Camping at Chester State Park

Since opening in the 1930s, Chester State Park near Chester, South Carolina has been a haven for hiking, picnicking, boating and fishing for the surrounding communities in the Piedmont Region of South Carolina. Located midway between Columbia and Charlotte, in Chester, South Carolina, the park centers on a 160-acre lake surrounded by a two-mile nature trail through the pine forest. A community building, camping, archery range, jon boat rentals and an unusually serene, placid setting in the Piedmont Region of South Carolina are among this traditional state park’s attractions. All of our state parks offer something unique! Have a picnic or try geocaching at Barnwell State Park or explore the South Carolina mountain bike trails at Baker Creek State Park. HOURS AND ADMISSION • Admission : $2 adults; $1.25 SC seniors; age 15 & younger free • Days and Hours of Operation : 9am-6pm, daily (extended to 9pm during Daylight Saving Time) • Office Hours : 11am-noon, daily PETS • Pets : Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.

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  • Brenda M.

    Had a great time. You guys are all great.

    June 12, 2013

  • Ramona H.

    It was wonderful seeing everyone! We had a great time. Hopefully, our first times, Daniel and Angie will return. Can not wait for Twin Rivers!! Hope to see everyone soon.

    June 10, 2013

  • Wendy B.

    Ramona and joey. Enjoyed the lunch we had together. Especially the wonderful customer service and speedy waitress. LOL!!!!

    June 10, 2013

    • Ramona H.

      Just another wonderful camping memory! It was fun as always!

      June 10, 2013

  • Wendy B.

    Had a great time at chester. Looking foward to our next trip.

    June 10, 2013

    • P. L.

      Wish I could've Made it to this one.

      June 10, 2013

  • Rachel L.

    Fun

    June 8, 2013

  • Dawn

    Gosh, really wish I could be there. Company in town. Enjoy all.

    June 7, 2013

    • Wendy B.

      Hopefully next one u can make it. Definitely going to new river. Maybe see you then. Tubing was fun last year with you.

      June 7, 2013

  • DONNA P.

    Rain is clearing out. Maybe nice weekend after all. Hope everyone still plans on coming out.

    June 7, 2013

    • neil d.

      I am going to wait till Saturday morning, see you guys then.

      June 7, 2013

    • Brian D.

      The rain is gone and the sky is blue.

      June 7, 2013

  • Brian D.

    We are here, very nice campground.

    June 6, 2013

    • Wendy B.

      We had a great time last year there. Hoping weather holds out. Kayaking on lake was awesone Not sure if thats going to happen this weekend. But hanging with gang is good rain or shine.

      June 6, 2013

    • Rachel L.

      Rain hasn't been that bad. Hangin with the dogs on site 16 and watching Robin Hood.

      June 6, 2013

  • Rachel L.

    Everyone is welcome at my site Saturday night if the weather holds. Going tomorrow (Thursday) through Monday with plenty of wood on site #16

    June 5, 2013

    • DONNA P.

      Glad to see you again. James and I will be out on thursday afternoon on site #7.

      June 5, 2013

  • DONNA P.

    HAS ANY PLANS BEEN MADE FOR SATURDAY NIGHT GET TOGETHER?

    June 5, 2013

  • Diana M.

    Sorryyyy, I had an accident driving our truck this afternoon, so there is no way to tow our trailer.
    Have fun!!

    June 3, 2013

    • Wendy B.

      Glad to here you are ok. Hope to see on our next campout.

      1 · June 4, 2013

    • neil d.

      Sorry to hear that. Glad you are all okay. I am gonna miss those guys. oh and you too.

      June 4, 2013

  • Diana M.

    Thank you Mike! We'll see you soon. Say hello to Phyllis.

    June 3, 2013

  • Nancy L.

    Sorry I won't be able to make it on Saturday after all. Will catch up with you all at Twin Rivers.
    Nancy

    June 2, 2013

  • Tamra J.

    Ray I am not going to Chester but Brenda who is staying on my spot found the cache GC38K8K with me last year when we camped there. Be sure to ask her for help if you need to :)

    June 1, 2013

  • P. L.

    Are these sites okay for tent camping?

    May 29, 2013

  • neil d.

    I had to use the internet so I'm not too sure but I think I might have site 22. At least I hope so, computers confuse me.

    May 29, 2013

  • P. L.

    New member. Just wondering if everyone just reserves their own site. Also how long is everyone staying?

    May 28, 2013

    • Diana M.

      Hello Phynese, welcome to the group! I am planning to be at Chester from Thursday night till Monday afternoon. I love this campground. Also, its gate never closes, so campers do not have a problem to arrive there at night. Looking forward to meeting you!

      May 28, 2013

    • P. L.

      Thanks everyone for responding. I'll see if there are sites left to reserve.

      May 28, 2013

  • Nancy L.

    I have a graduation to attend on Sunday, so I will not be camping, but will come up for the day on Saturday. Looking forward to seeing everyone again!

    May 28, 2013

  • Rachel L.

    I'm on site #16, hoping Kim can join us.

    May 23, 2013

  • DONNA P.

    SITE #7

    1 · May 14, 2013

  • Ramona H.

    We are on site #20. Got a new red and black paddle for Mother's Day. Mac saved his money for a long time. Can not wait!!!

    May 13, 2013

  • Brian D.

    We will be going. We are in spot # 1. Looking forward to this trip. Will there be any plans for a potluck?

    May 13, 2013

  • Tamra J.

    It was worth the trade Brenda.. had a really great time camping with Keith and Matt at Andrew Jackson.. looking forward to my salsa payment for my site lol!! Have fun :)

    May 12, 2013

  • Brenda M.

    Sorry you can't go. Have fun with Keith. See you soon.
    Wendy and I are now on site #4. Thanks for the heads up.

    May 12, 2013

  • Ramona H.

    Don't know what site we are on as Joey made the reservations. Will let you guys know our site number soon. We are staying from Wed. - Mon.

    May 7, 2013

  • Michael B.

    We are looking forward to seeing everyone there a meeting of our new members.

    April 26, 2013

  • Daniel B.

    With my wife, Angie - we're first-timers with this group. Site 18.

    1 · March 17, 2013

    • Diana M.

      Great Daniel! This is a wonderful group, and good friends! Bienvenidos!

      April 26, 2013

    • Ramona H.

      Welocme Daniel and Angie - can not wait to meet you.

      April 26, 2013

  • Tamara (.

    Decided to camp in the Smokies this weekend. Have fun!

    April 22, 2013

  • Tamra J.

    on #4

    March 17, 2013

  • Diana M.

    Site 13, we are VERY happy to join you. We are camping at Chester State Park right now. We love it!!

    March 16, 2013

  • Tamra J.

    Was this the park that had the Archery range? Thinking about bringing my new bow if it is.

    February 27, 2013

  • Michael B.

    You can make reservations at ReserveAmerica.com. Phyllis and I are on site 14.

    November 25, 2012

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