Shealy's Pond Heritage Preserve
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- No Fee
- No Camping
The trails along the edge of Shealy’s Pond Heritage Preserve are what you would expect in a natural area, a bit squishy, but that boggy bottom creates a unique habitat that attracts people, small mammals and lots of birds.
Shealy's Pond Heritage Preserve covers 62 acres in Lexington County and is centered around an old mill pond and associated wetlands on spring-fed Scouter Creek. County Road 279 crosses the dam of the mill pond, which covers about six acres. The preserve also includes approximately six acres of sandhills on the west side, which is forested primarily in longleaf pine and turkey oak.
Hours: Dawn to duskDirections:
From Columbia: Take SC Highway 302/Edmund Hwy south past Columbia International Airport. Turn right, at Exxon Gas Station, on Boiling Springs Road/CR 279 before Highway 302 merges with Hwy 6. Travel west on Boiling Springs Road for approximately 2 miles. The preserve's parking lot is located on the left hand side. A preserve sign is visible from the Boiling Springs Road.
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