Searching for the perfect backdrop for your next great photo? Look no further than York County, SC! Just a short 20-minute drive west of Rock Hill lies the Draper Wildlife Management area in McConnells, SC—a hidden gem known for its beautiful sunflower fields.
About the Fields
When visiting York County, the Draper Wildlife Management Sunflower Fields is a must-see destination. This 806-acre wildlife management has been around since 1995 and is located next to Historic Brattonsville in McConnells. By early July every year, visitors are treated to a stunning display of Sunflowers. This stop is perfect for those looking for the ultimate summertime Instagram post.
Know Before You Go
While the park welcomes the public daily from sunrise to sunset, we strongly urge everyone to show respect for the sunflowers and the wildlife in the area. Kindly refrain from picking, cutting, knocking down, or causing any harm to the sunflowers, as they serve as a food source for Mourning doves. Access is absolutely free! Whether you're an avid photographer, a nature enthusiast, or simply seeking a peaceful escape, these sunflower fields are sure to leave you in awe.
📍1080 Draper Road, McConnells, SC 29726
Morning Adventure, Afternoon Bites
Hungry after all that walking? Just an eight-minute drive from the fields, you'll find Sweet Caroline's, where Southern-style home cooking meets authentic flavors of BBQ. Offering a curated menu filled with southern style and a wide variety of traditional favorites, let Sweet Caroline's load you up with a heaping portion of your favorite comfort foods at an affordable price. Looking for more nearby restaurants and things to do? Discover your next adventure here.