Cox Ferry Lake Recreation Area

Trail Activities: t

  • Walk
  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike

Length:

3.0 miles

Type:

Network

Surface:

Boardwalk, Natural

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Features: t

  • Parking
  • Visitor Center
  • Scenic Observation
  • Fishing
  • Pets
  • No Fee
  • No Camping

Summary:

The Cox Ferry Lake Recreation Area is a 325-acre property located on Gary Lake Boulevard, in Conway, South Carolina It offers the public three miles of interpretive nature trails, a mountain biking trail, boardwalk, kiosks and a weather shelter with picnic tables.

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The Cox Ferry Recreation Area is located on Gary Lake Boulevard, accessible from Jackson Bluff Road. It offers the public three miles of interpretive nature trails, a boardwalk, kiosks, and a weather shelter with picnic tables. The nature trails are accessible from both parking areas and lead visitors through a variety of habitats and are open year round for hiking, biking, environmental education and nature photography.

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am - 4 pm, Saturday 10 am - 4:30 pm (Closed all federal holidays)

Directions:

From Conway on Highway 501: Take Highway 544 South 1.6 miles toward Surfside Beach. Turn right on Jackson Bluff Road at Gullies Shell gas station. Drive past Grand Strand Water and Sewer. Continue straight past the water retention ponds on the left. You will see a sign that reads ” End of State Road Maintenance.” Drive straight and the pavement will begin to get a little rough. Go past the creek and look for the trailhead entrance and parking area on the left.

From Surfside Beach 544 Exit off of 17 Bypass: Take Highway 544 North 10 miles toward Conway. Turn left on Jackson Bluff Road at the Gullies Shell gas station. Drive past Grand Strand Water and Sewer. Continue straight past the water retention ponds on the left. You will see a sign that reads ” End of State Road Maintenance.” Drive straight and the pavement will begin to get a little rough. Go past the creek and look for the trailhead entrance and parking area on the left.

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Lat: 33.78854329856141
Long: -79.04218610475527