Barnwell State Park
State Park RD
Blackville, SC 29817
Phone: (803) 284-2212
Barnwell State Park was developed by the
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal Program created by
President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The program was designed to provide
employment during the Great Depression while addressing national needs
in conservation and recreation. The CCC was instrumental in the
development of many of South Carolina�s state parks. A number of
buildings built by the CCC in the 1930's are still in use at this park.
Welcome to Barnwell State Park
Barnwell State Park may be the best fishing hole
in South Carolina that not many folks know about.
A traditional state park primarily serving the
people of Barnwell County, Barnwell State Park offers camping and
cabins, picnicking and playgrounds, and a community center long favored
for meetings and reunions.
There�s also a nature trail that winds around a
pair of nice-sized ponds that many locals know hold a good population of
bream and bass, some of them surprisingly large.
Barnwell State Park is one of 16 state parks in
South Carolina built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great
Depression to provide jobs for the men who built them and recreational
opportunities for the people who live nearby.
Such as great fishing. Guess the secret�s out!
Fishing Information: Fishing for largemouth bass,
crappie, bluegill and catfish may be enjoyed in the 16-acre lake with
fishing pier or 8-acre lake with a valid South Carolina fishing license.
Boating and Boat Access: Private boats are allowed
in the park lakes; however you should contact the park directly for more
information before bringing your boat. Rental fishing boats are also
Boat Rentals: Non-motorized fishing boats are
available to rent for $12/day or $2.50/hour.
THINGS TO DO
Picnic Area and Shelters: Four picnic shelters are
available for family or other group gatherings. Each shelter may be
reserved for $32-69/day plus taxes and fees. If shelters are not
reserved, guests may use shelters on a first-come, first-served basis at
To make a picnic shelter reservation, call
toll-free 1-866-345-PARK or make it online by clicking on the Park
Reservation button located at the upper right hand corner of this page.
- Picnic Shelters: Yes
- Fishing: Yes
Interpretive Trails: Barnwell State Park offers a
moderate 1�-miles interpretive trail.
- Dogwood Interpretive Trail
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