Come Out and Play!
One of the most unique settings for a state park, Santee State Park offers a variety of activities and facilities for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. The park is located on State Park Rd. off of Highway #6W. The scenic road draws you into the 2,500 –acre park which opened in 1949.
Santee State Park is situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Marion with over 110,000 acres of water which has been a favorite spot for anglers from all over the United States and Canada. The catfish are trophy size and the striped bass are favorite catches in the lake. Lake Marion and its sister Lake Moultrie are the birthplaces for the striped bass. Other sports enthusiasts enjoy bird watching, swamp explorations, and other boating opportunities.
The park includes fishing pier, boat ramps, hiking trails, playgrounds, biking and hiking trails, launch ramps, primitive campsites,10 pier based rental cabins, 20 lakeside cabins, all with electricity and running water, a meeting facility, WiFi lounge, Park store, and pavilions for picnics and family gatherings. Fisheagle Tours offers seasonal tours of cypress swamps with a guide for further explanations of the flora and fauna. You may also rent canoes, kayaks, and SUPs.
Beauty and serenity are yours right in Santee State Park. Make reservations early as the park’s popularity is spreading. Rentals may be made 13 months in advance. Phone 803.854.2408, online at SANTEEP@SCPRT.COM or SouthCarolinaParks.com