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, 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.
BY THE NUMBERS
1 of 16 SC State Parks built by the Civilian Conservation Corps
1 really cool boathouse that sits over the lake where you can fish from and rent boats
160 acre park lake for boating and fishing for the big one
1 community building that accommodates up to 75 people, perfect for meetings or family reunions
3 picnic shelters that are available for rent and are located near the lake
1.3 mile Caney Fork Creek Nature Trail that follows along the shore of the park lake
523 acres in rural Chester County, located smack dab between Columbia, SC and Charlotte, NC
25 campsites with 50 amp service for RVs or tent camping
18 hole and 9-hole disc golf course
472 foot bridge over the park lake for fishing or observing the wildlife