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Poinsett State Park

6436-6500 Poinsett Park Road, Wedgefield, South Carolina 29168 USA

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“Camp in the High Hills!”

In the High Hills of Santee, where the South Carolina Sandhills of the Midlands region meet the coastal plain region, you’ll find Poinsett State Park. Called the "mountains of the midlands," this mixed ecosystem yields a high degree of biodiversity and some of the most unique natural sightings in the park system, especially along the Palmetto trail which winds through the Manchester State Forest. The High Hills of Santee are dotted with the hiking, biking and equestrian trails that wind through the park–some of which connect to the Palmetto Trail that leads hikers through the Manchester State Forest.  Poinsett’s 10-acre lake makes for a serene setting, and can be used for fishing and johnboat rentals. The park also offers campsites, a fishing pond, a coquina bathhouse built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, pre-revolutionary grist mill ruins and rustic cabins.  Camping Information : The campground provides 24 sites with individual water and electrical hookups which rent for $18.10/site/night and 26 tent sites with individual water, which rent for $13.74/site/night. These rates include all taxes and fees. Some sites accommodate RVs up to 40 feet. The campground is convenient to restroom facilities with hot showers. All sites include water, picnic table and a fire ring.

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  • 6 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
March 19, 2021
Rated 4.0

This park offers great hiking and outdoor activities. We camped in our 30 ft RV. Note that some campsites are paved with gravel and others are paved with dirt. We stayed in site 15, which happened to be gravel. I was thankful for that because it rained while we were there. You might want to call for a site reservation for gravel.

The park ranger was helpful to point out trails that my family would enjoy. There are lots of trails to choose from whether biking or walking. The trails each have a uniqueness to them. At the pond the park offers a variety of activities. We went in mid-March so the peddle boats ($10/hour) were offered for that time of year. They also had paddle boards and kayaks for warmer months.

The bathrooms were older, but clean. Plenty of hot water. At the RV sites there were water and electric hook ups, no sewer. The gnats were pretty bothersome at times. If the breeze picked up they were unnoticeable. We were told that the mosquitos get awful later in the season. Overall, we would go back for the hiking and outdoor time!

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  • 5 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
March 07, 2018

Love this park! Small with 4 cabins that are refurbished and very nice. Rangers are super helpful.

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December 28, 2016
Rated 5.0

This a a very pretty park. There are many different walking/biking trails ranging from short distance to much longer. There are also different scenic overlooks to visit. The park is very clean.

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January 18, 2016
Rated 5.0

Small but sweet.

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Poinsett State Park

6436-6500 Poinsett Park Road
Wedgefield, South Carolina
29168 USA

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