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9 a.m. - sunset


11a.m. - noon & 4p.m. - 5p.m. M-F 9a.m. - 5p.m. Sa-Su

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$3 adults; $1.50 SC seniors; $1 children age 6-15; age 5 & younger free

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Pets are not allowed in the camper cabins or the camper cabin area. 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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Things To Do

  • Fishing Information: Enjoy fishing for bass, bream, catfish and crappie in the park’s 160-acre lake. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.

  • Fishing Pier: There is a fishing pier located in the campground and a pier area around the boathouse that may be used for fishing. Their is a 400 ft. walking/fishing pier located in the day use area.

  • Fishing: Yes
  • Freshwater Fishing: Yes
  • Boating and Boat Access: A hand-launched access area is available for private boats, which are restricted to hand-powered and electric trolling motors.

  • Fishing Boat Rentals: Jon boats, canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards are available to rent for $10/half day and $20/all day. Pedal boats are $20/half day and $40/all day. Canoe and kayak launch area is available for easy access into the lake.

    Private electric trolling motors are allowed to be used on park fishing boats.

    Enjoy a relaxing day by the lake at the Lakeview Overlook located near the campground.

  • Boating: Yes
  • Boat Ramp: Yes
  • Playground Equipment: Yes
  • Picnic Shelters: Yes
  • Playground: There are two large playgrounds located in the day-use area of the park.

  • Bird Watching: The day-use area overlooking the lake is an ideal spot for bird watching. Various Piedmont South Carolina breeds of birds, raptors and bald eagles may be seen depending on the season.

  • Geocaching: Geocaching is permitted. Several geocaches are located on the park. For more information visit the official geocaching website.

  • Birding: Yes
  • Other Facilities and Activities: Disc Golf: There is an 18-hole and 9-hole tournament grade disc golf course located at the park.

  • Walking/Nature Trails: The Caney Fork Creek Nature Trail loops around the park lake and is approximately 1.3 miles in length.
  • Hiking: Yes


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