Sesquicentennial State Park just north of Columbia, South Carolina was a perfect night’s stop – convenient to the interstate for quick in & out, but an amazingly quiet oasis despite being in the middle of US1 strip center heaven.
Website: Sesquicentennial State Park
Campground/Park Map: Park Map/Campground Information Here
Reservations: For 2 nights or more only, for one night call the local park number below: Sesqui Reservations
Local Park Telephone Number: 803-788-2706
Showers: ****** Six stars on the 12 star rating system, hot water, water pressure good, bench outside shower, one hook, wet floor gets negative points, overall, not bad for a state park shower – hot water is always a plus.
Laundry: No laundry
Scenic Value: *** Average. Small park, but pretty, nestled in the hills and towering pine trees by a little lake. An surprising oasis in the city.
Mosquitos/Bugs: **** None for the night we camped.
Noise Levels: **** Better than Average. Very quiet, no noticeable road noise when we were there, but it poured rain all night, so the white noise could have literally drowned it out!
Campsite: *** Average. Our site was #69. 84 sites total, a few pull throughs. All with electricity and water. Some sites were very narrow to back into, ours was fine. Fairly level, didn’t need leveling blocks. Shade.
Claustrophobia Quotient **** Better than Average. Sites were spread out and nicely spaced, a usual advantage of a state park campground.
Access to Essentials: **** Better than Average. No time to explore, but literally this state park is an oasis right in the middle of a strip mall US highway.
Campsite Price: $18 (Oct 2014) no state park entry fee.
Have you camped at Sesquicentennial State Park? Did I miss anything? Please leave a comment and share! Cheers! Jan