SPECIAL NOTICE: Due to problems with our spillway pipe, we have lost water in our park lake. There is only water in about 1/3 of our swimming area, which makes it virtually impossible to swim, and the swimming area will be closed. This will be the case for several weeks or until we have a significant amount of rainfall. For more info, please contact the park directly.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2013, the 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.
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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.
HOURS AND ADMISSION
: Free admission
Days and Hours of Operation
: M-Su 9am-6pm (extended to 9pm F, Sa and Su during Daylight Saving Time)
: 11am-noon & 4-5pm
: 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.