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Santee State Park

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Address: 251 State Park Road, Santee, SC 29458
Phone Number: (803) 854-2408
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Activities: Hiking

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We went to Santee Park for a birthday party. It was a very nice area. You could go kayaking, fishing, and nature trails. There were also cabins. I'd suggest this place to families.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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Bolivia, North Carolina
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Bolivia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We went to Santee Park for a birthday party. It was a very nice area. You could go kayaking, fishing, and nature trails. There were also cabins. I'd suggest this place to families.

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York, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We stayed in cabin 24 for four nights for Memorial Day Weekend 2015. My family also had cabin 22 & 23. If you book cabins here pay attention to cabin size as it varies from cabin to cabin. We had four families with us and children ranging from 18 months to 17 years old. Plenty of room around the Cabins... More 

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Columbia, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We visited for the first time today. Walked every trail, toured the lake, visited the park store and welcome center then walked the fishing pier and were so pleased we booked a cabin for a week. Just a very pretty park with lots of amenities, playgrounds, fishing pier, cabins, camping the whole deal.

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Skaneateles, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Had a very nice site on Lake Marion and really liked it. You have the ability to fish right at your site. The rest rooms and showers are a little dated, but, still very usable. The laundry room, not so much.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Stopped before we left santee, lake Marion was hugh, and the trees in the middle of the lake was awesome, I've never seen that before, it cost $2.00 a person to get close to the water, but we just wanted to veiw the lake and take a few pics.

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Santee, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a beautiful place. So quiet and peaceful. The walking trails are cool. They have a play ground for the children. The family loved bicycling around the park. The fishing is most spectacular.

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Brampton, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We really enjoyed staying at this park!!! Our site had a nice view of the lake, and had lots of privacy as there were no sites behind us. The park store, fishing pier and park office are all very nice and convenient. Enjoyed the nature museum in the office...they also have free WiFi, books, games and DVD's to borrow! Enjoyed... More 

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Dallas, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Have been to many state parks and this one is on the small side.Boat ramps,bike trails and small playgrounds available as well as the camping sites.Close to town,located on lake marion.There is a bbq place at entrance called lone star bbq which is a decent place to eat with the charm of the old houses and old time store.Not the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This state park campground is going to be hard for me to rate because my wife loves the seclusion. My problem with this park is the road in the campground. We have a 40 foot motorhome and the ruts and pot holes will shake an rv a part. The campground is dirt and the roads leading to the campground is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Me and my friends go camping \ "cabining" twice a year been to a bunch of state parks this park is great with cabins and fishing and nature trails. There was lots of wild life for the nature lovers we saw deer harens ducks and even a gator and armadillo. Fishing was good to we caught brim catfish and bass... More 

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Additional Information about Santee State Park

Address: 251 State Park Road, Santee, SC 29458
Phone Number: (803) 854-2408
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Santee
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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