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HOURS

Day use area, trails and Loop Road open 9 a.m. to sunset, daily.

OFFICE

11 a.m. - noon, daily

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ADMISSION

Free admission

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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.

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BY THE NUMBERS

1 of 16 SC State Parks built by the Civilian Conservation Corps

2839 acres, made up mostly of bottomland hardwood forest wetlands

4 artesian wells that flow 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

2 picnic shelters available for rent for group gatherings

119 bird species that have been surveyed on the park

1 Education Center that includes and exhibit hall and a wet lab

25 standard campsites

23 campsites for equestrian camping

12 miles of equestrian trails

1 mile of easy hiking trails

Lee State Park

Midlands

History & Interpretation

  • Programs and Guided Tours: Lee is a Discover Carolina site, which provides standards-based science education programs for South Carolina school children. We offer programs for 3rd thru 6th grade. We also will present programs for other grades as time allows. Homeschools are welcome also. Please call the park’s Education Center for more information (803) 428-4988.

    The park also presents family recreation programs, hands-on nature programs, and history programs. Please view our program and events listings by clicking on the left-hand programs and events tab.

  • Education Center: Lee has an Education Center which includes an exhibit hall and wet lab. Please call the Center for current hours (803) 428-4988.

  • Native American History: An archeological study completed at Lee revealed that American Indians did inhabit the area, marked by five distinct occupations between 6000 BC and 1000 AD.

  • Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC): Yes
  • Designation: Lee State Park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal Program created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The program was designed to provide employment during the Great Depression while addressing national needs in conservation and recreation.

    The CCC was instrumental in the development of many of South Carolina’s state parks. A number of buildings built by the CCC in the 1930's are still in use at this park.

  • When & How PRT Acquired: Donated in 1935 by Lee county