H. Cooper Black Jr. Mem. Field Trial & Rec. Area

279 Sporting Dog Trail
Cheraw, SC 29520


Covering 7,000 rolling acres of longleaf pine forest and fields, the H. Cooper Black Jr. Memorial Field Trial and Recreation Area is the setting for national-level field trial and retriever competitions.

In South Carolina, horseback riding is a popular activity, and this park is one of the most equestrian-friendly, with more than 20 miles of trails and sand roads offering top South Carolina horseback riding and an ample number of equestrian facilities including stables, kennels, corrals and arenas.

Other amenities include a meeting hall, waterfowl pond and 27 H. Cooper Black camping sites, complete with water and electrical hookups so you can bring your RV to H. Cooper Black. Camping is also available in a number of primitive campsites. 

Fishing: Yes
Picnic Area and Shelters: There is one picnic shelter available at the Wood Duck Pond.

Other Facilities and Activities: Fishing is available to the public in the three park ponds, when they are not reserved for other events. Please check with the park prior to your arrival to ensure no events are being held.

Hunting is available at the park during season. Deer, turkey and other small game may be hunted if there are no events being held at the park. Quail hunting is not permitted at any time. Please check with the park prior to your arrival to ensure no events are being held.

Three ponds and two fields are available to rent for retriever training and events. To rent, you must contact the park.

Equestrian Camping: The park has 27 campsites available for equestrian camping.
Equestrian Stable: The equestrian stable includes 24 stalls.
Equestrian Trails: There are more than 20 miles of equestrian trails with sand roads for riders.


Camping Information: The park has 27 campsites with electricity and water. There are also some primitive campsites available on the park. There are two comfort stations with hot showers and an RV dump station.

Images provided by AmericanTowns.com, Ticketmaster
Please use "Flag This Place" to alert us about content that is inappropriate or needs immediate attention. Nothing you submit will be shared with other site visitors.

Upcoming AARP Events

View All AARP Events »

Find information about getting a COVID-19 vaccine in your state. CDC information is available at cdc.gov/coronavirus; additional AARP information and resources are at aarp.org/coronavirus. En español, visite aarp.org/elcoronavirus.

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today


  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in Cheraw
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner