Lake Wateree Photos: A day of fun for the whole family

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.

Lake Wateree map and more info from the South Carolina state parks website.

Driving Directions
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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  1. […] enjoy and cherish for a very long time. The park is located right off of I-77, minutes drive from Lake Wateree State Park, about half an hour from Columbia and 50 minutes from Charlotte, […]

  2. […] enjoy and cherish for a very long time. The park is located right off of I-77, minutes drive from Lake Wateree State Park, about half an hour from Columbia and 50 minutes from Charlotte, […]

  3. Hey, has anyone seen snakes at the swim area of Wateree lake? thanks!

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  5. Yes but most of them are water snakes and will not hurt you.Some moccans but most of them are in small creeks and weedy areas of the creeks.

    As long as you dont bother them they will try to stay away from you.

    So dont worry about them to much,watch the big catfish although.SOme can be seen that we caught since May of 2007.

    Stop bye this site from videos I made of my trips fishing for throphy blue catfih.
    http://www.youtube.com/Skunkxx

    My record is 78.3 lbs The record for the Lake ..Pics of it aslo on my page.
    Thats feel free to email me if you need any help.

    Captain Bill Monteith

  6. […] Lake Wateree State Park – This is a fisherman’s delight big on big blues, crappie, bream, largemouth bass, […]

  7. Great post, I will be sure to bookmark this post in my Furl account. Have a great day.

  8. My granddaughter went swimming there with our church youth group. She was right in the swimming area with a bunch of other kids when someone yelled, “Look behind you! SNAKE!” She turned around and right behind her, swimming HARD straight towards her was a huge snake! She screamed and went as fast as she could to get out of the water, and thankfully, the snake didn’t catch up with her. Later on, the group saw at least 4 more snakes nearby before the day was over. I will NEVER take my granddaughters swimming there ever again!! 😦

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