Manchester State Forest, in Sumter and Clarendon Counties, consists of approximately 25,000 acres of mixed pine and hardwood species native to the midlands of South Carolina. Soil type is light sand, interspersed with swamps and bays.
The forest is managed to yield a variety of forest products, from ........more
Poinsett State Park is located in an outlying area of the Sandhills, yet it is still within the coastal plain.
This unique position on the edge of diverse terrain makes for habitat diversity that supports a wide range of floral life. Within the parks swamp, Sandhills, mountain bluffs and hardwood ........more
Site of one of the Confederacys last stands against Gen. William T. Shermans sweep across the South, the earthen fortifications at Rivers Bridge State Historic Site are silent monuments to the fierce resistance that raged there on Feb. 2-3, 1865.
The vastly outnumbered Southerners held on for two ........more
Santee National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1942 to alleviate the loss of natural waterfowl and wildlife habitat caused by the construction of hydro-electric projects on the Santee and Cooper Rivers. Stretching for eighteen miles along the northern shore of Lake Marion, the refuge protects 15,095 ........more
Santee State Park serves as headquarters for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers of all kinds from its ideal location near Interstates 95 and 26 on Lake Marion in the nationally known Santee Cooper Country.
The 2,500-acre park opened in 1949. Santee State Park is in Orangeburg County on the south ........more
Woods Bay State Natural Area offers a close-up look at the unique geology of the Carolina bays of the Atlantic coastal plain, along with the mystery and diverse ecology of a southern cypress-tupelo swamp.
Habitats at 1,540-acre Woods Bay also include marsh, sand hills, oak-hickory forest and a shrub ........more
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