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

Things To Do

Fishing at Santee State ParkFisheagle Boat Tours


  • Fishing Information : Enjoy fishing in Lake Marion for largemouth bass, striped bass, bream, crappie and catfish. A valid South Carolina fishing license required.

  • Fishing Pier : A handicapp accessible fishing pier is located next to the park store.


  • Boating and Boat Access : Two boat ramps provide private boat access to Lake Marion.


  • Wireless Internet Access : Complimentary wi-fi is available for park guests at the park office/visitor center, the park store/wireless lounge, the Village Round and all 30 cabins. Please check at the park office for password information.

  • Playground Equipment : Yes
  • Park Store/Gift Shop : The park store offers tshirts, mugs, caps and other souvenir items. The store also has grocery items, firewood and ice cream. Connected to the park store is a wireless lounge with tables and chairs, a flat-screen TV, books and games and a picturesque view of Lake Marion.

  • Picnic Shelters : Yes
  • Playground : Three playgrounds are located throughout the park for visitor use.

  • Swimming : Swimming is permitted in Lake Marion at your own risk. Swimming around the pier cabins is prohibited.

  • Bird Watching : Santee is a premier location for birdwatching. The best areas for viewing are from the trails and wetland areas. Osprey, great blue heron, painted buntings and various other species may be seen.

  • Geocaching : Geocaching is permitted. Several geocaches are located on the park. For more information visit the official geocaching website.

  • Tennis Courts : A tennis court is located near the park visitor center.

  • Biking : Yes
  • Other Facilities and Activities : DVDs and games can be checked out at the park visitor center.


  • Walking/Nature Trails : Three nature/walking trails are located on the park. The one-mile Limestone Nature Trail, the one-mile Oak Pinolly Nature Trail and the half mile Sinkhole Pond Nature Trail.

  • Biking Trails : The park also has a 7.5-mile biking/hiking trail.