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TRAVEL ADVISORY

The Beech Tree Trail is currently closed due to damage from a recent tornado.  Please contact the park for more info.

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HOURS

Standard Time Hours : 7am- 6pm, daily; extended to 8pm on Fri; Daylight Savings Time Hours: 7am -9pm, daily

OFFICE

11am -noon & 4-5pm, daily

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ADMISSION

$2 adults; $1.25 SC seniors; age 15 & younger free

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PETS

Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.

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BY THE NUMBERS

1 park with a rich history - the land was once several homesteads and later a WWII Army training camp

165 acre Lake Craig for fishing and paddling

50 campsites for RV or tent camping - 25 of which offer 20/30/50 amp service

3 picnic shelters for your next group outing or picnic

1 show ring for equestrian events

20+ miles of equestrian trails - bring your own horse and ride the trails all day

20+ miles of biking trails

2.5 miles of hiking only trails

7054 acres of parkland - one of the largest in the SC State Park Service

5 miles from downtown Spartanburg, SC

Croft State Park

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Things To Do

NOTE:  All boat rentals (fishing, canoe and kayak) are available between the office hours of 11 a.m. and noon and 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. To rent outside of these hours please see park staff on duty or stop by campground host sites 22 or 45 in the campground.
Downloadable Trail Map & Trail Info

  • Fishing Information: Enjoy fishing for bass, bream, catfish and crappie in the park lake. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.

  • Fishing: Yes
  • Freshwater Fishing: Yes
  • Boating and Boat Access: A boat ramp provides private boat access to Lake Tom Moore Craig, a 165-acre watershed. Private boats are permitted on the lake, but are restricted to electric trolling motors.

  • Fishing Boat Rentals: Non-motorized, 14 ft. fishing boats rent for $15/four hours or $25/day between the office hours of 11 a.m. and noon and 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. To rent outside of these normal office hours, please see a park ranger. No boats will be rented after 6 p.m.

  • Canoe/Kayak Rentals: Canoe rentals are available for $15 for four hours or $25/day. Kayaks are available for $10/hour. Rentals are available year round, weather permitting. No canoes or kayaks will be rented after 6 p.m.

  • Boating: Yes
  • Paddling: Yes
  • Boat Ramp: Yes
  • Park Store/Gift Shop: Ice, firewood and snacks as well as camping and fishing gear are available for purchase at the park office.

  • Playground Equipment: Yes
  • Picnic Shelters: Yes
  • Playground: The playground is located in the day-use area near the park office.

  • Swimming: Swimming is not permitted in the lake, but you may wade in the Fairforest Creek located just off of the Palmetto Trail at the Advance America Bridge at your own risk.

  • Bird Watching: The area around Lake Craig is ideal for birdwatching. You may see different varieties of hawks, bald eagles, wood ducks and other waterfowl and birds of prey.

  • Geocaching: Geocaching is permitted. Several geocaches are located on the park. Please speak to a park ranger before setting a geocache. For more information visit the official geocaching website.

  • Skeet Shooting: There is a SCDNR shooting range located just outside of the park gate. It is open T-Sa from 9am-5pm. You must bring your own equipment. Contact the park for more information.

  • Biking: Yes
  • Birding: Yes
  • Equestrian Stable: Horse stalls rent for $9-10.50/night.

    Please note that Coggins test is required on the park. Please bring your papers with you to the park. For further information (crossing state lines) please visit the South Carolina Equine Import Requirements. You may also read the South Carolina Animal Health Laws and Regulations.

  • Equestrian Show Ring: A large show ring, suitable for most any type of equestrian event, is available for use at the park. The show ring is an outdoor arena with lights.

  • Equestrian Trails: Croft offers many loop trails, from moderate to strenuous. Please note, we do recommend your horses be shod, but it is not required. Coggins test is required.

    The 3.5-mile Rocky Ridge Trail and the 6.5-mile Foster’s Mill Loop are considered strenuous.

    The 2.4-mile Lake Johnson Loop, 3.5-mile Fairforest Creek Loop, and 4.5-mile Lake Johnson/Fairforest Creek connector are considered moderate.

    Horse shows are held at Croft the third Saturday of each month, excluding December and January. These shows start at 9am and last until approximately 6pm.

  • Show Ring: Yes
  • Hiking Trails: Croft State Natural Area offers two hiking trails: the one-mile Horace Craig Trail and the 1.5-mile Nature Trail.

  • Biking Trails: The park has a bike trail that is approximately 15 miles in length.
  • Hiking: Yes