Barnwell State Park

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Barnwell State Park

South Carolina

(803) 284-2212

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Built during the Great Depression, South Carolina's Barnwell State Park is known as one of 16 state parks in the state built by the Civilian Conservation Corps to provide jobs for the men who built them. Now, the State Park provides recreational opportunities for guests from afar and for the locals. Not only does the Barnwell State Park offer a community center for those who want to hold meetings and family reunions, but it also offers camping and cabins, picnicking and playgrounds. Visitors can also enjoy a winding nature trail that goes around two decently sized ponds. These ponds boast an abundance of fish species from bream to bass, and if you are lucky you may stumble upon a surprisingly large catch! Campfire programs are also available at some times during the summer in this 307-acre getaway. Whether you want to enjoy the water or just bask in the sun, this is the place for you!

Map of Barnwell (SC)

Latitude, Longitude: 33.331894, -81.303772



  • Camping

    Each camping site is packed gravel and each site offers water and electrical hookups. Restrooms with hot showers available. RV dump station available. Four sites accommodate RVs up to 36 feet, others up to 28 feet . Campsites 18-25 have 50 amp electrical hookups and sewer hookups. Camping clubs are allowed to reserve up to 20 sites. Tent and RV camping available. Note: Camping reservations must be made for at least 2 nights. You must make a reservation request directly through the park if you request less than 1 day before check-in.

  • Fishing

    Fishing for largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish may be enjoyed in the 16-acre lake with fishing pier or 8-acre lake with a valid South Carolina fishing license

  • Hiking

    Barnwell State Park offers a moderate 1½-miles interpretive trail.

  • Picnicking

    Four picnic shelters are available for family or other group gatherings. Each shelter may be reserved. If shelters are not reserved, guests may use shelters on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge.


Office Hours run from 11:00 a.m. to noon & 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Days and Hours of Operation run from Mon-Sun 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (extended to 9:00 p.m. Fri, Sat and Sun during daylight savings time.)



From I-20:Take exit 18 or 22 to Aiken. From Aiken take Hwy. 78 E. to Blackville, turn rt. onto Hwy. 3 and go 2 mi.

From I-95 Southbound: Take exit 77 and follow Hwy. 78 to Blackville turn left onto Hwy. 3 and go 2 mi.

From I-95 Northbound:Take exit 57 and follow Hwy. 64 to Barnwell, park is 7 mi N.E. of Barnwell.

From I-77 Southbound: Take exit 1 and follow Hwy 321 S. to Swansee, turn right onto Hwy 3 and go 32 mi.

Phone Numbers


(803) 284-2212

Campground reservations

(866) 345-7275