Chester State Park

759 State Park DR
Chester, SC 29706


Fishing Information: Enjoy fishing for bass, bream, catfish and crappie in the park’s 160-acre lake. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.

Fishing Pier: There is a fishing pier located in the campground and a pier area around the boathouse that may be used for fishing.

Fishing: Yes
Freshwater Fishing: Yes
Boating and Boat Access: A hand-launched access area is available for private boats, which are restricted to hand-powered and electric trolling motors.

Fishing Boat Rentals: Non-motorized fishing boats rent for $10 per half day. Private electric trolling motors are allowed to be used on park fishing boats.

Boating: Yes
Boat Ramp: Yes
Playground Equipment: Yes
Picnic Shelters: Yes
Playground: There are two large playgrounds located in the day-use area of the park.

Bird Watching: The day-use area overlooking the lake is an ideal spot for bird watching. Various Piedmont South Carolina breeds of birds, raptors and bald eagles may be seen depending on the season.

Birding: Yes
Other Facilities and Activities: Disc Golf: There is an 18-hole and 9-hole tournament grade disc golf course located at the park.

Walking/Nature Trails: The Caney Fork Creek Nature Trail loops around the park lake and is approximately 1.3 miles in length.
Hiking: Yes


Camping Information: Each site is packed gravel and has individual water and 50 amp electrical hookups. All sites also include fire rings, lantern holders, picnic tables and picnic pads. Some sites accommodate RVs up to 33 feet, others up to 28 feet, while three sites are pull-through. The campground is convenient to restrooms with hot showers.

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