About the Croft Passage
NOTICE: Due to the recent flooding in the Upstate, the Advance America Bridge along the Croft Passage has been washed away. The bridge was located between the southern trailhead and mile marker 1 and crossed over Fairforest Creek.
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 Hub City and Glenn Springs Passages.
Admission fee into Croft State Park
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 Passage Share Owners
McKenna & Steve Payne
Mary Helen & Greg Wade
South Carolina Society Children of the American Revolution
Kelly DH Lowry