Lynches River County Park
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- Point of Interest
- Visitor Center
- Picnic Area
- Water Launch
- No Pets
- No Fee
Located on Lynches River in the Pee Dee region, this 676-acre park features a river swamp with towering cypress trees, as well as sand hills, offering a wide variety of vegetation. Popular activities include river fishing, canoeing, nature trails and picnicking.
Several connecting trails of varied lengths are available throughout the park. The Stagecoach/Nature Trail forms a loop from the Community Center and as you walk you will see signs which identify tree species in the area. Five educational stations also provide information about soils, forestry, air, wildlife, and water. The Stagecoach section is part of an old road used by coaches traveling from Charleston, SC to Winston-Salem, NC in the 17 and 1800s.
The Splash Pad Connector Trail connect the park road to the Splash Pad area through a wooded area of oaks and pines where you may see white-tailed deer. You can form a loop from the Splash Pad by walking on one and using County Park Road to return on the other.
The Riverwalk is a handicap accessible boardwalk starting from the Community Center which follows the banks of the Lynches River. About midway there is an overlook to stop and just enjoy the river.
There are also cabins available to reserve near the Splash Pad for a reasonable rate. Each cabin sleeps 4 to 6 people and includes central air/heat, refrigerator, toaster, microwave, stove, cutlery and some dishes. A grill and picnic table are located outside each cabin overlooking Lynches River. Cabin 2 is handicap-accessible. Make your reservation ahead of time.
Hours: 9 a.m. to sunsetDirections:
From Florence: Drive south on U.S. 52/301. At the fork with U.S. 301, stay on U.S. 52, cross the Lynches River, and turn right onto West Old No. 4 Highway (Florence County S-21-147). Drive approximately 2 miles and turn right on County Park Road. Continue to the Lynches River County Park entrance and turn left into the parking area just past the community building.