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To book your Fish Eagle Boat tour or inquire about canoe or kayak rentals, click here or call 803-974-1262.

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6 a.m. - 10 p.m., daily, year-round


8 a.m. - 5 p.m., daily (Hours may extend during peak season)

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

All guests not staying overnight are required to pay admission. Visitors may pay admission at the park office, park store or any one of the three green iron ranger boxes located throughout the park.

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Beginning January 1, 2020, pets will be allowed in cabins 11 and 12 at Santee State Park. Pets are not allowed in any other 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. Pets are not allowed in cabins 11 and 12 prior to January 1, 2020.

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Wifi Available

Santee State Park


Area Info

  • Driving Directions:
    From I-95: Take exit 98 to Hwy 6 toward Elloree, the park is located 1 mi. W. of the town of Santee.

    From Columbia: Take I-26 to Hwy 6, exit 136, travel through St. Matthews, continue on Hwy 6 for approximately 15 mile to Elloree and follow signs.

  • Lake Location: Yes
  • Counties: Orangeburg
  • Acreage: 2500
  • Miles to Nearest Hospital: 26
  • Water Front Location: Yes
  • Miles to Nearest Town: 3
  • Miles to Nearest Grocery Store: 4
  • Columbia, SC: 60
  • Greenville, SC: 160
  • Atlanta, GA: 243
  • Charleston, SC: 65
  • Florence, SC: 70
  • Augusta, GA: 96
  • Charlotte, NC: 160
  • Raleigh, NC: 200