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Jackson, South Carolina: Atomic Ghost Town Trail

A trail passes through the now-gone town site of Ellenton, which was bulldozed in 1951 to make room for the Savannah River Site plutonium reactors.

Atomic Rd, Jackson, SC
About 8.5 miles southeast of Jackson, on the west side of Hwy 125/Atomic Rd. Tiny pulloff/parking area at the trailhead.
Trail currently closed. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Atomic Ghost Town Trail

These trail tours are sponsored by the Savannah River Site Museum in Aiken, SC. The original Ellenton site trail is only accessible on these official tours by tour guide.

The tours are currently on hold as of February 2021, but interested parties can contact the museum and have your name added to the notification for when the tours resume.

[Jody High, 02/11/2021]

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