Cheraw State Park RV & Campground Guide

South Carolina

Cheraw State Park, located in northeastern South Carolina, is best known for its 18-hole golf course and 360-acre Lake Juniper. Visitors can rent one of nine cabins in the park or camp either in an RV or in a tent under the stars, and wake up the next morning on a championship-level golf course designed by Tom Jackson. Lake Juniper is a great place for fishing, paddling, swimming, or taking a less than 10-horsepower boat out for a ride on the lake. The 7,361 acres of the park are home to the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker and act as a conservation area for other wildlife and plant life.

Nearby Cities:

  • Bennettsville, SC

  • Columbia, SC

  • Charlotte, NC

  • Florence, SC

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Spring 54-79 F
Summer 71-94 F
Fall 55-78 F
Winter 37-61 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Cheraw State Park

Campground Accommodations

Cheraw Campground

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Max RV length: 40 feet

  • Other amenities: Picnic tables, firewood available, showers, toilets, on-site market, ADA accessible

Cheraw State Park Campground

Cheraw State Park Campground offers 17 RV campsites, six of which lie alongside Lake Juniper. Each site is equipped with a picnic table, a fire ring with barbeque grills, and each campsite has pull-through capability. A dump station is provided for RV campers to clean their waste tanks. Warm showers and restrooms with flush toilets are available to enhance the comfort level for the guests. A camp store provides essential services. Lake Cheraw is accessed through a boat slip. Boats are available to rent at the camp store. An 18-hole championship-level golf course, gift shop, playground, and volleyball courts are available to park guests.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electric Hookup: 30/50 amps

  • Sewer Hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Fee: $17 to $30 per night

Bass Lake Campground

Forty miles southeast of Cheraw State Park lies Bass Lake Campground. Bass Lake offers 55 RV campsites, all of which have pull-through potential. Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table and fire ring. Alongside the campground is a picturesque seven-acre lake stocked with fish. Boats with 10-horsepower motors are allowed on the lake. Boat rentals are available at the camp store. Hot showers and restrooms with flush toilets are provided for guest's use. A dump station allows visitors to clean their waste tanks.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electric Hookup: 30/50 amp

  • Sewer Hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Fee: $43 per night

The Farm Campground

Located 28 miles southwest of Cheraw State Park is The Farm Campground, a family-owned and -operated facility. The park offers 52 RV campsites with big-rig access, and each site includes a fire ring and picnic table. The campground provides three bathhouses with warm showers and restrooms with flush toilets and coin-operated laundry facilities. A playground offers plenty of action for the kids. Each campsite enjoys a cable TV feed.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electric Hookup: 20/30/50

  • Sewer Hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Fee: $40 per night

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What to Do at
Cheraw State Park

Cheraw State Park is well-known for its 18-hole, championship-level golf course. For golfers who also enjoy the outdoors, this park has it all. Activities on Lake Juniper are popular as well, especially fishing from either the shore, a boat, or the boardwalk that spans a good portion of the lake. Camping, wildlife viewing, and picnicking are other activities you can enjoy during a visit to Cheraw State Park.

Inside Cheraw State Park

Between the 18-hole championship golf course, 360-acre Lake Juniper, and an extensive hiking trail system, guests at Cheraw State Park have plenty of activities to engage in. Playing the golf course is a challenge for anyone as water-traps lie everywhere, and the greens are designed to be slick and tricky. Lake Juniper is stocked with multiple species of fish. Non-motorized boats are allowed on the lake and can be rented at the camp store. Four miles of hiking trails, some more difficult than others, let you enjoy the entirety of the park.

Fishing Fishing

Some of the fish you can expect to catch on Lake Juniper include largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, bream, catfish, and chain pickerel. The lake is huge, and there are plenty of places to fish no matter if you are in the center of a lake on a boat or just relaxing on the shore.

Geocaching Geocaching

Geocaching is permitted in Cheraw State Park and there are many geocaches currently hidden throughout the park. Items can include those related to the campground and equipment.

Nature Watching Nature Watching

Cheraw State Park is a protected habitat for numerous species of wildlife and plant life. The red-cockaded woodpecker makes its home in the park and is one of the most popular draws for bird watchers and animal lovers. The scenic beauty of the lake, natural wooded areas, and championship golf course make it a great place for nature photography as well.

Stargazing Stargazing

Whether you are camping in a tent, walking outside of one of the cabin rentals, or staying in your RV, Cheraw State Park offers stunning views of the night sky.

Hiking Hiking

The Cheraw Nature Trail and Turkey Oak Trail are both easy hikes in Cheraw State Park. The Cheraw Nature Trail is a two-mile loop within the larger 4.5-mile loop of Turkey Oak Trail. The Boardwalk Trail follows a half mile of Lake Juniper shoreline that takes you to Lake Juniper Dam. It is an actual boardwalk which makes for easy hiking.


Motorized boats are allowed on Lake Juniper as long as they are 10 horsepower or lower, meaning fishing boats are allowed on the lake but nothing more powerful. You can also paddle out and fish in canoes or kayaks as well.

Swimming Swimming

The swimming area at Lake Juniper is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day each year. Swimmers must stay within the designated swimming area, and there are no lifeguards on duty.


Cheraw Mountain Bike Trail is a nine-mile loop that allows mountain bikers to follow blue markers in a clockwise direction through predominantly sandy surfaces. It is an easier mountain biking trail with enough hills and turns for a good workout but no technical knowledge is needed.

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How to Get to
Cheraw State Park

From Cheraw SC, take Highway 52 South for about four miles and turn right into the park's entrance.

From Charlotte NC, take Highway 74 East to Highway 601 East. From 601, take Highway 9 to Cheraw and then follow the directions above.

Entering Cheraw State Park

There is s parking lot at the visitor center and then other parking areas throughout the park. There is no entry fee for Cheraw State Park. Parking is offered for no additional fee for any type of vehicle.

Many different types of adventure await within the borders of Cheraw State Park. You are close enough to cities and historic downtown to take a day trip, or you could spend all of your time in the park hiking, golfing, and enjoying time on the lake. No matter what type of adventure you are looking for, chances are you can find it at Cheraw State Park.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cheraw State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Cheraw State Park?

If you are planning to spend time on Lake Juniper, summer is the best time to visit Cheraw State Park. If you are playing golf, camping, sightseeing, or hiking, spring and fall are the best times to plan a trip. If you go in October or November, the leaves begin to change colors adding to the beauty of the park.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Cheraw State Park?

The rare red-cockaded woodpecker can be seen in the park along with fox squirrels, deer, and multiple species of fish in the stocked Juniper Lake. The park is most well known for the multiple species of birds that have been spotted in Cheraw State Park, including owls, hawks, eagles, thrashers, and many more.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Cheraw State Park?

There are 17 RV camping spots in Cheraw State Park. Visitors who reserve these spots can have a maximum of one trailer, one RV, or two tents.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Cheraw State Park and what is the cost?

Reservations are required for one of the 17 RV campsites at Cheraw State Park, and the fee is between $17 and $34 per night.

Are pets allowed at Cheraw State Park?

Pets are allowed in most areas of the park, including the hiking trails, but visitors are asked to keep pets off the golf course and in lodging areas. Pets should be on a leash at all times and the leash should be no longer than six feet long.