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Firewood Alert: Because of the seriousness of a potential infestation from the Emerald Ash Borer, we are requesting that no firewood be brought into South Carolina State Parks from outside of the state.

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a destructive invasive exotic beetle that feeds on ash trees. Park campgrounds and picnic areas are the most likely areas for EAB introduction into South Carolina. We appreciate your help in protecting the natural resources of South Carolina and our State Park System.


Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Wed Aug 03 2016   Later Dates


Barnwell State Park is a 307-acre park situated along the coastal plain in Barnwell County. Known for its lake fishing and large meeting facility, Barnwell features five vacation cabins, a 25-site camping area and a nature trail. The two park lakes provide visitors the opportunity to appreciate the natural features while enjoying the recreational opportunities on the park.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Admin Service, Copying
  • Admin Service, Faxing
  • Barbeque, Briquette
  • Bath House
  • Bicycle Riding
  • Bird Watching
  • Cabins
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fishing Lake
  • Group/Community Facility
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking Trail
  • Information/Contact Station
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kiosk
  • Lodging, Group Facilities
  • Maintenance, Facility
  • Maintenance, Housekeeping
  • Meeting Space
  • Paddle Boating
  • Park Lake
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Stargazing
  • Trails, Hiking/Walking, Easy
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Water Drinking
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Retail, Bait and Tackle
Less Than 5 Miles
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Churches
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Historic Sites
  • Ice Sales
  • Newspapers
  • Restaurant
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Town
Less Than 10 Miles
  • Area Attraction
  • Art & Museum
  • Boating
  • Dining
  • Emergency Services
  • Fishing
  • Fishing River
  • Grocery Store
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
  • Hospital
  • Mall/Stores/Specialty Shops
  • Medical Clinic
  • Motel
  • Museum
  • Propane
  • Retail, Supplies
  • River
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
Less Than 20 Miles
  • Canoeing
  • Golf
  • Golfing
Greater Than 20 Miles
  • Airport
Alerts and Important Information
April thru October the park's hours are 9AM - 6PM Monday thru Thursday and 9AM - 9PM Friday - Sunday; November thru March hours are 9AM - 6PM Monday thru Sunday. Registered guests are provided a gate lock combination. Contact park office for after-hour arrivals. Pets are not allowed in cabins or cabin area. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Please contact the park to reserve ADA (Disabled Access) Standard and Full Service sites.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
33.32944, -81.30278
33°19'46"N, 81°18'10"W

Barnwell State Park is located seven miles NE of the city of Barnwell and 3 miles SW of the town of Blackville on SC 3. From Interstate 20: Take exit 18 or 22 to Aiken. From Aiken take Hwy. 78 East to Blackville. Turn right onto Hwy. 3 and travel 2 miles. Park is on the right.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

223 State Park Road
Blackville  SC  29817

Phone Number:

Information:  (803)284-2212