Andrew Jackson State Park, Lancaster
Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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.Put Andrew Jackson State Park into our Lancaster itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Nice place to visit for a afternoon trip. Has a beautiful lake. You can rent a boat or take a walk around it on a dedicated walking/hiking trail. Park has very nice playground for the kids. Also has a... read more »
We completed our tour of all 47 SC state parks (plus an extra 8 federal park properties in SC) here at Andrew Jackson State Park. I won't say we saved the best until last, but it did turn out to be mu... read more »
This petite park is a hidden gem! It has a lovely, little, lake for fishing...the camping area is just lovely and big enough to easily get in and out of with RVs ...the museum is small but very well d... read more »
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.
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.
Justin Dean Merritt
Just love the dedication to preserve the historic landmark...it's a great place for lunch, fishing, or a small venue performance. Campsites are limited in this small but grand state park. Its a lovely walk around the lake and around the grounds. Lots of covered picnic areas provide shelter for those rainy days.
The staff is great. The facilities are kept clean.
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