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Cheraw State Park

Cheraw State Park - BEST Places to Picnic

100 State Park RD
Cheraw,SC 29520

Phone: (843) 537-9656

Explore Cheraw State Park

Cheraw State Park is located in the northeast corner of South Carolina. This large park is best known for its championship 18 hole golf course and the 300-acre Lake Juniper, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Visitors can rent kayaks, canoes, and non-motorized jon boats to explore the lake as well as fish for the catfish, bass, and bream found in the lake. The park also has several cabins available for rent with views of the lake. There is no charge for admission to Cheraw State Park.


In 1934 the U.S. Government, as well local citizens, donated 7,361 acres for the parks. In 1990 an additional 1.4 acres was purchased from A. Wannamaker. Many buildings still in use at the park, as well as the 300-acre lake, were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.


Fishing Information: Enjoy fishing in the park's 360-acre Lake Juniper for bass, bream and catfish. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.

Boating and Boat Access: A boat ramp provide access to Lake Juniper for private boat with no more than 10 horsepower.


Picnic Area and Shelters: Two picnic shelters are available for family or other group gatherings. Each shelter may be reserved for $30-38/day. If the shelter is not reserved, guests may use it on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge.

Note: Admission fee is not included in shelter price. Rates listed do not include applicable tax and nonrefundable transaction fee.


Equestrian Camping: The equestrian camping area is located near Lake Juniper and includes central water.

To make a reservation for equestrian camping, contact the park directly.

Equestrian Trail: The park's 15 miles of equestrian trails connect to Sandhills State Forest equestrian trails.

Sandhills Connector Horse (6.4 miles)
White Horse (6.5 miles)


Overview: Golfers of all levels will enjoy this picturesque championship layout. Cut through a pine forest along the shores of Lake Juniper this challenging course was designed by Tom Jackson. Facilities include an 18-hole championship golf course, clubhouse, practice green, driving range a pro shop and snack grill.


Hiking Trails: Hiking trails include the Turkey Oak Trail, a loop trail that is 4.5-miles in length and includes an option for a short 1.9 mile loop. Along Lake Juniper is a half-mile boardwalk trail that crosses the dam spillway.
"Cheraw Nature Trail (1.9 miles)
Turkey Oak Trail (2.6 miles) ".
"Boardwalk Trail (.5 mile)".
Bike Trails: "Bike Trail (9 miles)".

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