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S.C.: Millions still needed to rid state park of leftover munitions

(Oct. 31, 2018) -- Barrett knows that before the 7,054-acre state park was created, it used to be part of Camp Croft, a 19,044-acre World War II Army training site from 1941-45 where about 250,000 soldiers trained. It was also a prisoner of war camp during World War II.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — With its 49 miles of hiking and biking trails and 11 miles of horse trails in central Spartanburg County, Croft State Park is Ned Barrett’s favorite place.

“It’s just nonstop beautiful,” said Barrett, an avid hiker and runner. “Huge trees, beautiful low-lying areas along creeks. And the rocks are pretty spectacular.”

Barrett knows that before the 7,054-acre state park was created, it used to be part of Camp Croft, a 19,044-acre World War II Army training site from 1941-45 where about 250,000 soldiers trained. It was also a prisoner of war camp during World War II.

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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  1. Why does the state and county not anti-up the money? If left undisturbed it will disturb no one. It seems the park is making money, put 25% aside each year. Few are concerned and the perpetual whine could cause it to close for safety reasons.