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Croft State Park
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Once part of a World War II Army training camp known as Camp Croft, this area continues to play an important role in preserving greenspace in Spartanburg County. Croft?s rolling terrain of 7,054-acres and two lakes support an excellent habitat for a variety of flora and fauna.

The park also offers diverse recreational opportunities for the adventurous guest that includes a hiking trail, fishing, picnicking, seasonal swimming, camping, equestrian facilities and more. In addition to its history as a military installation, the park?s cultural features include remnants of a Native American soapstone quarry, registered as a Heritage Trust Site.
South Carolina offers a variety of Park Passports. You can read more about the South Carolina Park Passports and order online by visiting the SOUTH CAROLINA PARK PASSPORTS web page.
Anglers can enjoy fishing in two lakes, offering largemouth bass, bream and catfish. A South Carolina license is required.

Croft State Park is located near Boiling Springs, Chesnee and Duncan

Six picnic shelters are available for family or other group gatherings. Each shelter may be reserved for $25-38/day. If shelters are not reserved, guests may use shelters on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge.

To make a picnic shelter reservation, call toll-free 1-866-345-PARK.
Beware, the terrain is diverse with over 20 miles of biking trails ranging from easy to challenging.

The Southside Loop offers a moderate ride suitable for intermediate bikers.

Advanced cyclists should consider the Rocky Ridge trail due its steep and technical sections.

Beginners might prefer Lake Johnson Trail which has less elevation change and fewer obstacles.

Night riding is allowed but requires proper lighting equipment on both helmet and bike for safety reasons.

Always wear helmets while cycling; it's not only recommended but also mandatory in this area.

Be aware that some paths are shared with horse riders so proceed cautiously around them.

Remember to respect all signs indicating restricted areas or directions specific to certain types of users.

Check weather conditions before heading out as rain can make trails slippery and more difficult than usual.

Birdwatchers can explore over 20 miles of hiking and biking trails. The park is home to various bird species, including warblers, woodpeckers, hawks and waterfowl. Birding enthusiasts may also enjoy the lake area for spotting aquatic birds.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 20 great trails but no swimming
park review stars; one to five After searching online ,which stated there was swimming, that there was no swimming in the lake. highly disappointed but found out there was a creek to go to so i tried there not great for swimming either just wading but the scenery was great.
October 1 Horses , Horses, Horses !!! by Chrissy, Hendersonville, NC
park review stars; one to five Its one of the best for trail riding.. Been here many times.. Also has great campsites and horse barn....Not good if it has been raining tho.. can get boggy on the trails when wet. otherwise a great place to spend a day or weekend ...
May 11
park review stars; one to five Nice Horse trails, clean restrooms, plenty of parking. The trails range from wide and very easy to narrow and slightly hard. To many trails to ride in one day!
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From I-85: take exit 78. Get on Hwy. 221 and take Hwy. 176 to Country Club Rd. Turn right on Country Club Rd. Turn left at the light (Hwy. 56). Stay on Hwy. 56, turn left onto Dairy Ridge Rd. and follow signs. 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.

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