Things to Do in Pickens, SC

Our list of the best things to do in Pickens, South Carolina, features the top 107 nearby activities — including 54 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!

Pickens, SC has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoors, Sights & Landmarks, Active & Adventure, and Entertainment & Shows.

The results below include the top 2 things to do within the city of Pickens, SC , followed by 29 popular activities in nearby cities, including Greenville, Anderson, Clemson, Brevard, Salem, Walhalla, Linville, Greenwood, Pendleton and Travelers Rest

Pickens, SC

Highlights
  • Waterfalls - 9 Activities
  • Landmarks - 9 Activities
  • Performances - 8 Activities
  • General Tours - 8 Activities

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Table Rock State Park
1
9.5 Miles

Table Rock State Park

158 East Ellison Lane, Pickens, SC 29671
Hiking Areas, National & State Parks
The towering mountain of Table Rock State Park serves as the backdrop to this 3,000-acre outdoor enthusiasts paradise. From the hiking trails that lead to waterfalls, to picnic areas and camping amenities, visit once and you will keep returning for more.

Rating

94%
66 Votes
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Hagood Mill Historic Site
2
3.1 Miles

Hagood Mill Historic Site

138 Hagood Mill Road, Pickens, SC
Historic Sites
A gristmill built in 1826, Hagood Mill Historic Site is open for tours on the third Saturday of every month. Visitors can take a step back in time and watch the 20-foot waterwheel in action, and explore the grounds of this quiet, simple place.

Rating

75%
8 Votes
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Table Rock
3
9.4 Miles

Table Rock

Hiking Areas, Hiking, Picnic Spots, Mountains
The summit of Table Rock is located 3,950 feet above sea level, and hikers can access the rock from three sides. The Cherokee Indians used the top for ceremonial purposes.

Rating

77%
13 Votes
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Devils Fork State Park
4
14.3 Miles

Devils Fork State Park

161 Holcombe CIR, Salem, SC 29676
Hiking Areas, National & State Parks
Providing the only public access to Lake Joccassee, Devils Fork State Park is notable for its mountain streams, waterfalls, and trout fishing, its clear water is also ideal for scuba diving. Overnight accommodation is available via campgrounds or fully-furnished villas.

Rating

80%
51 Votes
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Jocassee Lake Tours
5
14.3 Miles

Jocassee Lake Tours

161 Holcombe Circle, Salem, SC 29676
Boat Tours
Jocassee Lake Tours leads a variety of guided pontoon boat tours of the lake and its waterfalls, including a grilled shore lunch, and the opportunity to swim, hike or snorkel along the way.

Rating

86%
7 Votes
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Memorial Stadium
6
15.4 Miles

Memorial Stadium

Macmillan Rd, Clemson, SC
Stadiums & Fields
Often referred to as 'Death Valley', Memorial Stadium, is home to the NCAA football team Clemson Tigers. Originally built in 1942, the stadium has played host to dozens of thrilling football games attended by millions of spectators.

Rating

94%
32 Votes
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South Carolina Botanical Gardens
7
15.8 Miles

South Carolina Botanical Gardens

150 Discovery Lane, Clemson, SC 29631
Gardens
Featuring 295-acres of landscapes, gardens, and nature trails, South Carolina Botanical Gardens, is an ideal place to getaway and experience the beauty of nature. On the site is a 70-acre arboretum, butterfly garden, and wildflower meadow.

Rating

89%
44 Votes
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Caesars Head State Park
8
16.1 Miles

Caesars Head State Park

Hiking Areas, National & State Parks
The focal point of Caesars Head State Park in Greenville, South Carolina is a mammoth granite shelf jutting out from the surrounding land. The park has many trails, and some are prone to frequent flooding. Check the park's website for a listing of current closings.

Rating

95%
97 Votes
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Ashtabula Plantation
9
16.6 Miles

Ashtabula Plantation

SC Highway 88, 3 miles east of downtown Pendleton, Pendleton, SC
Historic Sites
Originally built in 1825 as a small two-story clapboard house, Ashtabula Plantation, was expanded to include 10 rooms on over 1,000 acres of farmland. This house museum includes artifacts, tools, and memorabilia from the plantations history and tours are available.

Rating

64%
11 Votes
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The Walker Course At Clemson University
10
16.8 Miles

The Walker Course At Clemson University

210 Madren Center Drive, Clemson, SC 29634
Golf Courses, Golf
Home to the collegiate golf team, The Walker Course At Clemson University, is an 18-hole course designed to accommodate golfers of all skill levels. Featuring rolling hills and long fairways, this course is ranked in the top ten collegiate courses, in America.

Rating

63%
8 Votes
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