Harbison State Forest

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Harbison State Forest
Harbison Environmental Education Forest
South Carolina State Forest
Vernal Pond lies at the heart of Harbison State Forest.
Named for: Samuel P. Harbison
Country United States
State South Carolina
Counties Richland County
City Columbia
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Area 2,177 acres (880 ha)
Managed by South Carolina Forestry Commission
 - location Columbia
Website : Harbison State Forest

Harbison State Forest is a South Carolina State Forest in Richland County, South Carolina. It is named for Samuel P. Harbison of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who provided the majority of funds for the land purchase.

The forest is found in the Midlands region of central South Carolina and comprises 2,177 acres (881.0 ha) of woodland, meadowland, and bottomland located alongside the Broad River in Richland County, South Carolina. Located approximately 8 miles from the downtown area Columbia, South Carolina, Harbison State Forest is one of the largest urban green spaces inside city limits in the eastern United States.



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  • "Friends of the Harbison State Forest". Friends of the Harbison State Forest. Retrieved 2011-01-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>