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Second Millpond — Sumter, South Carolina

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Second Millpond

Sumter County is home to several areas of natural beauty where locals can while away the day, such as Sparkleberry Swamp, Swan Lake Iris Gardens, and Poinsett State Park. Second Millpond, seen here from the Liberty Street bridge, is another such place.

Second Millpond

Pia Cerda of Sumter, 2015 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Majestic bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) thrive within this millpond that was constructed in 1900. An earthen dam 13 feet high and 850 feet wide created the pond, which covers a surface area of 130 acres.

Second Millpond Sumter

Pia Cerda of Sumter, 2015 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

A boat landing near the Liberty Street bridge allows people to paddle the waters for fishing or recreation. The millpond is owned and maintained by Sumter County.

Reflections on the Second Millpond

Contributor Pia Cerda, who resides on Shaw Air Force Base, says of her above photos, “We drove by here and just had to stop for a picture. Very pretty.”

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Second Millpond Info

Address: Liberty Street, Sumter, SC 29154
GPS Coordinates: 33.917470,-80.381694

Second Millpond Map

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2 Comments about Second Millpond

SC Picture Project says:
June 3rd, 2019 at 3:14 pm

Hello Jere, as far as we know, it is a publicly accessible waterway maintained by the City of Sumter. While we don’t see any restrictions listed online, it would probably be best to reach out to them directly to make sure things have not changed. Did the sign mention any names on it as far as who may govern it? We see no record of anything changing. They have a contact form on their website located here: We hope this helps!

Jere K Mullen says:
June 3rd, 2019 at 8:16 am

Can anyone kayak in Second Millpond Lake? I don’t want to fish, I just want to kayak. When I went under the bridge into the big water There was a sign posted that said members only? I thought it was a public reservoir.


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