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Sesquicentennial State Park

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Great park for a full day of fun

We needed some calm waters to try out our new kayak. This little lake was perfect! We had a great... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
cooleylicious
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Columbia, South Carolina
Nice Park

In town for a short visit and decided to check out the park. Very pretty and clean. My only... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
Auntmomo
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9564 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29223-4377
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+1 803-788-2706
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I reccomend this place for a small get away in the middle of the Metro Columbia SC! its a natural oasis with in the hustle and bustle of the city! great hikes nice lake for Kayaking and a splash pad for kids plenty of picnic...More

Thank wjoeyp73
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spend almost 4 hours of fun here. entrance cost %5 per adult, kids up to 5 are free. Plenty of parking. Be sure to bring plenty of water as there aren’t too many water fountains to refill your bottles (one location is the splash...More

Thank adventix
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We needed some calm waters to try out our new kayak. This little lake was perfect! We had a great time and help was accessible at all times. We followed it up with a refreshing trip to the splash pad. For two adults and a...More

1  Thank cooleylicious
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chose this place b/c close to the city so we could attend a seminar this week. As other reviews it’s about the same with dirt/gravel roads and uneven sites for many. Splash pad was a deciding factor but did not realize it’s open to public...More

Thank 173chadh
Reviewed 14 May 2018

We booked two nights (minimum), traveling with a 36 ft. class A and a toad. The park itself is quite lovely, but the campground is not in any way the class act that other SC parks we've visited are. Clearances are very tight, the roads...More

Thank 711pete
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

While the park itself is beautiful, everything humans have changed for camping is in really bad shape. From the tight, potholed gravel roads to the very unlevel sites to the terrible state of the bathhouse, this park is seriously in need of repair. The dump...More

Thank pdinfl
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

In town for a short visit and decided to check out the park. Very pretty and clean. My only complaint is that they only give South Carolina national guard free admission. My active duty son who was visiting from overseas was charged entry. The attendant...More

1  Thank Auntmomo
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We were visiting after attending graduation at Ft. Jackson. It was a beautiful spring day. The dogwoods are blooming now. Enjoyed watching the ducks and geese as well as the kayakers. There is a lovely bridge and stream. Just such a peaceful location. I hope...More

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 24 February 2018

This is an older park in the SC Park System, but one dear to the hearts of those who grew up with it. Our first encounter was a quick one with no overnight stay. We have since stayed 3 or 4 times. I am here...More

1  Thank B W
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

I grew up coming to Sesqi Park. As a kid the lake was open to swim and that’s where I learned to swim! I still love to come to Sesqi to walk and enjoy nature or have a picnic and just relax. In the summer...More

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Jacquelyn C
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Response from Mary B | Reviewed this property |
There are spots that could handle almost anything. The roads are pretty bad and a lot of sites are not very level but I still like it there. Your best bet is to call the ranger directly at the park. They are always helpful... More
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Ruth P
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Response from Chrisgator01 | Reviewed this property |
It was actually quite quiet for its location. I live 15 mins from the park and visit the day use area often as I have little kids. The bathrooms are typical old as heck state park brown paint units. Served purpose ok. I was... More
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