Lake Wateree is a fisherman’s delight big on big blues, crappie, bream, largemouth bass, striped bass and nightime cat-fishing. The parks even has a tackle and gift shop open daily till 8 PM; besides fishing supplies you can get snacks, drinks, souvenirs, firewood and fishing licenses.
Things to do
No worries if you’re not so big into fishing, there are plenty other activities to enjoy: tubing, canoeing and kayaking or plain old swimming. Of course there is nothing wrong with just laying around catching a nap or baking in the sun.
If you’re in to burn some calories while admiring the breath-taking natural surroundings hike the scenic 0.7 miles Deportes Nature trail or bike the paved roads in the park (no dedicated mountain bike trail yet).
Just minutes drive from the park is the fun-packed Carolina Adventure World park offering hundreds of miles of groomed ATV and motocross trails, and my favorite, canopy zip line rides. Right here in the heart of South Carolina!
Lake Wateree state park offers 72 sites, all with water and electrical service. Many will accommodate large RV. These sites go quickly in the summer months, so visitors should plan ahead.
The park is about 35 miles north of Columbia and 75 miles south of Charlotte. From I-77: Take exit 41, follow secondary 41 N. to stop sign at Hwy 21. Turn left and go approximately 2-3 mi. to the first paved road. Turn right on Rd. 101 (River Rd.), the park is 5.5 mi. on the left.
For only $2 admission fee (free for kids under 15) that’s a family weekend getaway worth shouting about!
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