Sesquicentennial State Park
This 1,419-acre park, situated in the middle of the sandhills region, features a beautiful 30-acre lake surrounded by trails and picnic areas and a campground.
The park's proximity to downtown Columbia and three major interstate highways attracts both local residents and travelers.
Sesquicentennial is often the site of family reunions and group campouts. Interpretive nature programs are a major attraction to the park.
The park also contains a two-story log house, dating back to the mid 1700's, which was relocated to the park in 1969. This house is believed to be the oldest building still standing in RichlandCounty.
The park was originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's. Evidence of their craftsmanship is still present today.
Park Hours: Mon.-Sun. 8 a.m. -6 p.m. (extended from 7am to 9pm during Daylight Savings Time)
Office Hours: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. & 4 p.m. -5 p.m.
$2 adults; $1.25 SC seniors; age 15 & younger free
From I-20: Take exit 74. Turn left onto Hwy 1 (Two Notch Rd.), travel N 3 mi, park will be on the right.
From I-77: Take exit 17. Go N. on Hwy 1 (Two Notch Rd.), for 2 mi. Park will be on the right. (turn left if traveling I-77 Southbound turn left onto Hwy 1; or turn right if traveling I-77 northbound)
Tour and Programs Information: Sesquicentennial is a "DiscoverCarolina Site", which provides curriculum-based science education programs for South Carolina school children.
Pets: Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet.
- Price Range Maximum: $$ - $101-150