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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

Things To Do

  • Fishing Information: Fishing for sunfish, redbreast, catfish and bass may be enjoyed from the banks of the Lynches River. The Artesian Lake, which has been stocked with catfish, is also available for fishing, however no fishing is permitted in the swimming area. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required at all times to fish in the park. A South Carolina Fishing license and fishing rules and regulations can be found online.

    Lee is part of the Department of Natural Resources Fishing Tackle Loaner Program. If you would like to borrow a fishing rod to use on the park, contact a park ranger.

  • Fishing: Yes
  • Freshwater Fishing: Yes
  • Boating and Boat Access: Although river access is limited at the park, several boat ramps are located nearby. The closest one to the park is located four miles north on the Lynches River at the US Hwy. 15 bridge.

  • Park Store/Gift Shop: Lee sells a limited number of items such as firewood and park tshirts. See a Lee State Park ranger for more information.

  • Picnic Shelters: Yes
  • Swimming: The swimming area at Lee is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The area is swim at your own risk and there is no lifeguard on duty.

  • Bird Watching: 119 bird species have been surveyed at Lee State Park. The best places to bird watch are from the wetland boardwalk and around the fish rearing ponds in the day use area and along the Loop Road.

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

  • Biking: Yes
  • Birding: Yes
  • Equestrian Camping: Twenty-three sites with water and electricity are designated for equestrian campers. In addition, a primitive equestrian camping area is located near the stable.

  • Equestrian Stable: The equestrian group area, located adjacent to the show ring and stables, is available for horse clubs and other equestrian groups.

    This area may be rented for $300/night and includes the show ring, stables and an open space which can accommodate up to 50 horse trailers.

    When this area is not reserved, stalls are available near the show ring for $7.50/night.

  • Equestrian Trails: Lee offers seven-miles of equestrain trails. Equestrians are also allowed to ride on the Loop Road which is open to vehicular traffic.

  • Hiking Trails: The Sandhills and the Artesian Trails are easy half-mile trails.

  • Hiking: Yes