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Attention campers:  Contractors are in the process of paving the road in the Cypress View Campground.  This project could take up to 30 days.  Camping will still be available, but please understand there may be noise and roads could be blocked for short periods of time.  We do apologize for the inconvenience.  For more information, please contact the park directly.

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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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$2 adults; $1.25 SC seniors; age 15 & 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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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


2 campgrounds

1 Village Round that accommodates up to 75 people,  perfect for family reunions, meetings and more

158 standard campsites for RV or tent camping, 48 of which have 50 amp service

2 boat ramps that provide access to 110,000-acre Lake Marion, the largest lake in South Carolina

1 awesome park store with a wi-fi lounge so you can be online and experience nature all at once

10+ miles of trails for hiking and biking

6 picnic shelters available for picnics and group gatherings

30 modern cabins- 10 located on a pier over Lake Marion and 20 on the lakeshore

2500 acres in the heart of Santee Cooper Country

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