Cheraw State Park
100 State Park RD | Cheraw, SC 29520 | Phone: 843-537-9656 |

Things To Do

NOTICE: The Turkey Oak Hiking Trail will be closed until further notice due to timber management activities. Please contact the park for more information. 

2014 Moonlight Canoe Float

Canoeing Cheraw State Park


  • Fishing Information : Enjoy fishing in the park's 360-acre Lake Juniper for bass, bream and catfish. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.

  • Tackle Loaner Program : This park participates in the Tackle Loaner Program sponsored by the SC Dept. of Natural Resources. Rods and reels are available for loan at the park office.


  • Boating and Boat Access : A boat ramp provides access to Lake Juniper for private boats with no more than a 10 horsepower engine.

  • Fishing Boat Rentals : Non-motorized fishing boats rent for $20/day or $5/hr.

  • Canoe/Kayak Rentals : Canoes and kayaks rent for $20/day or $5/hr.

  • Pedal Boat Rentals : Pedal boat rentals are available for $5/ half hour. A person of at least 18 years of age must be present in the pedal boats at all times.


  • Playground Equipment : Yes
  • Park Store/Gift Shop : Limited souvenir items may be purchased from the park office. The pro shop at the golf course has golf-related Cheraw State Park branded items including golf shirts, visors, caps, golf clubs and shoes.

  • Playground : A large, natural-looking playground was newly installed in March 2011 near the office area.

  • Swimming : The swimming area in Lake Juniper is open daily from 7am - 8pm from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. All swimmers must remain inside the buoys and ropes. There are no lifeguards on duty.

  • Bird Watching : Birdwatching is a popular activity on the park. The red-cockaded woodpecker may be seen in or near their nesting area.

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

  • Biking : Yes
  • Other Facilities and Activities : Stand up paddleboards (SUPs) are available for rent for $10/hour or $30/day, each day of the week, Apr. through Oct. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You must be 18 years old to rent them or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

    The park has a volleyball court, badminton sets and a horseshoe pit. All equipment is available for checkout at the park office.


  • Equestrian Camping : The equestrian camping area is located near Lake Juniper and includes central water. Sites rent for $9-10/site/night.

    To make a reservation for equestrian camping, contact the park directly.
  • Equestrian Trails : The park has five miles of equestrian trails.
    White Horse Trail (5 miles)


  • Hiking Trails : Hiking trails include the Turkey Oak Trail, a loop trail that is 4.5-miles in length and includes an option for a short 1.9 mile loop. Along Lake Juniper is a half-mile boardwalk trail that crosses the dam spillway.

  • Biking Trails : The park has a bike trail that is nine miles in length.