NEW OPERATING HOURS
Effective 9.29.13: Visitor Center is CLOSED Mondays & Tuesdays. Wednesdays - Sundays, the Visitor Center will be OPEN 9 AM - 4 PM. Star Fort Pond is CLOSED 9 AM Sundays – 9 AM Tuesdays. Park grounds open dawn to dusk. Gates lock at 5 PM.
Contact: John Slaughter, 864-543-4068
Grab Your Gear - The Fishing Rodeo is Back: SC Department of Natural Resources Hosts the Star Fort Pond Fishing Rodeo
NINETY SIX, South Carolina: The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources hosts the Star Fort Pond youth fishing rodeo on Saturday, May 4, 2013.This will be the first time the youth fishing rodeo will occur in a number of years.
This free outdoor family event will take place at the Star Fort Pond, a property of Ninety Six National Historic Site.Youth ages 15 and under are encouraged to sign up for the fishing rodeo. The Star Fort Pond Fishing Rodeo will begin at 9 AM to 12 noon. The Star Fort Pond is located in Ninety Six, South Carolina off Kinard Road.Youth ages 6-15 must be accompanied by an adult and no adult fishing will be allowed. Pre-registration is required and limited spaces are available. Register online at http://www.dnr.sc.gov/ aquaticed/rodeos/registration.html or call (803) 737-8483. Sign in occurs 15-30 minutes prior to the session start time. The Star Fort Pond parking lot will remain closed until 8 am.Bring your own fishing equipment. A limited bait supply will be provided at the rodeo; No minnows or artificial lures allowed. The first 300 registrants will receive a free fishing rod.Anglers can catch and keep, but an event specific creel limit will be in place. For additional information, call (864) 654-1671, ext. 18.
Stop by the National Park Service tent to receive information regarding 18th Century Fishing and the repairs to the Star Fort Pond Dam as well as sign up your rising 3rd-8th grade students for the free week-long Rev War Summer Camp to take place the week of June 24.
This event was made possible by the following sponsors: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund, Hunters Headquarters and the National Park Service.
Did You Know?
On June 18, 1781, 50 men called the Forlorn Hope rushed forward to attack the Star Fort. They were led by Lt Isaac Duval of 1st MD & Lt Samuel Selden of 1st VA. The name Forlorn Hope means that many would be wounded or killed in the attack.