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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: Fri Aug 05 2016   Later Dates
71 site(s) found


Lake Wateree is one of South Carolina''s premier fishing and boating destinations, and Lake Wateree State Recreation Area provides ideal access to the 21-mile long, 13,700-acre reservoir. The park''s wooded, lakeside campground has 72 sites, including many that can accommodate large RVs and all with water and electrical service. The park also offers a tackle shop with refueling dock.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bath House
  • Bicycle Riding
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Comfort Station
  • Driftwood Collecting
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Dump Station, Marina
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fishing
  • Fishing, Reservoir
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Grills
  • Grocery Store
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Ice Sales
  • Information/Contact Station
  • Newspapers
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Bait and Tackle
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • Retail, Supplies
  • Showers
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Telephone
  • Trails, Hiking/Walking, Easy
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Reservoir
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Accessible From Within Facility
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Jet-Skiing
  • Paddle Boating
  • Reservoir
  • Sail Boating
  • Water Skiing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Churches
  • Dock, Boat
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Kayaking
  • Marina
  • Powerboating
  • Propane
  • Rental, Boat, Pedal
  • Rentals, Boat, Motorized
  • Rentals, Boats, Kayaks
  • Restaurant
Less Than 5 Miles
  • Maintenance, Boat
  • Recycling Station
Less Than 10 Miles
  • Emergency Services
  • Fishing River
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Hunting
  • Maintenance, Vehicle
  • Tennis
  • Water Access, River / Stream
Less Than 20 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Art & Museum
  • Hospital
  • Maintenance, Facility
  • Mall/Stores/Specialty Shops
  • Medical Clinic
  • Motel
  • Mountain Biking
  • River
  • Tennis Court
  • Town
Alerts and Important Information
All pets must remain on a leash. All vehicles must be parked on pavement including boat/utility trailers. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Please contact the park to reserve ADA (Disabled Access) Standard and Full Service sites.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.43444, -80.86639
34°26'4"N, 80°51'59"W

Off Interstate 77, take exit 41, follow secondary 41 N. to stop sign at Hwy 21. Turn left and go approximately 2-3 miles to the first paved road on the right. Turn right on Road 101 (River Road) The park is 5.5 miles on the left.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

881 State Park Road
Winnsboro  SC  29180

Phone Number:

Information:  (803)482-6401