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Santee State Park

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Address: 251 State Park Road, Santee, SC 29458
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+1 803-854-2408
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00

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Clean park

We love visiting this state park and lake. Plenty of picnic tables, shelters, camping and cabins and trails to hike. They rent kayaks. Clean and friendly.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Florence, South Carolina
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Florence, South Carolina
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We love visiting this state park and lake. Plenty of picnic tables, shelters, camping and cabins and trails to hike. They rent kayaks. Clean and friendly.

Thank RedhotCandy
Columbia, South Carolina
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived in the late evening and watched a fantastic sunset..park had many visitors that were starting to gather their things. Had kayak rentals, boat ramps, camping and picnic areas. Will definitely go back when we have more time.

Thank SVAGroup
Santee, South Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful state Park. Very quiet with lots of trails. Many camping options with cabins and tent camping. Nice camp store with firewood and supplies.

Thank CinHerm
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had and enjoyable time at Santee State Park. The staff was very accommodating. We stayed in the cabins, which though dated, were fairly clean. Check-in for the cabins is at 4pm and the office closes at 5pm (non-summer hrs), so there is a very small window for check-in. We got there around 5:30pm and fortunately a... More 

Thank Michelle B
Charleston, South Carolina
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417 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We love visiting the state park. Admission is $2 per adult, but you can purchase the Park Passport and enter any state park all year long. This park is just outside Santee, SC off of I-95. There are two campgrounds, but one is under renovation at this time. It should be reopened later this year. The trails have been closed... More 

Thank Terrie J
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We only had time for a quick drive by the lake & a few photos, but quite serene. Nice boat ramp, cabins, paddle & canoe rentals. There was as early morning chill in the air still saw some wildlife, nice campsites.

Thank Tara W
Bluffton, South Carolina
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Nice clean park easy to find and not far from I95. The roads inside the park could use some gravel to fill in the potholes. I'm sure we will be back.

Thank Golfergrl73
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Our family traveled from GA to Santee State Park fro a long weekend and had a great visit for the most part. We found there to be quite a few concerns with our Cabin 25 at Santee State Park and wanted to make you all aware of these concerns. I am an avid traveler and Trip Advisor user and will... More 

1 Thank Cindy S
Charleston, South Carolina
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We check into a smaller cabin. Was very nice and cozy. Views to to Lake was very nice and relaxing. Would definitely recommend this place and come back to stay with family and friends

Thank jennifer m
ROCKLAND, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

The tour was very well done with two gentlemen who were very familiar with the Flora and Fauna in the area. We actually saw a alligator harvested on the first day of an alligator hunt and saw the animal. Quite spectacular. The facilities are wonderful clean and a lovely store to go with campers and Cabin Renters. The launch facility... More 

Thank Austin C

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