Twilight Paddle at Chester State Park

At Chester State Park

Come paddle under the stars in a kayak, canoe, jon boat, or stand-up paddle board with some of Chester State Park's rangers and be on the lake as the sun sets and the moon rises. All ages are welcome, anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $25 per participant. Bring your own boat for no additional cost, or rent a park boat for only $10. Park boats are available on a first-come first-served basis. Life jackets are required for everyone, so bring your own or borrow one from the park. The Twilight Paddles at Chester will be offered on September 12 & 13, 2022 and again on October 10 & 11, 2022. Space is limited, so please call the Chester State Park office at (803) 385-2680 to register for these events. Registration is required before Sept. 9 for the Sept. 12 and 13 paddles, and before Oct. 7 for the Oct. 10 and 11 paddles. Please indicate which date you plan on paddling when inquiring with the park office. The Twilight Paddles will start at 7:40 PM on September 12th and 13th, so please arrive at the Chester Boat House before 7:25 PM. The paddle on October 10th and 11th will start at 7 PM, so please arrive before 6:45 PM.


  • September 12, 2022, 7:25 PM - 8:55 PM
  • September 13, 2022, 7:25 PM - 8:55 PM
  • October 10, 2022, 6:45 PM - 8:15 PM
  • October 11, 2022, 6:45 PM - 8:15 PM
  • Registration Deadline

    Pre-registration and payment is required in advance at least one day prior to each scheduled paddle, please contact Chester State Park for information.

    Event Hours

    September 12 and 13, 2022 - 7:25pm - 9pm October 10 and 11, 2022 - 6:45pm - 8:30pm

    Meeting Place

    Chester State Park Boat House

    What to Bring

    Suggested items to bring include a headlamp or hands-free light, water, bug spray, weather appropriate clothing and a hat.


    $25/participant if you bring your own boat, additional $10 to rent a boat for the Twilight Paddle