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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

Chester State Park

Midlands

Camping

  • Camping Information: Each site is packed gravel and has individual water and 50 amp electrical hookups. All sites also include fire rings, lantern holders, picnic tables and picnic pads. Some sites accommodate RVs up to 33 feet, others up to 28 feet, while three sites are pull-through. The campground is convenient to restrooms with hot showers.

  • Camping Reservations: To make a camping reservation, call toll-free 1-866-345-PARK or make it online by clicking Park Reservation.

    Camping reservations must be made for a minimum of two nights.

    Reservations requested less than one (1) day in advance of check-in must be made directly through the park.

    For example:
    If today is Friday and you are making a reservation checking in on today, Friday, you must make the reservation by contacting the park directly.
  • Standard Sites with Elec. & Water: 25 sites rent for $15-$17/site/night

    Discounted rates may be offered for seasons of lower demand.

    Note: Rates listed do not include applicable sales tax and nonrefundable reservation costs.

  • Dump Station: Yes
  • Primitive Group Area: The primitive group camping area is ideal for organized groups up to 50 people. (An organized group is defined as “a group that holds regular meetings and has a lead officer or elected/appointed officials”.)

    The area includes picnic tables, central water, fire ring and is located 100 yards from the restroom.

    Reservations are accepted. To make a primitive group camping reservation, contact the park directly.

    Minimum rate is $13.50 which allows up to ten campers. The rate increases by $5 increments for each additional five campers.

  • Tent Camping: Yes
  • RV Camping: Yes
  • 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.