Chester State Park
759 State Park DR | Chester, SC 29706 | Phone: 803-385-2680 | chester@scprt.com
  • The boathouse at Chester State Park
  • Fun on the playground at Chester State Park.
  • The 160-acre lake at Chester State Park
Join us for our Big Green Fishing Tournament on Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For youth ages 16 and under.  Learn more.

Attention Disc Golfers!  The disc golf course will only be partially open on Sunday, March 23, due to an archery tournament special event.  Please contact the park for more information.
  • By The Numbers
  • Unique Features

Introduction


Since opening in the 1930s, Chester State Park near Chester, South Carolina has been a haven for hiking, picnicking, boating and fishing for the surrounding communities in the Piedmont Region of South Carolina.

Located midway between Columbia and Charlotte, in Chester, South Carolina, the park centers on a 160-acre lake surrounded by a two-mile nature trail through the pine forest.

A community building, camping, jon boat rentals and an unusually serene, placid setting in the Piedmont Region of South Carolina are among this traditional state park’s attractions.

All of our state parks offer something unique! Have a picnic or try geocaching at Barnwell State Park or explore the South Carolina mountain bike trails at Baker Creek State Park.

HOURS AND ADMISSION

  • Admission : $2 adults; $1.25 SC seniors; age 15 & younger free
  • Days and Hours of Operation : 9am-6pm, daily (extended to 9pm during Daylight Saving Time)
  • Office Hours : 11am-noon, daily

PETS

  • Pets : 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.