Dorchester County to show new Ashley River park tract
SUMMERVILLE — Residents get a first look Saturday at the unopened Ashley River park property.
Guided tours will be given 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to provide the opportunity to take in the 83-acre tract with more than a half-mile of riverfront and a pond. Dorchester County leaders want to find out how residents would like to see it used.
The county plans an array of passive uses at the park, such as trails, a river launch, fishing, shelter and potentially campsite rentals. Purchased in 2012 for $1.3 million, the acreage is a former development tract left in its early clearing stages when foreclosed. It sits along a jungle-like stretch of the Ashley River, where it turns from a blackwater creek into a tidal stream.
The park tract is located on Bacons Bridge Road outside Summerville, northeast of the bridge itself.