Here is another South Carolina afternoon jaunt that includes a bit of freeway, some very backcountry wandering, and a push into the edge of the Sumter National Forest heading down to Lake Monticello area, through the forested area SE of there which includes numerous Revolutionary War Historical markers and sites which are still standing. The turn-off from I-77 to White Oak Camp is a very nice road and pleasant to the eyes. Skirting Chester to the SW and ride west for a dozen miles is a pleasant and fast route. Be sure to stop at Lake Monticello, it is a secret and beautiful quiet lake. Some junkie areas around the lake, not to worry, just keep pushing into the forest and find those Revolutionary War sites, stop and read, reflect, continue back to the All American City of Blythewood where you can refuel, refit, and take the freeway in any direction.
Some of the delapidated structures near Lake Monticello, perfect for a vintage photo.
Beautiful, quiet, Lake Monticello. This is a country lake with a large Nuclear Powerplant which sits quietly on the edge of the Sumter National Forest and doesnt have the clatter and noise of nearby Lake Murray.
During the Revolutionary War, Soldiers held up in this old church. On the road from Monticello towards Blythewood.
Historical Marker about the structures.
Another residential dwelling but Revolutionary site as well. Deep in the forest on the Monticello to Blythewood trail.
A very entertaining crossroads near both the edges of the Sumter Natl Forest and Lake Monticello...STOP!