When your group visits Charleston, you'll find that Babcock State Park is a stunning estate of untouched natural charm and spectacular sights. The location offers its visitors 4,127 acres of rugged beauty, a fast flowing trout stream in a boulder-strewn canyon and mountainous vistas to be viewed from several overlooks. It is located near the New River Gorge National River and the heart of the whitewater rafting industry of South Carolina. Group members of all ages will have an unforgettable experience touring Babcock State Park.
Babcock State Park offers a variety of fun activities. You and your group mates can do things such as play outdoor games, hike, swim, fish, go horseback riding, or enjoy a paddleboat ride. The park has over 20 miles of hiking trails that offer breathtaking views for hikers and nature lovers. During the summer, the team can participate in naturalist activities. You can enjoy slide and movie presentations, nature tours, and special sports activities. There are also programs where group members will learn about the trees, ferns, wildflowers, and wildlife of the park among others.
In the course of the visit, the group will have the opportunity to see the Glade Creek Grist Mill, a new mill completed in 1976. The mill was built as a re-creation of one which once ground grain on Glade Creek long before Babcock became a state park, originally known as Cooper’s Mill. It was created by combining parts and pieces from three mills that once dotted the state. The mill’s basic structure came from the Stoney Creek Grist Mill which dates back to 1890.