Santee State Park
251 State Park RD | Santee, SC 29142 | Phone: 803-854-2408 | Fax: 803-854-4834 | santeesp@scprt.com
  • Fishing at Santee State Park
  • The popular Pier Cabins at Santee State Park
  • Osprey with a catch at Santee State Park
OPEN!  The bridge on Cleveland Street from Elloree to Santee State Park HAS REOPENED!

Weekdays on the Water, kayak tour and overnight cabin stay program, April 1-3, 2014 -- click here for details!

Charleston Cooks! at Santee State Park, April 29 - May 1, 2014 -- click here for details!

Wildlife Photography Workshop at Santee State Park, May 6-8, 2014!  Click for details!

Fisheagle Tours departs from Santee State Park.  For more information on these boat tours call 803-854-4005.
  • By The Numbers
  • Unique Features

Introduction

Santee State Park
Located in South Carolina’s well-known Santee Cooper Country, Santee State Park sits along Lake Marion. South Carolina locals know the lake for its abundant population of large catfish. Santee State Park camping is offered on the lake, but for guests who prefer to spend the night indoors, rondette cabins, 10 of which sit on piers over the lake, are available and have been attracting families for years.

Other amenities and activities found in the park include the Village Round, a community meeting building with a large, screened-in grilling facility, biking and hiking trails and pontoon boat tours of the flooded cypress forest on Lake Marion. South Carolina natives and out-of-towners alike can find something fun to do in Santee State Park-camping, fishing, boating and a whole lot more. Start planning your trip now!

Find more great opportunities to catch South Carolina catfish at Colleton State Park and find more state park cabin rental locations.

HOURS AND ADMISSION

  • Admission : $2 adults; $1.25 SC seniors; age 15 & younger free
  • Days and Hours of Operation : 6am-10pm, daily, year-round
  • Office Hours : 8am-5pm, daily (Hours may extend during peak season)
  • Visitor Center : The visitors center houses the park office and includes displays on natural and cultural history of the area. This facility is handicap accessible. Fishing/hunting licenses are also available for purchase at the visitor center.

  • Tours : A nature-based boat tour of Lake Marion departs from the boat dock adjacent to the boat ramp nearest the park visitors center on W, F, Sa and Su (times may vary). Call Fish Eagle Tours at 803-854-4005 for additional information. Group rates are available.

PETS

  • Pets : Pets are not allowed in the cabins or the cabin areas. Pets are allowed in most other outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.