Barnwell State Park
223 State Park RD | Blackville, SC 29817 | Phone: 803-284-2212 |
  • Water Lily on the Pond at Barnwell State Park
  • The Park Office Overlooking a Pond at Barnwell State Park
  • Adirondacks Overlooking the Water at Barnwell State Park
Dogwood Trail is open.  Fern Hill Trail remains closed from tornado damage. Thank you for your patience. 

Community Building rental hours are from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. year round. Events held in the Community Building that extend beyond 6 p.m. are subject to additional charges. For information regarding these charges, please contact the park office.

Purchase your Barnwell State Park t-shirt or cap!  Take a look at the shirts and caps we have to offer and place your order using our printable order form.  Thanks for your support of Barnwell State Park.

Our Ultimate Outsider stamp can be found in the comment box to the left of the park office door.
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South Carolina State Parks

Barnwell State Park is a community favorite among the residents of Blackville, South Carolina. One of 16 state parks built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression, Barnwell is best known for its great fishing spots. Three small lakes host a large population of crappie, bream, bass and catfish.

Overnighters can take advantage of the Barnwell State Park cabins and campground, both of which sit only a short walk from the park lakes. Recreational opportunities include non-motorized fishing boat rentals, picnicking and a nature trail that winds around one of the lakes. A community building is available for meetings, reunions, weddings and other group gatherings.


  • Admission : Free admission
  • Days and Hours of Operation : M-Su 9am-6pm (extended to 9pm F, Sa and Su during Daylight Saving Time)
  • Office Hours : 11am-noon & 4-5pm


  • Pets : Pets are not allowed in or around cabins and other lodging facilities. Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.