Kings Mountain State Park

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Kings Mountain State Park
Kings Mountain State Park Entrance.jpg
The entrance on SC 161 to Kings Mountain State Park near Blacksburg, SC
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Site of park in U.S. state of South Carolina
Nearest city Blacksburg, SC
Coordinates 35°07′50″N 81°20′44″W / 35.1304567°N 81.3454417°W / 35.1304567; -81.3454417Coordinates: 35°07′50″N 81°20′44″W / 35.1304567°N 81.3454417°W / 35.1304567; -81.3454417
Area 6,885 acres (2,786.3 ha)
Created 1934
Camp sites Packed gravel with electric and water as well as tent sites with central water.
Hiking trails 16 miles (26 km)
Other information Features include: A miniature golf course, two fishing lakes, nature trails, a living history farm, jon boat, canoe, and cabin rentals
Website
Kings Mountain State Park Historic District
Nearest city Blacksburg, South Carolina
Area 6,883 acres (2,785.5 ha)
Built 1936
Architectural style Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements, Other, Rustic Parkitecture
Governing body State
MPS South Carolina State Parks MPS
NRHP Reference # 08000185[1]
Added to NRHP March 14, 2008

Kings Mountain State Park is a South Carolina state park located in the Piedmont region of South Carolina.

This large hilly park includes the Living History Farm, which is representative of a typical early 19th century Piedmont farm. It includes a barn, cotton gin, blacksmith, and carpenter shop.

The park also surrounds 65-acre (26 ha) Lake York as well as the smaller Lake Crawford.[2][3]

The park is adjacent to Kings Mountain National Military Park.

History[edit]

6,141 acres (2,485 ha) of this park were donated in 1934 by the U.S. Government. An additional 744 acres (301 ha) were donated and purchased in 1995. The park was largely developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps.[2][4][5] The Kings Mountain State Park Historic District was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.[1]

Fees[edit]

  • Admission, $2.00 adult, $1.25 SC senior citizens, children under 15 are free
  • Camping, $17 – $22 per day
  • Fishing boat rentals, $10.00 per half day & $20.00 per full day

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b About This Park - Kings Mountain State Park - South Carolina Parks
  3. ^ Kings Mountain State Park
  4. ^ Dunn, Kristina; Al Hester (January 23, 2008). "Kings Mountain State Park Historic District" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Kings Mountain State Park Historic District, Cherokee and York Counties (1277 Park Rd., Blacksburg vicinity)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 

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