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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

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Things To Do

PLEASE NOTE: If you are planning an event at the park on weekends from March through August please consider carpooling as parking spaces are very limited.


  • Fishing Information: Enjoy fishing for bass and bream in the 30-acre park lake. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required. You may also view the Sesquicentennial Fishing Regulations.

  • Fishing: Yes
  • Freshwater Fishing: Yes
  • Boating and Boat Access: Private boats with electric trolling motors, canoes and other non-motorized boats are allowed on the park's 30-acre lake. Boat access to the lake is available at a drop off area. No boat ramp is available. Boater access is only available by foot. Users must carry all boats to the lake to launch.

  • Fishing Boat Rentals: Non-motorized fishing boats are available for rent on a seasonal basis. Rentals include life jackets and paddles. Fishing boats rent for $5/hour or $15/day. Contact the park for more information.

  • Canoe/Kayak Rentals: Canoes and kayaks are available for rent on a seasonal basis. Rentals include life jackets and paddles. Fees for rentals are $5/hour or $15/day.

  • Pedal Boat Rentals: Pedal boats are available for rent on a seasonal basis. Rentals include life jackets and paddles. Fees for rentals are $10/hour.

  • Boating: Yes
  • Paddling: Yes
  • Park Store/Gift Shop: A small gift shop is available in the park office. Items available include tshirts, hats and firewood.

  • Playground Equipment: Yes
  • Picnic Shelters: Yes
  • Playground: Two playgrounds are located within the picnic area of the park.

  • Bird Watching: Opportunities are available throughout the park, year round. The park's forest and wetland habitats attract many species of birds including migrating warblers as well as a number of waterfowl in winter.

  • Geocaching: Geocaching is permitted. Several geocaches are located on the park. For more information visit the official geocaching website.

  • Biking: Yes
  • Birding: Yes
  • Other Facilities and Activities: Stand up paddleboards (SUPs) are available for rent for $10/hour, daily, Apr. through Oct. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You must be 18 years old to rent them or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

    A sand volleyball court, a softball field and a dog park are all located on the park for visitor use.

    Splash Pad: New for the 2016 season, this water attraction is the perfect place to cool off during the hot summer months. The splash pad has 26 sprayers, including one as high as 10 feet. Entry is included with park admission.
  • Hiking Trails: The two hiking trails on the park include the Loop Road Trail (3.5-miles) and the Sandhills Hiking Trail (1.9 miles).

  • Walking/Nature Trails: The Jackson Creek Nature Trail is 0.4 miles in length.

  • Biking Trails: Mountain Bike Trail (6.1 miles)

    For information on all of our trails, download and print our trail map and brochure.

  • Hiking: Yes