Hidden in South Carolina: Campbell’s Covered Bridge

Written by
Jason Barnette
Posted on
August 30, 2015
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Written by
Jason Barnette
Posted on
August 30th, 2015
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Hidden among the rolling Cherokee Foothills of Upstate South Carolina is Campbell’s Covered Bridge, one of the last remaining covered bridges in the state. The small public park is a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of daily life. I’ve been here twice now, and looking forward to my next visit.

Campbell's Covered Bridge in Landrum, NC

The shallow creek beneath the bridge provides a soothing sound of water near a small picnic area (to the right).

Visitors to this small park take the Cherokee Foothills Parkway to get here. The Parkway is a national scenic byway running through Upstate South Carolina past some of the state’s most beautiful parks.

A short hike down a paved path takes you right up to the covered bridge. It’s in remarkably good condition given the bridge’s age, and kept relatively free of graffiti (covered bridges are always a prime target). But the most enjoyable part for me was the hike just a little further down to a picnic table and path right to the edge of the creek. Of course I had to get a great photo featuring the rushing water, but at least I didn’t have to get my feet wet to do it!

Travel Tip: Be sure to visit Poinsett Bridge just a few miles away from here!

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