Lake Wateree State Park

Lake Wateree State Park

Located in Fairfield County, SC.

881 State Park Road
Winnsboro, SC 29180



Official web site for Lake Wateree State Park

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This state park was once known as the “Lake Wateree State Recreation Area”. It is a very popular place for launching boats onto Lake Wateree. Many picnic tables overlook the lake, and there is a small playground. Several hiking and off-road bicycling trails wind their way around Desportes Island and the mainland. The camping area features a paved road with 72 campsites, some of which are on the lake.

Just outside of the park entrance, the Dutchman's Creek Bridge Walkway offers some more great views of the lake.


Features and Facilities

Water Features

Public Restrooms

  • Yes

Dogs Allowed

  • Yes

Hours of Operation

  • Standard time, 6:00a-6:00p
  • Daylight Savings time, 6:00a-10:00p

Admission or Parking Fee

  • Children and Youth (ages 0 - 15), Free
  • Adults, $2.00
  • South Carolina senior citizens, $1.25

Camping Fee

  • $16.00-$22.00 per campsite per night

How to Get There

  • Take I-77 to exit #41, and then go east on secondary road #41 for 4.2 km. (2.6 mi.) to US #21. Turn left and go north 3.5 km. (2.2 mi.) on US #21. Turn right onto secondary road #101 (River Road) and go east 8.2 km. (5.1 mi.). The park sign will be on the left.

Latitude 34.43312, Longitude -80.8583 [PK406]

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