News Flash

Posted on: January 11, 2024

Join the Herd: County introduces new trails program

In January, Georgetown County Parks and Recreation announced a new program to help get people outdoors, moving and exploring. They call it the GOAT program, an acronym for Georgetown Outdoor Adventure Trails. 

The program encourages residents to &...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: October 19, 2023

Bassmaster Redfish Cup headed to Georgetown

A man in a boat in the middle of the water holds a large redfish above his head, showing it off.

Ten teams will compete for their share of a $100,000 purse when the 2023 Yamaha Bassmaster Redfish Cup Championship presented by Skeeter Boats travels to Winyah Bay Oct. 27-29.

Georgetown County has hosted a range of Bassmaster events since 2015, including...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: October 4, 2023

Bike trail through state park to close temporarily for wildfire mitigation work

Black and White Photo of person biking along a paved path

It's time again for thinning of timber at Huntington Beach State Park as part of wildfire mitigation efforts. As a result, sections of the Waccamaw Bikeway running through the park will be temporarily closed beginning early next week. 


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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 11, 2023

CANCELLED: Outdoor Festival and River Day

A wooden kayak launch extends onto the Black River.

Update posted 10/2/23: Staff has made the decision to cancel the Outdoor Festival and River Day at Rocky Point this year. We hoped to reschedule for Oct. 14, but most of the sponsors and vendors were unable to participate on that day. Instead, we are work...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: August 10, 2023

Fall youth sports delayed due to heat

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After much consideration, Georgetown County Parks and Recreation decided this week to postpone its 2023 fall youth sports season due to extreme heat. 

"Our top priority is the safety of the children, so we are canceling conditioning and postp...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: July 20, 2023

Staub helps residents enjoy all the outdoors has to offer

TL Staub hammers a trail marker into a tree in Rocky Point Community Forest

After 35 years working in public safety, T.L. Staub is enjoying a much more relaxed pace.

That’s not to say his new job is easy. He has to deal with heat, bugs and all kinds of other critters. But he gets to spend entire days by himself enjoying ...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: July 6, 2023

Part of Campbell Marine Complex to close for training exercise

Men in camouflage uniforms scattered along a boat landing

The National Guard will participate in a training exercise in Georgetown County this month. 

Part of the exercise will be staged at the Carroll Ashmore Campbell Marine Complex in Georgetown. As a result, one boat ramp and part of the parking area ...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 28, 2023

Outdoor adventures among summer offerings from Parks and Rec.

A woman paddles along the creek in a yellow kayak

Looking for a way to get active this summer? Georgetown County Parks and Recreation is hosting a plethora of free events all summer long. 

Recreation coordinator Jason Walters, and his team have planned both indoor and outdoor events for people of...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 8, 2023

Youth Academy partners with Parks & Rec. to put kids on path to success

A coach in a black t-shirt stands on a gym floor pointing at adolescent boys playing basketball

Ronald McInnis is used to getting the call. Sometimes it’s from a parent; sometimes from a teacher or school administrator. Regardless of who’s on the other end of the line, the message is the same: There’s a student having d...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: April 18, 2023

Park named for Abie Ladson

A large group of people surround a park sign bearing Abie Ladson's name.

A park in the Plantersville community now bears the name of the late Abie Roger Ladson Sr. A dedication ceremony and sign unveiling took place at the park on April 15. 

County Council agreed a year ago to name the park for Ladson at the request of...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: January 24, 2023

New bridge built at Stables Park thanks to Eagle Scout project

Liam Perry is pictured working on the new bridge at Stables Park.

A new pedestrian bridge was built at Stables Park on Jan. 21 thanks to an Eagle Scout Project by Liam Perry. The 16-year-old constructed the bridge in memory of Bill Shehan, who was a dedicated Scoutmaster for many years. Shehan died in 2021 after a battl...

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