A pleasant half-day walk that passes through pine forest and red-cockaded woodpecker habitat, climaxing with bald cypresses at the head of the park's lake. Longleaf pine, blackjack oak, turkey oak, and hickory dominate the wooded areas of Cheraw State Park. ]
Here in the Sandhills, visitors frequently encounter speedy lizards, particularly the aptly named six-lined racerunner. You may or may not meet the red-cockaded woodpecker, but you will certainly hear the raucous call of its pileated cousin. On the lake expect to see Canada goose, wood duck, coot, great egret, and pied-billed grebe. In the wintertime, a wide variety of ducks visit.
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