With more than twenty parks and playgrounds in Dorchester County, each with their own charm,  you will likely have a difficult time picking a favorite. Explore them all!


There’s no shortage of outdoor recreation options in Dorchester County. From beaches to lakes and parks to state forests, there’s a little something for everyone to explore and enjoy.


It’s been said that Dorchester County is shaped roughly like a bow tie, which is perfectly appropriate for an area where bow ties continue to be in fashion.  Although one of the youngest of the state’s counties, our history is rich and storied. Dorchester County was established by the General Assembly in 1897. Our name was derived from a colonial town founded on the bank of the Ashley River by a group originally from Dorchester, Massachusetts.  From expansive rice plantations to a well-known railroad resort destination, Dorchester County has shown its ability to adapt to the times and needs of its citizens.