McCormick County Visitors Council


Marketing McCormick County's natural resources, cultural experiences and historical sites to positively impact the county's economy.

This Council was in place by 1996 when the SC National Heritage Corridor (240 miles, four regions, 14 counties) attained federal designation as a national Heritage Area and collaborated to accomplish some significant goals.

STRUCTURE: Subcommittee of the Chamber of Commerce (adopted September, 2006); Non-profit;Officers are elected annually in June; Meetings are monthly.

Members are voluntary, no dues, no restricitions; FUNDING: Annual allocation from McCormick Town Council& Grants, donations, fund-raisers.

At the doorway to the fabulous J. Strom Thurmond Lake, McCormick County offers a beautiful blend of the old and the new.  Amidst modern recreational facilities in breathtaking settings, you will enjoy visiting Dorn Mill - a restored grist mill.  The Guillebeau House and the John de la Howe School are some of the historic sites that await you.

The City of McCormick is literally built on history.  Beneath the town ┬álies almost five miles of tunnels from the gold mines of previous centuries.  You will find entrances to the tunnels within walking distance of the town's central business district.

The McCormick County Arts Council (MACK) at the historic Keturah Hotel  offers music and painting classes, theater, craft programs, exhibits and performances and also houses the Gallery Shop.


Facilities for fishing and boating await sportsmen at the J. Strom Thurmond Lake, formerly Clarks Hill.  The Visitor Center for Lake Thurmond is located just off Highway 28.  Sumter National Forest provides over 20 miles of hiking trails.  An abundance of deer, wild turkey and dove make hunting a popular pastime.  The Dorn Sport Fishing and Boating Facility provides an area for fishing enthusiasts and tournaments.


Hickory Knob, Baker Creek and Hamilton Branch are state parks which provide facilities for golf, paddle boating, picnicking, boating, fishing, swimming and camping.  Savannah Lakes Village and Marina includes two magnificent 18-hole championship golf courses, numerous docks and pools.



Little River Blueway

The Little River Blueway is a unique outdoor adventure area located within the Sumter National Forest at the convergence of Little River and Lake Thurmond in McCormick, SC. Whether your idea of outdoor adventure is an open-window drive touring historical sites, a family kayak trip down the scenic Little River, or an exhilarating mountain bike ride, the Little River Blueway Outdoor Adventure Area is sure to have the activities to fit your style of exploring.
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We look forward to seeing you on the blueway!