LAKE WATEREE STATE PARK
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 serene setting on the lake?s Desportes Island just off U.S. 21 near Interstate 77 in the northern Midlands/Lower Piedmont makes it convenient to the Columbia, Camden and Rock Hill areas and an easy drive from much of the rest of the state.
The 238-acre park?s offerings include a tackle shop/park store with refueling dock and public boat ramp. A large population of crappie, bream, largemouth bass, catfish and later, striped bass, has made the lake a popular fishing spot since the dam was built in 1919 (making it one of the state?s oldest).
The park?s wooded, lakeside campground has 72 sites, including many that can accommodate large RVs and all with water and electrical service. Day visitors and campers also can enjoy the numerous picnic tables, playground and the mile-long nature trail through the quiet woods.
South Carolina offers a variety of Park Passports. You can read more about the South Carolina Park Passports and order online by visiting the SOUTH CAROLINA PARK PASSPORTS