An easy to miss, hidden gem destination, Long Shoals Wayside Park offers the perfect place to relax and cool off on a summer day.
Part of the Poe Creek State Forest, the 10-acre park overlooks Little Eastatoee Creek. In the summer, locals and visitors enjoy sliding down the flat, gently sloping shoals into the cool creek waters. It’s also a favorite with anglers looking for that elusive trout. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources stocks this portion of the Little Eastatoee on a regular basis with 9- to 12-inch brook, brown and rainbow trout.
Several picnic tables can be found in a shaded area above the parking lot. Trail signs mark the path down to the scenic Long Shoals. You can amble along the rocks by the water or take a mostly-flat trail that loops through the forest alongside the creek back up to the parking area.
Long Shoals Wayside Park is located only 30 minutes from Clemson.