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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

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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.