Battery Warren Interpretive Trail

Francis Marion National Forest
Near McClellanville, South Carolina

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.

Battery 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.

Directions from Charleston - take US Hwy 17 North toward McClellanville and the intersection of SC Hwy 45.  At the caution light turn left and drive 10 miles to Honey Hill (not to be confused with a battle site in Beaufort).  Turn right at SC Route 103-S and continue for 1/2 mile to Echaw Road (F.S. Road 204).  Turn onto Echaw Road and go 3 miles to F.S. road 204-A.  Turn left and continue 1 mile to the trailhead.  For maps, check here.

For more information contact:
Wambaw Ranger District Witherbee Ranger District
P.O. Box 788 2421 Witherbee Road
McClellanville, SC  29458 Cordesville, SC  29434
843-887-3257 843-336-3248