Santee State Park
251 State Park RD | Santee, SC 29142 | Phone: 803-854-2408 | Fax: 803-854-4834 |

Hours & Admission


  • Admission : $2 adults; $1.25 SC seniors; age 15 & younger free.

    All guests not staying overnight are required to pay admission. Visitors may pay admission at the park office, park store or any one of the three green iron ranger boxes located throughout the park.
  • Days and Hours of Operation : 6am-10pm, daily, year-round
  • Office Hours : 8am-5pm, daily (Hours may extend during peak season)
  • Visitor Center : The visitors center houses the park office and includes displays on natural and cultural history of the area. This facility is handicap accessible. Fishing/hunting licenses are also available for purchase at the visitor center.

  • Tours : A nature-based boat tour of Lake Marion departs from the boat dock adjacent to the boat ramp nearest the park visitors center on W, F, Sa and Su (times may vary). Call Fish Eagle Tours at 803-854-4005 for additional information. Group rates are available.


  • 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.