Explore The Ruins Of A Pre-Revolutionary War Grist Mill At Poinsett State Park In South Carolina

Nature and history combine in the High Hills of the Santee in South Carolina, where a little-known state park is home to some extraordinary and hauntingly beautiful ruins. Opened in 1936 after the CCC built out the relatively small park (1,010 acres), Poinsett State Park still boasts many of the original structures constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. But perhaps the most striking of the old structures found in the park are the ruins of a pre-Revolutionary War grist mill.

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Poinsett State Park is open year-round with a nominal admission fee of $3 for adults, $1.50 for South Carolina seniors, and a mere $1 for kids age 6-15. Kids age five and younger are free. Hours of operation for day-use guests are from 9 a.m. to dark, year-round. Learn more from the official website for South Carolina State Parks.

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Address: 6660 Poinsett Park Rd, Wedgefield, SC 29168, USA