Edisto Beach State Park
|Edisto Beach State Park|
|Nearest city||Edisto Beach, SC|
|Area||1,255 acres (5.1 km2)|
|Camp sites||Tent and RV campsites, 110 with water and electrical hookups, 5 Rustic tent sites, 7 cabins(5- One bedroom, 2- three bedroom)|
|Other information||Boating, fishing, and hiking.|
The park offers South Carolina's longest system of handicapped accessible hiking and biking trails. The trails wind through Edisto Island's maritime forest, leading to sites such as a Native American shell midden dated to 2000 BC, and a survey monument placed by Alexander Bache in 1850.
The park's education center, the Edisto Interpretive Center, hosts a number of programs and research services. The center includes an exhibit teaching visitors about the ACE Basin estuarine reserve through interactive displays.
The park was one of the first South Carolina state parks, developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. It was created on land donated in 1935 by the Edisto Company. Many of the original buildings built by the CCC still stand and are in use currently.
- "Things to Do - Devils Fork State Park - South Carolina State Parks". 2007-09-16.
- "Edisto Beach State Park". Retrieved December 1, 2013.
- Official website
- Edisto Beach Hiking Trails
- The CCC and SC's State Parks
- Discover South Carolina
- SC Dept of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
- Video about the Edisto Interpretive Center
- "The New Interpretive Center at Edisto Beach", South Carolina Heritage Corridor, Autumn 2004