Sporting Life

Sporting and a sense of adventure are a cultural heritage in Camden and Kershaw County. World-class freshwater fishing, fowl and game hunting, horse racing, fox hunting and rodeos draw some of the largest regional audiences. The area boasts excellent Lake Wateree and Wateree River resources for boating, sailing, kayaking, and hiking. Plus, excellent facilities for national, state and regional competitions, including golf, shooting sports, archery, tennis, pickleball, baseball, softball, soccer, go karting and many other sports, for all age groups.

Top Experiences & Assets

Camden has A LOT to do if you’re into outdoor sports and you’ll find more adventure than you can fit into one day.
So, we’ve lent a hand and provided you with some of the top experiences and destinations for sporting in Camden and Kershaw County.

Kershaw County Hunting Preserve

For the serious hunters in your party, head north to Liberty Hill to Kershaw County’s 8,000 hunting preserve. Species that can be hunted are Deer, Turkey, Quail, and Pheasants. With elevation ranging from 721 feet to 1438 feet, you’ll also enjoy hiking and wildlife viewing.

Lake Wateree

One of the most beautiful lakes in the southeast with 242 miles of shoreline. With 14 square miles of water, Lake Wateree offers a wealth of opportunity for watersports. Buck Hill Access Area, Lugoff Access Area, Clear Water Cover Marina, Lake Side Marina 34.36467753095171, -80.69874313146065) Wateree Marina, Beaver Creek Marina

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Wateree Sailing Club

Sailboats, powerboats, and personal watercraft alike enjoy the secure, easy access the sailing club offers to Lake Wateree’s “Big Water. A family-oriented water recreational club.

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Wateree Recreation Area

A “Top 5” military campground, situated on a peninsula of 25 pristine wooded acres bordering Lake Wateree. 

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The Wateree River

The Wateree River flows south past the City of Camden and its numerous historic sites and Indian burial grounds. You can find access points atBuck Hill Access Area, Lugoff Access Area, Wateree Veterans Park, Veterans. You can find Kayaking access points at Lugoff Highway 1, 601 and the Camden Riverfront Environmental Park.

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Hermitage Farm Shooting Sports

Learn or hone your skills while you enjoy the sport of shooting. Sporting clays course, skeet shooting area, wobble trap and 5 stands provide a wide-range of shooting sport activities. Lessons are available by appointment. Gun rentals and clubhouse rentals are also available. Hermitage Farm Shooting Sports is located at 2362 Tickle Hill Road in Camden.

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Pine Creek Golf Course

The 18-hole “Pine Creek” course features 6,373 yards of golf from the longest. The par 72 course rating is 69.4 and it has a slope rating of 115 on Bermuda grass. The short layout has three sets of tee boxes for a fun, but challenging golfing experience. (803) 432-7442

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Camden Country Club

Camden Country Club is a private Donald Ross-designed 18-hole championship course. Call (803) 432-3322 or visit for membership details.

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The Tennis Center of Camden & Pickleball Plaza

Located in downtown Camden, the new $3.5 million racquet complex is booking USTA sanctioned tournaments year ‘round. It features 16 lighted tennis courts, canopies for shading, front porch areas, a pro-shop, 3,500 feet of lighted walking trail, and more than 150 parking spaces. Plus, Camden Pickleball Plaza features the most lighted pickleball courts in South Carolina. 823 Campbell Street. Call 803-432-0252.

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Carolina Motorsports Park

The road racing center of the Carolinas, is home to the only purpose-built road course in the Carolinas. The 14-turn, 2.279-mile circuit was designed in 1998 by famed track designer, Alan Wilson. Also great karting takes place here. Just arrive and drive. Check their calendar for exciting performance racing.

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Cabela’s King Kat Tournaments

bi-annual tournaments and Super tournaments are held at Lake Wateree and attract hundreds of big Kat anglers to the region.

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Carolina’s Bass Anglers Challenge

Brett Collins and his team bring big cash tournaments to Lake Wateree several times a year. Anglers from around the country start at first light and last from 6 to 10 hours, depending on the time of the year.

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Hermitage Farm Shooting Sports

Nestled deep in the woods just south of downtown, owner Joe Cantey has an incredible FITASC designed sporting clays course, skeet shooting area, wobble trap and 5 stands to provide a wide-range of shooting sport activities. It’s a natural habitat where you can learn, hone or simply enjoy superlative clay sports; essentially “golf with a shotgun.” The Hermitage team can also organize catered breakfast, lunch and dinners specially for your gathering.

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Experience Camden Like a Local

Get Your Golf On in Camden

Play A Round Or Two Amongst The Pines

If Golf is your thing, Camden has some incredible courses to experience. Try your luck at the newly renovated Camden Country Club, designed by famed architect Donald Ross or challenge your skills at the lovely Pine Creek Golf Course. And don’t forget to drop into golfer-friendly Sam Kendall’s or the Steeplechase Sports Bar & Grill for a post outing drink or meal.

Get Behind The Wheel at Carolina Motorsports Park

Dial Up the Adrenaline with Racing or Karting

Ever wonder what it’s like to push your car to its limits on a professional road course? Looking for more seat time in the race car? Ready for an epic Kart Racing experience? Head on down to the Carolina Motorsports Park, the only purpose built road racing facility in the Carolinas. Tour the facilities, take in a race, bring your performance car (or rent one there). They even have a .7 miles dedicated track called the Carolina Kart Park.

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Go On The Hunt in Kershaw County

Hunting, Shooting and Acres of Exploration Await

Camden and Kershaw County are well known as a sportsman’s paradise. Where else can you experience the rich cultural amenities of city life and get away in minutes to pristine woodlands and challenging terrain. Enjoy thousands of acres of preserved hunting grounds at the Kershaw County Hunting preserve or learn/hone your skills with a trip to Hermitage Farm Shooting Sports. Camden and Kershaw County have a lot for outdoor sporting enthusiasts

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The Guys’ Get Away

Ready to round up your guys for an exciting weekend in Camden, SC? Hunting, Fishing and Golfing, Oh My!

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