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Sesquicentennial State Park
Ranked #21 of 108 things to do in Columbia
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Not worth paying for just to go into a wilderness area in the middle of town. It's a big park but not much there.

Thank K W
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

What can I say. Inexpensive, great sites, very close to city and shopping yet you feel you are in the middle of a forest. Nice lake for swimming and fishing.

2  Thank WEL29229
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

It was a very nice park with a lot of stuff to do with children. We have two young boys and we took them on a hike around the pond/lake and rented a john boat for $12.00 for the day. They gave a great playground for the kids to play on. They were in heaven. The campground was nice. The bathrooms were relatively clean. The tent pad was a little small for our tent, but made do. My biggest complaint is they do not have a camp store that is open all day. They are open from 11-12 in the morning and 4-5 in the afternoon...so if you get there after 5, make sure you come with firewood. We had to search for dried wood around the campsite Friday night after getting set up, which was a little frustrating. However, overall we were pretty pleased.

1  Thank Ann M
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

This is just a nice simple place to come and relax, hike or bike. The grounds appear well maintained and the trails are fairly well marked. There are many times, however, when we’ve gone there and found the facilities all locked up. I don’t know what that’s all about. There should be someone there at all times during park hours.

We’ve noticed that there are many families who avail themselves of the grounds for family activities, sports and cook outs. My wife and I usually pack a nice picnic lunch that we enjoy in the park after church on Sundays. And we never forget to bring a few extra pieces of bread for the ducks and geese. Enjoy, have fun and God bless.

2  Thank Christopher451
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

This is such a neat place to spend the day. We went to the park office to rent a canoe. The Park Ranger, Adam was so courteous,professional and friendly. He was very informative and answered all of our questions about the lake and the surrounding area. Adam, quickly gave us our equipment to rent the canoe and addressed any concerns we had. He is a fantastic Park Ranger and I hope when you visit here you will have the pleasure of meeting him. A great asset to this park! The lake is beautiful and we did see Mallard ducks,Canadian geese, some really neat thicket type birds, and fish jumping in the water. It was a little chilly (45 degrees) so I am sure in the warmer months there is a great deal of wildlife to see in warmer weather while paddling around the lake. The hiking trails are well maintained and a nice walk. A lot of places to sit and relax. Next time, we will bring a picnic lunch! Canoe and pedal boat rentals are inexpensive. We rented the canoe for an hour and it was plenty of time for us.

Thank brenda p
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