Coquina Nature

Trail Activities: t

  • Walk
  • Hike

Length:

1.5 miles

Type:

Loop

Surface:

Natural

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Features: t

  • Parking
  • Trail Head
  • Picnic Area
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Pets
  • No Fee

Summary:

This 1.5 mile trail around Old Levi Mill Lake is no ordinary nature trail. Named after a naturally occurring limestone made of broken seashells, the Coquina Trail passes through a surprisingly mountain-like environment considering its locale within central South Carolina.

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This easy, 1.5-mile loop within Poinsett State Park is no ordinary nature trail. Named after a naturally occurring limestone made of broken seashells, the Coquina Trail passes through a surprisingly mountain-like environment considering its locale within central South Carolina. You can expect to pass galax and mountain laurel during a short climb to a trailside shelter – an especially interesting contrast considering you can also see Spanish moss elsewhere on the hillside. From the shelter at the top of the 100-foot bluff, Old Levi Mill Pond comes into view almost directly below. Originally a freshwater reserve for rice planting, the mill adds a note of serenity to your stop. Restrooms and drinking water are available at the parking area.

Free Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) is available at and near the park office building.

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

Directions:

From Columbia: Drive east (west from Sumter) on US 378 and turn south onto SC 261. Drive for 10 miles and turn right onto Park Road (Sumter County S-43-63) and drive approximately 1.9 miles to Poinsett State Park and the trailhead is at the end of the road by the park office.

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Poinsett State Park | 6660 Poinsett Park Road, Wedgefield, SC 29168 | (803) 494-8177 | Email

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