Cheraw State Park RV & Campground Guide

South Carolina

Cheraw State Park occupies 7,362 acres in the northeastern corner of South Carolina, close to the border with North Carolina. The park was created in 1934 and enjoyed attention from the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during its early years, and still uses buildings and boardwalks constructed during that era. Today, the park is mostly known for its championship-level 18-hole golf course and its work to provide habitat for threatened species like the red-cockaded woodpecker. The park is filled with water wildlife areas, mostly under the heavy woods that are natural to the region. Lake Juniper, a 360-acre body of water, sits in the park's center and serves as a water collection point. Cheraw State Park is surrounded by picturesque small communities, such as Cheraw, SC, and is only a short distance from large urban areas like Columbia, SC, and Fayetteville, NC.

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Spring 42-82 F
Summer 67-91 F
Fall 42-84 F
Winter 34-59 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Cheraw State Park

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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

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.

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How to Get to
Cheraw State Park

To approach Cheraw State Park from Cheraw, SC, take United States Highway 1 South (US-1 S) for 2.3 miles. Take a slight left onto United States Highway 52 South (US-52 S) and drive for one mile. Turn left onto Parkside Drive and travel for one mile. At Cheraw State Park Road, turn right. The park entrance is on the right.

To approach Cheraw State Park from Columbia, SC, take South Carolina Highway 277 North (SC-277 N) for 5.6 miles. Take the exit to the right for Interstate 20 East (I-20 E) and drive for 25 miles. Take Exit 98 toward Unites States Highway 521 North (US-521 N) and drive for 2.1 miles into Camden, SC. In Camden, turn right onto York Street, follow it for 0.7 miles and then take another right onto State Road South 28-45 (State Rd S 28-45). Drive for 0.4 miles and turn left onto Lakeshore Drive and follow it for another 0.4 miles. Turn right onto United States Highway 1 North (US-1 North) and drive for 48.8 miles and turn right onto Cheraw State Park Road. Go another 1.4 miles and turn left. The park entrance is on the left. 

To get to Cheraw from Fayetteville, NC, take Interstate 95 BUS South (I-95 BUS S) for 6.5 miles. Keep right to enter United States Highway 301 South (US-301 S). Travel for 2.4 miles and turn right onto North Carolina Highway 71 South (NC-71 S). Drive for 23 miles until you get to Maxton, NC. In Maxton, turn right onto the ramp toward Laurinburg. Merge onto Interstate 74 West (I-74 W) and travel for 9.3 miles. At Exit 182 for North Carolina Highway 79 South (NC-79 S), take a left turn onto NC-79 S and drive for 7.5 miles to cross the border into South Carolina. Continue straight on South Carolina Highway 79 South (SC-79 S) for another 9.2 miles and turn left onto South Carolina Highway 9 North (SC-9 N). Drive for nine miles into Cheraw, SC.

Entering Cheraw State Park

Day-use hours at Cheraw State Park vary depending on the season but typically run from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Cheraw State Park Entry fee : $0.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Cheraw State Park

What is the climate of Cheraw State Park?

Cheraw State Park has a warm, balmy climate throughout the year. The park experiences steady rainfall and sees summer temperatures as high as 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter temperatures range from 30 to 57 degrees.

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

If you want to avoid the most extreme heat and humidity, the best times to visit Cheraw State Park are May and September. Those months typically provide warm, pleasant temperatures for outdoor fun.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Cheraw State Park?

The campground at Cheraw State Park contains 17 designated RV campsites. These sites have pull-through capability and feature water and 30/50-amp electrical hookups. The campground features an on-site dump station as well.

Are pets allowed at Cheraw State Park?

Although they are not allowed in cabins or cabin areas, pets are permitted in most parts of Cheraw State Park. All pets in the park must be kept under control and on leashes of no more than 6 ft.

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

The park offers excellent opportunities for birdwatching. During your visit, you should keep your eyes open for Canada geese, double-crested cormorants, wood ducks, red-cockaded woodpeckers, pine warblers, brown-headed nuthatches, and many other unique birds.