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There is an electric vehicle charging station for use by visitors at the park.

The campground at Sesquicentennial State Park will be closed for renovations, Dec. 1, 2020 through August 1, 2021.  We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

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8 a.m. - 6 p.m., daily (extended hours during Daylight Saving Time)


11 a.m. - noon & 4-5 p.m., daily

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$6 adults; $3.75 SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3.50 children ages 6-15; ages 5 and under, free.

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Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet.

There is also a dog park available at Sesquicentennial State Park. The dog park is a 2-acre, fenced-in area for dogs to run off-leash.

To access the off-leash dog park, a permit is required for each dog, available at the park office. Permits are $25/year, and are pro-rated depending on the date of purchase. Permits expire on July 1 of each year. Daily permits are available for $4.

Important Notice! Dog must be present for photo identification to obtain dog park permit. Owners must provide current vaccination records showing proof of spayed/neutered, rabies, parvo and kennel cough. Dog permits do not include admission into the park.

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Sesquicentennial State Park


**Our Ultimate Outsider stamp is located just outside the entrance to the park office.

Sesquicentennial State Park, affectionately known to locals as "Sesqui," is a spacious, green getaway in the heart of the Sandhills region. Once you're immersed in the 1,400 acres of pines, camping sites, and nature trails you forget just how close you are to bustling, downtown Columbia, South Carolina.

Camping sites are  available to overnight guests. The park provides kayak and canoe rentals, fishing, two nature trails and a 6-mile bicycle loop for day-use recreation.


1 of 16 SC State Parks built by the Civilian Conservation Corps

84 standard campsites with electric and water for RVs or tents

5 primitive camping areas for up to 50 people per site

1 dog park where your furry friend can come and unwind - don't forget your permit

26 sprayers on our splash pad, the only one in the South Carolina State Park System!

30 acre park lake for paddling around and fishing

12 miles of hiking and biking trails where you can stretch your legs

3 perfect picnic shelters and 4 picnic pads for your next family reunion or group outing

1419 acres of parkland for you to enjoy in otherwise urban Columbia, SC


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