South Carolina State Parks
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
: $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)
: 11am-noon, daily
: 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.