Poinsett State Park
**Our Ultimate Outsider stamp is located at the park kiosk outside of the park office, as well as at the information table inside of the Tea Room.
In the High Hills of Santee, where the South Carolina Sandhills of the Midlands region meet the coastal plain region, you’ll find Poinsett State Park. Called the "mountains of the midlands," this mixed ecosystem yields a high degree of biodiversity and some of the most unique natural sightings in the park system, especially along the Palmetto trail which winds through the Manchester State Forest.
The High Hills of Santee are dotted with the hiking and biking trails that wind through the park–some of which connect to the Palmetto Trail that leads hikers through the Manchester State Forest. Poinsett’s 10-acre lake makes for a serene setting, and can be used for fishing and johnboat rentals. The park also offers campsites, a fishing pond, a coquina bathhouse built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, pre-revolutionary grist mill ruins and rustic cabins.
BY THE NUMBERS
of 16 SC State Parks built by the Civilian Conservation Corps
men in 3 different CCC camps built what is now Poinsett State Park
miles of trails for mountain biking, hiking, and running
acres on Levi Mill Lake to fish, swim, or boat and recreate in at Poinsett State Park
campsites are available with 24 including power and 26 without power in a beautiful wooded setting
the year Poinsett was placed on the National Historic Registry
Rustic CCC Cabins are available for rental that include everything inside but the food
the year construction began at Poinsett State Park by the CCC
Stand Up Paddleboards, 8 Kayaks, 1 Jon Boat, 3 Canoes, 1 Pedal Boat available for rent
acres of diverse landscape that offers a taste of the mountains all the way to the low country.