South Carolina: Made for Vacation.
Who We Are... Where You Fit In...

The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism (SCPRT) is a cabinet agency assigned to operate and manage South Carolina’s 47 state parks, to market the state as a preferred vacation destination and to provide assistance to communities for parks, recreation and tourism development and promotion. The agency is perhaps most widely recognized for its leadership role in promoting and supporting South Carolina’s number one industry – tourism.


SCPRT’s vision to enhance the economic well-being and improve the quality of life of all South Carolinians guides its operations, and provides a benchmark for hundreds of employees to measure their day-to-day contributions. It also is the basis for South Carolina's new Tourism Action Plan, a statement that projects a bright future if proper investments are made in tourism.  Details about the agency’s activities can be found throughout this website.


Report Fraud, Waste, and Abuse in state agencies to the Office of the State Inspector General




Web Site: http://OIG.SC.GOV



Visit SCPRT on Twitter
SC Department of Parks,
Recreation & Tourism

1205 Pendleton St
Columbia, SC 29201

[pdf icon]PDF File: This site contains PDF files.
You’ll need the free Adobe PDF Reader to view them.

What's New

North Myrtle Beach Invests $15 million in new Sports Complex
The park can accommodate baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse and other sports, has trails and other conveniences.

CBS spends $17.9 million filming "Reckless" in South Carolina
The filming generated 861 job opportunities in 2013.

NWTF invests $10 million in South Carolina
National Wild Turkey Federation to add new Hunting Heritage Center.

Crown Reef invests $7.5 million in South Carolina
The Myrtle Beach resort builds new waterpark, upgrades hotel.

SCPRT Launches Newly Designed Website is more responsive to consumers, lets them build their own vacations, has improved searches.

Tourism Today June 2014
Monthly news and indicators of the tourism industry in South Carolina.

Celebrate Memorial Day in South Carolina
Memorial Day in South Carolina offers military attractions, festivals to start travel season.

BBQ Festivals Provide Taste of the South
Spring and Summer in South Carolina mean it's time for some mouthwatering barbecue!

New Developments in South Carolina raise state's Tourism Appeal
New breweries, restaurants and lodging options highlight a growing tourism industry in South Carolina.