Kershaw County, SC

Kershaw County, SC


Parks and recreation areas

  • Battle of Camden National Historic Landmark

    An important Revolutionary War took place at this site in August of 1780. Now, several hiking trails run through the woods with some interesting historic markers along the way.

  • Buck Hill Access Area

    This small boat ramp and access area on Lake Wateree is operated by Duke Power Company. It is located at the south end of the lake, just above the dam. You can get some nice views of the lake and dam from here as well.

  • Goodale State Park

    Located near Camden, N. R. Goodale State Park offers a nice getaway for picnicing, hiking, and exploring. Cypress trees line the spring-fed pond which offers boating and fishing. Numerous trails wind their way through the woodlands, including a mile-long nature trail.

  • Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site

    The site of the early village of Camden now features several restored buildings, a gift shop, walking paths, and a nature trail. A replica of the Kershaw-Cornwallis house has been built, and some of the inside is furnished. Tours and slide shows are available.

  • Kendall Park

    Near the Kershaw County Medical Center, you will find this park with a fitness course and picnic tables. To the northeast, you will also find an old mill village with many restored houses. Kendall Lake is located behind the mill.

  • Lugoff Access Area

    This area provides access to the Wateree River just below the dam, and it is a popular fishing spot with some nice river views. This access area is also listed as a Wildlife Viewing Area.

  • Poets Pathway

    Poets Pathway is the creation of Donald F. Dixon, artist and poet. Here you can relax and view a large collection of his artistic creations, plus a few works by other artists. A series of nature trails go through seven acres of land. Guided tours are available, or you can walk around and explore for yourself.

  • Public Boat Ramp of Lugoff

    This boat ramp is located under the US #1 bridges between Camden and Lugoff. It is one of the very few public access points on the Wateree River.

  • Savage Bay Heritage Preserve

    Located in the Sandhills region, Savage Bay is one of the few remaining undisturbed Carolina Bays, now protected from development. Unmarked trails lead you around the bay for observation.

  • Woodward Park

    This sports-oriented recreation area is located just west of downtown Camden, SC. It includes a number of ball fields, tennis courts, and a disc golf course with plenty of trees.

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Bicycling routes

Name Length Terrain Description

Camden Ride

6.7 miles (10.8 km)


This route goes thru some of the historic sections of Camden, where you can see many older houses that have been restored.

Tombfield Explorer

16 miles (26 km.)


From the Revolutionary War Park to the horse and farm land, this is an interesting route in the southern part of Kershaw County.

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