Chesterfield County, SC

Chesterfield County, SC

Parks and recreation areas

  • Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

    Covering 46,000 acres of land and water, the Carolina Sandhills Wildlife Refuge refuge supports a wide variety of plants and animals. An auto tour route, hiking trails, and observation towers provide opportunities for environmental education, bird watching, and photography. If you are interested in wildlife, this place is definitely worth visiting. The WildlifeSouth web site has an excellent article on this refuge, located here. The Sand Hills State Forest is located adjacent to this Wildlife Refuge.

  • Cheraw State Park

    Also known as the “Cheraw State Recreation Area”, this park in South Carolina‚Äôs northeast corner offers plenty of hiking trails, a golf course, a driving range, and a 332-acre lake. A group of Cypress trees will be found at the upper end of the lake. Camping and vacation cabins are available.

  • H. Cooper Black Jr. Memorial Field Trial and Recreation Area

    This recreation area is loaded with equestrian facilities, including stables, kennels, corrals, and arenas. You will also find some ponds, campgrounds, and a meeting hall. More than twenty miles of equestrian trails wind around the park, and some lead into the Sand Hills State Forest. Cheraw State Park is also adjacent to this area.

  • Sand Hills State Forest

    The Sand Hills State Forest consists of 46,000 acres of sand located between the piedmont and the coastal plain. Since its aquisition, Sand Hills has been used as a demonstration area for forest management. Thirteen stocked fish ponds have been constructed and are open year-round.

    Sugar Loaf Mountain is also maintained in Sand Hills State Forest as a family recreational area. This unusual geological phenomenon towers 100 feet above the surrounding terrain. Composed of sand, it was at one time capped with sandstone, much of which has now weathered away. Vegetation on the mountain is also quite unusual for this area. Quiet, shady seclusion, rustic stone and timber picnic shelters, a fishing lake, and a nature trail combine with this geological formation to make Sugar Loaf one of the most popular recreation areas in the sand hills region. Opportunities abound for other forms of recreation such as bird watching, nature study, primitive camping, and horseback riding.

    The Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge, Cheraw State Park, and the H. Cooper Black Jr. Recreation Area are all located adjacent to this State Forest.

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