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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