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Columbia, South Carolina

Sesquicentennial State Park

Columbia, South Carolina



Columbia, South Carolina
Phone: (803) 788-2706

Sites: 87
Recent Rate: $27 7/2016

Latitude: 34.098727939581
Longitude: -80.910272598267

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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25 Reviews

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Really nice park with lots of room between most sites. Water an Electric was on wrong side or at front of site on many sites. Roads were narrow with Pines on edge of roadway but we had no problems in a 33 ft Class A with Toad attached. Very nice Splash Pad and lake with rentals for canoeing,kayaking , and paddle boarding. Pedal boats also available for rent. No swimming or wading in lake. Great hiking trails that were easy to moderate in length and difficulty. Plenty of food and shopping close by . We camped at Sesquicentennial State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
078
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Maurice BBQ right across from the entrance and Wal Mart, Bi Lo grocery and Lowes all within a couple of miles.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

The park sites are gravel and heavily wooded. There is a water feature for kids to play in. There had been heavy rains and water in the office but it has been remodelled. The road is in need of grading, very bad holes and must travel very slowly to prevent damage to the rig. I was surprised at the amount of trash in the site. This is unusual for SC state parks. I do not know who is responsible for cleaning the sites but they certainly are not doing their job and the sites do need cleanup. We picked up the debris in our site and put it all in the fire pit. This should be brought to the attention of the park administrators as it leaves a bad impression. I also think the entrance to the camping area needs attention. The entrance to the park is beautiful but when you get to the campground it is another story. It does not look good at all. We camped at Sesquicentennial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
48
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This is a quiet state park conveniently located near Columbia, SC. and lots of shopping nearby. Easy access from I-77 and not too far from I-26.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is not for the big rigs. The road inside the campground is not that good and some have ruts. You slowly have to get around the trees that are close to the road's edge. It would be hard to get a large fire engine into this park if needed. Some sites easy to get into and some not so much because of the trees. The street at the entrance of the campground (inside the park) is only one lane. Tight turns. Park staff friendly. We will not stop again. We camped at Sesquicentennial State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our fourth stay at Sesquicentennial state park. We have 36 foot fifth wheel camper. We've never had any problems with the sites we were on. Very level, lots of room to maneuver to park and set up things. We've always stayed in loop 2 - two of our visits were in January. Rangers come through quite often. And the camp hosts are very helpful.

Bathrooms and shower areas are kept clean.

Walking trail is awesome!

When leaving our loop there is one area that is not very wide - but we have never had any problems as long as we go slow and we've seen big class As go through with no problems- just go slow. Highly recommend this campground. Close to lots of things to do in Columbia. We camped at Sesquicentennial State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
51 loop 2
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Lots of trails within park. City of Columbia is just outside the gate - always something going on in the city. Lots of restaurants and shopping close by.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first stay at the park. We've camped in other SC state parks and had high hopes for this one based on those parks. We weren't disappointed.

We have a 32' Class C with 2 slides. We had no trouble navigating to our site. Unless they've widen the roads recently, I'm not sure what previous reviewers are talking about when they mention narrow roads, at least in Loop #1.

We stayed at site #22. It is semi private. The back half was completely private and surrounded by trees. The site was not level, but not too bad. The web site describe it as having a gravel parking surface. It was not, it was sand. The sand caused our levelers to sink and eventually we were out of level after a couple days.

The bath house was ok. We stayed Wed - Sat and I don't think the men's room was cleaned during that time period. The shower area is big with a lockable door. The shower itself was decent size with a normal shower head and a shower curtain. The water was hot. The water drained slow. The area outside the shower was dirty. Debris from people's shoes was all over the floor. It got worse as our stay went on.

The staff that we interacted with was friendly, however we never saw more than 1 Ranger in the park at one time. At other SC state parks we've stayed there are normally several Rangers and they patrol the campground throughout the day. I didn't notice that here.

The rest of the park is nice. It rained most of our stay, so we didn't explore too much, but we did walk the trail around the lake. The trail was well maintained. The lake area is nice with Pavilions and lots of picnic tables. It would make for a nice day at the lake.

Overall we enjoyed our stay for the price we paid. We will most likely return in the future and hopefully will be able to explore more of the trails. We camped at Sesquicentennial State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop 1 Site 22
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful campground. The first thing I noticed was the canoe rentals. They were $5.00/hr. That's a fair price. They also have paddle boat rentals. There's a nice 2 mile trail around the lake. A nice trail for anyone, young or old. The camp sites are fairly level. I noticed that some weren't so make sure you ask for a level site. Also be careful when driving through the campground. You have to squeeze between trees. It's a pretty tight fit. Overall, a really nice park. I will camp there again. We camped at Sesquicentennial State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are very sandy and ours wasn't level at all. In fact we couldn't get our rig level, but were just staying one night and did the best we could. The campground road was very narrow and at times we only had a few inches clearance between the trees. The park was beautiful. Lots of trees and shade and very people friendly. It would be a great stop for smaller size rigs, but we probably won't stay there again. We camped at Sesquicentennial State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 109
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Very clean facilities. Sites are not level and some have trees that make it interesting to park the RV. Nice lake to walk around. Convenient to interstates. We camped at Sesquicentennial State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Camp sites: We stayed in site 81. It was a nice level and large site. It provided a lot of privacy for my family since the living side of my camper was able to face the forest. Many of the other sites also provide privacy. Not all of the sites appear to be very level. Some may prove to be fairly difficult to position yourself so as to easily level your camper. There are some ADA sites, but these in my opinion would be difficult to navigate in a wheelchair. The campground is nicely shaded and very clean. Large pines almost maintain a forest canopy and shade is easy to find. It is also well separated from the rest of the state park activities both visually and by sound. The ranger told us they almost never fill up and only are really busy during about three weekends per year. Mainly around the graduation of Fort Jackson students. Staff: The ranger was very nice and amiable. We only saw him when he stopped by at night to check us in. We saw other workers a couple of times during our stay as they cleaned the bath house and collected trash. Bath House: The showers and restrooms are well used, showing wear and tear, but are kept very clean. They are typical state park showers with tile walls metal dividers. They appear as if they could be hosed down without worry of damaging anything. Even so, they are clean and the paper supplies were kept stocked. Amenities: The park had signs saying games could be checked out including balls, books and other activities from the office. The park has lots of trails for hiking and biking. A lake provides opportunities for canoe and paddle boat rentals. Signs said no swimming or wading. I don't know that I would have wanted to because of the Canadian geese droppings which dotted the lake edge. Fun shaded playgrounds can be found and lots of shelters and picnic tables. This weekend was not a holiday, but even so the playgrounds, lake and main park amenity area was packed with people. Kids, families and people of all ages and cultures were enjoying the park. There were other amenities that we saw, but did not look into further. All in all, we plan to return and use this campground again. Reserve America has a two night minimum, but the ranger said calling the park directly would allow a person to reserve it for one night if this was wanted. We camped at Sesquicentennial State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent tree nights here and had a great shaded spot facing the woods. It was somewhat tight getting a class A in and out. The main road through the campground was so tight that we had large pine trees within six inches on both sides in at least four spots on the main road through the campground. Many of the sights are not suitable for large rigs. The campground is separate from the very busy public part of the park which is nice. In the summer there are boat and paddle boat rentals available on the lake. The campground is not on the lake. The rangers are very polite, helpful and friendly. They patrol the campground regularly. One left a note on our door about bad weather that was moving into the area. The dump station is right at the gate of the entrance to the campground which causes a traffic back up as people try to exit. There is no going around as there is a bridge within 50 feet of the dump site. In the summer this could be a real problem at the close of a weekend as there is only one dump. We were concerned about the security gate as it is not automatic. The gate is locked from 6PM until 6AM. You are given the combination to a lock which you have to unlock and swing the gate open, drive through, and then re-lock the gate which is way out at the main road. Overall it is the best place to stay in Clolumbia. Within twenty minutes of the University of South Carolina. It is very secluded but is in the main part of Columbia with lots of restaurants near by. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Sesquicentennial State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 159
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

We echo the comments by the previous reviewer. The bathrooms and showers were very clean, but privacy was limited to a shower curtain. About half the park was closed off during the winter season; most of these sites appeared to be tent sites so closing them off was to be expected. There were only a few campers when we were there. We found this campground a convenient stopover point on our way south and would stay here again when passing through. We camped at Sesquicentennial State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 183
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Great state park with a real woodsy feeling in the middle of a city off Two Notch Road. However, the road through the camping area can be dicey, I have a Class C and I had to pull my mirrors in to get between trees on each side of the road. I don't know how Class A's or Fifth Wheels would manage. Adequate spacing between sites. Plenty of shade if you are there in summer. Restrooms were clean. Pretty quiet at this time of year. Great TV reception on digital if you use the antenna. Good signal from Verizon Air Card on 4G. Good value for $22.50 that we paid. Dump station easy to get through. We camped at Sesquicentennial State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We liked this park overall. Great dog park. The staff was very nice. The sites (most) were older. Some had been reworked in loop 2. Leveling took some work and electric boxes and water were not always together. The water connections were typically the ones that would have needed extra hose. The electric seemed to be in a normal spot for most rigs. There is a nice walking area around the lake. Do not take a pull through just because you think it will be easier. Many of them are on angles and have tough turns, especially out, for many rigs. The bath house is small but clean. We would camp there again if we were in the area. We camped at Sesquicentennial State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Large shady wooded sites. Some sites do have sewer hookups (5). Very large state park in the middle of downtown Columbia. Beautiful lake with fishing and boating. Walking, bicycle paths in all areas and trails. Saw the Park Ranger ride through several times checking on the area. Campground host was very pleasant and stopped by on several occasions to check on us. Will stop next time on our way to other areas. We camped at Sesquicentennial State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has so much potential but state funding is hurting its looks. Some sites have been upgraded and will hold big rigs, but many more are in need of leveling and expansion. There were electrical problems on some of the sites when we were here over Memorial Day. The back area seemed nicer than the front, with mostly tenters staying in the front section. We enjoyed our stay and will go back if we are in the area. The convenience of being in town was very nice, yet you felt like you were in the country. We camped at Sesquicentennial State Park in a Motorhome.

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