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Both disc golf courses will be closed Sunday, April 1 for the Chester State Park Open IV. They will reopen Monday, April 2. 

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

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


11 a.m. - noon, daily

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

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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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No Wifi Available

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History And Interpretation

  • Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC): Yes
  • Designation: Chester State Park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal Program created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The program was designed to provide employment during the Great Depression while addressing national needs in conservation and recreation.

    The CCC was instrumental in the development of many of South Carolina's state parks. A number of buildings built by the CCC in the 1930's are still in use at this park.

  • When & How PRT Acquired: Purchased in 1935 from Lake View Corporation and various land owners.