Chester State Park
759 State Park DR | Chester, SC 29706 | Phone: 803-385-2680 |

Things To Do

The Boathouse at Chester State Park


  • Fishing Information : Enjoy fishing for bass, bream, catfish and crappie in the park’s 160-acre lake. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.

  • Fishing Pier : There is a fishing pier located in the campground and a pier area around the boathouse that may be used for fishing.


  • Boating and Boat Access : A hand-launched access area is available for private boats, which are restricted to hand-powered and electric trolling motors.

  • Fishing Boat Rentals : Non-motorized fishing boats rent for $10 per half day. Private electric trolling motors are allowed to be used on park fishing boats.


  • Playground Equipment : Yes
  • Picnic Shelters : Yes
  • Playground : There are two large playgrounds located in the day-use area of the park.

  • Bird Watching : The day-use area overlooking the lake is an ideal spot for bird watching. Various Piedmont South Carolina breeds of birds, raptors and bald eagles may be seen depending on the season.

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

  • Other Facilities and Activities : Disc Golf: There is an 18-hole and 9-hole tournament grade disc golf course located at the park.


  • Walking/Nature Trails : The Caney Fork Creek Nature Trail loops around the park lake and is approximately 1.3 miles in length.