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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
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
16 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
57 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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
231 helpful votes 231 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 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
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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Northern Virginia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
18 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

On our way to Charleston and stopped here to kayak. Lovely location. They have boat ramps to help facilitate launching. We kayaked for about 2 hours, and had lunch at one of their picnic tables. Would recommend using google maps to find them, as the directions on the website were a bit sketchy. Easy to get back on the highway... More

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Stayed in a lodge next to lake away from others. Great place to fish with kids.Explore around the lake and find the dam, when you read sings about what to do if it is breached it becomes very scary. This really is the great outdoors.At night the woods come to life with all the night creatures.dont leave food out or... More

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Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Stayed in a 35 ft motorhome on site #10. The location on Lake Marion is very nice and close to I-95 - that's the good part. The roads are dirt in the campground and lots of holes so not easy to get around in a motor home. The baths need lots of work. One toilet was like a rocking chair... More

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