Detour at Visitor Entrance
The restroom facility, bridge and picnic area at the park entrance will be closed from June 19 - 21 for a roofing project. Visitors will need to walk around the front lake, .4 miles, to access the Sandburg Home and second restroom.
From Interstate 26 take exit 53 (formerly exit 22) - from I-26 east, turn right onto Upward Road; from I-26 west, turn left onto Upward Road. At intersection with Rt. 176/Spartanburg Hwy, continue straight. Upward Road turns into Highland Lake Road. At the light, turn left onto Rt.225/Greenville Hwy south. At next light take a right onto Little River Road. Visitor parking on left.
From Asheville, NC: take I-26 east from I-40 or I-240; 30 miles.
From Greenville, SC: Take Hwy 25 north to exit 5. 25 miles.
From Charlotte, NC: take I-85 south to Rt. 74 west toward Kings Mtn./Gastonia to I-26 west; 110 miles.
From Greensboro, NC: I-40 west to I-26 east; 200 miles.
From Knoxville, TN: I-40 east to I-26 east; 135 miles.
From Greenville/Spartanburg International Airport take I-85 north to I-26 west to exit 53 (formerly exit 22) -turn left onto Upward Road.
Apple Country Transportation is located at 526 7th Ave. East Hendersonville, NC approximately 5 miles from the park. For fares and schedules call, 1-828-698-8571.
Did You Know?
This office, tucked into the southwest corner of his Connemara home, receives very little sunlight until well into the morning. This is the way Mr. Sandburg preferred it. He produced many pieces of work in this office, including the one-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln from his six-volume set.