H. Cooper Black Jr. Memorial Field Trial and Recreation Area

Trail Activities: t

  • Equestrian

Length:

20.0 miles

Type:

Network

Surface:

Clay, Sand

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Features: t

  • Visitor Center
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Point of Interest
  • Fishing
  • Pets
  • No Fee

Summary:

In South Carolina, horseback riding is a popular activity, and this park is one of the most equestrian-friendly, with more than 20 miles of trails and sand roads offering top South Carolina horseback riding

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Covering 7,000 rolling acres of longleaf pine forest and fields, the H. Cooper Black Jr. Memorial Field Trial and Recreation Area is the setting for national-level field trial and retriever competitions.

In South Carolina, horseback riding is a popular activity, and this park is one of the most equestrian-friendly, with more than 20 miles of trails and sand roads offering top South Carolina horseback riding and an ample number of equestrian facilities including stables, kennels, corrals and arenas.

Other amenities include a meeting hall, waterfowl pond and 27 H. Cooper Black camping sites, complete with water and electrical hookups so you can bring your RV to H. Cooper Black. Camping is also available in a number of primitive campsites.

Camping: Camping is available at the State Forest Headquarters Area, H. Cooper Black Recreation Area, and Cheraw State Park.

Directions:

From Bishopville: Drive north on SC 341 to Bethune. Turn right onto US 1 and drive to Patrick. From Patrick drive 6.5 miles and turn right onto Chesterfield­/Society Hill Road (S­13­20). Drive 4 miles and turn left onto a gravel road. The trailhead is in .2 miles.

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H. Cooper Black Jr. Memorial Field Trial and Recreation Area | 279 Sporting Dog Trail, Cheraw, SC 29520 | (843) 378-1555 | Email

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Lat: 34.56176747002593
Long: -79.94573288051163