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Road crews are completing construction along SC-261. Please anticipate delays when entering the park.

Poinsett is currently accepting applications for Campground Hosts for 2024-2025! If interested, please contact the park via phone or email.

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9am-dark, year round


11am-noon & 4pm-5pm

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$3 adults; $1.50 SC seniors; $1 children age 6-15; age 5 & younger free

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Pets are not allowed in the cabins or the cabin areas. Pets are allowed in most other 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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Wifi Available

Poinsett State Park


Area Info

Gas and Grocery

  • Food Lion: 14 miles
  • Dollar General: 13 miles
  • Battens: Food, Tackle, and grocery: 9 miles 
  • Gas and grocery: 8 miles
  • Driving Directions:
    From I-95: Take exit 119 (Manning exit) onto Hwy 261 towards Columbia until you see signs for Poinsett.

    From Columbia: Take Hwy 378/76 toward Sumter. After crossing over the Wateree River proceed to the top of the hill and turn rt. onto Hwy. 261 toward Wedgefield. Continue on Hwy 261 until you see signs for Poinsett. Park will be on the rt.

    From I-20: Take exit 98 (Camden exit) onto Hwy 521 S. toward Sumter. Go 2 mi. on Hwy. 521 to Hwy. 261, bear rt. and follow the rd. for approximately 35 mi.
  • Lake Location: Yes
  • Counties: Sumter
  • Acreage: 1000
  • Miles to Nearest Hospital: 18
  • Miles to Nearest Town: 6
  • Miles to Nearest Grocery Store: 14
  • Charleston, SC: 90
  • Columbia, SC: 42
  • Florence, SC: 56
  • Raleigh, NC: 205
  • Atlanta, GA: 287
  • Augusta, GA: 116
  • Greenville, SC: 145
  • Charlotte, NC: 105


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