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.
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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