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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

Lake Wateree State Park

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Things To Do


 

  • Fishing Information: Fishing for bream, catfish, crappie and bass may be enjoyed in Lake Wateree. Visitors may fish anywhere from the banks of the park. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.

    If you are interested in holding a fishing tournament at the park please contact the park directly.

  • Tackle Loaner Program: This park participates in the Tackle Loaner Program sponsored by the SC Dept. of Natural Resources. Rods and reels are available for loan at the park store.

  • Fishing: Yes
  • Freshwater Fishing: Yes
  • Boating and Boat Access: One boat ramp with two lanes provides private boat access to Lake Wateree.

  • Boating: Yes
  • In-Water Refueling: Yes
  • Boat Ramp: Yes
  • Park Store/Gift Shop: The park store includes basic grocery items, fishing supplies and tackle, camping and RV supplies, snacks, drinks, souvenirs, firewood and fishing licenses. Hours are 6am - 8pm, daily.

  • Playground Equipment: Yes
  • Playground: A newly opened playground is located near the park store. The modern playground includes a spiral slide, a dual wave slide and climbing activities.

  • Swimming: The park has a swimming area that is swim at your own risk. No lifeguards are on duty. The area has a sandy bottom and deepens slowly and gradually.

  • Bird Watching: The areas around the lake provide good birdwatching opportunities. Visitors may see bald eagles, osprey and other birds of prey.

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

  • Biking: Yes
  • Birding: Yes
  • Walking/Nature Trails: The Desportes Island Trail is a moderate .7-mile loop trail.

  • Biking Trails: Biking is allowed on the paved roads of the park and along the Desportes Island Trail.

  • Hiking: Yes