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“Campbell's Covered Bridge Review”

Campbell's Covered Bridge
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Landrum
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Greer, SC
1 review
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“Campbell's Covered Bridge Review”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

What a wonderful piece of history from the "Dark Corner". My grandmother, Marcelle Campbell Cason, was an ancestor to Governor Carroll Campbell, who was an ancestor to Alexander Lafayette Campbell, the owner of the grist mill and the person who donated the land for the bridge to be built. This is a wonderful part of my family history and the bridge is in awesome shape. In it's day, it was as important to transportation for the local farmers as is the new inland port that is being constructed in Greer presently. The beautiful Beaverdam Creek adds to the beauty of the bridge. This is my favorite historical place in Greenville County and I am so proud it is still with us and I can share it with family and friends. You will not be disappointed if you make the trip to see it.

Visited September 2013
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Greenville, South Carolina
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24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“So glad we finally stopped by!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

I have wanted to visit this site for years, and am so glad that we finally stopped by. It was easy to find, and definitely worth driving a few miles out of our way. The bridge itself is a piece of history that you won't find anywhere else in South Carolina, and is surrounded by a lovely little park maintained by Greenville County. It is a beautiful spot for history lovers, photographers (we actually saw a professional photo shoot going on while we were there), and anyone who loves spending a few tranquil moments outdoors.

The bridge is located over Beaverdam Creek, which has some rocks on each side of the bridge that are perfect for going out into the water -- which is something I'm sure most kids will want to do. I would caution that they need to be well supervised, because we found some of the rocks to be quite slick on the day we were there. The ones upstream of the bridge offer a somewhat close-up view from below, which caused my 7 year old to quietly remark, "this is beautiful" when we got down there. That's not something you would normally hear from a little boy, so he must have thought it was pretty special!

There are also a couple of places to sit or bring a picnic -- but as other reviewers have mentioned, be aware that there are no restrooms at this site. You are pretty much "out in the middle of nowhere", so finding one at all might be a challenge if you need one.

Visited September 2013
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LYMAN
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66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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“Beautifully Restored Covered Bridge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

This bridge is a "one of it's kind" in the Upstate of South Carolina. Ample parking, nice stream and adjacent park make this a nice location to spend a lazy afternoon. Area is well maintained and clean.

Visited January 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Lovely little park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

The bridge is a beauty, the township has restored the land around it creating a serene little park, great wading through the river on hot summer days...

Visited August 2013
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Honea Path, South Carolina
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229 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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“History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

This red covered wooden bridge is a piece of history. There are markers that explain the history and construction of the bridge. There is a small creek that flows under it and there are rocks in it big enough to walk out on. Great place to play in the water with kids with adult supervision. Bring food and have a picnic on a table or on the ground. Walking across the bridge and looking up and around at the construction of the bridge cover is interesting. This is definitely a great place to come visit and see something extraordinary that you don't see very often.

Visited June 2013
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