We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Santee State Park

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 251 State Park Road, Santee, SC 29458
Phone Number: (803) 854-2408
Website
Today
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Activities: Hiking

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 85 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A beautiful escape!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2014
Granny483
,
Inglis, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Inglis, Florida
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
234 helpful votes 234 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Seneca
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Columbia
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Northern Virginia
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
19 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Deerfield Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We plan to go back to this park again. It was one of the most beautiful and peaceful parks (along the I-95) that we have come across in a long time.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Lexington, South Carolina
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Stayed in the pier cabins and it was wonderful. The cabin was a little dated, but very clean. It comes with two bedrooms and a futon that slept six. There is one shared bathroom. There is a kitchen with a stove, oven, microwave, and refrigerator, but limited utensils. Being on the pier we had to grill on the shore by... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Acworth, Georgia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stayed in a cabin on the lake (water below, behind and in front), clean cabin, great view of the lake and wildlife, great value, great park staff. Definitely going back...

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
West Islip, New York
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This State park in South Carolina (right off of I95) not only has camping, and great fishing on the 110,000 acre lake Marion, but 30 Cabins (rondettes) for rent. 20 of the cabins are in the woods with lake access, and 10 are on a pier in the lake itself. The cabins are excellently appointed (kitchen with big table, living... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Been to Santee State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Santee State Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?