Need ideas for
a day trip?

A collection of local attractions to see while you are camping with Outside Inn.


Breakfast Nook, Santee SC

Mac’s Diner, Holly Hill SC

Cracker Barrel, Santee SC

Waffle House, Santee SC

Lunch | Dinner

Craig’s Deli, Santee Sc

Santee Seafood Bistro, Santee SC

Captains Quarters, Santee SC

Logan’s Pizza House, Elloree SC


Food Lion, Santee SC

Walmart, Orangeburg SC

King Street Shopping, Charleston SC

Tanger Outlet Mall, North Charleston SC

Located about 45 minutes from the campground.

Inside the park you will find hiking trails, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and events.

“Astonishing biodiversity exists in Congaree National Park, the largest intact expanse of old growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the southeastern United States. Waters from the Congaree and Wateree Rivers sweep through the floodplain, carrying nutrients and sediments that nourish and rejuvenate this ecosystem and support the growth of national and state champion trees.”

Approximately 50 minutes away from the park. 


“Riverbanks Zoo & Garden is home to more than 2,000 magnificent and fascinating animals and one of the nation’s most beautiful and inspiring botanical gardens. Riverbanks is one of the largest mid-sized zoos in the United States and South Caorlina’s leading destination attraction, boasting a national reputation as one of America’s best zoos and drawing one million visitors annually.”

Lake Marion is the largest lake in South Carolina (110,600 acres) and is centrally located within the coastal plain. The reservoir was constructed to provide hydroelectric power to rural South Carolina and to provide needed jobs for a depression ravaged state. Because of World War II, the completion of the project was moved ahead and Lake Marion Dam was closed before the clearing of Lake Marion completed in November 1941. As a result, fishermen will find there are thousands upon thousands of stumps, dead tree trunks and live cypress trees. Much of this large woody debris serves as excellent fish habitat for nearly all fish species that inhabit the lake.

Santee State Park is located just 15 minutes away. 

According to the park website, here are the top things to do when visiting:

  1. Visit the sinkhole, formed by limestone extending from North Caroline to Florida
  2. View the cypress trees in the center of Lake Marion from the viewfinder on top of the fishing pier.
  3. Hike over 10 miles of trails and spot interesting wildlife.
  4. Step back in history and visit the tomb of Francis Marion aka “The Swamp Fox”

45 Minutes from the park is the SC State Farmers Market.

Providing retail and wholesale vendors selling produce, plants and garden accessories.

Columbia, SC (State Capital)

The campground is located only an hour away from the SC state capitol, Columbia.

  • Riverbanks Zoo
  • SC State Museum
  • SC State House
  • Columbia Museum of Art
  • Columbia Canal & Riverfront Park
  • EdVenture Children’s Museum
  • and More!

Golf Courses & Resorts

Our area has lots of golf…

  • Santee Cooper Resort
  • Lake Marion Golf Course
  • Santee National Golf Club
  • Palmetto Traverse Putting Green
  • Calhoun Hills Golf Complex
  •  Santee Cooper Country Club

Charleston, SC

Outside Inn Campground is only an hour away from the heart of Charleston, Carolina

  • Shopping on Kings Street
  • Amazing Restaurants
  • Boone Hall Plantation
  • Middleton Plantation
  • The Battery
  • and More!