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55°

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TRAVEL ADVISORY

The boat landing and jon boat rentals are unavailable until further notice.  The lake level has been lowered for spillway repairs.  We do have canoes and kayaks available to rent during this time.  Please contact us directly for more information.

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HOURS

9 a.m. - 6 p.m., daily (extended to 9 p.m. during Daylight Saving Time)

OFFICE

11 a.m. - noon, daily

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ADMISSION

$2 adults; $1.25 SC seniors; age 15 & younger free

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PETS

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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BY THE NUMBERS

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

1 really cool boathouse that sits over the lake where you can fish from and rent boats

160 acre park lake for boating and fishing for the big one

1 community building that accommodates up to 75 people, perfect for meetings or family reunions

3 picnic shelters that are available for rent and are located near the lake

1.3 mile Caney Fork Creek Nature Trail that follows along the shore of the park lake

523 acres in rural Chester County, located smack dab between Columbia, SC and Charlotte, NC

25 campsites with 50 amp service for RVs or tent camping

18 hole and 9-hole disc golf course

472 foot bridge over the park lake for fishing or observing the wildlife

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Area Info

For more information on things to see and do in the area:

  • Driving Directions:
    From I-77: Take Hwy 97 or Hwy 9 to the town of Chester. The park is located on Hwy 72. 2 mi W. of town.
  • Lake Location: Yes
  • Counties: Chester
  • Acreage: 523
  • Miles to Nearest Hospital: 5
  • Miles to Nearest Town: 3
  • Miles to Nearest Grocery Store: 1
  • Charleston, SC: 165
  • Raleigh, NC: 188
  • Atlanta, GA: 218
  • Augusta, GA: 111
  • Columbia, SC: 55
  • Florence, SC: 105
  • Greenville, SC: 79
  • Charlotte, NC: 50