Cheraw State Park

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Cheraw State Park
Cheraw State Park is located in South Carolina
Cheraw State Park
Nearest city Cheraw, SC
Coordinates 34°38′51″N 79°53′39″W / 34.647491°N 79.894272°W / 34.647491; -79.894272
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34°38′51″N 79°53′39″W / 34.647491°N 79.894272°W / 34.647491; -79.894272
Area7,362 acres (30 km2)
Created1934
Camp sitesRegular campgrounds, equestrian, and RV sites are available all have access to restrooms and hot water showers. Backcountry camp sites are also available.
Hiking trails4 miles (6 km)
Other informationThis park has a championship 18 hole golf course, 9 miles (14 km) of bicycle trails, 15 miles (24 km) of equestrian trails, canoe, kayak, and jon boat rentals.

Cheraw State Park is located in the northeast corner of the U.S. state of South Carolina. This large park is best known for its championship 18-hole golf course and the 300-acre (1.2 km2) Lake Juniper, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Visitors can rent kayaks, canoes, and non-motorized joy boats to explore the lake, as well as fish for the catfish, bass, and bream found in the lake. [1] The park also has several cabins available for rent with views of the lake. There is no admission charge to Cheraw State Park. [2]

History

In 1934, the U.S. Government, as well local citizens, donated 7,361 acres (30 km2) for the parks. In 1990, an additional 1.4 acres (5,700 m2) was purchased from A. Wannamaker. Many buildings which are still in use at the park, as well as the 300-acre (1.2 km2) lake, were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. [1] It is also the oldest State Park in the South Carolina Park System. [3]

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