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TRAVEL ADVISORY

Fern Hill Trail remains closed from tornado damage. Thank you for your patience. 

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HOURS

M-Su 9 a.m. to dark, year round

OFFICE

11a.m.-noon & 4-5 p.m.

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ADMISSION

Free admission

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PETS

Pets are not allowed in or around cabins and other lodging facilities. Pets are allowed in most 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.

Barnwell State Park  Has Wifi

Wifi Available

BY THE NUMBERS

1 of 16 SC State Parks built by the Civilian Conservation Corps

25 campsites

5 cozy park cabins

4 picnic shelters available for group gatherings

1 Community Building perfect for reunions, weddings and more

3 small park lakes teeming with fish

307 acres to enjoy

Barnwell State Park

Midlands

Things To Do

  • Fishing Information: Fishing for largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish may be enjoyed in any of our park lakes with a valid South Carolina fishing license.

  • Fishing Pier: A small pier is located out from Shelter 1 at the park.

  • Tackle Loaner Program: This park participates in the Tackle Loaner Program sponsored by the SC Dept. of Natural Resources. Rods and reels are available for loan at the park office.
  • Fishing: Yes
  • Freshwater Fishing: Yes
  • Boating and Boat Access: Private boats without gas-powered engines are allowed in the park lakes. There is no boat ramp at the park, and private boats must be small enough to carry from the parking area. Please contact the park with any questions before bringing your boat. Rental fishing boats are also available at the park.

  • Fishing Boat Rentals: Non-motorized fishing boats are available to rent for $15/day or $5/hour.

  • Boating: Yes
  • Paddling: Yes
  • Wireless Internet Access: Complimentary Wi-Fi is available at Barnwell State Park.
  • Playground Equipment: Yes
  • Park Store/Gift Shop: A drink machine is located near the office. Firewood is available for purchase at the office.

  • Picnic Shelters: Yes
  • Playground: The park has a playground located in the day-use area near the park office.

  • Swimming: The swimming area at Barnwell is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The area is swim at your own risk and there is no lifeguard on duty.

  • Bird Watching: The best place for birdwatching at the park is from the pier located out from Shelter 1. Osprey, a variety of ducks to include wood ducks, and painted buntings can often be seen.

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

  • Biking: Yes
  • Birding: Yes
  • Other Facilities and Activities: The park has a volleyball area, and balls and frisbees are available for check-out at the park office.

  • Interpretive Trails: The Dogwood Interpretive Trail is a moderately difficult 1.5-mile long trail.

  • Hiking: Yes