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Park hours, as of May 1, 2020: sunrise to sunset

Vehicle capacity: 60

Chester State Park is looking for a campground host. Please contact the park at 803-385-2680 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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$3 adults; $1.50 SC seniors; $1 children age 6-15; age 5 & 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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Top 5 Things To Do

  1. Fish our 160-acre lake for bass, bream, crappie and catfish. We have 3.5 miles of shoreline, and a 450-foot bridge/pier with plenty of fishing access.
  2. Visit our CCC structures in the park. We have a picnic shelter, a boathouse and other structures, which were built by the CCC in the 1930s and are still in use today!
  3. Participate in or come to watch one of the many tournaments held each year. Fishing, disc golf and archery tournaments are held throughout the year.
  4. Take a boat out on our 160 acre lake, Lake View. Rent a boat, canoe or kayak for fishing and sightseeing, or bring your own to launch from our ramp.
  5. Bring your kids out to play on either of the two playgrounds while the family has a picnic along the lake shore.


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