Discover South Carolina
Orangeburg Sports, Recreation & Wildlife
Quaint, quiet and humble, our Southern Carolina town of Orangeburg is in a prime location for sports, recreation and wildlife. The proximity of Southern Lodge to the Edisto River makes it ideal for hunts of quail and redbreast, along with fishing expeditions via canoe, boat or kayak. We’re also only 25 miles from Lake Marion where 315 miles of shoreline and endless recreational activities await you.
- Canoeing : One of the most popular canoe trips on the river begins at Shillings Bridge Road (SC secondary highway 74) and runs seven miles to the Edisto Memorial Gardens in Orangeburg. This run offers beautiful scenery, flat water and is good for the novice canoer. For more of a challenge for the expert, a 12.3 mile run between the Edisto Gardens and secondary highway 39 is primitive and pristine with unpredictable currents and plenty of deadfall.
- Fishing : From May until December, largemouth bass are most abundant. Convenient to Interstate travelers, the free-flowing Edisto River provides habitats for both recreationaly and commercially important fish species. Among these are the anadromous striped bass and the American shad.
- Golfing: Orangeburg’s Hillcrest Golf Club offers challenging play and is centrally located for county residents and visitors to the area.
- Hiking : Hikers will enjoy Horne Wetlands Park & Nature Trail in Edisto Memorial Gardens.
- Horseback Riding: Horseback riding and boarding facilities are available throughout the county.
- Hunting: Shooting preserves and state managed lands provide excellent habitat for deer, dove, ducks, rabbits, raccoons, squirrels, wild turkeys, bobcats and even wild hogs. A profusion of birds and waterfowl inhabit the lowlands and swamps surrounding the many lakes, ponds, rivers and streams.
- Wildlife: The Edisto Basin supports 94 natural ecological communities (not including aquatic communities) which in turn support a wide diversity of animal species.
Attractions & Local Events
An enthusiastic and welcoming experience awaits you in South Carolina. Beautiful municipal gardens, botanical gardens and historic homes are prominent in our area, and are especially prevalent along the South Carolina Heritage Corridor—an attraction not to be missed. Whether you’re a history buff or an avid hunter, there’s something for everyone in our small but mighty southern town of Orangeburg.
Main streets invoke an old-world charm of decades past while modern shops, beautifully manicured gardens and endless cultural commodities bring this town to life.
Enjoy exploring our many attractions and begin planning your trip to Orangeburg, South Carolina Today!
Enjoy a Complimentary Breakfast with your stay at Southern Lodge
Wake up each morning knowing that a delicious assortment of breakfast food is no more than a few steps away. For breakfast we invite guests down to our Breakfast Lounge for a variety of healthy options to start your day. Whether you’re on the go or choose to have a leisurely meal, there’s always time for the most important meal of the day. Some of our breakfast staples include:
- Assortment of bagels
- Oatmeal and grits
- Fresh fruit
- Milk and juice
- Coffee , tea and bottled water
Where to Dine in Orangeburg
Near our Lodge is delicious South Carolina dining at its finest. Come and enjoy the great home cooking that makes southern food famous. In the town of Orangeburg you’ll find everything from BBQ, sweet tea and grits to West African-inspired baked goods. There is all sorts of delicious to be discovered in our charming town so be sure to check with our front desk for great local favorites.
It isn’t a trip to the south unless there’s BBQ involved. Lucky for guests of the Southern Lodge, South Carolina, specifically the Orangeburg area boasts a long list of BBQ joints all equally mouth-watering. The only state to have 4 types of barbeque sauce (mustard, vinegar, heavy tomato and light tomato) there’s something for everyone. We’ve put together a list of our personal favorites: