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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


Unique Features

  • Significant Features: Many sinkholes are located throughout the park. The sinkholes are a naturally-occurring phenomenon caused when the limestone underneath the surface erodes away and the ground opens up.

    The cypress forest located in the middle of the lake have been there since the lake was built. These cypress trees have flourished in the middle of the lake and are a distinguishing feature of the park.

  • Wildlife: Unique animals you may encounter include alligators, the fox squirrel and the land-locked striped bass while at the park.