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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

Groups

  • Meetings and Retreats: Yes
  • Camping: Yes
  • Reunions: Yes
  • Enclosed, Large Meeting Space: Lakeview Hall is ideal for meetings and special occasions. The facility which can accommodate up to 75 people banquet style rents for $160-200/day.

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

  • Climate Controlled: Yes
  • Open Air Facilities: Three picnic shelters are available for family or other group gatherings. Each shelter may be reserved for $30-45/day. The shelters seat 50 to 120 people, depending on the shelter reserved. If the shelter is not reserved, guests may use it on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge.

    Note: Admission is not included in shelter price. Rates listed do not include applicable tax and nonrefundable reservation costs.

  • Meeting Facilities Reservations: To make a reservation for Lakeview Hall or a picnic shelter, call toll-free 1-866-345-PARK(7275) or make it online by clicking Park Reservation.

    Reservations requested less than three (3) days in advance of check-in must be made directly through the park.

    For example:
    If today is Wednesday and you are making a reservation for the upcoming Friday, you must make the reservation by contacting the park directly.
  • Kitchen: Yes
  • Maximum Number Banquet Style: 75