Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, & McCormick Counties
Whatever you’re looking for on your next camping trip, the Old 96 District of South Carolina is here to help. Located conveniently in the lower part of South Carolina’s lush upstate, the Old 96 District—encompassing the counties of Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, and McCormick—is home to some of the best camping, hiking, biking, water sports, and fishing in the region, all within convenient driving distance of Atlanta, Charlotte, Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, and beyond!

RV pads to primitive camping, there's a camping spot for everyone in the
Old 96 District! Explore the camping guide to find your next campsite:
Spring Festivals in the Old 96 District
Spring means flowers and festivals here in the Old 96 District, and we're excited for both! Mark your calendars for Abbeville's Spring Festival, May 4-6, 2023. Food, vendors, music, rides for the kids—we're looking forward to a great start to the 2023 festival schedule!
Also coming up in May, the famous Greenwood topiaries will begin to make their appearances throughout the city! We've gotten some behind-the-scenes sneak peeks at the topiary line-up this year, and we're so excited to see them around town. You won't want to miss the Festival of Flowers main weekend, June 8-11, 2023.
South Carolina's Old 96 District In the News:
The 25 Drive In Movie Theater Set to Welcome Customers for 77th Year
It may be a thing of the past in most places, but in one Upstate town, owners of an outdoor “auto theater” are about to turn on the projectors again after 77 years in the same spot.

Girls, Guns, and Clay Pigeons in South Carolina's Old 96 District
This past autumn, I had the chance to visit the Palmetto Shooting Complex in South Carolina’s Old 96 District for the first time with a friend! It was really quite the adventure. 

(Five places we're excited to visit soon—follow us on social media to join the adventure!)

  • Breezy Quarters (Abbeville, SC) - Ready for some R&R? Slip into Breezy Quarters for some new springy bath bombs and no-melt tinted chapstick—all made with good-for-you ingredients by hand right in the heart of Abbeville!
  • Edgefield Pool Room (Edgefield, SC) - Renowned for having the "best burgers in the south" since 1961, we're excited to try this one for ourselves!
  • Sled Dawg Brewery (Greenwood, SC) - Sled Dawg Brewery is a full service brewery located in Uptown Greenwood serving unique craft brews. Check their Facebook page for their schedule of live music!
  • Wilson's Snack Bar (Clinton, SC) - Open on Main Street in Clinton, SC Monday through Friday, Wilson's is famous for old school treats like hot dogs, burgers, and wings. Yum!
  • Michelle's New York Style Pizza (McCormick, SC) - We've heard some great things about the pizza and sandwiches at Michelle's and we're excited to try it for ourselves!