Explore the most popular trails in Andrew Jackson State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Andrew Jackson State Park combines history, art and community activities into a setting that has made it one of the S.C. State Park Services most popular attractions. The only park in the system dedicated to a U.S. president, Andrew Jackson State Park features a museum that details the boyhood of the nations seventh president, who grew up here in what then was known as the Waxhaws of the South Carolina backcountry. A striking highlight of the park grounds is the bold equestrian statue of Old Hickory sculpted by Anna Hyatt Huntington of Brookgreen Gardens fame. Living history programs with docents in period garb are included in the parks programming. The Lancaster County park also has a replica of a late 18th-century one-room schoolhouse, an amphitheatre that serves as home to a well-attended bluegrass festival each year and other community gatherings, as well as a campground, fishing lake, picnicking facilities and trails.

Nicely maintained trail - easy to follow. Peaceful and quiet

This is a very nice hike around the lake and is mostly shaded and has water access for the dogs. There are a couple sets of natural stairs so it’s not completely flat.

Easy trail for a morning walk with your dog. Grab a stick to wave, there is an abundance of spiderwebs across the trail in the morning.

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9 months ago

Trail appears to be more of a wash. Any rain will render it muddy and slick.

love it so much. peaceful easy beautiful and shaded for hot weather days

awesome lake walk in the woods shaded easy peaceful love it. safe. great trail for family outing.

It was awesome

Easy hike for a picnic or just a stroll and the trails are kept up nicely. Can be a bit rooty at times but otherwise is hazard free.

Fri Mar 09 2018

Pretty low key, however it was a nice getaway with the dogs. one was a puppy, went out to get him use to walking on a leash. we enjoyed the easy hike.

Perfect trail for my kids and I, not strenuous and beautiful views of the lake.

Great trail! Perfect for my 5 and 3 year old.

Mon Aug 28 2017

Not very active area. More historic than exercise

Tue Jun 13 2017

Visited early June, hiked the 1 mile nature trail and the perimeter trail around the lake. Trail was well marked with sections of wood bridges (due to the swamp areas). They have canoe/boat rentals. Entrance to the park is $2, which you leave in an envelope and drop in the box. Not a lot of hiking trails but a nice scenic historical site for little ones and adults. They have several campgrounds for family vacationing ... there were more than a few that I noticed on my hike. The park seems to be dog friendly also, as long as they're on a leash. They have a small gift shop in the office where you first enter the park. There is also fishing available if interested. Will probably come back with my nephews when they visit this summer.

Sat Jun 03 2017

Great easy hike, well kept, lots of history, outstanding staff. recommend highly.

Thu May 18 2017

Very nice trail and well marked.

Easy narrow trails good for a quick hike

Nice trails easy with great scenery

Sun Oct 02 2016

It is OK.

We did half the trail, never made it around the lake. Our kids were hot and we were tired but we did get our first stamp in our Ultimate Outsider passport book.

Tue Jul 26 2016

my 11 yr old and I enjoyed the nature trail! we wanted to go for a short 1 mile hike & it was shaded to keep us out of the sun!

Sun Jul 17 2016

Very nice trail. Took the dog and kids. Also has some historical sites to see. Quiet and mellow walk. Relatively flat for the most part.

Mon May 14 2012

Nice state park. The trail is ok but no great views and there is a lot of car noise on a stretch of it. If I was in the area I'd do it again but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.

Mon Jan 02 2012

Nice as a park. Suited for families with small children as the trails are simple and meandering. The parks primary benefit are extensive picnic spots ,many with wood burning fire places fully stocked with wood. Park staff on site are friendly and helpful. Lake, rental boats,camping,lots of open space.

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