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Andrew Jackson State Park, Lancaster

(4.2/5 based on 55 reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 »
  • State parks are always great to experience. It was a perfect day for it! The only downside (and frustrating part) is that the trails are not marked by name of the trail. It just indicated "nature trai...  more »
  • This park offers more than any other park in the surrounding area . There is a picnic shelter for parties . There are campsites for tents, campers, etc . There is a lake there and you can rent a canoe...  more »
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  • Nice park overall. Has rentable boats and a clear path around the pond for a nature walk. Camp ground may not be easy navigation for large rigs. Not sure I would be able to get my 31ft around there.
  • There are a couple of decent ~1 mile trails and a good-sized pond. The playground is nice.
  • Really nice park with a lot of history. Make sure to check out the museum and trails!
  • I liked the little school house. And the nature trails.
  • I guess I should have read more about the park before driving here. I expected more hiking. Shouldn't be an entry fee for the park, just for their historic attractions, which I didn't care for. It's a good place for either a class field trip or retired folk I suppose.