Kings Mountain State Park is one of the most visited destinations with visitors to the Upcountry. It is situated in Blacksburg, South Carolina. The park is situated close to the border shared with North Carolina, and is adjacently located to Kings Mountain National Military Park. This site is of immense historical significance as there was a Revolutionary War battle that happened here.
The Park was built by the CCC or the Civilian Conservation Corp in the 1930’s. The King Mountain State Park has an area of 6, 885 acres. The original facilities of the park are part of the National register for Historic Places.
The Living History Farm is one of the highlights of the park. This is a replication of a typical yeoman farm that was found in the South Carolina Piedmont in the early to mid 1800’s.
There are farm buildings such as the blacksmith shop, smokehouse, the barn, the farmhouse etc. This type of farm would have at that time grown cotton as a cash crop. The Living History Farm has a cotton gin on the site. There are also live farm animals here.
The Kings Mountain State park is home to a huge number of trails for hikers that span miles. You will come across fauna such as birds, wild turkeys, rabbits, deer and others. There are a great number of things to see and do. The trails range from the basic, to the moderate, to the moderately difficult. There is also a campsite here that has privy toilets and water.