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9am-dark, year round


11am-noon & 4pm-5pm

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Free admission

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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.

Poinsett State Park  Has Wifi

Wifi Available


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

200 men in 3 different CCC camps built what is now Poinsett State Park

25.6 miles of trails for mountain biking, hiking, and running

10 acres on Levi Mill Lake to fish, swim, or boat and recreate in at Poinsett State Park

50 campsites are available with 24 including power and 26 without power in a beautiful wooded setting

2016 the year Poinsett was placed on the National Historic Registry

5 Rustic CCC Cabins are available for rental that include everything inside but the food

1934 the year construction began at Poinsett State Park by the CCC

5 Stand Up Paddleboards, 8 Kayaks, 1 Jon Boat, 3 Canoes, 1 Pedal Boat available for rent

1000 acres of diverse landscape that offers a taste of the mountains all the way to the low country.

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