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HOURS

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

OFFICE

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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ADMISSION

Free admission

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PETS

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

BY THE NUMBERS

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

Cheraw State Park

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Things To Do

  • Fishing Information: Enjoy fishing in the park's 360-acre Lake Juniper for bass, bream and catfish. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.

  • 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: A boat ramp provides access to Lake Juniper for private boats with no more than a 10 horsepower engine.

  • Fishing Boat Rentals: Non-motorized fishing boats rent for $30/day or $10/hr.

  • Canoe/Kayak Rentals: Canoes and kayaks rent for $30/day or $10/hr.

  • Pedal Boat Rentals: Pedal boat rentals are available for $10/ half hour. A person of at least 18 years of age must be present in the pedal boats at all times.
  • Boating: Yes
  • Paddling: Yes
  • Wireless Internet Access: Complimentary Wi-Fi is available at Cheraw State Park.

  • Park Store/Gift Shop: Limited souvenir items may be purchased from the park office. The pro shop at the golf course has golf-related Cheraw State Park branded items including golf shirts, visors, caps, golf clubs and shoes.

  • Playground Equipment: Yes
  • Playground: A large, natural-looking playground was newly installed in March 2011 near the office area.

  • Swimming: The swimming area in Lake Juniper is open daily from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. All swimmers must remain inside the buoys and ropes. There are no lifeguards on duty.

  • Bird Watching: Birdwatching is a popular activity on the park. The red-cockaded woodpecker may be seen in or near their nesting area.

  • 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: Stand up paddleboards (SUPs) are available for rent for $10/hour or $30/day, each day of the week, Apr. through Oct. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You must be 18 years old to rent them or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

    The park has a volleyball court, badminton sets and a horseshoe pit. All equipment is available for checkout at the park office.

  • Hiking Trails: Hiking trails include the Turkey Oak Trail, a loop trail that is 4.5-miles in length and includes an option for a short 1.9 mile loop. Along Lake Juniper is a half-mile boardwalk trail that crosses the dam spillway.

  • Biking Trails: The park has a bike trail that is nine miles in length.

  • Hiking: Yes