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- Visitor Center
- Scenic Observation
- Point of Interest
- Handicap Access
- Information Sign
- No Fee
- No Camping
The Fishermans Trail travels around the Star Fort Pond and provides access to the the lake at several points.
Begin this mostly-easy-to-follow, shoreline path from either the parking area, the Cherokee Path, or the Star Fort Pond Trail. If you circle the pond on the grassy causeway, and pass the dock at the parking area, you will see the sign for the Fishermen Access Trail at the gate as you enter the woods where you may see a variety of wildlife including birds, deer, turtles, frogs, and snakes. Follow the narrow dirt path around the far end of the pond where you will cross several short, boardwalk footbridges. As you loop back to the other side, avoid errant trails and stay close to the edge of the pond. At the open field, you will walk through tall grass, turn right at the woods’ edge, and walk away from the pond until you pick up the trail on your left. At the end of the Fishermen Access Trail you can turn right and follow the Star Fort Pond Trail back to the Visitor Center, or turn left and watch for the Cherokee Path on your right.
Restrooms, water, and maps are available at the Visitor Center, which includes a museum and gift shop. Insect repellent is recommended during warm weather. Pets are allowed on a leash.
Hours: Gate is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Park outside the gate for dawn to dusk access.Directions:
To the park entrance: From the intersection of SC 34 and SC 248 in Ninety Six, drive south on SC 248 for 2 miles. The park entrance is on the left.
To the parking area at the pond: From the intersection of SC 34 and SC 246 in Ninety Six, drive south for 2 miles and bear right onto Greenwood County S2427. The parking area is approximately 1 mile on the right.