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Our two cabin piers will begin undergoing construction beginning on Monday, July 16, 2018.  Due to this construction, there will be additional noise in the cabin area beginning at 7 a.m. until dark, each day, for several months.  We are sorry for this inconvenience.  Please contact the park directly for additional information.

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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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Top 5 Things To Do

  1. Visit the sinkhole, a unique geological feature formed by a limestone system extending from North Carolina to Florida.
  2. View the cypress trees in the center of Lake Marion from our viewfinder on top of the fishing pier.
  3. Stay in the park’s one-of-a-kind rondette cabins, 10 of which are built directly over the water.
  4. Hike over 10 miles of trails and spot some interesting wildlife such as foxes, squirrels, alligators, white-tail deer, osprey, pileated woodpeckers and more.
  5. Take a step back in history and visit the tomb of Francis Marion aka “The Swamp Fox.”