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Lake Wateree

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HOURS

Jan. 1 through Mar. 12 - 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily
Mar. 13 through May 25 - 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily
May 26 through Sept. 4 - 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Su-Th and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., F-Sa.
Sept. 5 through Oct. 31 - 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily
Nov. 1 through Dec. 31 - 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily

OFFICE

Jan. 1 through Mar. 12 - 11 a.m. to noon and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., M-Tu. and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., W-Su.
Mar. 13 through May 25 - 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily
May 26 through Sept. 4 - 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily
Sept. 5 through Oct. 31 - 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily
Nov. 1 through Dec. 31 - 11 a.m. to noon and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., M-Tu. and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., W-Su.

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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

13800 acres of Lake Wateree accessible through the park

1 boat ramp with 2 lanes and in-water refueling

72 paved campsites for RVs or tents -- 15 of which are waterfront

1 state-of-the-art playground for children to enjoy

2.3 mile Desportes Island loop trail for hiking

238 acres along the shores of Lake Wateree

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are boats available for rent at Lake Wateree?

We do not rent boats, however there are some locations on the lake that do provide boats.

Do you sell fishing licenses?

Yes, we sell them in our park Tackle Shop.  We only accept cash or check

Do you have gasoline for sale?

Yes, we have a gas pump located on the lake.  We provide Mid-Grade Ethanol Free gas.

Do you have live bait for sale at Lake Wateree?

We sell Small Minnows, Nightcrawlers, Green Worms, Red Worms, and Frozen Shad.

What are the hours of your Tackle Shop?

Our tackle shop is open:
7 a.m. - 7 p.m. (M-Th) March-Nov.
7 a.m. - 8 p.m. (F-Su) March-Nov.
Open during office hours 11 a.m. - noon and 4 - 5 p.m. (M-W) Dec.-Feb.
7 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Th-Su) Dec.-Feb.

Do you allow fishing from the Boat Dock?

We do not allow fishing from the Boat Dock during our Hours of Operation.  We allow it at dark.

Which sites are waterfront sites?

All odd-numbered sites from 1-29 are waterfront sites.

Is swimming allowed at Lake Wateree State Park?

Yes, we have swimming in our Day-Use area.  There are picnic tables, grills, and the lake stays primarily sandy and gently slopes out into the lake.  It is swim at your own risk.

Do you have picnic shelters?

No, we currently do not have any picnic shelters.  We provide tables and grills (no power) in our Day-Use area.  These are all first come first serve.  We also have reservable picnic pads that include picnic tables, and two-sided grills.

Where is the park’s Ultimate Outsider stamp located?

Our Ultimate Outsider stamp is located just outside the entrance to the park store.

Where can I find a list of state park rules and regulations?

You can find the South Carolina State Park rules and regulations, along with campground rules and regulations at this link.

For more general, statewide frequently asked questions, please click here.