Santee State Park

251 State Park Rd.
Santee, SC 29142- Map It
Phone: (803) 854-2408

AAA Editor Notes

Santee State Park is 3 mi. n.w. off SR 6 at 251 State Park Rd. A popular fishing spot for locals, the 2,500-acre park is located along Lake Marion, which is home to bass, crappie and catfish. Other recreational activities include bird-watching, geocaching and tennis. In addition to its three nature trails (each a mile-long loop), the park also offers a 7.5-mile biking/hiking trail. A visitor center features exhibits about the site's natural and cultural history. Two-hour narrated tours of Stumphole Swamp conducted by Fisheagle Tours also offer visitors deeper insight into the area's ecology and history. Guided tours are available. Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.
$2; $1.25 (S.C. senior citizen residents with ID); free (ages 0-15). Prices vary for swamp tour; reservations are required.
Hours: Grounds daily 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Swamp tours depart Wed. and Sat. at 1, Fri. at 10 (weather permitting). Phone ahead to confirm schedule.