Harbison State Forest

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Harbison State Forest
Vernal Pond lies at the heart of Harbison State Forest.
Location Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, United States
Coordinates 34°5′34″N 81°7′32″W / 34.09278°N 81.12556°W / 34.09278; -81.12556
Latitude and Longitude:

34°5′34″N 81°7′32″W / 34.09278°N 81.12556°W / 34.09278; -81.12556
Area2,177 acres (8.81 km2)
Named forSamuel P. Harbison
Governing bodySouth Carolina Forestry Commission
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.



  • "Harbison State Forest". South Carolina Forestry Commission. Retrieved 2011-01-11.
  • "Friends of the Harbison State Forest". Friends of the Harbison State Forest. Archived from the original on 2011-01-28. Retrieved 2011-01-11.