What to do in Sesquicentennial State Park

This 1,419-acre park, situated in the middle of the sandhills region, features a beautiful 30-acre lake. The park's proximity to downtown Columbia and three major interstate highways attracts both local residents and travelers. Nature programs are provided year-round by the park naturalist. The Log House dates back to 1756 and was accidentally discovered in Richland County when several old homes were being demolished in 1961.

Visitors may choose from 87 campsites, some of which accommodate RV's up to 35 feet. A large conference center is also available. Five picnic shelters are available free on a first-come, first-served basis or can be reserved for a fee. The park has a 1 1/2 mile nature trail and the Sesqui bike trail - a moderately strenuous 6.1 mile loop. Visitors enjoy fishing in park's 30-acre lake for bass and bream. Fishing boat rentals are available for a small fee, but no private boats are permitted on the lake. Seasonal lake swimming and rental pedal boats are offered upon availability of lifeguards.

Recreation
This park offers opportunities for camping, picnicking, fishing, pedal boating, swimming, biking, viewing historic sites, and hiking.

Location
Sesquicentennial State Park is located in central South Carolina, on US 1, 13 miles northwest of Columbia and 3 miles from I-20.

Climate
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.

Address
9564 Two Notch Rd.
Columbia, SC 29223

Phone: 803-788-2706

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