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HOURS

9 a.m. - 6 p.m., daily

OFFICE

11 a.m. - noon, daily

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ADMISSION

Free admission

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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.

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BY THE NUMBERS

3.5 miles of hiking trails

3 hiking trails featuring a variety of natural and cultural resources

390 acres bordering the beautiful Salkahatchie River and Three Mile Creek

2 rental shelters

1 rental community building that can accommodate up to 100 people

7 days a week the park offers tours

4 historic cemeteries

7 World War II veterans remembered

4 county Civil War monuments

Rivers Bridge State Historic Site

Midlands

Things To Do

Read an excerpt from our Visitor Guide, or purchase online.

  • Boating and Boat Access: Private boat access to the Salkehatchie River is a half-mile from the park.

    Only canoes and boats with trolling motors allowed on the Salkehatchie River.

  • Picnic Shelters: Yes
  • Bird Watching: The site is a great place for bird watching. Abundant wild turkeys, hawks, falcons, red-headed and pileated woodpeckers, snowy and cattle egrets are some of the birds that may be seen on the park.

  • Geocaching: Geocaching is permitted. Several geocaches are located on the park. For more information visit the official geocaching website.

  • Biking: Yes
  • Birding: Yes
  • Hiking Trails: The Battlefield Interpretive Trail is a self-guided trail about 3/4 of a mile with interpretive wayside panels. There are also two easy-to-hike nature trails located on the park.
  • Biking Trails: Visitors may bike on the Retreat Road extending from the memorial grounds to the battlefield, at the picnic area and on the roads in the park.