Hilton Head Island.