Cheraw State Park uniquely combines outstanding recreational opportunities: equestrian trails, hiking and biking trails, rustic cabins with full amenities, group camps and family campsites near Lake Juniper from which you can enjoy boating, sailing and fishing.
Cheraw also provides a championship 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Jackson, with a layout so unique that no two fairways are adjacent to the other. The park also protects habitats for the threatened Red Cockaded woodpecker and migratory birds.
History of the Area
Cheraw State Park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal Program created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The program was designed to provide employment during the Great Depression while addressing national needs in conservation and recreation.
The CCC was instrumental in the development of many of South Carolina's state parks. A number of buildings built by the CCC in the 1930's are still in use at this park.