Pollard Camper Rental helps its customers explore the woods, lakes, parks, and mountains of Georgia and South Carolina with delivery, setup, and pickup of convenient campers. Each vehicle brings the comforts of home to the great outdoors, equipping campers with A/C, bathrooms, hot water, fridges, and a stove. Armed with a cozy shelter, clients can spend a weekend away from the world, without worries of drenched socks and clothing, cold baths, or mosquitoes scoping out the nearest patch of exposed skin each night.
Marinas At Thurmond North's Soap Creek Marina is a boating and campground site located on the shores of Lake Thurmond, one of the largest and most popular recreational lakes east of the Mississippi. The property operates a full-service marina with dozens of boat slips and pontoon boats, which can be rented for full- or half-day excursions.
Away from the wake, more than 30 campsites have access to a slew of convenient amenities, such as a public bathhouse with hot showers, a ship store, and a lakefront restaurant that serves crab legs, whole catfish, and shrimp 'n' grits. Soap Creek's three-bedroom cabins, meanwhile, set the stage for a more pampered stay with fully equipped kitchens, private docks, and preheated door handles.
At Eagle Aviation's Cessna Pilot Center, potential pilots get the rare chance to learn the fundamentals of flying in a secure, well-maintained Cessna aircraft. The training begins with a pre-takeoff briefing on flight protocols and a thorough inspection of the plane. Aspiring aviators and an FAA-certified instructor then lift off in an up-to-date Cessna 172SP for some soaring, basic maneuvering, and taking in sweeping views of Lexington County from 3,500 feet. The entire experience from engine startup to shutdown is approximately 30 minutes long. After the student helps land and taxi the aircraft, a postflight briefing addresses questions and reviews lessons learned throughout the celestial jaunt. Each flight allows room for a friend to share the thrill and corroborate Pegasus sightings.
At Airwolf Aviation, founder Michele Rash and her team of instructors keep one thought in mind when training students to become certified pilots: "Would I sit in the back seat while he or she flew me around?" This question guides them while they tailor training for each student and has resulted in a pass/fail rate of 97% over the past three years.
With three flight schools, a fleet of Cessna airplanes, and a multi-engine Piper Aztec E, the instructors lead courses that qualify students for private, instrument, commercial, and multi-engine pilot licenses. They also help professional pilots earn flight-instructor certifications. When they’re not teaching lessons, Airwolf's team introduces clients to aviation through discovery flights and city tours that fly to the governor's floating mansion.
The Central Savannah River Area is a prime location for watery activities, from casting fishing flies to paddling along the banks in canoes. Broadway Tackle outfits adventurers for such outings, renting out boats and stocking tackle boxes with fish-luring equipment. The shop's expert anglers can also repair pieces of tackle damaged by overzealous casts and attempts to catch fish sticks from a deep fryer. And its stock of apparel and accessories, which includes waders, sunglasses, and camouflage hats, equips intrepid explorers for any outdoor endeavor.
Paddlesport buffs can keep their arms well muscled with the Congaree River kayak trip led by a certified guide. The Congaree River Trip departs most Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. while the After Work Trip departs seasonally from October through April on Thursdays only at 5:30 p.m. and during April heads out on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 6 p.m. Either watertop excursion skims across the river’s back for three miles, and offers participants plenty of eye-soothing vistas and the chance to melt fellow tourists with magical river splashes. All gear and transportation is included. For a more adventurous adventure, kayakers can put the value of this Groupon toward a more expensive trip.