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Address: 743 State Park Rd, Winnsboro, SC 29180-5937
Phone Number: +1 803-482-6401
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Relaxing Day of Boating

We visited the State Park as our starting point to launch our boat. Lake Wateree has two decent boat ramps, a dock and gas pumps. There is ample parking for trucks and boat... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
RoamingFam87
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We visited the State Park as our starting point to launch our boat. Lake Wateree has two decent boat ramps, a dock and gas pumps. There is ample parking for trucks and boat trailers. One of the first things that hits you is the fresh smell of pine trees. There is a camp store and clean restrooms. A picnic area... More 

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Winnsboro, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I almost hate to share the secret of Lake Wateree State Park. Great place for camping and fishing. Excellent staff! Park Rangers are very friendly and helpful. They have an adequately stocked store for things you forgot. Boating (power or paddle) is key to really enjoying the lake. The boat ramp is in great condition and there is plenty of... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This park would be perfect if you have a boat. The lake was beautiful. We will definitely have to return for a camping trip and enjoy a day on the lake and some fishing. The park also had a nice playground for the kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

What a great state park. There is an easy, short trail that offers spectacular, tranquil views of the un-commercialized lake. A short ride from Columbia, this park is a great place to have a picnic, grill out with friends, or even swim off the beach! A much better lake to visit than Lake Murray.

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Clemson, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

The lake is pretty, but if you don't have a boat, it's not of much use. The nature trail is just a stroll through the woods with a few glimpses of the water (which was very high due to flooding awhile back and heavy rains two nights ago), but really didn't have any special vistas. Still, it's a state park,... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

A beautiful setting among tall pines. RV sites are paved and most have water and electric. Lots of fishermen this time of year. Tackle Shop Serves as check in office and sells gifts and items you may have forgotten. There is a nice clear hiking trail nearby. We have seen deer here on previous campouts. The one don side is... More 

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Camden, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

The usual state park and they have some trails to hike. A lot of people take bikes for something to do. There isn't really much to do at the park as far as the water goes unless you have some kind of water craft. They have a large campground but the spaces are very crowded.

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Lugoff, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

If you are looking for a relaxing day, weekend, or longer, look no further. The camping area has just been extended to accommodate more campsites for campers as well as primitive sites. There is also a general store with bathrooms, easy boat access to the lake, and a great picnic and kids play area.

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Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Been going here since 1970's, and thought I would put down some information. The park is a good place to stay / start you adventure if you are on the Winnsboro side of the river. The river is excellent, uncrowded and has plenty of coves for beginner skiing. Any day on the Wateree is better than most days anywhere else!

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Lugoff, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

I love to go camping here! I have been camping here all my life starting with my parents, then with my children. Now soon to be with my grandchild!

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