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Battle of Musgrove Mill

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PARK ADVISORY

Horseshoe Falls, the Battlefield trail, and the adjacent parking area are temporarily closed until Tuesday 4/16 due to downed trees. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

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HOURS

Main Gate: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., daily Visitor Center: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon - Thurs, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fri - Sun Horseshoe Falls Area: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., daily Musgrove Mill Battlefield: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily Blackstock Battlefield: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily

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ADMISSION

$3 adults; $1.50 SC seniors; $1 children age 6-15; age 5 & 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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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Musgrove Mill allow fishing in the park pond? 

Fishing is allowed in the pond, the Enoree River, or in Cedar Shoals Creek. A valid state fishing license is required, and those using the pond must park in the main parking lot near the visitor center.  

Is there a mill on the park? 

No, the name Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site refers to the Battle of Musgrove’s Mill, a revolutionary war battle fought on August 19, 1780. The Musgrove family did build and operate a grist mill on the Enoree River, which became an important focal point for the British in 1780. The resulting battle’s proximity to the mill is how the battle got its name. The mill itself washed away in 1852. The site of the mill is marked on one of the park’s interpretive trails, but the structure no longer remains. 

What is Blackstock Battlefield? 

Blackstock is the site of the November 20, 1780 Battle of Blackstock. The property, which is located approximately 15 minutes from Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site, was acquired by the state in 2005 and is under the care and protection of the Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site. While currently undeveloped, plans are being made with several organizations for the development of the site to better protect and tell the history of the battlefield. At present a moderately difficult 1.5-mile loop passage of the Palmetto Trail goes through the site for those looking for a hike. For anyone interested just in viewing the battlefield and monument access is available for foot traffic only along the ½ mile gravel roadway around monument hill. 

Address: 

568 Monument Road, Enoree, SC 29335 

Hours: 

Blackstock Battlefield: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily 

Palmetto Trail Blackstock Battlefield Passage: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily 

Directions: Take Highway 56 towards Cross Anchor, then turn right onto Highway 49. Turn left onto Blackstock Rd. Turn right onto Battlefield Rd., and then take a slight left onto Monument Rd. Follow Monument Rd. until it ends at a metal gate and a small parking area. 

What are the park’s hours? 

The park is open every day of the year. 

Main Gate: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., daily  

Visitor Center: 10 a.m-4 p.m. Mon-Thur. 

 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri–Sun 

Horseshoe Falls Area: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., daily  

Musgrove Mill Battlefield: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily  

Blackstock Battlefield: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily 

Is camping allowed anywhere on the park? 

The park does not have any camping facilities. There are several places within an hour of the park that offer camping, including Croft State Park, Dreher Island State Park, Lake Greenwood State Park, and Sumter National Forest. 

Can you put a canoe or kayak in the river on the park? 

There is a small canoe/kayak launch located on the Horseshoe Falls Rd. side of the park. Boaters do not need to register before entering the river, unless they intend on leaving a vehicle on the park overnight. At this time the park does not rent canoes or kayaks. 

Where is the park’s Ultimate Outsider stamp located? 

Our Ultimate Outsider stamp is located at the kiosk in front of the Visitor Center. 

For more general, statewide frequently asked questions, please click here


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