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Chester State Park, Chester

#46 of 74 in Nature in South Carolina
Must see · State Park · Nature / Park
Chester State Park is located near the town of Chester in Chester County, South Carolina. The 523-acre (2 km2) park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps on land purchased in 1935.
The park’s 523 acres include a 160-acre lake, a 450 foot long fishing pier/walking bridge connecting the opposite sides of the lake, with a two-mile nature trail that follows along the shoreline up to the Civilian Conservation Corps built stone spillway. Jon boat & Canoe rentals are popular in the warmer months, and the park also offers a boat ramp for visitors with electric or hand-powered personal boats. Picnicking, rental picnic shelters and a large playground system are located along the shoreline. As of November 16, 2013, Chester State Park also offers the first SC State Park tournament sanctioned disc golf course. This 27 hole course has three loops suitable for professional, tournament play with 18 of these holes having alternative tee’s for beginner/amateur level players.
Lakeview Hall, a fully enclosed meeting facility overlooking the park lake, is regularly used for weddings, reunions, and corporate meetings. Boy Scouts, church groups, and many other organized groups frequent the primitive group camping area throughout the year. Chester State Park’s 25-site campground is open year-round and has many sites that may accommodate anything from single tents to 40-foot RVs.

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  • We didn’t expect to see this spacious park after going down the winding entrance. Huge parking overlooking a large lake with outdoor grills, shelters, bathrooms and a bridge going a ross the lake...  more »
  • From a full size frisbee golf course, and trails galore, to the activities surrounding the lake and the cool bridge that actually goes over it - this park is awesome and definitely worth your visit...  more »
  • Wow! Hidden gem of Chester. I did not expect such beauty. Great park! Awesome looking camp ground, great disc golf course, beautiful lake view with really nice accommodations. Best state park I've been to within 1 to 2 hrs of the rock hill area.
  • This is my most favorite, happy place. I love that it is always clean, quiet, serene, beautiful, and always improving. I love the pride the staff take in the upkeep of the park for the residents of Chester and all the visitors

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