Ecotourism involves visiting fragile, and relatively undisturbed natural areas. It focuses on socially responsible travel, personal growth, and environmental sustainability.

Ecotourism typically involves travel to destinations where flora, fauna, and cultural heritage are the primary attractions. It is ideally suited to pristine rural locations like Summerton, Lake Marion, and the surrounding area.

When you visit Summerton and nearby Lake Marion, you will find many parks, wildlife refuges, waterways, nature trails, and historical sites throughout the area. Check out the following:

The South Carolina Nature-Based Tourism Association (SCNBTA) currently estimates that outdoor recreation, including fishing, hunting, camping, bird watching, hiking and boating, generates over $18 billion in consumer spending, 4.7 billion in direct wages and $1 billion in state and local tax revenue. In short, outdoor recreation is a larger and more critical sector of the state's economy than many realize. South Carolina has become a superb nature-travel destination for people across the U.S. and around the world.

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AgriTourism usually involves things like buying produce direct from a farm stand or local farmers market, navigating a corn maze, picking fruit, feeding animals, or actually staying on a ranch or farm. Read more about South Carolina Farmers Markets and the growing South Carolina AgriTourismindustry.

Check out these certified roadside markets in Clarendon County: