December Ladies Hike

December Ladies Hike



Lake Marion Passage skirts along the high-water mark of the lake’s north side between Santee, SC, and Mill Creek County Park. Trail users are rewarded with magnificent vistas of the upper coastal plain and opportunities to spot abundant wildlife and colorful flora.

Between mile markers 5 and 6, a short side trip down Fort Watson Road leads to the site of ancient Santee Indian burial mounds (circa 3,500 years old). During the American Revolution, the British built Fort Watson on the mounds to improve visibility and protect supply lines between Charleston and Camden. Patriots under General Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, and Lt. Col. Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee captured the fort in 1781. The site is in the Santee National Wildlife Refuge.


Length: 5 miles

Time: 10:30 a.m
Rating: Easy
Carpool: 7:30am at 722 King Street Columbia SC

Bring: lunch/snacks, comfortable shoes warm clothing and plenty of water.



December 12, 2015 at 10:30am - 1:30pm
Lake Marion Passage of the Palmetto Trail
194 Brooks Blvd
Santee, SC 29142
United States
Google map and directions
Kat Anderson · · 803-771-0870

Will you come?