Known for championship-level catches of striped bass, Clarendon’s Lake Marion is home to several professional bass fishing tournaments including the world-famous Citgo/Bassmasters Tournament and the Wal-Mart/FLW tour. Fishing guides are available to help you guarantee a tremendous time on the lake.

If you like a little more fight in your fish, you won’t want to miss the catfish on Lake Marion. Reader’s Digest magazine named Lake Marion one of “America’s 100 Best” for fishing and specifically pointed to the lake’s catfish.

Golf Course

Clarendon County has an abundance of opportunities for world-class golfing. There are three courses in the county and more than 100 courses within a quick and easy drive. With mild winters and glorious springs and falls, golf is a year-round delight in Clarendon County.

Golf Courses In Clarendon County
  • Players Course at Wyboo Plantation
  • Shannon Greens Golf Club
  • Wyboo Golf Club

Hunting & Hiking

Hunting Dog Hunting is also a popular pastime in Clarendon County. Whether you prefer deer, turkey or other small game, the woodlands of Clarendon County offer hunters a true treasure. There are several sporting clay operations throughout the county as well as hunting preserves devoted to providing hunters a controlled good time.

A free copy of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ Rules and Regulations is available at the Clarendon Chamber of Commerce or by logging on to

Palmetto Trail

Clarendon County has an abundance of parks and hiking trails. Getting back to nature is convenient for both day adventurers and those seeking a longer foray into the woods.

For more information on walking trails or hunting & fishing, please contact the Santee National Wildlife Refuge at 803.478.2217 or Fax 803.478.2314.

For more information on all the wonderful recreation opportunities in Clarendon County, please contact the Clarendon County Parks & Recreation Department at 803.435.2682 or Fax 803.435.2682.

Clarendon County Recreation Department

J.C. Britton Park is the cornerstone of Clarendon County's park system.  The 15-acre sports complex is a popular venue for hosting national, regional, state and local baseball and softball tournaments.  Thousands of area folk flock to the park year round to enjoy its picnic shelters, playgrounds and athletic fields as well as the park's youth and adult programs.  The park's walking and biking paths are also popular. Clarendon County is also home to two additional parks:  Taw Caw Park in Summerton and Walker Gamble Park in New Zion.  These parks feature additional softball and baseball fields for additional tournaments and the county's youth sports programs.  The county's three parks feature covered shelters, playgrounds and restroom facilities which make them perfect for birthday parties, reunions, church socials and an afternoon of fun.  

J.C. Britton Park
3057 Raccoon Road
Manning, SC 29102
Phone: 803-473-3543
Fax: 803-473-3653

Office Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm
Park Hours:  Open Daily  Sunrise - Sunset

Softball/Baseball Fields Soccer/Multi-purpose Fields Tennis Courts Walking/Biking Trails
Picnic Shelters Playgrounds Basketball Courts Concession Facilities Restroom Facilities Youth Sports Programs (Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Football, Cheerleading and Basketball)