|The cool, black waters of the Edisto River provide the backdrop for Bamberg's
history and charm. The longest black water river in the world, the Edisto winds
through miles of dense hardwood swamps that provide a backdrop of moss draped trees and
colorful plants. Much of the river along the north and south forks remains in its
natural state, and anglers can fish for largemouth bass, striped bass, jackfish, pike,
warmouth, catfish, bream, and the local favorite, redbreast. The cold temperature and
unpolluted natural environment assures you the freshest, firmest, tastiest fish to be
Broxton Bridge Plantation, located
in Ehrhardt, SC, is a hunting preserve offering all types of hunting, fishing, and
sporting clay courses. Sitting on 7,000 acres of land, Broxton Bridge Plantation offers a full range of
outdoor services including sporting clays, a pistol and rifle range, wingshooting clinics,
continental tower shoots, bass fishing, historic tours of on-site civil war battlegrounds,
four Level 1 NSCA Certified Shotgun Instructors, and accommodations for weddings and
receptions, business seminars and entertainment. South Carolina
boasts one of the longest hunting seasons in the nation. Bamberg and
surrounding area offers an abundance of wildlife.
Looking for a truly challenging round of golf on a
well-manicured layout? Look no further than the championship 18-hole
Paw Paw County Club in Bamberg. Site of the
annual Old Friends Invitational, Paw Paw is open to the public complete with a
pro shop and banquet facilities. Paw Paw Golf Course, designed by one of South
Carolina's best known architects, Russell Breeden, has abundant lakes and woods, large
undulating greens, contoured fairways and hybrid grasses kept lush by a full irrigation
system. It provides a challenge for the avid golfer as well as fun for the novice.
The Old Friends Invitational Golf
Classic has been held annually since 1983 at Paw Paw Country Club. This tournament
was initiated to raise funds for a four-year academic scholarship for a deserving
Bamberg-Ehrhardt graduate. This worthy cause attracts a number of sports figures and
entertainment celebrities to Bamberg.
Bamberg hosts a spectacular Fourth of
July Celebration featuring a fireworks extravaganza. " We come together
in order to promote Americanism, enrich community life through leisure activities and to
provide fun for the family. Come join us!
Rivers Bridge State Park
Seven miles southwest of Ehrhardt, SC, the only state park to commemorate the Confederacy.
Battle Breastworks are still intact at this spot where a small band of Confederate
troops tried to hold off Sherman's inevitable march. The park also includes a
Confederate relics museum and monuments, overnight accommodations, nature trails, fishing,
boating, picnic shelters and meeting facilities.