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Firewood Alert: Because of the seriousness of a potential infestation from the Emerald Ash Borer, we are requesting that no firewood be brought into South Carolina State Parks from outside of the state.

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a destructive invasive exotic beetle that feeds on ash trees. Park campgrounds and picnic areas are the most likely areas for EAB introduction into South Carolina. We appreciate your help in protecting the natural resources of South Carolina and our State Park System.


Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Tue Aug 02 2016   Later Dates


Croft State Natural Area, is located five miles southeast of Spartaburg off of Highway 56. This 7,053 acre site was once a U.S. Army Infantry Replacement Training Center known as Camp Croft during World War II. Today it is used for diverse recreational opportunities including camping, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and equestrian facilities, and picnic shelters.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Admin Service, Copying
  • Admin Service, Faxing
  • Bicycle Riding
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Equestrian
  • Camping, Equestrian Group
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Canoeing
  • Churches
  • Comfort Station
  • Dock, Boat
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fishing Lake
  • Grills
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
  • Horse Stalls
  • Horseback Riding
  • Ice Sales
  • Kayaking
  • Maintenance, Facility
  • Nature Study
  • Park Lake
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Drinks
  • River
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Stargazing
  • Telephone
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Trails, Equestrian
  • Trails, Hiking/Walking, Easy
  • Trails, Horse
  • Trails, Mountain Bike
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Water Access, River / Stream
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 5 Miles
  • Emergency Services
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Grocery Store
  • Laundry
  • Mountain Biking
  • Recycling Station
  • Town
Less Than 10 Miles
  • Archery
  • Area Attraction
  • Art & Museum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Dining
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Hospital
  • Museum
  • Propane
  • Restaurant
Less Than 20 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Cultural Activities
  • Fruit / Produce Picking
  • Historic Sites
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
Alerts and Important Information
Arriving campers must have camping equipment and be prepared to set up on site. Pets are allowed, but must be leashed at all times. Horses are not allowed in campground. Trail users must remain on designated trails. Use of metal detectors is prohibited. Please contact the park to reserve ADA (Disabled Access) Standard and Full Service sites. Horses are not allowed in the campground area and customers must arrange for a horse stall (up to 4 available per reservation) for the duration of their stay.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.88111, -81.87028
34°52'52"N, 81°52'13"W

Croft is located five miles southeast of Spartanburg off SC 56 on Dairy Ridge Road. From I-26: take exit 22, go east on Hwy. 296. for approximately one mile, turn onto Hwy. 295 until it intersects with Hwy 56. Turn right onto Hwy. 56, then take a left at Dairy Ridge Rd. and follow signs.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

450 Croft State Park Road
Spartanburg  SC  29302

Phone Number:

Information:  (864)585-1283