Sculptured Oak Nature / Pond Spur
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- Information Sign
- Visitor Center
- Trail Head
- Picnic Area
- Point of Interest
- Scenic Observation
- Handicap Access
This trail route heads west through the maritime forest across nearly level land. Some interpretive signs help you identify the more common trees in this Myrtle Beach State Park forest.
From the parking area for the Nature/Activity Center, cross the road and begin an easy walk on the Sculptured Oak Trail to experience what the woodlands of the Grand Strand used to look like. You will pass through a forest of oaks, wax myrtles, hollies, poplars, and magnolias, which is the home of a diversity of birds, reptiles and amphibians. You can go straight and visit an overlook at a pond (which is rain dependent), or turn left toward the beach.
The Sculptured Oak Trail adjoins the Yaupon Nature Trail, and both trails lead to the beach, which is accessible by boardwalks. Restrooms and water are available at the office, and at facilities throughout the park. Insect repellent is recommended in warm weather.
Pets are not allowed on the beaches from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. (7 days a week) May 1 through Labor Day. This is a county ordinance that is effective on all public beaches in Horry County.
Camping: Call 1-866-345-PARK (7275) or go online at www.SouthCarolinaParks.com to make your reservations today!Directions:
From Myrtle Beach: Drive 4 miles south on Business 17. Enter the park and drive to the Nature/Activity Centers on the left. The trailhead is located at the post and rail fence on the opposite side of the park road.