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“Great place for camping or day trip”

Sesquicentennial State Park
Ranked #20 of 109 things to do in Columbia
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Bluffton, South Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great place for camping or day trip”
Reviewed 28 May 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.

Visited May 2013
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Lugoff, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“It’s nice, relaxing and a great place for a picnic…”
Reviewed 20 May 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.

Visited March 2013
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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great place to spend the day!”
Reviewed 4 March 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.

Visited March 2013
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Jacksonville, North Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed 25 February 2013

This is a beautiful park, has a huge lake for fishing and kayaking, canoeing and just relaxing, tons of trails for walking, running, biking,eats are welcome as long as they stay on a leash. They have a fenced dog park for some unrestrained freedom for your furry companions. There are benches and picnic areas throughout, lots of restroom facilities. Campground is gorgeous, and quiet, some of the turns can be a little tight if your motor home or camper is large, the sites are not concrete pads but they are well maintained. I will deaf keep this state park on my list of places to return to.

Visited February 2013
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Columbia, SC
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Updated trails”
Reviewed 13 February 2013

Wounderful little park for a cross country run . Also good for a picnic or an organizational outing. Can feel seady at times, but I know of no real issues with safety. You can also camp here.

Visited March 2012
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