Uncharted Territories

Uncharted Territories


Listed here are some possible future listings. Most of these parks and recreation areas are places that I have heard about or read about, but have not had a chance to visit yet. Therefore, the information given on this page has not been verified.

  • Abbeville County
    • Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area
      • 864-447-8276
      • Public restrooms available: Yes
    • Fleet Links
    • Long Cane Scenic Area
      • 864-637-5396
  • Aiken County
    • Pacer Path
      • Located on the campus of USC Aiken.
      • Includes a four-mile long, 15-foot wide grass and earth multipurpose fitness trail.
    • Misty Lakes
      • Graniteville, SC
  • Allendale County
    • Concord Cemetery
      • Located on Hwy 3 N
      • The Church, now extinct, suffered severely from the complete destruction wrought by Sherman's army. The cemetery bears markers of pioneer families.
    • Kings Creek Landing
      • Located on the Savannah River
  • Anderson County
    • Pendleton Town Square
      • Hiking trail
    • Veterans Park
      • Barrett's Place Playground
      • Trotter's Trail
  • Barnwell County
    • Boiling Springs Natural Area
      • This natural area is best known for its old growth loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) with an average height of 130 feet and an average diameter of 40 inches. Other species represented are yellow poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) with an average height of 112 feet and 28 inches diameter, American beech (Fagus grandifolia), and magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora).
      • Located along lower Three Runs Creek just north of the Barnwell-Allendale County Line, one mile north-west of the community of Boiling Springs.
      • Access by foot along an old woods road, which runs from the Stenson's bridge road, 3/10 mile, to the fenced AEC line and natural area boundary.
    • Scrub Oak Natural Area
      • Scrub Oak Natural Area represents a transition from wet marshland to a dry sandy ridge top. It is located on the highest sand ridge that runs northwest to southeast across the north end of the Savannah River Project of the Atomic Energy Commission.
      • From U.S. 278, approximately 3 miles on Route 39, turning onto Wood Road for last mile.
  • Beaufort County
    • Buckwalter Place Greenway
      • Link to news item
      • The 1.35-mile long trail goes around three sides of Buckwalter Place, and it connects to the pathway along Buckwalter Parkway.
    • Webb Wildlife Center
      • Webb Wildlife Center web site
      • Explore a black water wonderland through a double-feature Field Trip to the Webb Wildlife Center's canoe and nature trails, both within shouting distance of the Savannah River in Hampton County. The Webb Center, one of the sites featured in the South Carolina Nature Viewing Guide, is a facility owned and managed by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources to provide wildlife habitat and opportunities for public recreation.
      • Reach the Webb Center via SC Highway 20 from Garnett, following the "brown binoculars" signs that indicate nature-viewing areas.
  • Berkeley County
    • Bonneau Ferry Wildlife Management Area
    • Comingtee Plantation
    • Guilliard Lake Natural Area
      • 843-871-5000
      • The Guilliard Lake stand is a remnant of old growth timber located in a narrow strip of bottomland along the Santee River. It is a good example of the alluvial river swamp type and includes a small amount of second bottom type on the natural levee. Some very large veteran trees are present, whose age would be numbered in centuries. The area contains large cypress knees, a few as much as nine feet tall and three feet in diameter at the base. The stand is subject to flooding in the winter and early spring, but it dries out and is easily negotiable at other times.
      • Within the Francis Marion National Forest
      • From Jamestown, SC, go southwest 5 miles on SC #45. Left on Forest Service Route 150 and 150C, 3 miles.
    • Hanahan City Park
  • Chester County
    • Lake Oliphant
    • Woods Ferry Recreation Center
    • Wylie Park
      • Located in Chester, SC
      • Playground
      • Tennis Courts
      • Basketball Courts
      • Wylie Walking and Biking Trail
      • Southbound on US Interstate 77 at Exit 65, turn Left on Lancaster Highway (SC-9 N) - go 11.7 miles. Turn Left on J.A. Cochran Bypass (US-321-BYP) - go 3.04 miles. Turn Right on West End Street (SC-121). Arrive at 161 West End Street. Turn left at the park sign and bear right to the gravel parking lot beside the playground.
  • Chesterfield County
    • Riverside Park
      • Located on Church Street in Cheraw, SC.
  • Clarendon County
    • Richardson Cemetery
      • One of the most historic graveyards in the region, Richardson Cemetery, was founded prior to the Revolutionary War. In an attempt to force information concerning Francis Marion's whereabouts from the widow of General Richard Richardson, Banastre Tarleton, a British general, compelled Richarson's widow to dig up the body of her husband laid to rest six weeks earlier. Buried here also are Governors James Burchell Richardson, and John Peter Richardson (founder of the Citadel). The most Governors to ever be elected from one family were from the Manning/Richardson family of Clarendon County.
      • Located on County Road 76, approximately 3 miles SW of Rimini, I-95, exit 108, west of Summerton.
  • Colleton County
  • Darlington County
    • Williamson Park
  • Dorchester County
  • Florence County
    • Iola Jones Park
    • Truluck Vinyards
      • PO drawer 1265, Lake City, SC 29560
      • 803-389-3400
      • Hiking trail
      • Water features: Lake
      • From US #52 in Lake City, SC, go east 3.2 miles on road #10, which becomes road #85. The entrance is on the right.
    • Walk to Wellness Trail
      • Located at the Leatherman Senior Center in Florence, SC
  • Georgetown County
  • Greenville County
    • Fountain Inn Greenway
    • Golden Park
      • Between Mauldin and Simpsonville
      • bowling, roller skating, mini golf, paint ball and go-kart riding
    • Greer City Park
      • Located behind City Hall
    • Heritage Park
    • Lake Conestee Nature Park
      • From Interstate 385, exit onto Roper Mountain Road Exit (Exit #37). Turn left at the traffic light. Go over the bridge crossing I-385. Pass the frontage road on the right (at the traffic light). The entrance to the science center is the second road on the right.
      • Lake Conestee Nature Park web site
    • Lake Cunningham Recreation Facility
    • Pavillion Recreation Complex
    • Poinsett Bridge Heritage Preserve
    • Simpsonville City Park
      • Disc Golf
      • Exit 31 off of I-385, east about 2.5 miles to Main St., left at clock tower on Curtis St., park is on left after 2 blocks, next to police station.
    • Sliding Rock Creek Trail
    • Southside Park / Discovery Island Waterpark
    • Timmons Park
      • Disc Golf
      • I-385 towards Greenville, exit Pleasantburg Dr. (291) toward Bob Jones Univ., to left at 2nd light (East North St.) about a mile to brown park signs on right, right on Blackburn St., follow to park.
  • Greenwood County
    • Railroad Historical Center
      • Railroad Historical Center web site
      • 106 Main Street, Greenwood SC 29646
      • 864-229-7093
      • Open April to October on Saturdays, 10:00a-4:00p
      • $5.00 for adults
      • $2.00 for children, students, and senior citizens
  • Hampton County
    • James W. Webb Wildlife Center
      • Located on road #20 off US #321, just west of Garnett, SC.
  • Horry County
    • Cartwheel Bay
      • Hiking trails
    • Country Farm Museum
      • 1991 Fair Bluff Highway, Green Sea, SC
      • two miles from SC #9
      • showcases early American farm life with 50 restored antique tractors, farm equipment and more than 100 children's pedal tractors
      • Monday - Saturday, 9:00a-5:00p
      • Ages 19-64, $7; ages 13-18 and 65 and older, $5; 12 and younger, free
      • 843-756-1682
      • Country Farm Museum web site
    • Freewoods Farm
    • Loris Nature Park, Loris Passive Park
      • Loris, SC
      • Located on Loris Lions Road
    • Murrells Inlet Marshwalk
      • Hwy. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet
      • 843-357-2007
      • www.murrellsinletsc.com
      • Located near the entrance of the newly constructed walkway for the Murrells Inlet Veterans Pier.
    • Plyler Park
      • Myrtle Beach, SC
    • Russell R. Burgess Jr. Coastal Preserve Park
      • A small public park in Cherry Grove, SC
      • N 33° 50.035 W 078° 37.949
    • Sandy Island Preserve
      • Murrells Inlet
      • 843-527-2557
      • www.toursdesandyisland.com
      • 866-900-4460
    • Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge
  • Jasper County
    • Sgt. Jasper Park
    • Lake Rabon
  • Lancaster County
    • Lancaster and Chester Railroad Museum
      • Located at South Main Street, Lancaster, SC 29721
      • 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • 803-286-2102
  • Laurens County
    • Fountain Inn Greenway
    • Lake Rabon
      • Located on SC #252 between Laurens and Ware Shoals
  • Lee County
    • Lake Ashwood
    • Lynches River access at US #15
      • Located on US #15 about 3.5 miles northeast of Bishopville, SC
  • Lexington County
    • Corley Street Park
    • Lexington County Tennis Complex
    • Rising Hopes Park
      • West Columbia, end of Moffatt Street
    • Shealy's Pond Heritage Preserve
      • Shealy's Pond Heritage Preserve web site
      • Located along Scouter Creek in Lexington County, Shealy's Pond encompasses 62 acres about 13 miles southwest of Columbia. The nearest town is Pelion, which is about six miles south of the preserve.
      • To reach Shealy's Pond from Pelion, go north of state highway 302 for 6 miles to county road 279. Turn left on 279 and go 2 miles west to the preserve.
  • Marion County
  • McCormick County
    • John de la Howe Interpretive Forestry Trail
      • 864-391-2131
      • Public restrooms available: No
      • Northwest from McCormick, South Carolina, via State Route 28 and 81 to the entrance of the de la Howe School. Then due south of the school 9.75 miles on the county road to the natural area, which is at the southern boundaries of the school property adjacent to the Little River.
    • Morrow's Bridge / Little River Flats
  • Newberry County
    • Brazelmans Bridge Road Enoree River access
      • Located on road #81
    • Higgins Bridge Saluda River access
      • 1283 Saluda River Road, off hwy. 121
      • 803-276-7917
    • Margaret Hunter Park
      • Disc Golf
      • Water features: Creek
      • Exit 72 off I-26 (Hwy 219, Main St.), go toward downtown about 4 miles, right on Nance St., 1/2 mile to right on Speers Street, one block to left on Pope Terrace, 1/2 mile to parking on left.
    • Keitt's Bridge Road Enoree River access
      • Off Maybinton Road
    • Kempson's Bridge
      • Located on hwy. #395
    • Sunset Road Recreation Area
  • Oconee County
    • Brasstown Falls
    • Chau Ram County Park
    • Coon Branch Natural Area
      • This natural area is located in a cove known as Coon Branch and a mountainous river bottom that parallels the west bank of the Whitewater River. The area lies between the upper and lower falls of the Whitewater River. The former, falling 417 feet is the highest waterfall in eastern United States. The lower falls is about 300 feet in two main leaps. The area between the upper falls and the North Carolina/South Carolina state line is owned by the U.S. Forest Service. The land between the state line and the lower falls is owned by Crescent Resources.
      • From the North Carolina state line, south on South Carolina highway 130 to entrance to the Bad Creek Project. Drive through the project to a parking lot providing access to the Coon Branch Natural Area and Foothills Trail.
    • Ramsey Creek Preserve
  • Orangeburg County
    • Summers Memorial Park
      • Summers Avenue
  • Pickens County
    • Clemson University, Thomas Green Course
      • A 17-hole Disc Golf course on the Clemson University Campus
      • On campus, begin in front Tilman Hall next to the statue of Thomas Green.
    • Clemson University Outdoor Lab
      • Disc Golf
      • From Hwy 123, south on Hwy 76 4 miles to Garison Arena, right at Hwy 56 2 miles, left into Lab, Jaycee Camp Hope, Camp Sertoma
    • Nine Times Preserve
      • From highway 11 going west (away from Greenville toward Oconee County): At Highway 11 and SC #178 intersection continue west on SC #11 for 6.7 miles. Turn left (south) on Eastatoee Creek Road (note: do not turn at the first Eastatoee Creek Road at 2.7 miles). After the turn on Eastatoee Creek Road you will see Antioch Baptist Church on the right. Go past the Church for 0.5 miles to the E. Preston McDaniel Road intersection. There is a parking area on the left before the bridge for the west entrance to the preserve. Across the bridge an old railroad bed trail is the perfect footpath to look at spring wildflowers; the trail is 0.25 miles. The preserve continues on the right side (south) of E. Preston McDaniel Road for 1.9 miles.
    • Wadakoe Mountain Heritage Trust site
  • Richland County
    • Owens Field Park
      • Located in Columbia, SC
  • Spartanburg County
  • Sumter County
    • Juniper Bay Natural Area
      • The Juniper Bay Natural Area was the first tract to be established in the Appalachian Section to protect Atlantic white cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides). The tract is within Manchester State Forest in Sumter County near the center of the state. It is located at the headwaters of Pinetree Creek within the Big Bay, a swampy area located 5 miles west of the congaree and Wateree River bottoms at their point of confluence forming the Santee River.
      • Go down SC #261 6.5 miles south of Wedgefield, SC. Turn onto Rosemary Road and go east one mile to State Forest Truck Trail #29. Go south on the truck trail 2 miles to Old Tram Road, which is now largely grown up. Go east one-half mile to the natural area.
  • Williamsburg County
  • York County
    • Boyd Hill Park
      • From US #21, take Constitution Blvd. 0.2 miles to the parking area.
    • Confederate Park
    • Hargett Park
      • Located in Rock Hill, SC
      • From exit 82 on I-77, drive 2 miles southwest on Cherry Road (Business 21). Turn right onto Hearn Street and continue straight into Hargett Park.
    • McCelvey Center
      • 212 E Jefferson St., York, SC 29745
      • 803-684-3948
      • www.chmuseums.org
    • McConnells Tract
    • Windy Hill Orchard
    • Worth Mountain Wildlife Management Area


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