What to do in Lake Wateree State Park

This 238-acre park is located on Lake Wateree, one of South Carolina's premier fishing lakes, with over 13,700 acres and 242 miles of shoreline. The dam was completed in 1919, making it one of the oldest lakes in the state. The park provides a habitat for many species of wildlife, with an abundance of whitetail deer, gray squirrels, raccoons, opossums and wild turkey. Bird species include egrets, blue heron, mallards and wood ducks. A large oak tree in the picnic area dates back over 100 years. Campers and fishermen enjoy the convenient access from I-77.

The campground has 72 sites which can accommodate RV's and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Lake Wateree offers fishing for bream, catfish, crappie, white bass, striped bass, largemouth bass, and white perch. The park also offers a 1-mile nature trail, a park store, two boat ramps, a picnic area, and playground equipment.

Lake Wateree offers opportunities for fishing, viewing wildlife, camping, picnicking, hiking and boating.

Lake Wateree State Park is 15 miles east of Winnsboro off US 21 and 11 miles off I-77.

South Carolina generally has a temperate climate, with cool winters and warm, humid summers. Snow and freezing temperatures are possible in the winter at the higher elevations. Thunderstorms are possible throughout the year but most common in the spring and summer. Tropical storms occasionally strike the coast during the hurricane season.

881 State Park Road
Winnsboro, SC 29180

Phone: 803-482-6401

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