Rivers Bridge State Historic Site encompasses a total area of 390 acres of land that borders the beautiful Salkahatchie River and Three Mile Creek. The park is also close to the small town called Ehrhardt, that is located in Bamberg County, South Carolina. If you want to access the park, there are several routes that you can use including the I-95, the I-26, and the I-20. That said, the general direction to the park is seven miles southwest of Ehrhardt and thirteen miles east of Allendale off SC 641.
The historical significance of the Rivers Bridge State Historic Site is tied to that of the American Civil War where the Confederacy’s made its last stands against General William T. Sherman who swept across the South. Rivers Bridge State Historic Site marks the only Civil War Sites in South Carolina’s State Parks system that was preserved as a battlefield (Battle of Rivers Bridge).
Besides the historical significance of this state park, there are several natural features that also make this park and historic site significant. For example, you can find wildlife species like the fox squirrels, gray squirrels, armadillos, white-tailed deer, opossums, a variety of snakes, alligators, raccoons, and gray and red foxes.
Furthermore, there are several other amenities at the park that are available for visitors to enjoy. Some of the available facilities include picnic shelters, a meeting building, and an interpretive trail. These facilities allow guests to enjoy several recreational activities including boating, hiking, and interpretive programs.
If you have a dog, you can also bring them into the park at no extra cost. If you bring your dog, you should be aware of some rules that will make a visit to the park enjoyable for you and for others. Some of the key rules to be aware of include the following.
First, you must always attend to your dog and ensure that they are well-behaved. Your dog must always be on a leash (no longer than six feet long), or in a secure enclosure. You must also avoid going into park buildings with your dog. That said, you can generally visit all outdoor areas of the park without much fuss.