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Main Gate: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., daily
Horseshoe Falls Road Area: sunrise to sundown, daily

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Free admission

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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. Visitors are welcome to wade or float in the Enoree River or Cedar Shoals Creek, but fishing from the pond is to be done from the bank only.

Is there a mill on the park?

No, the name 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 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 10 minutes from Musgrove Mill, was acquired by the state in 2005, and has since been under the management of Musgrove Mill. As of now it is undeveloped, and contains a small parking area, a monument to the battle, and a 1.5 mile nature trail around the Tyger River. 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, with the Laurens county side of the park (the gated side, where the visitor center, picnic shelter and restrooms are located) open from 9 am – 6 pm. The part of the park accessible by Horseshoe Falls Rd., which includes Horseshoe Falls, the battlefield trail and the canoe/kayak launch, is open from sunup-sundown. 

Does Musgrove Mill have an admission?

The park does not currently charge a daily admission, though it does charge for certain programs and events. The park does accept donations, which help defray operating and maintenance costs for the park.

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 Natural Area, Dreher Island State Recreation Area, Lake Greenwood State Park, and the 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.