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!

Golf Near 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.

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.

Parks Near Newberry, SC

Nature Parks

Lynches Woods Park - Lyches 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.

Palmetto Trail - The Palmetto Trail is an excellent way to explore the state's history and enjoy its natural beauty, connecting mountains to sea. Newberry hosts 3 portions of this state treasure, Peak to Prosperity Passage, Lynch's Woods Passage, and Enoree Passage. A fourth and final portion of the Palmetto Trail in Newberry will soon be installed as a city trail traveling through downtown, serving as a gateway to the upstate portion of the trail. Visit the Palmetto Trail website for details on nearby routes.

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

The PRT department maintains 15 parks encompassing 100 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. Please be sure to contact the PRT office no later than 5pm on the Wednesday prior to your event date to reserve a shelter.
Click here to download City PRT Program and Park Guide.