Chester County Trail Descriptions:
Click below to view the adopted Carolina Thread Trail Master Plan for Chester County. If you have any questions, please contact Travis Morehead, Community Coordinator for Chester County at firstname.lastname@example.org
Destinations that could be linked by the Carolina Thread Trail:
Chester State Park rests in the quiet hills of the South Carolina Piedmont, and for generations has offered retreat and recreation to the surrounding communities. The park’s 523 acres include a 160-acre lake, itself surrounded by a two-mile nature trail through the pine forest. Jon boat rentals are popular in the warmer months, and the park also offers picnicking, camping, archery and a place to simply enjoy the serenity of the placid setting.
The Civilian Conservation Corps built the park, and its work can still be seen and enjoyed today. The community building is heavily used year-round, adding to the secluded park’s value as a place to both gather and get away.
759 State Park Road
Chester, SC 29706
Dearborn Island State Park
This park has been identified as a potential South Carolina State Park. It includes islands within the Catawba River along the southern end of Lancaster and Chester counties.
Landsford Canal, the best preserved of numerous 19th-century South Carolina river canals, has remnants of all its major structural features. It is the uppermost of four canals constructed on the Catawba Wateree river system during the period 1820-1835. Boats used the canals to bypass the rapids while carrying goods to and from the coast.
The 250-acre park includes the remnants of 1820 canal-culverts, stone bridges, locks, historic mill site and a lockkeeper’s house which contains interpretive exhibits about the canal system in South Carolina. The rocky shoals on the Catawba River are home to one of the world’s largest populations of rocky shoals spider lilies. The spider lily can best be seen in full bloom in May. The shoals also provide excellent fishing opportunities for striped bass and bream.
2051 Park Drive
Catawba, SC 29704