Lee State Park
487 Loop RD | Bishopville, SC 29010 | Phone: 803-428-5307 | lee@scprt.com

History & Interpretation

Educational Programs at Lee


  • Programs and Guided Tours : Lee offers nature and history-based programs for individuals, families, organized groups and schools. For more information, call the Education Center at (803) 428-4988.

  • Education Center : Lee has an Education Center which includes an exhibit hall and wet lab. Please call the Center for current hours (803) 428-4988.

  • Native American History : An archeological study completed at Lee revealed that American Indians did inhabit the area, marked by five distinct occupations between 6000 BC and 1000 AD.

  • Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) : Yes
  • Designation : Lee State Park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal Program created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The program was designed to provide employment during the Great Depression while addressing national needs in conservation and recreation.

    The CCC was instrumental in the development of many of South Carolina’s state parks. A number of buildings built by the CCC in the 1930's are still in use at this park.

  • When & How PRT Acquired : Donated in 1935 by Lee county