A new state park is in the works!
The proposed park would cover areas in Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties, providing public access to the Black River.
There is currently an initiative underway to create the Black River Water Trail, connecting various segments of land owned by both the state and private entities – an initiative that has sparked interest in making the area a state mark. While the park is still in the concept phase, the goal of the park would be to increase the amenities available to those who want to explore the area.
Executive Director of the Winyah River Alliance Tina Christensen is eager for the public to be able to use the land saying, “We see this initiative as a way that we’re going to be able to expand, for the people that live in the area, their ability to enjoy it, but also bring in tourism and allow there to be more recreating on the Black River.”
If the park is approved, it would be the first new state park to open in South Carolina in almost twenty years.
Officials are encouraging the public to share their thoughts on the project through in-person and virtual meetings as well as community surveys.