Even though more and more of the state is reopening from the COVID-19 shutdown, some are still reserved and confused on what is safe to do.
The CDC encourages physical activity and visiting parks that are close to home so long as you protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
At press time, all South Carolina state parks are open. The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreations & Tourism asks that visitors stay at least six feet away from people you don’t live with and do not go into crowded area.
Before you venture off to one of the bigger, more popular parks, like Paris Mountain, Ceasers Head or Croft, consider visiting one closer to home.
Check out the Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site in Clinton for instance.
The historic site is about 18 miles from downtown Woodruff, but even closer for our Cross Anchor and Enoree readers, five and 12 miles respectively.
The Battle of Musgrove Mill took place at the site in 1780. Walk the 1.3-mile Battlefield Trail and view the Patriot line from the British perspective. Along the trail are panel signs that provide a historical snapshot of specific events from the battle.
The park’s visitors’ center has interactive displays and exhibits that tell the story of the Musgrove Mill battle.
Another unique feature of the park is Horseshoe Falls, a small waterfall located on Cedar Shoals Creek. The waterfall is handicap accessible.
Musgrove Mill State Historic Site
398 State Park Road, Clinton, SC 29325
Most of the park is open daily 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The visitor center is open Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$3 adults; $1.50 seniors; $1 children ages 6-15; and age 5 and under free
For more information about the park, visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/musgrove-mill