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Sesquicentennial State Park

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Address: 9564 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29223-4377
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+1 803-788-2706
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00

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A walk in the park

Nice, safe and clean place to walk in the woods. Easy walk and great place to walk your dog. Kudos to the city of Columbia for having this great park so close

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Cheryl M
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Westlake, Ohio
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59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park is very quiet with overnight sites in the woods. The facilities are nicely maintained and clean. The staff persons we met were very friendly and helpful. I strongly recommend the park for day-trips or overnights.

Thank Roadwarrior D
Telford, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a gorgeous spring day when my 1 year old grandson and I visited the park for the first time. This is a lovely gentle State Park with acres of land, many different types of trees and a wonderful lake you would not believe it could be so close to the city. Very peaceful with lots of seating areas... More 

Thank Jaguar55
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Nice, safe and clean place to walk in the woods. Easy walk and great place to walk your dog. Kudos to the city of Columbia for having this great park so close

Thank Cheryl M
Walterboro, South Carolina, United States
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282 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I came here after reading positive reviews from my friends on it. First, paying what we did to get in was a bit steep ($5/person and $3/kid.) We paid and entered, parked and walked over to the store the have. It's very small but I wanted to collect my stamp for the SC parks program going on. We did the... More 

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Amelia Island, FL
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109 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is a lovely park with a restful lake, playgrounds, trails and picnic area. It is unfortunate that is cost $5 per person. Repeated visits add up! I am of the opinion that parks should be by and large free for state residents. If you must charge, it should be nominal.

1 Thank offtheclock
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77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is a lovely state park. There are plenty of walks to suit all visitors. Great place for picnics.

Thank Ann S
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Just experienced my fifth visit to this majestic grave site. The gazebos where the last rites are held is covered, close to where you park the car and usually plenty of seating for family & friends.

Thank Laura J H
Columbia, South Carolina
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This is a park we have visited for years. A place a where there can be family fun. Through the years it has changed in some ways. Now there is a charge to go there. Recently there was an increase of the amount they charge.

Thank KidfromKandy
West End, North Carolina
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We camped in the late winter after they area had experienced a 1000 year flood the previous fall, so a lot of the issues were due to the continuing clean up. The trails were nice around the lake and there were obvious signs of active clean up/ reconstruction all over the park. The site #48 was fairly level and with... More 

Thank AussieRV
Warrenville, South Carolina
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Sesquicentennial state Park is a close by go-to for a long weekend for us. It's always seems clean and the rates are perfect. There's much we like to do in the Columbia area and great places to eat. Our only issue with the park is that we drive a motorhome and the roads through the campground seem a bit narrow... More 

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