Shot Pouch Greenway

The Shot Pouch Greenway is a 3.1-mile multi-use path that connects the City of Sumter vertically from Dillon Park in the north to Swan Lake-Iris Gardens in the south. The greenway is meant to connect people to nature and encourage healthy lifestyles through recreational walking, jogging, and cycling.

The Shot Pouch Greenway is an entirely paved trail that provides accessible outdoor recreation opportunities to people of all ages. The greenway provides a safe and efficient route for cyclists and pedestrians and improved connections to neighborhoods, parks, goods, and services. The greenway also provides protected greenspace in the heart of the city and a natural buffer of land along the Shot Pouch Branch helping protect the quality of water and the abundant wildlife that lives in the area.




There are three (3) major trailheads to the Greenway, all with ample, free parking.

  1. Swan Lake Iris Gardens Trailhead (9 Bland Ave.) 
    • Directions: From US 76/US 378 in Sumter. Drive south on Alice Drive (SC 120) to West Liberty (SC 763). Turn left and drive approximately .25 mile and turn left onto Bland Ave. The parking lot and trail entrance is located right at the intersection of Bland Ave. and Liberty St.
    • Restroom facilities are located just inside the entrance.
    • While dogs and bicycles are allowed on the greenway, they are not allowed on any other trails at Swan Lake.
    • See additional FAQs about Swan Lake Iris Gardens before you visit.
  2. Dillon Park (1210 Clara Louise Kellogg Dr)
    • Directions: From Broad Street (Business 76) in Sumter, drive north on US 521 and turn right onto N. Pike West. Drive 1.4 miles and turn left onto Clara Louise Kellogg Drive. The park is on the left. Turn left at stop sign at the entrance to Crystal Lakes Golf Course and follow the park road around to the parking lot on the left. The Trailhead is located at the intersection across the street from the parking lot).
    • Restroom facilities are located adjacent to the parking lot, under the pavilion.
  3. Broad Street (619 Broad St.)
    • (Directions: From Shaw AFB, located on Business 76E, Use two lanes to stay on Broad St. Parking is on your left. This is the middle section of the greenway. Trailhead splits North to head to Dillon Park and South to head to Swan Lake.
    • There are currently no restroom facilities at this location.

Shot Pouch Greenway Map