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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  • Nice park for walking/hiking and picnicking. The trails could have been marked more clearly. An office with a few supplies and souvenirs. Not as scenic as some of the other SC parks we visited but we had a very nice walk. Well kept. Restrooms were clean.
  • We had a great time camping here over thanksgiving. The bike trails and it's proximity to Columbia make it a place we plan to utilize in the future. We can't wait for our kids to be able to use the spray and play in the warmer months.
  • Great place to go take a hike or run. Beautiful lake with picnic shelters. Great playground and splash pad. Trails could be more clearly marked.
  • Beautiful, natural park with a center lake and picnic area. Lots of natural trails to walk and rugged trails for mountain biking. I know there is also a camping area for tents and RVs. Very close to civilization, grocery, shopping, restaraunts, but feels like you are deep in the forest.
  • Amazing park for a half-day visit. I walked the loop trail last time and the leaf colors were beautiful during late fall - early winter. Waterfowls are friendly to people, but please don't feed them.

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