Located in South Carolina’s
well-known Santee Cooper Country, Santee State Park
sits along Lake Marion.
South Carolina locals know the lake for its abundant population of large catfish. Santee State Park camping
is offered on the lake, but for guests who prefer to spend the night indoors, rondette cabins, 10 of which sit on piers over the lake, are available and have been attracting families for years.
Other amenities and activities found in the park include the Village Round, a community meeting building with a large, screened-in grilling facility, biking and hiking trails and pontoon boat tours of the flooded cypress forest on Lake Marion. South Carolina
natives and out-of-towners alike can find something fun to do in Santee State Park-camping, fishing, boating and a whole lot more. Start planning your trip now!
Find more great opportunities to catch South Carolina catfish
at Colleton State Park and find more state park cabin rental
HOURS AND 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
: 8am-5pm, daily (Hours may extend during peak season)
: 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.
: 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 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.