Hike planned this Saturday from 10-noon
The Blackstock Battlefield will host a ranger-guided hike coming up this Saturday, June 11. The Battle of Blackstock, where General Thomas Sumter handed British Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton his first defeat during the Revolutionary War, took place on November 20, 1780. This two-hour hike of the undeveloped Blackstock Battlefield will cover the events leading up to the battle, information on the commanders and soldiers from both sides involved in the battle, and the importance of the battle to the wider history of the Revolutionary War.
The hike is two hours long and will take place mostly off-trail over difficult and hilly terrain. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for hiking and bring bottled water. Pets are not allowed, and there are no bathroom facilities on site, so organizers advise you to plan ahead. Cost for the hike is $10 per person. Meet at 9:45 a.m. at the Blackstock Battlefield State Historic Site, at 568 Monument Road in Enoree. Space is limited, so reservations are required. Reserve your spot online at reserve.southcarolinaparks.com/register, and scroll down to the Blackstock Battlefield Ranger Guided Hike. For more information, you can call Musgrove Mill State Historic Site at 864-938-0100 or email email@example.com.