Cheraw State Park takes traditional recreational park activities to a new level of fun. The 18-hole, championship Cheraw State Park Golf Course winds its way through piney woodlands while maintaining and protecting the surrounding natural habitat of the park.
Cypress wetlands line Lake Juniper and can be explored by kayaks and canoes or via a boardwalk that runs along the lake. Try fishing from the boardwalk or by boat, or take time to explore other areas of Cheraw on the park’s extensive biking, hiking and equestrian trail system.
For overnight accommodations at Cheraw, cabins and campsites are available.
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.
Freshwater Fishing: Yes
Boating and Boat Access: A boat ramp provides access to Lake Juniper for private boats with no more than a 10 horsepower engine.
Fishing Boat Rentals: Non-motorized fishing boats rent for $30/day or $10/hr.
Canoe/Kayak Rentals: Canoes and kayaks rent for $30/day or $10/hr.
Pedal Boat Rentals: Pedal boat rentals are available for $10/ half hour. A person of at least 18 years of age must be present in the pedal boats at all times.
Playground Equipment: Yes
Playground: A large, natural-looking playground was newly installed in March 2011 near the office area.
Swimming: The swimming area in Lake Juniper is open daily from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. All swimmers must remain inside the buoys and ropes. There are no lifeguards on duty.
Bird Watching: Birdwatching is a popular activity on the park. The red-cockaded woodpecker may be seen in or near their nesting area..
Other Facilities and Activities: Stand up paddleboards (SUPs) are available for rent for $10/hour or $30/day, each day of the week, Apr. through Oct. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You must be 18 years old to rent them or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
The park has a volleyball court, badminton sets and a horseshoe pit. All equipment is available for checkout at the park office.
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.
Biking Trails: The park has a bike trail that is nine miles in length.
Camping Information: Each campsite is packed gravel and has individual water and electrical hookups. The pull-through sites accommodate RVs up to 40 feet, others up to 34 feet.
The campground is convenient to restrooms with hot showers. Six sites are waterfront on Lake Juniper, the park's 360-acre lake. A dump station is available for RVs.