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TRAVEL ADVISORY

The SC Forestry Commission plans to conduct a controlled burn of the 30-acre primitive camping area at Table Rock State Park on Friday, 3/22/2019.  The purpose of the burn is to reduce fuel loads within the primitive camping area and to improve wildlife habitat.  Burning operations will begin at approximately 8 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 4 p.m. on 3/22/2019.  The Primitive Camping Area will be closed from 3/22/2019 through 3/25/2019.  The closure may be extended beyond 3/25/2019 depending on conditions within the unit after the burn.   The Visitor Center will be closed on Friday 3/22/2019 since fire crews will be staging from the Visitor Center parking lot.  We ask all park guests to use the West Gate Entrance and check-in at the Park Store located at the entrance to the Mountain Laurel Campground.  The address for the West Gate Entrance is 1025 Table Rock State Park Road Pickens SC 29671.  The visitor center will reopen on Saturday, 3/23/2019.  Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.

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HOURS

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.

OFFICE

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

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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 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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Wifi Available

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Things To Do

  • Fishing Information: Anglers enjoy fishing in Pinnacle Lake (36 acres) and Lake Oolenoy (67 acres) for bass, bream and catfish. A South Carolina fishing license is required.

  • Fishing Pier: A fishing pier accessible to the physically impaired is located on Lake Oolenoy.

  • Fishing: Yes
  • Freshwater Fishing: Yes
  • Boating and Boat Access: A boat ramp provides private boat access to 67-acre Lake Oolenoy. No gas motors are allowed. Electric trolling motors and paddle powered boats are permitted. The Lake Oolenoy access is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during eastern standard time (extended to 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daylight savings time). Private boats must be put in at the boat ramp, launching from the shoreline is not permitted. Private boats must be removed from Lake Oolenoy before the park closes. Private boats are not allowed on 36-acre Lake Pinnacle, however, rental fishing boats, canoes, kayaks and pedal boats are available for rent at the park to use on Lake Pinnacle. Boaters are required to pay the daily park admission in order to launch their craft or to use boats rented from the park.

  • Fishing Boat Rentals: Non-motorized fishing boats are available to rent on Lake Pinnacle for $15/day, year round. Boats may be rented from the park headquarters year round and seasonally at the Lake Pinnacle boathouse. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

  • Canoe/Kayak Rentals: Rental canoes and kayaks are available to use on Lake Pinnacle for $5/ half hour year round. Canoes and kayaks may be rented from the park headquarters year round and seasonally from the Lake Pinnacle boathouse. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

  • Pedal Boat Rentals: Pedal boats are available to rent on Lake Pinnacle for $7/per half hour seasonally from March 1 through the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Boats may be rented from the park headquarters year round and seasonally at the Lake Pinnacle boathouse. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

    Boats may be rented daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during Eastern Standard Time and 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during Daylight Savings Time. Boats may be rented year round at the park headquarters and seasonally at the Lake Pinnacle boathouse. For all rentals, a person of at least 16 years of age must be present in the boat at all times. The park supplies life vests that must be worn at all times. Day-use visitors who are renting boats are required to pay the daily admission. Swimming is not permitted from boats. All rentals are weather dependent and subject to availability. Please contact the park before you make final plans.

  • Boating: Yes
  • Paddling: Yes
  • Wireless Internet Access: Complimentary wi-fi is available at the park visitor center located on SC Hwy 11 and at the country store located near the entrance to the campground area. The wi-fi is also accessible from campsites 1-5 in the campground.

  • Playground Equipment: Yes
  • Park Store/Gift Shop: The country store located at the campground entrance offers limited grocery items, drinks, snacks, firewood and souvenirs. The park visitor center located on SC Hwy 11 also has an assortment of souvenir items, snacks, drink and books.

  • Picnic Shelters: Yes
  • Playground: Playgrounds are located in the day-use area of the park near the trailhead and swimming area.

  • Swimming: The swimming area is “swim at your own risk," daily from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lifeguards will be on duty seasonally, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The diving boards are open only when lifeguards are on duty. Please see our schedule for specific dates and times that lifeguards are on duty.

    Swimming is not permitted from park boats. Pets are not allowed in the lake or on the swim beach per DHEC regulations.

    Wading is allowed in the stream near the Carrick Creek Falls observation deck.

  • Bird Watching: Great places for bird watching at the park include the area near the park visitor center and near the White Oak Shelter.

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

  • Birding: Yes
  • Hiking Trails: The extensive trail system carries hikers past streams and waterfalls to the top of Table Rock and Pinnacle mountains. Table Rock is an access point for the Foothills Trail and Palmetto Trail. Foothills and Palmetto Trail hikers must display a valid parking permit when leaving vehicle overnight. The permit may be purchased at the park Visitors Center.

    Hikers: Please register at the trailhead kiosk or Nature Center located at 620 Table Rock State Park Road, Pickens, SC. Fill out one card per group. Hikers must be off trails before sunset. Camping is prohibited within the park trail system. Park gates lock each night. Please keep dogs on 6-ft. maximum length leash at all times.

    Park trails: Carrick Creek (2-mile loop), Lake Side Trail (1.9-mile loop), Pinnacle Mountain (4.2 miles one way) and Table Rock NRT (3.6 miles one way).

  • Hiking: Yes