Things to Do in Allendale County
Lower Savannah River Alliance Greenway and Trail
A 4-mile long walking trail that terminates at a 1938 Turnstile Metal Bridge over the Savannah River. Half of the trail is elevated giving you a unique view of the swamplands below. There is also a FIT trail with obstacles and a primitive campsite at the Lower Savannah River Alliance Nature Education Center.
Allendale Farmers Market
Fresh produce, plants, dairy, and more. Picnic tables and a playground are available. Special events are scheduled throughout the year. Open seasonally. Thursday-Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 10am-3pm.
University of South Carolina Salkehatchie
The original building was Allendale's high school. Lighted tennis courts, ball field and park with pond. The library houses a collection of photographs and Native American artifacts.
Allendale County Courthouse
One of the most attractive courthouses in South Carolina. The building was gutted by fire in 1998. Renovation in 2004 preserved the original shell of the building while providing the county with a modern facility.
Red Bluff Lodge
A full service lodge providing opportunities for outdoorsmen and women to enjoy the wonderful natural resources available in Allendale County. Hunting available for whitetail deer, feral hogs, alligator and wild turkey. Fishing and quail hunting trips are available a la carte. Other outdoor activities available are kayaking, mountain biking, camping and naturalist tours. Lodge can accommodate groups of 1 to 22 people. Reservations required.
Lakeview Plantation/Cedar Knoll
Lakeview Plantation offers enjoyable year-round riding or hiking with over 60 miles of well-maintained trails. The property has evolved into an intensively managed hunting property with a broad based habitat management program designed to enhance all type of wildlife. Hunt trophy deer, wild boar and turkey. Fish in a stocked, private lake. View wildlife. 2,600 private acres. Lodging and meals available.
Annual Event - Savannah River Classic
This event takes place in early May. It is held on the banks of the Savannah River in Allendale.
Swallow Savannah Cemetery
The Swallow Savannah Methodist Church had its beginnings here in a log house in 1815. When the town of Allendale was founded, around 1875, the church moved to town. The church members hated to leave the old spot and thus began using it as a burying ground. The cemetery is still in use today.
Smyrna Baptist Church and Cemetery
Listed on the National Register. The church was organized by a group of well-to-do planter aristocrats. Many of the headstones and epitaphs reveal the types of citizens that lived in the area.