Recreation in Newberry, SC

The Midlands region of South Carolina offers a wealth of outdoor beauty and fun for you and your family to explore. Newberry's prime location, in the center of it all, lets you have a new adventure every day!

Tennis in Newberry, SC

The Oakland Tennis Center is managed by the City of Newberry Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department, and is home to City of Newberry Tennis Programs and Newberry College Wolves Tennis. The facility features 9 Musco LED lighted courts (6 asphalt hard courts and 3 hybrid ClayTech tennis courts) as well as restrooms and a pro shop. The facility is located in the historic Oakland neighborhood. Call 803.321.3890 for more information.

Golf in Newberry, SC

Newberry County has two 18-hole golf courses: Country Club of Newberry is located at 4012 Nance Street, Newberry, SC 29108. Call 803.276.2385 for rates and to secure a tee time. The Mid Carolina Country Club is located on the frontage road of Exit 82 on I-26 near Prosperity, SC, and is open for public play on weekends and after 2 pm on weekdays. Call 803.364.3193 for more information.

Lakes & Rivers Near Newberry, SC

Lake Murray - This 50,000-acre man-made lake is just a few minutes' drive from Newberry and offers boating, swimming, and some of the finest largemouth and striped bass fishing in the south. Public access found at Sunset Road Recreational Area and Kempson's Bridge on Hwy 395. Visit for more information.

Lake Greenwood - Discover Lake Greenwood's miles of scenic shoreline, located in the southwestern corner of Newberry County. This lake is a great place to enjoy year-round boating and fishing. It's also home to the Lake Greenwood State Recreation Area, which provides camping facilities (for both tent and RV camping), playgrounds, several large picnic shelters, and an educational center, the John & Holly Self Drummond Conservation Education and Conference Center, that teaches about the history of our nation's state parks and other conservation projects.

Parr Shoals Reservoir - The Par Reservoir is a 4,400 man-made lake on the Broad River, operated by SCE&G. Public access is available at 2 boat ramps off Broad River Road. Cannons Creek Landing ramp offers a parking area, shelter, and restroom while Heller's Creek ramp has limited parking. Ramps can be found near 

Saluda River - Newberry County is bordered on the south by the Saluda River, which offers natural beauty, and A public boat ramp for the Saluda River is located at Higgin's Bridge just off Hwy 121 south of Silverstreet. Access is also available at the Saluda River Resort (803-276-7917).

Enoree & Tyger Rivers - Sumter National Forest is home to public access to the Enoree River Canoe Trail and Tyger River Canoe Trail. Both have access points in Newberry County.

Nature Trails & Parks Around Newberry, SC

Palmetto Trail - The Palmetto Trail is an excellent way to explore the state's history and enjoy its natural beauty, connecting mountains to the sea. Newberry hosts 4 portions of this state treasure. In the City Limits visit the Newberry Passage, an urban trail that travels through downtown, serving as a gateway to the upstate portion of the trail. Other trails in the county include the Peak to Prosperity Passage, Lynch's Woods Passage, and Enoree Passage. Visit the Palmetto Trail website for details on nearby routes.

Lynches Woods Park - Lynch's Woods, a nearby 276-acre forest preserve, has hiking and equestrian trails, sheltered picnic areas, and a portion of the Palmetto Trail. The park is open from sunup to sundown and admission is always free. Although the County of Newberry does not have an official website for this park, you can find a trail guide here.

Dreher Island State Park - This state park consists of three islands in Lake Murray linked to the shore by a causeway and two bridges. Enjoy fishing, boating, hiking, and picnicking at this beautiful, must-see park. The park offers fully-furnished lakeside villas as well as two lake front camping areas. Visit the park website for more information.

Sumter National Forest - The Sumter National Forest covers 56,595 acres in Newberry County alone and provides complete outdoor recreational activities including hiking, boating, fishing, hunting, equestrian trails, picnicking, bird-watching, and primitive camping. Visit the forest website for more information.

Recreational Parks in the City of Newberry

In addition to our newest addition, the Newberry Recreation Complex, the PRT department maintains and additional 15 parks. Park lands encompass over 200 acres that range from scenic passive to ball fields to parks with playground equipment, shelter, and walking tracks. City park shelters and athletic fields are available for rent for special events and parties. Contact 803-321-1015 for details on rental rates and more. Click here to use our GIS Park Locator guide for a map view of City of Newberry Parks!