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The Moonlight Canoe Float scheduled for Saturday, May 14, is cancelled due to the predicted inclement weather and cloud cover. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

The campground bathhouse is undergoing renovations through June 2022.  One side of the bathhouse will be open for use.  We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

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Nov.-Feb. 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., daily; March. 7 a.m. - 8 p.m., daily; Apr.-Sept. 7 a.m. - 9 p.m., daily; October 7 a.m. - 8 p.m., daily


8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F, year round. March-Nov. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sa-Su and Dec.-Feb. 11 a.m.- noon and 4 - 5 p.m., Sa-Su.

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Free admission

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Pets are not allowed in or around cabins, cabin areas or 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.

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Wifi Available

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Park Manager

Robert Mahoney

Park Manager

Hello there!  I’m Robert Mahoney, manager of Cheraw State Park. Growing up in Sumter, SC, I always had a love for the outdoors. That love continued into hiking and nature photography hobbies. I went to school at Clemson University to major in parks management and wildlife and aquatics. I wanted to be a park ranger or a game warden. I am glad that I chose the park service.

My favorite thing to do at Cheraw State Park is hiking the boardwalk to the spillway. I walk the boardwalk several times throughout the week just to see picturesque Lake Juniper. The sunsets in the evening are brilliant, and it’s a great place to reminisce and reflect. 

There’s so much to do at Cheraw State Park. I suggest that all park visitors come to Cheraw State Park and explore. Take a walk on the boardwalk and make sure to bring your camera because you never know what you will see—a unique cloud formation, mystic fog or a beautiful sunset. See you soon at Cheraw.

**Our Ultimate Outsider stamp is located at the information kiosk in front of the main office next to the flag pole. We also have stamps in the park office and pro shop.

Cheraw State Park takes traditional recreational park activities to a new level of fun. The 18-hole, championship Cheraw State Park Golf Course winds its way through piney woodlands while maintaining and protecting the surrounding natural habitat of the park.

Cypress wetlands line Lake Juniper and can be explored by kayaks and canoes or via a boardwalk that runs along the lake. Try fishing from the boardwalk or by boat, or take time to explore other areas of Cheraw on the park’s extensive biking and hiking trails. 

For overnight accommodations at Cheraw, cabins and campsites are available.


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

18 holes of awesome golf on a Tom Jackson-designed championship golf course

9 cabins that make the perfect pad for a group golf outing

17 campsites near the shore of Lake Juniper

2 boat-in camping area that you can only access by you guessed it -- boat

1 rental community building that screams family reunions and covered dish

2 nice picnic shelters for your perfect picnic

1 endangered species of woodpecker that calls this park home - the red-cockaded woodpecker

360 acre Lake Juniper that offers canoeing, kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboard, and fishing

7361 acres of parkland - much of which is covered in tall pines


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