Sandy Beach WMA

Berkeley - Sandy Beach WMA - 09 lake

For such a pretty place, there’s little information to be found on this wildlife management area.
The day I visited was overcast. That didn’t stop from having a good time. The park is located southwest of Pineville off SC45. The fire tower is a good landmark as Sandy Lane is almost opposite. Follow the road to the parking area, a small area by the gate. Not far from that is a dike from which one can see plenty of water fowl frolicking in the water. I could hear some splashing in the water near by hidden in the vegetation close by. I guess I don’t have much patience because I never spotted those.
To the west, in the distance I could see smoke from the energy plant operating close by. While it’s there, it’s not in your face and you only catch glimpses of it. A section of the Palmetto trail passes through Sandy Beach joining the trails that run through. The trails run along the dikes, past waterways, and through woods.
Note that some portions in the park are only open from March to October.

How to Get There
Take I-95 to exit #98 and go southeast on SC #6 33.9 kilometers (21.1 miles). Turn left onto SC #45 and go northeast 15.3 kilometers (9.5 miles). Look for the fire tower. Turn right onto Sandy Beach Road (unpaved) and follow this road into the Wildlife Management Area. There is a small parking area on the right hand side outside the area.

Links:
none that worked

What’s Close By:
Francis Marion’s tomb
Pineville
Canal WMA
St. Stevens Episcopal Church
Lake Moultrie
Palmetto Trail

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