Sesquicentennial State Park
9564 Two Notch RD | Columbia, SC 29223 | Phone: 803-788-2706 | Fax: 803-788-4414 |
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The splash pad is NOW OPEN for the 2017 season! The splash pad has 26 sprayers, including one as high as 10 feet!

Stand up paddleboards are now available for rent at Sesqui!  They are $10/hour and are available on a daily basis April-Oct. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Teachers- Looking for field trip opportunities?  Click here!

OUR FRIENDS!  Make sure to visit the Friends of Sesqui website to learn how this group supports the park and how you can join.

Our Ultimate Outsider stamp can be found just outside the entrance to the park office.
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Sesquicentennial State Park, affectionately known to locals as "Sesqui", is a spacious, green getaway in the heart of the Sandhills region. Once you're immersed in the 1,400 acres of pines, camping sites, and nature trails you forget just how close you are to bustling, downtown Columbia, South Carolina.

A retreat center complete with a kitchen and overnight, dormitory-style accommodations make the park an ideal spot for family reunions and group gatherings. Camping sites are also available to overnight guests. The park provides kayak and canoe rentals, fishing, two nature trails and a 6-mile bicycle loop for day-use recreation.


  • Admission : $5 adults; $3.25 SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3 children ages 6-15; ages 5 and under, free.
  • Days and Hours of Operation : 8am-6pm, daily (extended hours during Daylight Saving Time)
  • Office Hours : 11 am-noon & 4-5pm, daily


  • Pets : Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet.

    There is also a dog park available at Sesquicentennial State Park. The dog park is a 2-acre, fenced-in area for dogs to run off-leash.

    To access the off-leash dog park, a permit is required for each dog, available at the park office. Permits are $25/year, and are pro-rated depending on the date of purchase. Permits expire on July 1 of each year. Daily permits are available for $4.

    Important Notice! Dog must be present for photo identification to obtain dog park permit. Owners must provide current vaccination records showing proof of spayed/neutered, rabies, parvo and kennel cough. Dog permits do not include admission into the park.