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

Things To Do

Cheraw Birding List

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 $30/day or $10/hr.

  • Canoe/Kayak Rentals : Canoes and kayaks rent for $30/day or $10/hr.

  • Pedal Boat Rentals : Pedal boat rentals are available for $10/ 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.


  • 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.