Avoid the Ivy
Learn to recognize poison ivy, which commonly grows along the edges of trails, fields, and rivers. If contacted, use soap and a washcloth to vigorously wash the oils from your skin.
Parking Address and Trailhead Location: 196 Andrew Jackson Park Rd, Lancaster, SC 29720 MAP
"Andrew Jackson State Park combines history, art and community activities into a setting that has made it one of the S.C. State Park Service’s most popular attractions. Popular features of the park include living history programs, an Andrew Jackson museum that details his boyhood in the South Carolina backcountry and a birthday celebration held each March in honor of the seventh President of the United States of America. Other park attractions include an 18th-century replica schoolhouse, campground and picnic facilities, fishing lake and nature trails." See more on the Andrew Jackson State Park website
A portion of the nature trails, Crawford Trail and Garden of Waxhaw Trail are dedicated to Carolina Thread Trail. An entire day can be spent learning about the Waxhaws Indians, the history of Andrew Jackson, hiking the trails and fishing in the 18-acre pond. A printable map is available at the trailhead.
Admission into Park : $2 adults; $1.25 SC seniors; age 15 & younger free
Days and Hours of Operation : 8am-6pm, daily from Nov.1-March 31; 9am-9pm daily April 1-Oct. 31
Museum Hours: Sa-Su 1pm-5pm, M-F by appointment or when staff is available
First Day Hike: 1/1/2017-Garden of the Waxhaws Trail/Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm/Meeting location: Boat dock/Degree of difficulty: easy/Length of trail: 1 mile. Contact information: 803-285-3344
Contact for more information:
Andrew Jackson State Park
196 Andrew Jackson Park Rd
Lancaster, SC 29720
South Carolina State Park
Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
1205 Pendleton St.
Columbia, SC 29201