Little Pee Dee State Park

Little Pee Dee State Park
Little Pee Dee State Park, Dillon County, South Carolina.jpg
Nearest cityDillon, SC
Coordinates34°19′32″N 79°16′29″W / 34.3256°N 79.2746°W / 34.3256; -79.2746Coordinates:34°19′32″N 79°16′29″W / 34.3256°N 79.2746°W / 34.3256; -79.2746
Area835 acres (3 km2)
Camp sitestent and RV sites, primitive group camping area
Hiking trails1.3-mile Beaver Pond Nature Trail

Little Pee Dee State Park is a state park located near the town of Dillon in Dillon County, South Carolina. The park land includes a part of a Carolina Bay and adjacent sand rim.[1] Recent work by the U.S. Geological Survey has interpreted the Carolina Bays as relict thermokarst lakes that formed several thousands of years ago when the climate was colder, drier, and windier.[2] Thermokarst lakes develop by thawing of frozen ground (permafrost) and by subsequent modification by wind and water. Thus, this interpretation suggests that permafrost once extended as far south as the Carolina Bays during the last ice age and (or) previous ice ages.

Activities and amenities

Activities available at the park include picnicking, fishing in the 54-acre Lake Norton or in the Little Pee Dee River, bird watching, boating, geocaching, biking and camping.

Amenities include a playground, picnic shelters, a 75-foot fishing pier on the lake and a park store.

A boat ramp on the lake allows access to private boats. Boats are limited to electric trolling motors only. Gas powered motor boats are not allowed.

Visitors can rent canoes, kayaks and Jon boats on a half-day or daily basis from the park office.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Unique Features". 2013-09-09.
  2. ^ Swezey, C.S. (2020) "Quaternary eolian dunes and sand sheets in inland locations of the Atlantic Coastal Plain Province", in Inland Dunes of North America (N. Lancaster and P. Hesp, eds.), Springer Publishing, Switzerland, pp. 11-63. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-40498-7_2 ISBN 978-3-030-40498-7
  3. ^ "Things to Do". 2013-09-09.

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