South Carolina: Made for Vacation.
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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

1-855-SC-FRAUD

1-855-723-7283

Email: OIG@OIG.SC.GOV

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

 

 

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SC Department of Parks,
Recreation & Tourism

1205 Pendleton St
Columbia, SC 29201

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What's New

NPS and SPS Form Partnership
Collaboration shares resources for interpretive services, training and other programs.

State Reps & SCPRT Break Ground to Rebuild I-95 Welcome Center
The center northbound at Hardeeville will be totally rebuilt and open by the fall of 2016.

State Parks to Host First Day Hikes on New Year's Day
Ranger-guided, walks, hikes, rides and even "polar swims" will be held at more than 30 state parks.

November 2015 News & Economic Indicators of Tourism in South Carolina
Monthly indicators are up. Military invited to First Day Hikes.

October 2015 News & Economic Indicators of Tourism in SC
Indicators affected by historic flood; SCPRT responds to business disruption.

September 2015 News & Economic Indicators of Tourism in South Carolina
Tourism, including international visitation, continues to grow in SC. RevPAR & Admissions Tax collections are up.

August 2015 News & Economic Indicators of Tourism in SC
State parks' record revenue and growing business highlight news for the month of August.

July 2015 News & Economic Indicators of Tourism in SC
New SC Channel on Pandora and Undiscovered Grant top news for July 2015.

June 2015 News & Economic Indicators of Tourism in SC
Food drive at SC State Parks and SC's debut at Atlanta Food&Wine Festival top news in June.

May 2015 News & Economic Indicators of Tourism in South Carolina
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