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

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


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

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Free admission

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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


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



Dogwood Interpretive Trail

Length: 1.5 mile loop

Type: Interpretive Trail

Difficulty: Easy

Description: Though perhaps best known for its fine fishing and a popular community recreation center, Barnwell State Park also includes this easy 1.5-mile loop trail which encircles the southernmost of two lakes. Begin your hike at the park office by facing the lake. Go left (south) and hike in a clockwise direction, mainly because the dam at the lower end of the lake is much easier to cross in this direction. The Barnwell Lake Trail is a wonderful excursion, especially if you’re interested in botany. To aid you in their identification, many of the trees and shrubs have small identifying signs. In some sections the woods are very thick, featuring. yellow jessamine, wild orchids, hollies and poplars in the wet areas, and very large oaks and pines dominating the drier areas.