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HOURS

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

OFFICE

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

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ADMISSION

$5 adults; $3.25 SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3 children ages 6-15; ages 5 and under, free.

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PETS

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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BY THE NUMBERS

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

1 retreat center with overnight accommodations for meetings and retreats

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

Sesquicentennial State Park

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Frequently Asked Questions

If we reserve a picnic shelter, what hours are we permitted to use it?

When you reserve a picnic shelter it is yours for the entire day, which is during park operational hours from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. during Daylight Savings Time and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during Eastern Standard Time.

Which picnic shelters at Sesquicentennial State Park have power?

Shelters 1, 2 and 3 have power outlets.  Shelters 4 and 5 do not have power.

How do we pay when there is no one in the Welcome Station?

Self-pay envelopes are available at the Welcome Station.  Place your money in the envelope, tear off the hang tag and hang in your rear-view mirror, deposit the envelope in the designated slot on the Welcome Station.

If we’re camping, how do we get in and out of the park after it closes and the gate locks?

All registered campers are given a gate code to enter or exit the park after hours.

What is the maximum number of nights we can camp?

The campground is designated for short-term recreational use only and the maximum length of stay is 14 nights.

Do you have full-service hook-ups on your campsites?

Each campsite has 30 amp electric and water hook-ups.  There are no sewer hook-ups or 50-amp sites.  There is a dump station at the entrance of the campground.

Do you allow swimming in the lake?

There is no swimming or wading allowed in the lake.

What do I need to register my dog for the dog park?

The dog owner must be present to purchase a permit for a dog.  A record of current vaccinations is required showing proof of rabies, Parvo and Kennel cough (Bordetella) as well as written proof the dog has been spayed or neutered.  The dog also must be present for a photograph.

If I am visiting Sesquicentennial can I bring my own boat?

Yes, private boats are allowed on the lake year round but must be off the water by 1 hour prior to the park closing.  No gasoline motors allowed.  A boat ramp is not available, boats must be carried to water front.  There is no vehicle access to the water front.

What is the cost of your rental boats?

Boats available for rent include 2-person and 4-person pedal boats, 2-person and 3-person canoes, a single kayak and aluminum john boats.  All boats rent for $5/hr. or $15/day with the exception of the 4-person pedal boats which are $10/hr. only.  Life jackets and paddles are provided.  A valid driver’s license is required and someone must be 16 years or older on each boat.  Boats are available seasonally and must be off the water by 5 p.m.  *Hours and availability are subject to change.

Where is the park’s Ultimate Outsider stamp located?

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

Where can I find a list of state park rules and regulations?

You can find the South Carolina State Park rules and regulations, along with campground rules and regulations at this link.

For more general, statewide frequently asked questions, please click here.