Sesquicentennial State Park
9564 Two Notch RD | Columbia, SC 29223 | Phone: 803-788-2706 | Fax: 803-788-4414 | sesqui@scprt.com

Things To Do

Paddling at SesquiPLEASE NOTE: If you are planning an event at the park on weekends from March through August please consider carpooling as parking spaces are very limited.
 


FISHING

  • Fishing Information : Enjoy fishing for bass and bream in the 30-acre park lake. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required. You may also view the Sesquicentennial Fishing Regulations.

BOATING

  • Boating and Boat Access : Private boats with electric trolling motors, canoes and other non-motorized boats are allowed on the park's 30-acre lake. Boat access to the lake is available at a drop off area. No boat ramp is available. Boater access is only available by foot. Users must carry all boats to the lake to launch.

  • Fishing Boat Rentals : Non-motorized fishing boats are available for rent on a seasonal basis. Rentals include life jackets and paddles. Fishing boats rent for $5/hour or $15/day. Contact the park for more information.

  • Canoe/Kayak Rentals : Canoes and kayaks are available for rent on a seasonal basis. Rentals include life jackets and paddles. Fees for rentals are $5/hour or $15/day.

  • Pedal Boat Rentals : Pedal boats are available for rent on a seasonal basis. Rentals include life jackets and paddles. Fees for rentals are $10/hour.

OTHER AMENITIES AND ACTIVITIES

  • Playground Equipment : Yes
  • Park Store/Gift Shop : A small gift shop is available in the park office. Items available include tshirts, hats and firewood.

  • Picnic Shelters : Yes
  • Playground : Two playgrounds are located within the picnic area of the park.

  • Bird Watching : Opportunities are available throughout the park, year round. The park's forest and wetland habitats attract many species of birds including migrating warblers as well as a number of waterfowl in winter.

  • Geocaching : Geocaching is permitted. Several geocaches are located on the park. For more information visit the official geocaching website.

  • Biking : Yes
  • Other Facilities and Activities : Stand up paddleboards (SUPs) are available for rent for $10/hour, daily, Apr. through Oct. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You must be 18 years old to rent them or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

    A sand volleyball court, a softball field and a dog park are all located on the park for visitor use.

    Splash Pad: New for the 2016 season, this water attraction is the perfect place to cool off during the hot summer months. The splash pad has 26 sprayers, including one as high as 10 feet. Entry is included with park admission.

TRAILS

  • Hiking Trails : The two hiking trails on the park include the Loop Road Trail (3.5-miles) and the Sandhills Hiking Trail (1.9 miles).

  • Walking/Nature Trails : The Jackson Creek Nature Trail is 0.4 miles in length.

  • Biking Trails : Mountain Bike Trail (6.1 miles)

    For information on all of our trails, download and print our trail map and brochure.