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This artesian well is about 100 feet deep. The Civilian Conservation Corps drilled 7 Wells at Lee State Park in the 1930s. Today 4 of the artesian Wells are functioning all day and night. You can swim in the lake you see in the background from Memorial day weekend through Labor day weekend. There's also a beautiful board walk and access to fish.
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Peekaboo! Happy Wildlife Wednesday! 🦝
💡 Fun Fact: the black markings around the eyes of raccoons are there to help them see clearly! The dark colors absorb light and reduce any glare that might get into their eyes and obstruct their vision!
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🆘 I’m in need of trail tips ‼️
What hiking trails should I be 🥾 hitting this year? Would love to start making my own trail bucket list- I’ll welcome any recommendations near or far - GO!
14 8719 February, 2020
So glad to be back out & exploring parks. It was the perfect day for Rivers Bridge Historic Site. Just enough rain & cold to give a realistic view of what the battle would have been like (really it was colder & wetter then but that's ok). The ranger there offered to give a tour even though there wasn't one scheduled & no one else was there. Super cool of him! I really enjoyed it & highly recommend going out there for yourself.
Yesterday, I visited Park 16 in my #ultimateoutsider and #2020scspchallenge challenge. I’d planned on walking the .8 mile nature trail that is listed in the #scstateparks Web site, but when I talked to the Ranger, he told me they opened a 4.2 mile trail over a year ago, but the Web site had not been updated, neither the text listing, nor the park map. So, it was 3:15 and I’d planned a quick little walk, maybe in my #adidas flipflops, but had to decide whether to try to do the new, longer trail. Luckily, I’d thrown my hiking shoes into the car (just in case), so despite the Ranger’s warnings that the trail might be in poor condition due to the recent rains, I started the hike. Forgot my hiking poles and went back to the car for them. That made all the difference! The trail was muddy with lots of water runoff “streams” and having the poles to help balance was critical. Ranger was a little off in the mileage stated and I skipped about .8 mile that goes out to a point where the second trailhead is located. It was getting late and I wanted to be safe about getting out with some light left. Turns out, I would have had time to complete the extra mile, but hindsight, right? #2020scspchallenge
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I got so much work done today (yay!) and I promised myself I wasn't going to do any #GooseChasing2020 at all. But I also had to teach pottery class and that's like 4 blocks from the state house which is totally a National Historic Landmark and somehow counts as a state park (I still don't get that), so....yeah. I was honestly going to do a drive by photo, but then I saw a parking spot open on Sumter (and it had time on the meter!). Pretty day, free parking, had a little time to kill....clearly I should walk around a bit.
My husband moved to Columbia a year and a half before I did. I'd often take the Thursday red eye here and "work from home" on Fridays. He lived downtown and we spent a lot of time just wandering the state house grounds together. We did a lot of Publix chicken tender sub picnics on those benches. But then we decided to move here for real, so we bought our house in the Northeast and we stopped hanging out there. It was a very nostalgic little walk today. I'm glad I stopped. #scstateparks#ultimateoutsider#columbiasc#memories
Found some clips from our visit over the summer to Santee State Park. Santee is one of those parks that is located in such a convenient area right off the interstate, but feels so secluded once you get there.
Our goal is to one day stay in the over the water cabanas…but they get booked up wayyyyy in advance for weekends. Hoping we can make it happen this year!
I went to sixteen state parks in the last two days. And Sesqui was NOT one of them. (!!) I probably could have hit Poinsett too, but spending more time at Poinsett is on my personal 2020 list, so I'll get it then. Work smarter, not harder.
I am enjoying this scavenger hunt immensely, but I kind of miss the social aspect of these #ultimateoutsider challenges. Past ones came with instructions to share your adventures with hashtag whatever and I really liked watching other people do them and commenting on them and whatnot. I know I can see everything in the app for the challenge, but it's not the same. It's ONLY people participating. I don't need to convince them this stuff is cool....they know. I guess I really like playing ambassador to the state parks. I get a lot of questions from people I've never met and I freaking love it. I have no affiliation whatsoever with the state park system--You want an honest answer about something in the parks? I'm your girl. 😂🤣😂
I think I'm done with the crazy fly by portion of my scavenger hunt. This is supposed to be my business page, but screw it, you guys wanna go on a scavenger hunt with me? #scstateparks
Did you know that South Carolina offers more than 80,000 acres of protected lands stretching from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the sand dunes of the Atlantic Ocean? South Carolina state parks protect some of the most inviting natural, cultural and recreational destinations in the country.
We visited the Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site and shared our experience + more in our Top 3 Must Visit South Carolina State Parks for Families post here 👉👉👉 https://divinelifestyle.com/top-3-must-visit-south-carolina-state-parks-for-families/