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Andrew Jackson State Park, Lancaster

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Andrew Jackson State Park is a 360acre South Carolina state park established in 1952 to honor the only South Carolina born president, Andrew Jackson, who was born nearby in 1767. The park is on U.S. Highway 521 about nine miles north of Lancaster, South Carolina. The park offers hiking, canoeing, camping, fishing and picnicking. There are 25 camping spaces with paved road access. Each space has water hookup and electricity. They are often full on weekends, But not during the week. Nearby is a 20 acre lake with an island in the middle and hiking paths all the way around it. There is abundant Wildlife.The park's museum features exhibits about the boyhood life of U.S. President Andrew Jackson, who grew up in this region. Rooms depict Colonial period life, including a dining room, bedroom, textile room, and early tools and farm implements.A notable park feature is a large bronze statue called Andrew Jackson, A Boy of The Waxhaws, sculpted by Anna Hyatt Huntington, that depicts a young Jackson astride a farm horse. There is a marker recognizing Jackson's birthplace that was donated by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The park also includes a replica of a late 18th-century one-room schoolhouse and an amphitheatre.
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  • How fortunate that Andrew Jackson was born within a reasonable distance from Charlotte, making a visit to the State Park a pleasant 1/2-day trip for folks in that region! The small admission fee is wo...  more »
  • Created on the site of Jackson's boyhood home, this park offers history and recreational opportunities. It has a very nice picnic shelter for gatherings, open spaces, and historical buildings. Visitor...  more »
  • We checked out this park on Presidents' Day but even with many people out of work there were very few people there. It was a lovely day and the two short (1 mile long each) hikes were very easy to do ...  more »
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  • The trails are nice, but there are not many real attractions that warrant the entrance fee. Wish it was cheaper. Or could they offer a yearly pass to those of us from NC. Seems that only SC residents get a fair price for yearly pass.
  • Really cool campground. Coming from North Carolina, having a big lake next to your campsite is very cool. For tent campers, almost no one is tent camping. It's all RVs and Camper Vans. Some people live here, which was kinda strange. There were gunshots in the distance for a good 10 minutes around 7 o clock at night, and then they stopped. The lake is really nice, even on saturday it was almost completely empty from other boats and there is a good supply of fish, and the rentable boats are really nice. We caught about 5 bass in a couple of hours on the lake. Would recommend if you are okay with the very, very southern atmosphere.
  • Beautiful, well-maintained state park! Would like to see more picnic tables, in some out of the way shady spots. Usually not a problem, but we were there on a busy day. But a great state park!!!
  • Good place to go to get away for a day. They have boat rentals... No motors or anchors.
  • Best park for the family visit. Awesome lake. Lovely fishing and boating place. Around the lake nice walking trail. For peace of mind wonderful place. We can arrange family gathering, party, BBQ and nice entertaining playing place for childrens too.