List of South Carolina state parks

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South Carolina
State Park Service
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Agency overview
Formed1933
Headquarters1205 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Annual budget$120 million (2008) [1]
Agency executive
  • Paul McCormack, State Park Director
Parent agencyS.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
Website http://www.southcarolinaparks.com

The State of South Carolina has a group of protected areas managed by the South Carolina State Park Service (often abbreviated to Park Service). Formed in 1933 in conjunction with the formalization of the federal Civilian Conservation Corps program, the State Park Service is administered by the state's Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism (SCPRT). There are a total of 47 facilities that the State Park Service administers, protecting nearly 80,000 acres of sensitive, attractive, and/or historically significant lands in South Carolina. [2] The facilities fall under four types of classifications:

  • 37 State Parks
  • 8 State Historic Sites
  • 1 State Resort Park
  • 1 State Recreational Area

Cheraw State Park was the first park to be proposed within the system in 1934 with Myrtle Beach State Park becoming the first park to open in 1936. [3] Within six years, the State of South Carolina and the CCC opened 17 state parks. [4] Originally under the jurisdiction of the South Carolina Forestry Commission, the Park Service has been a unit within the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism since its formation in 1967. Hunting Island State Park in Beaufort County is the most popular state park in South Carolina and among the most popular in the United States, attracting 1.2 million visitors per year.

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South Carolina State Parks (Hover mouse over pog to popup clickable link)
Park Name County or Counties Size Year Established
acres ha
Aiken State Park Aiken 1,067 432 1934
Andrew Jackson State Park Lancaster 360 150 1952
Baker Creek State Park McCormick 1,305 528 1967
Barnwell State Park Barnwell 307 124 1937
Caesars Head State Park Greenville 7,467 3,022 1986
Calhoun Falls State Park Abbeville 318 129
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site Charleston 184 74 1969
Cheraw State Park Chesterfield 7,362 2,979 1934
Chester State Park Chester 523 212 1935
Colleton State Park Colleton 35 14 1944
Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site Dorchester 325 132 1960
Croft State Park Spartanburg 7,054 2,855 1945
Devils Fork State Park Oconee 622 252 1990
Dreher Island State Park Newberry 348 141 1990
Edisto Beach State Park Colleton 1,255 508 1935
Givhans Ferry State Park Colleton, Dorchester 988 400 1934
Goodale State Park Kershaw 963 390 1973
H. Cooper Black Jr. Memorial Field Trial and Recreation Area Chesterfield 7,000 2,800 1994
Hamilton Branch State Park McCormick 731 296 1972
Hampton Plantation State Historic Site Charleston 300 120 1970
Hickory Knob State Resort Park McCormick 1,091 442 1973
Hunting Island State Park Beaufort 5,000 2,000 1935
Huntington Beach State Park Georgetown 2,500 1,000
Jones Gap State Park Greenville 3,964 1,604
Keowee-Toxaway State Park Pickens 1,000 400 1970
Kings Mountain State Park Cherokee, York 6,885 2,786 1934
Lake Greenwood State Park Greenwood 914 370 1938
Lake Hartwell State Park Oconee 680 280 1976
Lake Warren State Park Hampton 440 180
Lake Wateree State Park Fairfield 238 96 1982
Landsford Canal State Park Chester, Lancaster 448 181
Lee State Park Lee 2,839 1,149 1935
Little Pee Dee State Park Dillon 835 338
Musgrove Mill State Historic Site Laurens, Spartanburg, Union 380 150 1975
Myrtle Beach State Park Horry 312 126 1935
Oconee State Park Oconee 1,165 471 1935
Oconee Station State Historic Site Oconee 210 85
Paris Mountain State Park Greenville 1,540 620 1935
Poinsett State Park Sumter 1,010 410 1934
Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site Aiken 350 140 1973
Rivers Bridge State Historic Site Bamberg 390 160 1972
Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site Union 44 18 1970
Sadlers Creek State Park Anderson 395 160
Santee State Park Orangeburg 2,500 1,000 1942
Sesquicentennial State Park Richland 1,419 574 1937
Table Rock State Park Pickens 3,083 1,248 1935
Woods Bay State Park Clarendon, Florence, Sumter 1,590 640 1973

References

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/govs/state/0841scst.html SC Government Finances
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-29. Retrieved 2013-01-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title ( link) Park Service History 1967-Present
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-08-28. Retrieved 2007-09-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title ( link) Park Service History 1933-1942
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-05-14. Retrieved 2013-01-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title ( link) South Carolina Facts

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