Lee State Park RV & Campground Guide

South Carolina

Follow in the footsteps of the Great Depression Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) members at Lee State Park. Nestled into a large swathe of bottomland hardwood forest wetlands along the Lynches River, the park offers a peaceful, nature-oriented escape. Between fishing, boating, and swimming outings, you can explore the forest and look out for the many bird species that live in the trees. While you hike, keep an eye out for the park's four artesian wells and other historic CCC structures. The park is open year-round; come during the winter and spring to experience cool temperatures and low crowd levels. The town of Bishopville sits about eight miles west, and the nearest city is Columbia, which lies 60 miles southwest of the park.

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Weather
Spring 40-80 F
Summer 66-91 F
Fall 40-84 F
Winter 30-60 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lee State Park

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Lee State Park Campground

If your RV is 36 feet or shorter, you can book a site at the Lee State Park Campground. With 19 sites, the campground offers a relaxed, kid-friendly environment. Most spots offer electric and water hookups; six sites offer full hookups. With a dump station, modern restrooms, and hot showers, the park offers a comfortable camping experience. Rates start at $20 per night for basic sites and $29 per night for spots with full hookups.

Track Side Camping

Are you a NASCAR fan? Camp right next to the Darlington Raceway at Track Side Camping. The RV area offers water and electric hookups; you can also choose rustic sites. Pets are welcome, and the hot showers in the bathhouse are a welcome treat after a day outdoors. If you're visiting during a NASCAR race, make sure to book early. This campground tends to be rowdy, so reserve a site in the quiet zone if you're looking for restful nights. Rates vary; call for details.

The Farm Campground

Slip into a beautiful campsite under the trees at The Farm Campground. The shaded sites come with full hookups, ensuring comfortable RV camping. Most spots have 20-amp or 30-amp service; book early to reserve one of the few 50-amp sites. Stroll down the camp roads to access the bathhouse, hot showers, and laundry area. If you're traveling with little ones, check out the play area and TV in the pavilion. The campground also offers Wi-Fi and cable TV throughout the park for evenings when you prefer to relax in your RV. Nightly rates start at $40, with excellent discounts for weekly and monthly stays.

Swamp Fox Campground

When it comes to easy access, it's hard to beat the Swamp Fox Campground. It's located 22 miles east of the park, just minutes off of I-95. If you're driving a big rig, the flat roads and pull-through sites make it easy to set up camp. Your site comes with access to Wi-Fi, full hookups, RV wash, hot showers, and laundry. Families love the playground, rec hall, and horseshoe court. Call for rates.

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Lee State Park

Inside Lee State Park

Many of the activities at Lee State Park involve the beautiful river that flows along the western boundary. Stop by the park office to borrow a fishing rod and head down to the river or the artesian pond to fish for sunfish and catfish; if you have a boat, you can launch at the ramp four miles north of the park. The park offers a small swimming area that's open in the summer. Take a leisurely hike along Sandhills Trail and Artesian Trail to explore the forest; both are less than one mile long, so they're ideal for families. Other activities in the park include birding, equestrian camping, and geocaching.

Outside Lee State Park

Lee State Park sits on the banks of the Lynches River, surrounded by a green, forested river valley. A short drive through the local farmlands takes you to Bishopville, where a variety of low-key restaurants and a few shopping opportunities await. This part of South Carolina is rich in history and outdoor attractions, so you can spend the afternoon fishing or exploring a museum.

Restaurants

Hwy 341 Diner

Pull up a counter seat at the Hwy 341 Diner for the full South Carolina experience. Serving big breakfasts and delicious lunch baskets, this casual spot is ideal for quick meals or family dining.

Type: American

Location: 1438 Wisacky Hwy, Bishopville, SC 29010

Bishopville Seafood

If you're in the mood for fish, crab, or shrimp, head straight for Bishopville Seafood. Don't miss the crab boil and the fantastic side dishes. Chicken and Philly cheesesteaks offer a delicious alternative.

Type: Seafood

Location: 113 S Nettles St, Bishopville, SC 29010

Harry & Harry Two

Known for its eclectic interior decor and airy patio seating, Harry & Harry Two is one of the best casual restaurants near Lee State Park. The menu includes American classics such as burgers, fries, wings, and salads. Look out for the shrimp and grits special on Thursday and Friday nights.

Type: American

Location: 719 Sumter Hwy, Bishopville, SC 29010

China House

China House serves all of your favorite Chinese dishes in a laid-back setting. Try the kung pao chicken or the pepper steak and start your meal with crab rangoons.

Type: Chinese

Location: 205 N Main St, Bishopville, SC 29010

Big Cheese Pizza

Dine in or grab a pizza to enjoy at your campsite at Big Cheese Pizza. Known for its freshly made crests and hand-mixed sauce, this restaurant is a local family favorite.

Type: Pizzeria

Location: 507 S Main St, Bishopville, SC 29010

Shopping

Southern Celebrations Boutique

Shop for a unique Southern-inspired gift at Southern Celebrations Boutique. Make sure to check out the eclectic selection of colorful plaque art.

Location: 225 N Main St, Bishopville, SC 29010

96 District Fabrics, LLC

If you're a quilter or a crafter, head straight to 96 District Fabrics, LLC. Choose from the well-curated selection of fabric, or pick up supplies for your next embroidery project.

Location: 817 N Main St, Bishopville, SC 29010

Bee Wise Organics

Make the 20-mile drive to Bee Wise Organics to find some of the best honey in South Carolina. The store also carries a selection of organic skincare products and CBD essentials.

Location: 200 Main St S, Bethune, SC 29009

Food Lion

Food Lion is the closest grocery store to Lee State Park. Stop in to pick up last-minute essentials; it has everything you need for your RV trip.

Location: 517 S Main St, Bishopville, SC 29010

Sightseeing

South Carolina Cotton Museum

Discover the history of cotton farming at the South Carolina Cotton Museum. Its exhibits showcase everything from spinning machines to farm equipment. The site is also home to the Lee County Veterans Museum, where you can learn about the history of military service and involvement in the local area.

Location: 121 W Cedar Ln, Bishopville, SC 29010

Lake Robinson

Enjoy the cool breezes that blow across Lake Robinson, a beautiful reservoir located about 20 miles north of Lee State Park. Bring your fishing rod and cast off one of the three piers, or rent a boat nearby and launch from the ramp. You'll also find picnic spots and some of the best views in the area.

Location: 1703-1733 New Market Rd, Hartsville, SC 29550

Kalmia Gardens

Drive 16 miles from your campsite to reach Kalmia Gardens, a botanical garden operated by Coker College. Explore the trails that wind through the 35-acre property, making sure to check out the historic Thomas E. Hart House. With formal gardens, pine uplands, a beech bluff, cypress swamps, and thickets of laurel, Kalmia enables you to experience a wide range of South Carolina landscapes.

Location: 1624 W Carolina Ave, Hartsville, SC 29550

Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden

You'll feel like you've stepped into an alternate universe at the Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden. Meticulously sculpted hedges and trees feature otherworldly shapes and wild, curving lines that delight kids and adults.

Location: 145 Broad Acres Rd, Bishopville, SC 29010

McBee Wildlife Management Area

Pack your binoculars for an afternoon at McBee Wildlife Management Area, a hotspot for local birding enthusiasts. A variety of animal species live in the reclaimed forests and farmlands, creating excellent wildlife-watching opportunities. The land is also used during hunting season, so be sure to check the dates before you go.

Location: Old Creek Road and McDonald Chapel Road, McBee, SC 29101

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How to Get to
Lee State Park

The easiest way to reach Lee State Park is to take I-20 west from Florence or east from Columbia. At Exit 123, head north on Lee State Park Road until you reach the park entrance. The route is easily accessible for both RVs and passenger vehicles, and the interstate is less than three miles from the park's campground.

Entering Lee State Park

Lee State Park is open all year. The trails, Loop Road, and day-use areas open at 9 a.m. and close at sunset. The park office is open from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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