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“Wonderful woodland hike”
Review of Santee State Park

Santee State Park
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Santee
Certificate of Excellence
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Roswell NM
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314 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Wonderful woodland hike”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

We spent a perfect fall morning hiking around the state park. The trails were well marked, and the weather was perfect. We found it peaceful and quiet and the views were spectacular.

Visited September 2013
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Florida
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311 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Water access”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Campground is located really close to the water. Sites are roomy enough. Bath house could use updating. Loads of deer just roaming the area also lots of feral cats prowling the campsite and the park area. They need to do a catch and neuter/spay release on these cats to reduce unwanted kittens. We were there in June and there were lots of bugs so bring bug spray. Nice boat ramp convenient to campgrounds. There is a camp store but did not go in due to no dogs allowed. A sign by the cabins warn of birds attacking car parts and suggests to park elsewhere.

Visited June 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Day Trip”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We went for a day trip to do some fishing with the kids. It is a really clean park and the facilities are very nice. Our only down fall is the limited on shore fishing area for the public. Only one Pier near the boat landing. We are going to plan a visit and stay the night on one of the cabins on the water. This would be an ideal place for someone who owns a boat. Lots of family fun to be had. (We just had a rainy off day.)

Visited July 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
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51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Waterfront Cabins Comfortable But Somewhat Shopworn”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

We stayed for one ful l week at the waterfront cabins. Our family rented 3 cabins total. The positives: cabins were neat and orderly, waterfront views were gorgeous, layout of cabins were very family friendly, they are air conditioned and have several creature comforts. The negatives were: window blinds were broken on several windows, cleanliness of the cabins could be MUCH better, the items in the kitchen were lacking (no measuring cups, no broom anywhere to be found, needed more pots and pans), the cabins are shopworn and need updating.

As for the state park itself it has lots of bells and whistles for visitors: recreation hall, many picnic areas, daily summer activities for kids, fishing docks, nature trails, grilling areas, etc. Lake is pretty though hazardous for boating due to the extreme amount of stumps and trees throughout the edges, center and all parts of this lake, which is a shame.

Visited July 2013
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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“impressive”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Loved the lake, the trees in the water, the water hyacinths spread around the water's edge, the wildlife, trails, cabins, definitely a place to return to and spend lots of time!

Visited May 2013
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