Billy Dreher Nature

Trail Activities: t

  • Walk
  • Hike


0.3 miles





Difficulty: Easy

Trail Features: t

  • Parking
  • Visitor Center
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Picnic Area
  • Point of Interest
  • Playground
  • Water Launch
  • Pets
  • Fee
  • Camping


Out into the lake but not far from the city, Dreher Island State Recreation Area is a great place to get away from it all. In addition to woodsy hiking trails and lots of places to fish from shore, Dreher Island offers picnicking, camping and lakeside villas.

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The Billy Dreher Nature Trail is a short easy walking loop on a peninsula, which passes the ruins at the former site of the Billy Dreher home. You may see ducks, geese, and turtles as you pass along the shoreline. Visitors to this park will find recreational water activities, nature trails and some of the best striped and large-mouth bass fishing spots, all only 30 miles from Columbia.

Other Dreher Island State Park Trails: Bicycle Bypass & Little Gap Trail

Hours: Dawn to dusk

Camping: Call 1-866-345-PARK (7275) or go online at to make your reservations today!


From Chapin: Drive approximately 3.5 miles southwest on St. Peter’s Church  Road (Lexington County S-32-29) and turn left onto Dreher Island Road (S-32-231). Drive 3.0 miles and turn left onto State Park Road (Newberry County S-36-571) and continue to Dreher Island State Park.

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Dreher Island State Park | 3677 State Park Road, Prosperity, SC 29127 | (803) 364-4152 | Email

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Lat: 34.08509844912742
Long: -81.41210711550849