Santee State Park
251 State Park RD | Santee, SC 29142 | Phone: 803-854-2408 | Fax: 803-854-4834 |
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  • The popular Pier Cabins at Santee State Park
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SPECIAL ALERT:  All trails are open, except the upper section of the 7.5-mile bike trail.  Shelter 4 remains closed due to safety issues.  Click here for updated information on all parks.

SPECIAL NOTICE:  Two vehicles are permitted per campsite.  Overflow parking is available in designated areas. For more information, inquire in the park office or contact a Park Ranger.

SPECIAL NOTICE:  Cypress View Campground is now open! Please note sites in these two loops have been increased from 30 amp to 50 amp service, and the sites have been rearranged.  Also, traffic flow in these loops has been redesigned. Please review the site map for these two loops for the new site locations and traffic flow.  

The two vehicle maximum will be strictly enforced on the new sites.  Upon arrival, please pay close attention to information and directional signs for the new campground area.

Join us Oct. 16-18 for our Lakes & Locks Tour package.  Get two nights in a cabin, explore the park, and enjoy a boat tour through the locks!  Click here for details.

Fisheagle Tours departs from Santee State Park.  For more information on these boat tours call 803-974-1262.

For more information on field trips held at Santee State Park, click here.

Nature Adventure Outfitters is NOW renting kayaks, canoes and paddle boards from Santee State Park.  Click here for more information.

WI-FI! We now have complimentary wi-fi at all of our cabins and the Village Round at Santee State Park, as well as our park office/visitor center and park store/wireless lounge. We hope this helps to enhance your stay!

Our Ultimate Outsider stamp can be found just outside the Visitor Center to the left of the door. 

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Santee State Park
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 locations.


  • 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.