Lake Wateree State Park, Winnsboro

#39 of 75 in Nature in South Carolina
Must see · State Park · Nature / Park
Lake Wateree State Park is a state park located in Ridgeway, South Carolina. The state park is located on Desportes Island on Lake Wateree, four miles (6.4 km) north of the town of the Ridgeway. The 283-acre (1.15 km2) site was acquired by the state in 1982 and offers 100 camping sites, picnic shelters, an on-site tackle shop with boat refueling, and a mile-long nature tail.

The park was formerly known as Lake Wateree State Recreation Area.
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  • This is a small state park not far off the interstate. I must say I enjoyed my visit. Took the kids for a picnic. Found a lot of picnic tables along the water. Nice views. The restrooms along with...  more »
  • This S.C. State Park located on the side of one of S.C.’s great lakes features a nice dock, great picnic area to take in the incredible lake views, playgrounds, trails, and a camp shop that sells a...  more »
  • I really enjoyed our time here camping. Lake Wateree State Park is a wonderful park to plan a trip to. There is something for everyone here like a nice forest trail, a nice play ground area, a dock with nice places to fish from the shore, seats to watch the boats go by. Even a nice little store for supplies and snacks. My family and I will be planning a trip back here soon. So many good memories and hopefully more to come.
  • Long sites and a friendly staff. We checked in on a Sunday and it was really quiet. (People next to us said weekend was a little loud. ) Because of a traffic jam on 26 we missed the afternoon at the park. We will have to come back here soon. Lots of fishing to be done but not enough time..

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