About the Santee Passage
REROUTE INFORMATION: On Hwy 210 take a right on Avenger Drive where Macon Rd and Avenger Drive intersect Hwy 210. Stay on Avinger Drive and take a right on Ltd Rd. Ltd Rd will go left or right you will continue on the right turn and follow Ltd Rd. out to the new Five Chop Rd. Cross over Five Chop Rd and walk down the shoulder of Five Chop, crossing over I95. Take a right on Bonner Avenue then right on Hannah Drive. Then, take a left into the back of Santee Town Hall Complex and walk to the Cultural Art and Visitors Center.
Lots of dirt roads and time on rural highways make Santee Passage a pleasant trip for mountain bikers. The passage winds through farmlands in eastern Orangeburg County, and the view is a tapestry of color and texture from cotton, wheat, soybeans, and canola. Produce stands offer seasonal delights, including fresh-picked strawberries, blueberries, and peaches. The pot of gold on this passage is a shady portion across land owned by farmers Ira and Mona Avinger. Take time to enjoy the pinewoods and whopping oak trees. The passage travels under Interstate 95 on a dirt road into the tourist town of Santee.
Santee Town Hall Complex Trailhead (western): From Charleston or Columbia, take I-95 north to exit 98, turn left on SC Hwy 6 toward Santee. Turn left at Bass Drive (traffic light, US Hwy 15) and continue south one mile. Turn left at Brooks Blvd (Santee Fire Station on left). Continue to park at Santee Town Hall.
Eutawville Trailhead (eastern): From Y-intersection of SC 45 and SC 453 (IGA Food Store in fork), continue on SC 45 toward Eutawville. Trailhead parking is 0.1 mile on right at Community Building.
None on the Trail; camping available at Santee State Park
Reminder to respect private property.
Santee State Park, 251 Santee State Park Rd, Santee 29142, ph (803) 854-2408.
Santee Passage Share Owners
Patrick & Patricia Cartwright
South Carolina Society Children of the American Revolution