Yes, it is the hot month of July in Santee. The suns shines a bit brighter and the evenings are longer, but it is still a perfect time to be in Santee.
Lake Marion is the place for fun in the sun. Jet skis, kayaks, canoes, pontoon boats are all used on the lake from early morning fishing trips to late afternoon picnic and sunset boat rides. Baby ospreys are fledging and can be seen all around the water, diving for fish to eat and showing their proud parents that they are ready to be out on their own.
The Aquatic Center is open for everyone to enjoy the cool water, sliding tube, and splashing park. It is open Monday through Saturday from 11 to 7 and on Sunday from 1-7. The park is operated by the Orangeburg County YMCA and has trained lifeguard staff to assist when they are needed. There is a small fee for using the park.
If you are a weary traveler, just think what your pets feel like after riding in crates all day. Bring them to the Town Hall Complex and walk them around the 1/2 mile path and let them enjoy being dogs! Please bag their waste to keep the complex nice for the next walker.
The Santee Stingers little league are playing ball at the field near the water park. Come watch the little ones play their t games. You may call 803 854-2152 ext 207 and get the schedule from Mr. James Gordon, Athletic Director.
Enjoy Santee State Park and all of its facilities. It is beautiful and peaceful their. Camping spots and cabins are their to rent.
The golf courses are open for business and no matter what your handicap is, their is a course for you.
Visit the tourism website, www.santeetourism.com for any information regarding the town of Santee and what we have to offer. There are restaurant listings and a directory of hotels with plenty of choices to enjoy the hospitality that Santee is known for. Come and enjoy July in Santee!