Dillon, SC and the surrounding area is packed with amazing outdoor activities. Given the climate in Dillon this makes sense. From golf and beaches, to hiking and Nascar – Dillon, SC is a central location to do it all!
1. Myrtle Beach
Myrtle beach is an easy 1.5 hour drive from Dillon and makes for the perfect day trip from the Bass Lake Campground. You’ll take US 501 S all the way to Myrtle. If you’ve never been to Myrtle Beach, there’s a ton for you to do!
It is considered the mini golf capital of the world with over 50 put-put courses, 60 miles of sandy beaches, tons of restaurants and nightlife and much more.
2. Dillon Speedway
The Dillon Speedway is a smaller race track that boasts decades of history to the Dillon, SC area. The track is just 4/10 of a mile, much smaller than your average race track but that only makes it all the more fun.
Here’s a quote from the owner, Ron Bartfield, taken from WMBF News:
“If you come here and you have 20 cars on this race track at four-tenths of a mile, it looks like you got 60 cars down at the MB Speedway. With it being narrow and walls on both sides, and the grandstands being so close, that 120 mph car looks might fast from the person sitting in the grandstands.”
The Dillon Motor Speedway is just a 3 minute drive from Bass Lake Campground making it the perfect place to spend a Saturday night in Dillon, SC watching local Nascar drivers.
3. Darlington Raceway
Perhaps the most popular attraction near Dillon is the Darlington Raceway. Coined the “The Lady in Black” and “The Track too Tough to Tame”, the Darlington Raceway is built for Nascar professionals. The track is shaped differently on each end, making it a difficult course for both drivers and crews.
Built in 1950, the course holds close to 50,000 attendees and provides a true professional Nascar experience hosting some of the industry’s top drivers.
Located 40 minutes west of Bass Lake Campground, the track is just far enough for you to enjoy peace and quiet at your campsite, but the excitement of Nascar during the day.
4. Darlington Dragway
If Nascar isn’t your thing, perhaps drag racing is more up your alley. The Darlington Dragway is just down the street from the larger, Darlington Raceway. What’s more exciting than seeing some of the world’s coolest cars travel at over 200mph?
5. Twin Lakes Golf Club
If you are looking for a slower paced outdoor activity near Dillon, SC Twin Lakes Golf Club is the place for you. The course covers over 6,100 acres of golf terrain, 18 holes, 2 ponds and multiple sand bunkers. Making it a great course for both experienced golfers and vacationers looking for a casual day out on the links.
The course is located in Hamer, South Carolina, less than 10 minutes from Bass Lake Campground.