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Description - This lovely 668-acre park is comprised of low-lying terrain harboring pine and scrub oak woodland with a smattering of cypress and red oak. Lynches River is a slow-moving waterway averaging 30 feet in width with the widest area stretching 100 yards. Catfish and bass are the primary catch. Nature lovers will find limited wildlife. Sightings usually include white-tailed deer and wild turkeys. Wildflowers grace the entranceway; however, no formal gardens are cultivated.

Attractions - The park currently encompasses a little less than 700 acres, but acquisitions are under way to add an additional 80 acres. The park is open year-round for day use and primitive overnight experiences. Picnicking and fishing are the two favorite recreations enjoyed. A short nature trail presently exists. Extentions, including a boardwalk over the wetland, are planned for the near future. A newly renovated meeting hall is available for rent. Contact the park directly for more information or for reservations.

Recreation - Lynches River County Park is a new acquisition for the county. As a result, wonderful developments are planned over the next several years. Recently renovated is a community building that was once a large 11,000 square foot single room, but has been broken into several small rooms with amenities now including a warming kitchen and performance stage equipped with audio-visuals. In the next several years, the park will add an environmental education center attracting school and youth organizations from a seven countywide area.

At present, a large group primitive campground is offered with the only amenity being fire rings. There is a 50-cent per person charge and no number limit. By the summer of 2001, visitors should see an RV campground with full-service restrooms, hookups and more. Today, visitors will find restroom located near the picnic grove and the one picnic shelter. Grills are provided.

Youngsters absolutely love the two brand new playgrounds equipped with the most fashionable of playground equipment found in today's commercial market. In the near future, teens will be able to enjoy a low-high robes course along with a climbing wall. There will be a small user fee associated with these two amenities.

Currently, two well known attractions include the seasonal Olympic-sized swimming pool and shoreline fishing. By the summer of 2001, paddlesport enthusiasts will find a new canoe / kayak launch. Future plans for this park include rental cabins and perhaps even a water park.

Climate - South Carolina generally has a temperate climate, with cool winters and warm, humid summers. Snow and freezing temperatures are possible in the winter at the higher elevations. Thunderstorms are possible throughout the year but most common in the spring and summer. Tropical storms occasionally strike the coast during the hurricane season.

Location - This park is located in northeast South Carolina. From Florence, take US 52 south for 12 miles, take the first right past the Lynches River Bridge onto Old Number 4. Go 2 miles and turn right onto State Park Road.


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Contact Information:
Lynches River County Park, 1110 Ben Gause Road , Coward, SC, 29530, Phone: 843-667-0920

Additional Information:
Lowcountry Region - The Lowcountry Region of South Carolina includes the Atlantic coast and the coastal plain. It covers the area south and east from Sumter.
South Carolina State Parks - The South Carolina State Parks stretch from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Atlantic coast. They offer a huge variety of sites and possible recreation activities.

Links:
South Carolina Tourism - Official website of South Carolina Tourism

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