A unique combination of history and mixed ecosystems makes Poinsett State Park a special place in the woods. The rural Sumter County parks setting in the High Hills of Santee where the Midlands sandhills meets the coastal plains has given rise to such unusual sights as mountain laurel festooned with Spanish moss. The serene setting also offers camping, a fishing pond with coquina bathhouse built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, and clean, rustic cabins high atop a hill where often the only sound is the breeze through the trees. The mix of steep hills and bluffs, pine and hardwood forests and Lowcountry swamp also is home to a wide range of plant and animal life. Hiking is a favorite activity at Poinsett, where its own extensive trail system connects to the Palmetto Trail in adjacent Manchester State Forest.

Hiked multiple portions of the trail system in this beautiful state park. Trails in good to excellent condition. Scenic, challenging in places, fun, and quiet. Dog friendly as well. Nice historic structures and interesting biotic diversity. Trails well marked with color blazes. Enjoy.

I love bringing my dog out here. This park is a beautiful treasure. Keep an eye out for rattlesnakes though!

I go to poinsett a lot an everyone's friendly an its clean an full of trails an swimming... love bringing my dog

I hiked the entire Coquina Trail section of Poinsett. Was surprised to see how mountainous it felt when not even close the to mountain ranges. Nice hike through hills and a swamp area. Very diverse and a very nice hike

Great area nice trail.

This State Park is one of my favorites. I visit at least once a year.

I hiked the scout loop with my family. It was a nice loop and just long enough for my 5 yr old daughter.

2 years ago

nice little hike. looks like a good place to mountain bike.