Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve

Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve

Located in Cayce, Lexington County, SC.


Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve web site

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Photo tour

The 627-acre preserve is loaded with history. Archaeologists have found tools, pottery, arrowheads, and other evidence that people have lived in and around the preserve for nearly 12,000 years. On adjacent property, earthworks still remain where Confederate soldiers dug in as General Sherman's troops headed to Columbia in 1865. Beginning in the early 1900s, clay was dug from the pits here for the Guignard Brickworks. The clay pits now form several ponds, home to all kinds of wildlife. Hikers can enjoy a loop though the woods which is several miles long and goes by many of the ponds and historic features. Alligators and Spanish Moss, which are not normally found in the midlands, may be seen here. Click here for more information about this preserve.


Features and Facilities

Water Features

  • Congaree Creek

Public Restrooms

  • No

Hours of Operation

  • Daylight hours

Admission or Parking Fee

  • Free

How to Get There

  • Take I-77 to exit #2 and go north on the 12th Street Extension for a few miles, then turn right onto Godley Street. Follow this road to the end, then turn right onto New State Road, then turn right onto Old State Road. The parking lot will be on the right, just before the pavement ends.

Latitude 33.94266, Longitude -81.03251 [PK285]

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