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Table Rock State Park and the South Carolina State Park Service will be applying for a 2023 Recreational Trails Grant to construct a new Stool Mountain Trail within the park.  The park will be hosting a public meeting on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at 6:30 p.m., at the Table Rock Visitor Center, located at 158 E Ellison Lane.  The park encourages the public to come to the meeting to provide comments and feedback on the proposed project.

We ask all campers to check-in upon arrival.  Please check-in at the park Visitor Center, 158 E. Ellison Lane Pickens, SC 29671.

Visitor Center Hours for February 2023:  Monday-Thursday 11am-5pm, Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm.

The Gaines Lodge address for directions and to help route visitors is:  233 Table Rock State Park Road, Pickens, SC.

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Hours are Su-Th 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. (extended to 9 p.m. F and Sa).
Su-Th 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. (extended to 10 p.m. F and Sa), during Daylight Saving Time.


M-Su 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Seasonal winter hours M-Su 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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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 not allowed in the cabins or the cabin areas, or on the swim beach at Table Rock State Park. Pets are allowed in most other outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet.

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Gaines Lodge at Table Rock

The Gaines Lodge address for directions and to help route visitors is:  233 Table Rock State Park Road, Pickens, SC.

The Gaines Lodge at Table Rock State Park is a carefully restored CCC-era facility with a commanding view of Table Rock Mountain, a large upstairs lodge room with furniture and fireplaces and a 72-seat dining room and catering kitchen on the lower level. The building is named as a tribute to the retired and highly accomplished director of the South Carolina State Park Service, Phil Gaines.

The building can be rented for meetings, weddings, reunions and other gatherings.

Please see our rental information below. 

General Rental Information

The Gaines Lodge at Table Rock is an awesome venue for weddings, meetings, reunions and other gatherings. Below you will find our rental policies, rates, capacity and other important information.


There's not a more beautiful facility in the Upstate of South Carolina for weddings than the Gaines Lodge at Table Rock. The lodge consists of two levels. The upstairs area has two fireplaces and makes an ideal chapel-style setup for an indoor ceremony. There is also a charming bridal room upstairs that makes an ideal place for the bride and her bridesmaids to get ready for that special day. The upstairs area is complete with a covered balcony that includes rocking chairs for relaxing.

The downstairs room is setup as a dining area and makes a perfect location for an indoors or sit-down style reception. The downstairs area also includes a caterer's kitchen, perfect for warming and serving food. Both upstairs and downstairs are ADA accessible and have restroom facilities.

The back patio at the lodge makes a great area for an outdoors wedding ceremony or an outdoors reception. It is complete with awesome views of Table Rock Mountain.

How many people does the Gaines Lodge accommodate? It all depends on what you want to do. For rates, seating and capacity information please view our general rental information above. 


Sometimes we're more productive in natural settings. How about escaping the hustle and bustle of your office and retreat for a day or two of meetings at the Gaines Lodge at Table Rock. It is a perfect place for a corporate retreat.

Use the downstairs area as a large meeting venue with the entire group and then break out into smaller groups and discussion areas using the upstairs and downstairs areas. This relaxing setting with awesome views of Table Rock Mountain is just what you and your team need to get those creative juices flowing.

Complete with a caterer's kitchen for warming, bring lunch and eat on-site too! For more information please view our rental rates and capacity, or check above for other terms and agreements. 


Whether you need a great venue for a family reunion, class reunion, church or military reunion, we've got you covered at the Gaines Lodge.

This casual setting, among nature's beauty is the perfect place to get together with friends and family to reconnect. With spaces for gathering, dining, relaxing, reminiscing and more, the Gaines Lodge at Table Rock is ideal for reunions of any type. Bring your covered dish or have your event catered. The lodge comes complete with a caterer's kitchen ideal for warming those homemade dishes.

For more information or availability, please contact the park at 864-878-9813 or


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