Nature, Natural History and Hiking on the Coastal Plain
Description: Rivers Bridge State Historic Park marks the site of one of the first battles of the Confederacy in South Carolina against General William T Sherman as he swept across the South and our State. Of all the Civil War sites in South Carolina, the Battle of River Bridges is the only one that is home to a preserved battlefield including still intact earthen fortifications. You won’t want to miss this hike. In addition to the unique battlefield, we will hike in the park and will stop from time to time to enjoy some of the unique flora and fauna that is found in South Carolina’s coastal plain. Rivers Bridges State Historic Park is located southeast of Barnwell and about 1 hour, 5 minutes from Aiken. The address for the Rivers Bridge State Historic Park is: 325 State Park Road, Ehrhardt, SC 29081.
Meeting Place: We will meet at the Publix parking lot along East Gate Drive to park and arrange for carpooling and directions. We plan to depart at 8:30am.
Distance: 3 to 3.5 miles of hiking with stops for breaks.
Terrain: The Historic Park is flat with groomed trails.
Lunch: For those who are interested, the hike leader will try to arrange for lunch at a restaurant in a nearby small town. You must contact Gerald McDonald by February 21st if you want to go to lunch
Bring: Comfortable shoes, and a snack. There are picnic tables around the park office that can be used if anymore wants to bring a bagged lunch.