Chester SC State Park is a 2.9 mile out and back trail located near Chester, South Carolina and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and sea kayaking and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.9 miles
154 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


paddle sports

one of the most beautiful lakes in this area !! Chester State Park rests in the quiet hills of the South Carolina Piedmont and for generations has offered retreat and recreation to the surrounding communities.The park’s 523 acres include a 160-acre lake, itself surrounded by a two-mile nature trail through the pine forest. Jon boat rentals are popular in the warmer months and the park also offers picnicking, camping, archery and a place to simply enjoy the serenity of the placid setting.The Civilian Conservation Corps built the park and its work can still be seen and enjoyed today. The community building is heavily used year-round, adding to the secluded park’s value as a place to both gather and get away. There are numerous picnic tables along the lakeshore, a kids playground and restrooms. Dogs must be kept on leashes and as always, there is a $2 per person fee to enter all SC state parks.

Friday, December 16, 2011

This is a nice, flat wooded trail that circles around the lake . There are various activities within the park, but I usually camp for a couple of nights and take advantage of the camping, hiking and fishing. The campsites are very nice w/water and electricity for those not wanting to "rough it." I have hiked the trail numerous times and have never found it to be crowded. The park does have some traffic in summer and during deer season.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

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Friday, June 09, 2017

Friday, March 03, 2017

paddle sports
Saturday, October 25, 2014