Little Gap

Trail Activities: t

  • Walk
  • Hike


2.1 miles


Round Trip



Difficulty: Moderate

Trail Features: t

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


Spanning three islands, encompassing 348 acres and providing access to 12 miles of Lake Murray shoreline, Dreher Island State Park is one of the Midlands’ most cherished natural sanctuaries. Visitors are drawn by a variety of recreational water activities, as well as the meandering nature trails.

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Starting from the kiosk on Red Maple Drive, the Little Gap Trail is the most strenuous of the three trails in the park. Following the trail markers on the trees, you will wander up and down through a thick forest of pines and hardwoods, which is home to a number of animals and birds. You may also be lucky enough to sight a bald eagle that nests in this area. Some interesting white rocks line the trail in spots as you make a loop at the end of the peninsula.

Other Dreher Island State Park Trails: Bicycle Bypass & Billy Dreher Nature 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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