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Santee State Park

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Address: 251 State Park Road, Santee, SC 29458
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+1 803-854-2408
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00

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This state park was wonderful. So big and clean with lots to do. Can't wait to come back and rent cabin.

Reviewed 21 July 2016
Debra S
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9 reviews
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This state park was wonderful. So big and clean with lots to do. Can't wait to come back and rent cabin.

Thank Debra S
Conway, South Carolina
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108 reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped by to see how the park looked thinking of renting a cabin on the water. The cabins look really neat. Even the ones off the water. Doesn't look like there is much to do but the lake view would make it all worth while. I love scenic parks. You can take a tour of the lake through a boat... More 

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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Santee State Park offers excellent cabin facilities and recreation opportunities on beautiful Lake Marion. The cost to stay is very reasonable and the location is right off I-95. For a break from everyday stresses, this is a good spot to drop out & chill.

Thank Frank D
San Cristobal De Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
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140 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Just a short drive from Santee we saw lots of deer, ducks and an extraordinary sunset. Makes for a nice break on a long trip. They do rent SUPs and kayaks at times. The park does have a day use fee.

1 Thank Clay R
Charleston, South Carolina
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Camped at Santee State Park 2 nights. Kayaked, paddled boarded and mountain biked on Saturday... No beach area for the kids to swim but found a beachy shore to swim beside the campground. The roads in the campground were the worst we've ever seen...rutted and pot holes were aweful. The sites are big and clean, water and electric provided. The... More 

1 Thank 91Kuhndog
Summerville, South Carolina
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2 reviews
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

I was in Campground spot 37. I had a fantastic view and vantage point of the entire campground. I was close to 2 bathhouses, and trash disposal was convenient. There weren't nuisance critters like some other parks, but I kept belongings and trash secure just in case. All the staff is encountered were genuinely kind. I hope to get back... More 

Thank Mary M
Odessa, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We stayed at Santee from April 13th to 20th/2016. I had just recently retired and wanted to go away on great adventure! We have a motorcycle so wanted to go somewhere warm yet not too far to drive. Thought of Myrtle Beach but the area was too touristy for us so research found Santee State Park. The location close off... More 

1 Thank lckbo
Wake Forest, NC
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171 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Fishing, camping, and swamp tours available. Great place to go and relax. The small store has a lounge with board games and a great view of the lake.

1 Thank mike_jarman2002
Richmond, VA
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58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

I didn't spend a lot of time here, and the shop by the fishing pier was closed, as was the visitor center (I was here around 5pm on a weekday). It seems very well maintained and the cabins and campground appear very nice.

Thank roseytheriveter
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Awesome walking trails! This is a large park with lots to see and do. They do need to repair the road and get the back camp ground opened back up.

1 Thank Pam H

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