About the Croft Passage
NOTICE: The Park Service is doing remediation work near Lake Johnson at Croft State Park and the Palmetto Trail between Mile Marker 6 and Mile Marker 8 will be closed for approximately six (6) months beginning 7/22/22.
Croft Passage is a roller coaster for hikers, cyclists, and equestrians (watch signs for designated areas) through historic Croft State Park. Near the southern trailhead, the 65-foot “Advance America” Bridge—the longest trail bridge in a state park—crosses Fairforest Creek. In the 1700s, the nearby shoals supported a hub of mills, trading, and political activity, including the area’s first governmental organization, the Spartan Militia District. The northern trailhead marks the site of a Revolutionary militia victory at the First Battle of Cedar Springs in 1780. The park is best known as Camp Croft, a World War II Army training center. A ¾-mile hike on a blue-blazed trail spur leads to Whitestone Springs, site of a 1902 resort hotel. Croft Passage connects the Cedar Springs and Glenn Springs Passages.
Admission fee into Croft State Park
Interactive Maps Without Wifi
We have partnered with Avenza Maps in order to offer interactive maps that don't require an internet connection. Using the Avenza App, you can download maps onto your mobile device before you hit the trail, so that you locate yourself and be aware of where you are, even in the remotest of places. Offline location helps you stay on track, on the trail, and out of potential danger.Get the Map
From I-85: Take exit 78 toward downtown Spartanburg. Turn onto US Hwy 221 for about 4.5 miles. Turn left onto US Hwy 176 east to Country Club Road (about 5 miles). Turn right on Country Club Road. Turn left at the traffic light (SC Hwy 56). Stay on Hwy 56 about 3.2 miles and turn left onto Dairy Ridge Road. Follow signs.
From I-26 eastbound: Take exit 22 toward downtown Spartanburg. Drive east on SC Hwy 296 for approximately 1 mile, turn right onto SC Hwy 295 (Southport Road) about 6 miles to the intersection with SC Hwy 56. Turn right onto Hwy 56 for about 3 miles. Turn left onto Dairy Ridge Road and follow signs.
From I-26 westbound: Take exit 52 (north away from Clinton) onto SC Hwy 56. Drive north toward Spartanburg for about 30 miles. Turn right onto Dairy Ridge Road and follow signs.
Park campground, reservations advised, fee.
Croft State Park, 450 Croft State Park Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29302, ph (864) 585-1283, www.southcarolinaparks.com or email: [email protected].
Croft Passage Share Owners
McKenna & Steve Payne
Mary Helen & Greg Wade
South Carolina Society Children of the American Revolution
Kelly DH Lowry