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Thurmond Tract WMA Hiking Hunting

Union, SC 29379 (59.821 miles)

In addition to doves, the area also provides good hunting opportunities for other wildlife species such as white-tailed deer, wild turkey and small game species like squirrel, rabbit and bobwhite quail. Furbearers such as raccoon, fox, coyote and bobcat may also be found in the area.

Official Website: Thurmond Tract WMA

Segars-McKinnon Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing

Hartsville, SC 29550 (60.060 miles)

Official Website: Segars-McKinnon Heritage Preserve

Draper Wildlife Mgt Area Hiking Fishing Hunting

McConnells, SC 29726 (61.347 miles)

Although managed for hunting, other forms of outdoor recreation such as hiking, biking and bird watching are popular at this WMA because of its proximity to Rock Hill, SC, and Charlotte, NC.

Official Website: Draper Wildlife Mgt Area

Rivers Bridge State Historic Site Hiking Boating

Ehrhardt, SC 29081 (61.518 miles)

Rivers Bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places and is the only state historic site in South Carolina that preserves a Civil War battlefield

Official Website: Rivers Bridge State Historic Site

Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing

North Augusta, SC 29841 (61.665 miles)

The preserve has 1,076 feet of river frontage on one of the few remaining river shoals of the Savannah River. These shoals harbor the rare Rocky Shoals Spider Lily.

Official Website: Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve

Crackerneck Wildlife Mgt Area & Ecological Reserve Hiking Fishing Hunting Biking Horseback Boating

Jackson, SC 29831 (63.510 miles)

The 10,470-acre Crackerneck Wildlife Management Area & Ecological Reserve is owned by the U. S Dept.of Energy and managed for them by the, SC Dept of Natural Resources (SCDNR). The area is open only during designated dates & times and public access is tightly controlled. The area offers diverse recreational opportunities for hunting, fishing and non-consumptive uses.

Official Website: Crackerneck Wildlife Mgt Area & Ecological Reserve

Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site

Beech Island, SC 29842 (63.580 miles)

The plantation home, completed in 1859, and iconic lane of 145-year-old magnolia trees are highlights of the site. So is the view of the Savannah River valley from the top floor of the Greek Revival house. Admiring the heirloom garden and picnicking on the expansive lawn also are favorite activities at the park.

Official Website: Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site

Rock Hill Blackjacks Heritage Preserve/WMA Hiking Hunting

Rock Hill, SC 29730 (64.325 miles)

Every season offers different delights. Visitors might want to bring along a wildflower field guide.

Official Website: Rock Hill Blackjacks Heritage Preserve/WMA

Woods Bay Heritage Preserve Hiking

Olanta, SC 29114 (64.787 miles)

Wood's Bay Heritage Preserve lies adjacent to Wood's Bay State Park.

Official Website: Woods Bay Heritage Preserve

Herbert Kirsh Wildlife Conservation Area Hunting

Sharon, SC 29742 (65.678 miles)

The Tract consists of approximately 356 acres and lies about 5.5 miles west of the town of McConnells

Official Website: Herbert Kirsh Wildlife Conservation Area