Sesquicentennial State Park RV & Campground Guide

South Carolina

Sesquicentennial State Park occupies 1,419 acres in the Sand Hills region of South Carolina. Created in 1937, this park still retains much of what was contributed to it by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). One of the many additions made by the CCC in the 1930s is the 30-acre lake in the park center. Picturesque man-made waterfalls allow runoff from the lake to continue on its way to the South Carolina Coast. Since its dedication in 1937, growing trees have covered much of the engineering, leaving a natural feel to an environment developed by humans. Sesquicentennial State Park draws visitors from South Carolina's capital, Columbia, which is only 12 miles away, but visitors from other, smaller South Carolina communities like Lexington and Seven Oaks claim it as their own.

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Spring 43-83 F
Summer 67-92 F
Fall 42-85 F
Winter 35-60 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Sesquicentennial State Park

Though Sesquicentennial State Park is within an easy drive of a large urban area, the most comfortable way to extend your stay there is in an RV. The nature of an RV allows you to take your home with you. You can carry all your essentials, move from the park to various attractions without a fuss, and maintain a comfortable living style while communing with nature. If you don't own an RV, consider a rental through RVshare to experience this wonderful state park.

Sesquicentennial State Park Campground

Sesquicentennial State Park Campground offers 87 RV campsites with pull-through capability. Each site comes equipped with a picnic table and fire ring. Rigs as long as 35 feet are welcome to camp inside the park. A dump station where RV campers can clean their waste tanks allows for extended stays. The campground maintains warm showers and restrooms with flush toilets. A camp store services the park with perishable items. A playground and water-splash area provide plenty of action for the kids.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electric Hookup: 30 amps

  • Sewer Hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi Available: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Fee: $13 to $24 per night

The Barnyard RV Park

Twenty-two miles southwest of Sesquicentennial State Park lies The Barnyard RV Park. This RV Park offers 42 RV campsites for temporary visitors. Each site has pull-through capability and can handle rigs up to 85 feet in length, so there is no need to unhook trailers or towed vehicles when you camp. The sites are 30 feet in width, allowing plenty of room for the picnic table and fire ring that accompanies each campsite and for any slide-outs that your rig may support. The pads are gravel, meaning that some leveling may be required on arrival. The Barnyard RV Park provides bathhouses and laundry facilities that are heated and air-conditioned for visitors' comfort. Restrooms with flush toilets are spaced throughout the park. A dump station is provided. There is a stocked fishing and swimming pond for guests to enjoy. A boat launch provides water access. The Barnyard features a dog park where your four-footed friend can run. Campsites have access to a wide selection of cable TV channels.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electric Hookup: 30/50 amp

  • Sewer Hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Fee: $38 to $43 per night

River Bottom Farms Family Campground

Located 36 miles south of Sesquicentennial State Park is River Bottom Farms Family Campground, a family-owned and -operated facility. The campground includes 62 RV campsites, of which 24 offer pull-through parking. The back-in sites are 35 feet wide and 61 feet long, whereas the pull-through sites are 33 feet wide and 63 feet long. Each site supplies a picnic table and fire ring, and a dump station is available on the grounds. Hot showers, restrooms with flush toilets, and laundry facilities are also provided. The campground sits alongside the Edisto River, which is accessible via a boat launch, and there is a swimming pool. Four ponds stocked with bass, bream, and sunfish are available for the angler. For your pets, the campground provides a dog park. There is a playground, a rec room, an arcade, and a game room with a bounce pillow section for kids.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electric Hookup: 20/30/50

  • Sewer Hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Fee: $30 to $40 per night

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What to Do at
Sesquicentennial State Park

Inside Sesquicentennial State Park

Sesquicentennial State Park offers plenty of activities for guests. A well-stocked 6-acre lake provides an excellent angling area for kids to learn the sport. Boats, kayaks, and canoes are rented at the camp store. Twelve miles of hiking and biking trails wind through the park, allowing visitors to get great looks at some rarer wildlife that call the region home. A dog park lets you play with your four-footed friends without restrictions.

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How to Get to
Sesquicentennial State Park

Sesquicentennial State Park sits within the boundaries of the Columbia, SC, metropolitan area. Every route that visitors take to reach the park includes traveling a section of Interstate 20 (I-20). To get there from downtown Columbia, take Gervais Street for 0.4 miles to Bull Street. Turn left on Bull Street; in 0.9 miles, it will become South Carolina Highway 277 North (SC-277 N). Follow SC-277 N for 5.6 miles. Take the exit for Interstate 20 East (I-20 E) toward Florence. Go for 1.4 miles and take Exit 74 for United States Highway 1 (US-1). Use the two left lanes to turn onto US-1. The park is three miles ahead.

To approach Sesquicentennial State Park from Seven Oaks, SC, avoid Columbia by following Bush River Road for 2.5 miles until it merges with I-20 E. Take I-20 E for 10.5 miles and then take Exit 74 for US-1. Use the two left lanes to turn onto US-1 N and drive the remaining three miles to the park.

To get to Sesquicentennial State Park from Lexington, SC, head southeast on East Main Street toward Lake Drive. After 0.9 miles, the street becomes US-1 N. Continue driving on US-1 N for 1.7 miles. Use the right lane to merge onto I-20 E via the ramp toward Florence. Drive 16.4 miles to Exit 74 and turn right toward US-1. Use one of the two left lanes to turn onto US-1 N. Drive the remaining three miles to the park on US-1 N.

Entering Sesquicentennial State Park

Sesquicentennial State Park is a day-use area that is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Sesquicentennial State Park Entry fee (people ages 16 and older) : $6.0

Sesquicentennial State Park Entry fee (people ages 6-15 and 65 and older) : $4.0

Sesquicentennial State Park Entry fee (people ages 0-5) : $0.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Sesquicentennial State Park

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

The park offers various activities and attractions year-round. Spring is a great time to go if you're interested in seeing wildlife. If you're looking to enjoy the peacefulness of nature, then winter is a beautiful time to visit.

What is the climate of Sesquicentennial State Park?

Sesquicentennial State Park is characterized by its warm, humid climate, with average temperatures of around 70°F in the summer and 50°F in the winter. Precipitation is evenly distributed, with the park receiving an average of 50 inches of rain annually.

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

Sesquicentennial State Park is home to a diverse array of plant and animal life. The park's woodlands provide habitat for deer, opossums, raccoons, and squirrels, while its creeks and ponds are a haven for turtles, frogs, and fish.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Sesquicentennial State Park?

Sesquicentennial State Park offers a variety of camping experiences for visitors, including designated spots for RV campers. Each campsite includes a fire ring and picnic table, and the campground has self-contained restrooms and dump stations.

Are pets allowed at Sesquicentennial State Park?

Dogs are allowed in the park on the condition that they're kept under physical restraint. There's also a dog park with plenty of room for your four-legged friend to burn off some energy.