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Santee State Park

Address: 251 State Park Road, Santee, SC 29458
Phone Number: (803) 854-2408
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Santee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Attraction details
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Matthews, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

There was a place to pay to enter ($2/car), but then no map and on the one side of the park there was no where to park a car, so we made our own parking space which is not good for the environment. We went there to get some geochaches (spelling?). We found 2 easily and another was much harder... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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112 reviews 112 reviews
20 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We paid the $4 admission fee which you place into an envelope, and then place the card onto the rear view mirror. There are several trails' and we had a heck of a time finding some of them. The 7.5 mile bike trail is great. Beautiful woods, a great several hour family experience.

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Aiken, South Carolina, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We rented 5 of the pier cabins with 4 other couples for 2 nights and had a wonderful time. The park is clean and staff is friendly. The accomodations were great as well. The sunset view in the evenings was spectacular!

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A quiet get away. Lovely lake views, cabins or camping available. Fishing piers, lake tours, golf and local boat rentals. Several good restaurants near by.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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136 reviews 136 reviews
18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My wife and I stopped in to the park for a brief hike before we continued our trip home. The park is located on beautiful Lake Marion and offers lodging through camping or rental of their 2 bedroom lodges. On our next trip through we will probably try one of the lodges in lieu of a hotel. The park and... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The park has good views of Lake Marion. Great place to go fishing, hiking, or biking. Nice playgroud equipment for the kiddos. Nice staff working in the gift shop & registration hut.

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Denmark, South Carolina
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179 reviews 179 reviews
60 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I have been here before; once solo at an individual camping site and another time when taking a graduate credit course “Discover Carolina” for teacher recertification credit. I am here now for our annual “Fall Sprawl” with the Palmetto State Hangers. We are hammock campers using the entire group camping area. Here we are approximately eighty guests and members, and... More 

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Inglis, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

While we didn't spend much time as we always get there late in the day, we will always drive to the State Park. It's a beautiful area, located on the shores of Lake Marion. There are fishing piers, a boat launch and a tackle store. We also discovered that there are very nice looking octagonal cabins, 10 of which are... More 

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Seneca
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

There is no need for such poor roads inside the campgrounds. The lake looks great, cabins are available, close to the interstates but it's really lacking updated bath houses and really poor washed out non paved roads in the camping area. The water was hot in the showers but it really needed improvement. Go real slow on the road while... More 

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West Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Four friend head to Santee Start Park Labor Day weekend for 4 days of R&R. Stayed in one if the large cabins and it was the perfect size for the 4 of us. We fished, road bikes, played tennis and just relaxed. Only 3 cons were not enough fishing piers,the tennis court is horrible(even though we had a fun 3... More 

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