Michelin North America Teams up with SC State Parks for Guide

July 13, 2018

Columbia – Michelin North America has donated $25,000 to the South Carolina State Park Service for the development of a comprehensive guide to all 47 state parks.

Available at state parks and online at www.SouthCarolinaParks.com, the 104-page guide provides details on lodging, camping, hiking, fishing, boating and other fun things to see and do at parks. It also outlines the Ultimate Outsider program, an initiative that invites people to visit all 47 state parks in South Carolina. There’s space in the guide to stamp the book for each visit.

“We are particularly grateful to Michelin for its ongoing support of state parks,” said Duane Parrish, SCPRT Director. “With this partnership, we are able to provide better service to South Carolinians and others who visit state parks.”

“With 9,000 employees who call South Carolina home, Michelin is honored to support the public’s enjoyment of our state’s natural beauty,” said Leesa Owens, director of government affairs and community relations for Michelin North America. “This partnership with South Carolina State Parks demonstrates Michelin’s purpose to give people everywhere a better way forward.”

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources also supported the guide through its ongoing partnership with the Park Service with a $5,000 advertisement.

The State Park Service manages and protects more than 80,000 acres of South Carolina’s natural and cultural resources, which range from deep mountain wilderness and old-growth forests to plantation homes, battlefields, waterfronts and wetlands. The system manages 1,500 buildings, 155 cabins, 80 motel rooms, 3,000 campsites, two 18-hole golf courses, a saltwater fishing pier, 42 ponds, 156 miles of paved roads and more than 300 miles of hiking and riding trails.

For more information about the Official Guide to South Carolina State Parks, contact Dawn Dawson-House at ddawson@scprt.com or 803-734-1779.


Need more information?   Sam Queen
Director of Corporate Communications
SC Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism
1205 Pendleton Street, Columbia, SC 29201
| 803-734-1779
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