Fishing

From the Atlantic Ocean to the Upcountry rivers and every reservoir lake in between, South Carolina State Parks provide access to some of the best freshwater and surf fishing South Carolina has to offer. Whether you want to experience saltwater angling or trout fishing in South Carolina, all you need is some bait, fishing gear, a valid SC fishing license and just a little patience.Casting a fishing net

Saltwater Fishing


Want to try surf fishing? South Carolina has four beach parks right on the Atlantic Ocean.  Two of these parks, Myrtle Beach and Hunting Island, even provide fishing piers to help you extend your range and provide better access to the big catch.

Freshwater Fishing


We have a park on all but one reservoir lake in the state.  Fish from our park or launch your boat and explore all of these lakes.  Popular catches include crappie, bream, striped bass, large and small mouth bass, catfish and trout. Fishing in South Carolina lakes has produced some record fish and the next record fish is just a cast away.

More interested in some relaxing small-scale fishing?  We have countless park lakes and ponds chocked full of fish.  You’ll find great South Carolina freshwater fishing at Lake Warren State Park and others such as BarnwellChester or Table Rock.  You're sure to catch a mess to fry at the campfire.

Ask Ranger Richburg


Do you have questions about fishing in state parks?  Then ask our resident fishing expert, Ranger Richburg.  Each quarter he provides a detailed fishing report from our parks and he's always available to answer your questions.

Search the parks below to find the fishing that best suits your inner-angler.