Save
You must be signed in to save park lists.
Your Park Lists
add New List
Add Photo
You must be signed in to add photos.
state route ranger badge
South Carolina
17

South Carolina State Parks

responsive menu icon
USA Parks
South Carolina
Olde English Region
Lake Wateree State Park
Walk on the Beach © stateparks.com
Carolina Wren © stateparks.com
Carolina Wren
Search
Availability
Calendars
Availability Search
LAKE WATEREE STATE PARK
LAKE WATEREE STATE PARK
881 State Park RD
Winnsboro, South Carolina   29180

Phone: 803-482-6401
Reservations: 803-482-6401
Email: park email button icon
Lake Wateree is one of South Carolina?s premier fishing and boating destinations, and Lake Wateree State Recreation Area provides ideal access to the 21-mile long, 13,700-acre reservoir.

The park?s serene setting on the lake?s Desportes Island just off U.S. 21 near Interstate 77 in the northern Midlands/Lower Piedmont makes it convenient to the Columbia, Camden and Rock Hill areas and an easy drive from much of the rest of the state.

The 238-acre park?s offerings include a tackle shop/park store with refueling dock and public boat ramp. A large population of crappie, bream, largemouth bass, catfish and later, striped bass, has made the lake a popular fishing spot since the dam was built in 1919 (making it one of the state?s oldest).

The park?s wooded, lakeside campground has 72 sites, including many that can accommodate large RVs and all with water and electrical service. Day visitors and campers also can enjoy the numerous picnic tables, playground and the mile-long nature trail through the quiet woods.
Passes
South Carolina offers a variety of Park Passports. You can read more about the South Carolina Park Passports and order online by visiting the SOUTH CAROLINA PARK PASSPORTS web page.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bike Trailsyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
CampingWater/Electric Sitesyes
WinterActivitiesyes


Location
Lake Wateree State Park is located near Blythewood, Camden and Elgin


Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
January 16 our favorite park by chief
park review stars; one to five a campers paradise
May 23 very good state park by stew
park review stars; one to five all around good. The lady at the store was very helpful to.I will go back.
write a review
Share On

Nearby Hotels
Booking.com

Directions
General Directions: 15 miles east of Winnsboro off US 21 on River Rd and 11 miles off I-77.

Driving Directions: On I-77, take exit 41, follow secondary 41 N. to stop sign at Hwy 21. Turn left and go approximately 2-3 mi. to the first paved road on the rt. Turn rt. on Rd. 101 (River Rd.) The park is 5.5 mi. on the left.

state route ranger badge
South Carolina
17

South Carolina State Parks

X