The Newest And Highest Overlook In South Carolina Is Now Open And You’ll Want To See The View
The Palmetto State has a variety of places to get high above the earth to see some gorgeous views (Pretty Place Chapel and Caesars Head State Park, for instance). But a long-anticipated new overlook tower atop the highest peak in South Carolina has been in the planning for more than a decade. It began construction in the last two years – and it just opened on top of Sassafras Mountain with a 360-degree view you’ll want to see!
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How soon can you go check it out?!
It’s located a short, scenic drive from Pickens. To reach Sassafras Tower, head to the community of Rocky Bottom on US 178. Turn right on F. Van Clayton Memorial Highway and go 4.7 miles to the end of the road. The gravel parking area is on the left. It’s open from dawn to dusk. Parking and admission are free.
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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