Barnwell County, SC
Barnwell County, SC
Parks and recreation areas
- Barnwell State Park
Barnwell State Park is located in a rural area near Blackville. It features a pond surrounded by picnic areas and a nature trail which takes you on an interesting trip around the pond with a variety of scenery. It is a popular fishing spot as well. Some interesting plant life can be seen in the pond at certain times of the year.
- Ditch Pond Heritage Preserve
This preserve contains several interesting hiking trails, an undisturbed Carolina Bay, and a number of rare plant species.
- Fuller Park
Located right outside of Barnwell's business district is this sports and recreation area known as Fuller Park. Two basketball courts are located at the top of the hill, and paved walking paths run throughout the park. You will also find a number of picnic tables and a large shelter. Turkey Creek runs along the western edge of the park. Alongside the creek you will find a wooden walkway where you can get some nice views of the creek and the wetlands.
- God's Acre Healing Springs
This land officially belongs to God. People come here from all over to take water from these artesian wells, which is said to have mystical healing powers.
- Lake Edgar Brown
Lake Edgar Brown, in the city of Barnwell, has two wooden fishing piers and plenty of public access. Several walking paths wind their way around the waterways.
- Region 3 Discovery Center
The H. Flowe Trexler Region 3 Discovery Center has a number of interesting things for the tourist passing thru the area, including a visitors′ center with a gift shop and a coffee shop. This building also features a railroad-oriented museum with historical data and artifacts from Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell, and Orangeburg Counties. Next door is the Agricultural Heritage Museum, which tells the story of farm life in this rural community throughout the centuries.
- South Edisto River Access at SC #39
This is an access area for small boats onto the South Fork Edisto River.
- Williston Rail-Trail
The town of Williston has a paved trail running through the business district, where the railroad tracks once lay. Walking and bicycling are permitted, but skateboarding and roller-skating are not.
- Williston Town Park
This park in Williston, SC has a playground, exercise facilities, two ponds, a picnic shelter, and several sports facilities.
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