Table Rock State Park
Table Rock State Park gets its name from the iconic open rockface that overlooks the rolling mountains and dense forests of the Blue Ridge Escarpment region. This land was once inhabited by Cherokee tribes who called it Sah-ka-na-ga, which translates to "Great Blue Hills of God." They believed that when their god sat down to feast, he used this massive stone ledge as his table.
Today, visitors can view these great blue hills for themselves by following the park's many hiking trails to stunning overlooks. At nearly 3,000 acres, the park contains everything that makes the natural beauty of the Appalachians so arresting. Visitors can swim or fish in one of the park's two lakes. Kayak, canoe, and pedal boat rentals are available seasonally at the Lake Pinnacle boathouse.
The park has a children's playground and plenty of picnic shelters. The park's 1930's era lodges are a great place for special events and host monthly bluegrass jam sessions. The park also has a plethora of tent and primitive camping options for visitors who think only one day just isn't enough to see everything that this beautiful park has to offer.