|The Battery Warren Interpretive Trail is a short walking trail located in
Francis Marion national forest near McClellanville on the central coast of South Carolina.
Warren was a Civil War gunning fort built to blockade Union forces from moving up the
Santee River. It's name comes from Colonel Samuel Warren, who was a local war hero
and previous owner of the land where the battery is built. The embankments of the
old fort are still visible today.
The trail is 1/2 mile from the parking area to the fort and makes for an easy stroll.
Plans are to extend the trail one mile back to the parking area. The walking
surface is unsurfaced and grassy. Camping is not allowed. The trail may be
used during daytime hours and the recommended seasons are fall, winter, and spring.