Sesquicentennial State Park, Columbia

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Sesquicentennial State Park is a state park in the Sandhills region of South Carolina. Located in the suburbs of the state capital, Columbia, Sesquicentennial State Park's 1419acre include a 30acre lake. Sesquicentennial State Park also includes many hiking trails, meeting facilities, a dorm, a ropes course, and a dog park.HistoryThe park was donated in 1937 by the Sesquicentennial Commission. Many of the buildings in Sesquicentennial State Park, as well as the stone entrance to the park, were built by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
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  • I loved this outdoor adventure. It is a great place for picnics, touring, wedding, scouting, running, playing, exercising, everything  more »
  • Sesquicentennial State Park, or Sesqui as the locals refer to it, is an older park commissioned in 1936 and opening in 1937, commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the City of Columbia...  more »
  • I enjoyed walking the trail around the lake. The trail was well marked and not hard to hike. A few reviews said bathrooms were filthy but they weren't when i was there. I didn't like the lake because ...  more »
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  • Beautiful large state park. There are a lot of fun trails for the kids to explore. Multiple picnic areas with covered buildings. A splash pad that the kids love. A couple different play grounds. There is a large open field and volleyball court. The lake is large and you can fish and go out in canoes or paddle boats.
  • I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to go camping or to visit for the day. It has a great size lake and hiking trails for walking, running, and hiking. There are also rentals for canoes, Jon boats, and paddle boats, along with kayaks. A safe and friendly family atmosphere for camping overnight. Plenty of things to do on the campsite. Includes a place for throwing horseshoes.
  • I believe it's $10 to get per person for adults and kids of a certain age can go in for free. Nice quiet and peaceful park. If you take a trail their are some educational informative stands in certain locations of the trail where you can see what it looks like or where it is. You can bike or hike there, I don't recall for camping. But it's a nice quiet peaceful park.
  • Very nice park, especially for walking or biking. The paths vary from dirt road to forest path. Small hills add variety. The lake can be quite lovely as well. It isn't spectacular or an intense place to be entertained. Instead, it is a quieter green space with ample opportunities for creatively enjoying the outdoors.
  • A nice little oasis in the middle of Columbia. Really nice and quiet ...we enjoyed our time camping there, we loved walking around the lake and trails..we didn't get to go fishing but you can, as well as kayak or canoe rentals. Cool little splash park for kids too.
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