SESQUICENTENNIAL STATE PARK
This 1,419-acre park, situated in the middle of the sandhills region, features a beautiful 30-acre lake surrounded by trails and picnic areas.
The park's proximity to downtown Columbia and three major interstate highways attracts both local residents and travelers.
Sesqui is often the site of family reunions and group campouts. Interpretive nature programs is a major attraction to the park.
The park also contains a two-story log house, dating back to the mid 1700's, which was relocated to the park in 1969. This house is believed to be the oldest building still standing in Richland County.
The park was originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's. Evidence of their craftsmanship is still present today.
A retreat center is available for group meetings up to 50 persons.
The center is used for both day meetings and for conferences that require overnight accommodations.
The center, features a fully equipped kitchen with cooking and eating utensils.
Rental rate/day is $140-175
The center also includes dormitory-style rooms for up to 30 overnight guests,
Attendees at overnight functions are responsible for furnishing their own bed and bath linens.
Rate/night is $216-270/night.
To reserve the retreat center, contact the park directly.
General Directions: On US 1, 13 miles northeast of Columbia and 3 miles from I-20 and 1.5 mi from I-77.
Driving Directions: From I-20: take exit 74, turn left onto Hwy 1 (Two Notch Road ), travel 3 mi, park will be on the right. From I-77: take the Hwy 1 (Two Notch Road ) exit, go N on Hwy 1 for 1.5 mi. Park will be on the right.