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HOURS

9am-dark, year round

OFFICE

11am-noon & 4pm-5pm

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ADMISSION

Free admission

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PETS

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

BY THE NUMBERS

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

Midlands

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Poinsett State Park allow swimming?

Swimming is allowed in a designated swimming area from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  The area is swim at your own risk and there is no lifeguard on duty.

What time can I check-in/out of my cabin?

Check-in time for park cabins are 4pm (Guests arriving after 5pm need to call the park office and leave a message with a return phone number prior to 4pm so that park staff can make arrangements with the customer for a late check-in)

Check-out time for park cabins are 10am. (Guests are asked to please adhere to the posted check-out time so that park staff  are able to clean the cabin for the following guests for their check-in)

What amenities are provided in your five cabins at Poinsett State Park?

Poinsett cabins include:

  • Pillows and linens 
  • Towels, wash cloths, and hand towels (for maximum occupancy, for stays longer than 7 days a linen exchange way be requested every 4th day)
  • A complementary bars of soap, toilet paper, dish soap, coffee maker and filters, general cooking utensils and flatware, glasses, mugs, plates, pots and pans.
  • Stove, refrigerator w/freezer, coffee maker, microwave.
  • Central heating and air conditioning
  • Fully functional fireplace
  • Cabins 1-4 equipped with tankless water heaters.

Do your cabins have televisions?

Cabins 1-4 do not offer televisions. Cabin 5 has a television with basic/local channels.

What should I bring to make my stay more enjoyable?

Cabins:

  • Coffee
  • Water bottles
  • Extra towels
  • Food
  • Charcoal / lighter fluid for grill
  • Bike/mountain bike
  • Binoculars
  • Hiking boots
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Daypack
  • Field guide
  • A good book
  • S'mores

Camping:

  • Trash bags
  • Food
  • Charcoal / Lighter fluid for grill
  • Bike 
  • Binoculars
  • Hiking boots
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Daypack
  • Field guide
  • Tent 
  • Sleeping bag
  • Ground cloth
  • Batteries
  • Flashlight
  • S'mores

Is horseback riding allowed at Poinsett State Park?

Horseback riding is not allowed within Poinsett State Park but is available in surrounding Manchester State Forest.  Permits are required and daily use varies.  Please contact Manchester State Forest directly at 803-494-8196  or visit their website for more information.

Where is the CCC spillway/ waterfall located?

The historical CCC waterfall / mill site is located 30 yards west of the office, just past the stone bridge that crosses over to the dam.

Where is the park’s Ultimate Outsider stamp located?

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.

Where can I find a list of state park rules and regulations?

You can find the South Carolina State Park rules and regulations, along with campground rules and regulations at this link.

For more general, statewide frequently asked questions, please click here.