Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve

Hatcher Garden is a community supported urban garden located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Started by a man with a dream, the garden has grown to become a beautiful woodland preserve that provides a home for wildlife and a display for the nature’s beauty. The mission of Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve is to be a place for the public to come for inspiration, enjoyment and education through the study of nature. The Garden is home to over 10,000 trees, shrubs and flowers. Admission is free.

Upstate Forever

Upstate Forever is the grassroots, non-profit organization that is promoting sensible growth and protecting special places in the Upstate region of South Carolina. The organization has offices in Spartanburg and in Greenville.

Lawson’s Fork Creek

Lawson’s Fork Creek is accessible to paddlers who want to put in at Whitney and float to Lawson’s Fork is now accessible to paddlers who want to put in at Whitney and float to the Cottonwood Trail, a distance of 4.5 river miles. A crew from V. Palmetto Builders has completed work on the “put-in” just below the dam, along U.S. Highway 221.

Spartanburg Area Conservancy, Inc.

SPACE is a private, not-for-profit land conservation organization whose purpose is to protect and preserve natural areas of ecological, historical, and aesthetic value to enhance the quality of life for all residents and future generations.

South Carolina Forest Watch

We are a community-based environmental advocacy group working toward meaningful reform in public lands management. We believe that ecosystem protection and recovery should be paramount among the wide range of values that govern our public forests.

Hollywild Animal Park

Hollywild Animal Park is located near Inman in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, one of the most scenic and culturally diverse areas of South Carolina’s Upcountry. Nestled on over 100 acres, Hollywild is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to providing an interactive and enlightening experience for our visitors as we continually improve the lives of our animals in an enriching and respectful environment.

The Spartanburg Science Center

The Science Center offers programs in natural history and science to schools, scout troupes, summer camps, parks and recreations centers, and other interested groups. It also has a portable Star lab planetarium available for programs.