Croft State Park
The trails here offer variety. You’ll ride up and down hills with some wide and some narrow trails as you weave in and out of the woods. The oaks, pines and cedars provide plenty of shade even on the hottest days and you are never far from water. Along with the small and large creeks you’ll come upon two lakes, on one you can ride across the dam.
Savor your ride as you transported back in time, passing an old grits mill, probably a focal point at one time for this community., a place to trade news and gossip. Feel the history and the untold stories as you ride by several cemeteries and old home sites of the people who settled here and farmed land.
You may catch a glimpse of a fox now and then along with wild turkeys and raccoons, but the deer claims this as their home now. Witness the new beginning each year as the daffodils and dogwoods celebrate spring.
Over 50 years ago the government took over this farmland and turned it into an Army training camp. The remants of the Army strutures testify to that time and have their own history. Your ride gives you a time
to reflect on the contrasting heritage of the park, both natural and man made.
From the moment you arrive at Croft state Park you realize that they knew what they were doing with their equestrain facilities. The parking is more than ample and the show ring facility is first-class.
There are 50 campsites and 51 horse stalls that can be reserved in advance. Any sites not reserved are open to walk ins. One campground has 25- 20&30-amp power sites and one campground have 25- 20&30&50-amp power sites. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring/grill. Water and electrical hook-ups. Hot showers and restroom facilities. Reservations 1-866-345-7275 southcarolinaparks.com / reserveamaerica.com.
From I-26: take exit 22, go east on Hwy. 296. for approximately one mile, turn onto Hwy. 295 until it intersects with Hwy 56. Turn right onto Hwy. 56, then take a left at Dairy Ridge Rd. and follow signs.
Croft State Park
450 Croft State Park Rd,
Spartanburg, SC 29302
South Carolina Horsemen's Council,
668 Burns Road, Smyrna, SC 29743
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