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Traveling Through the Foothills of South Carolina

Camping in the Carolinas


The South Carolina Mountains, known as the “Upcountry,” are filled with adventure, beauty, and relaxation. With scenic hiking trails, mesmerizing waterfalls, and breathtaking cliff top views, the Upcountry is a dream destination!

Whether you are looking for your next adventure, wanting to explore a new area, or planning your next family vacation – Check out the Upstate of South Carolina!

Location | Greenville is located in the northwestern corner of South Carolina about 20 miles west of where I-85 crosses I-26 at the foot of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.Spartanburg is Located at the intersection of Interstates 85 and 26, we’re within driving distance of three international airports and less than a half-day’s drive from Asheville, Atlanta, Charlotte, Charleston, Greenville and Nashville. Anderson is located in the northwest corner of South Carolina on the Piedmont plateau. This “Electric City” is a 1-hour drive from the Blue Ridge Mountains and a 4-hour drive from the South Carolina coast. Anderson lies roughly at the midpoint of the busy I-85 corridor between Atlanta and Charlotte.

Weather | Upstate South Carolina has four distinct seasons. Between March and May, temperatures in the Upstate range from highs of 62 to 80 degrees and lows of 39 to 57. From June to August, temperatures range from highs of 85 to 88 degrees to lows of 64 to 69. Temperatures from September to November range from highs of 62 to 82 degrees to lows of 40 to 62. From December to February, high temperatures range from 50 to 54 degrees to lows of 31 to 33.

Tourism – What to Expect | The South Carolina Mountains region is quickly becoming the hottest destination in the South. It is more common to hear people heading to Greenville or Spartanburg than other popular Southern destinations. The town’s slogan, “Yeah, that Greenville,” refers to Greenville’s rising status as the new “happening spot.

Let’s Climb This Mountain | Follow along as we explore the 3 main cities in the South Carolina Mountains: Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson!

Greenville | Nestled up against the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, you will find Greenville situated just about halfway between Charlotte, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia. Their friendly and thriving downtown area has things to do year-round!

Restoration and growth dovetail with Southern traditions, American history, and abundant natural attractions combine to create this unforgettable place!

Entertainment: From one-of-a-kind shops, boutiques and art galleries to museums, tours and outdoor activities, Greenville is a welcoming retreat for visitors of every age and explorers of every type!


Attractions: You will never run out of fun activities, surprising discoveries, and exciting experiences that create those special Greenville memories.


Dining: Referred to as the “#1 Under-the-Radar Southern Food Destination” by Zagat, the “Next Big Food City of the South” by Esquire, and named one of “The South’s Tastiest Towns” by Southern Living, the food in Greenville is deliciously dynamic!


Learn more about Greenville by checking out Visit Greenville, SC!

Spartanburg | From their welcoming downtown area to their luxurious landscapes, Spartanburg knows Southern hospitality! National tournaments, Division I college athletics, the summer home of the Carolina Panthers – Safe to say, they know sports, too! This unique location is the fourth largest county in South Carolina by population.

Entertainment: Spartanburg is one of South Carolina’s most established, progressive, and diverse art communities with everything from the fine arts, including ballet, symphonies, opera, street performers, graffiti, and dance mobs.


Attractions: Get out and stay active with Spartanburg’s abundance of parks, trails, sports facilities, lakes, rivers, and outdoor amenities.


Dining: For an authentic taste of Spartanburg, visit a meat-and-three, barbecue hut, or fish camp! Indulge in a pulled-pork aplenty, piled mile-high with French fries and onion rings, and do not forget the ice-cold sweet tea! Be sure to check out the local breweries, distilleries, wine bars, and craft beer houses throughout the area.


For more information on Spartanburg, head on over to Visit Spartanburg!

Anderson | Being one of the first cities in the Southeast to have electricity, Anderson continues to generate energy with its fun mix of restaurants, shops, and breweries! Known as the “City of Hospitality” and the “Friendliest City in South Carolina,” Anderson is warm and welcoming, has a deep sense of community, as well as civic spirit.

Entertainment: Take a leisure stroll through the downtown area and enjoy shopping, the sights, or enrich yourself in the history and the arts.


Attractions: Explore and get your heart racing with one of their many outdoor recreation activities and attractions. Or, slow it down with a round of golf or by petting the animals.


Dining: Whether you have a hankering for pizza, tacos, or even steamed oysters, Anderson’s culinary offerings will delight any visitor.


Stay in the know on everything Anderson by viewing Visit Anderson!

Happy Camping in the Carolinas | From a small town with big energy vibes to the new happening spot, the Upcountry has it all and much more. There is no question about it – You need to add the South Carolina Mountains to your travel bucket list!

So, pack up the camper, grab your tent, and let’s go Camping in the Carolinas.

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