Explore The Ruins Of An Old Rice Mill By The River In This South Carolina Wildlife Management Area
South Carolina is home to a number of fascinating ruins that are open to the public to explore. From the ruins of the old Stoney-Baynard house to the old stone Poinsett Bridge, and Old Sheldon Church, there are plenty of places to take you back in history. While these are all well-known and prominent ruins to explore, the ones we’re featuring today are much lesser known. However, this old rice mill perched on the Cooper River is certainly no less fascinating than the others. Exploring these rice mill ruins in South Carolina means an opportunity to spend some time outside immersed in the unique nature of the state.
If you’re adding these rice mill ruins in South Carolina to your bucket list, it’s best to schedule the trip for sometime between March and October. Even then, it’s closed on days that are scheduled for archery or firearm events. It’s best to call ahead to make sure it’s open. They can be reached on 803-734-3808.
The public visitation days from March to October (unless there is a hunt) are Thursday through Sunday. Note that Saturdays aren’t open until 11 a.m. in the month of April. This information can always change, so it’s best to visit the official South Carolina Department of Natural Resources website.
If you love the idea of exploring these ruins, there’s a good chance you’ll appreciate this abandoned town in South Carolina that most people stay far away from!
Creepy Sites in South Carolina
What are the most haunted places in South Carolina?
The most haunted places in South Carolina have been scaring people for ages. If you’re interested in seeing them yourself, start with the following spots:
- The Former South Carolina State Hospital, Columbia
- The John Rutledge House Inn, Charleston (the oldest South Carolina inn!)
- The Stumphouse Tunnel, Charleston
- The 160-Year-Old Annie’s Inn, Montmorenci
If you’re still in search of some additional scaring, consider heading to St. Helena Island where you’ll find the most haunted street in the state.
Can I visit any abandoned places in South Carolina?
You can visit quite a few abandoned places in South Carolina if you know where to look. If you’re the adventurous type, put the following places on your bucket list:
- Ashwood Plantation, an entire neighborhood that’s been abandoned for quite some time
- The abandoned Poinsett Bridge, Landrum
- Castle Pinckney, Shutes Folly
Abandoned places in South Carolina give us a glimpse into the past, but they can also be eerie. Even just seeing photos of places like this can send a chill up our spine. If you agree, you’ll definitely want to check out these photos of an abandoned mansion. And, this drone video of a deserted water park are just as spooky as you might imagine. If, after experiencing these places, you can still sleep with the lights off you might want to take a fun road trip to some of South Carolina’s most abandoned places. This is best for those who want to enjoy a few hours of creepy fun with friends. But, be warned, you’re not likely to forget these places any time soon!