Poinsett State Park
6660 Poinsett Park RD | Wedgefield, SC 29168 | Phone: 803-494-8177 | poinsett@scprt.com
  • The Tea Room at Poinsett State Park
  • Camping at Poinsett State Park
  • Rainbow Over the Lake
Stand up paddleboards are now available for rent at Poinsett! They are $5/hour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily, April through October. Weekday rentals subject to ranger availability. 

Boat rentals are available year round. Weather conditions may affect rentals. Boat rentals are on a first come, first serve basis other than during scheduled programs. Please contact the park for more information.

Check out our 2016 Artist-In-Residence program. 

*RESCHEDULED for October 24th due to inclement weather* Sign up for Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, October 3, at Poinsett State Park.  This event is FREE and sponsored by Continental Tire Sumter Plant.  Click here to register.


Poinsett State Park
In the High Hills of Santee, where the South Carolina Sandhills of the Midlands region meet the coastal plain region, you’ll find Poinsett State Park.  Called the "mountains of the midlands," this mixed ecosystem yields a high degree of biodiversity and some of the most unique natural sightings in the park system, especially along the Palmetto trail which winds through the Manchester State Forest.

The High Hills of Santee are dotted with the hiking and biking trails that wind through the park–some of which connect to the Palmetto Trail that leads hikers through the Manchester State Forest.  Poinsett’s 10-acre lake makes for a serene setting, and can be used for fishing and johnboat rentals. The park also offers campsites, a fishing pond, a coquina bathhouse built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, pre-revolutionary grist mill ruins and rustic cabins.


  • Admission : Free admission

  • Days and Hours of Operation : 9am-dark, year round
  • Office Hours : 11am-noon & 4pm-5pm


  • Pets : Pets are not allowed in the cabins or the cabin areas. Pets are allowed in most other 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.