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Barnwell State Park

Barnwell State Park

Barnwell State Park is a great fishing spot in South Carolina that not many folks know about.

A traditional state park primarily serving the people of Barnwell County, Barnwell State Park offers camping and cabins, picnicking and playgrounds, and a community center long favored for meetings, reunions and weddings.

There’s also a nature trail that winds around one of a pair of nice-sized ponds that many locals know hold a good population of crappie, bream and bass, some of them surprisingly large.

Barnwell State Park is one of 16 state parks in South Carolina built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression to provide jobs for the men who built them and recreational opportunities for the people who live nearby.

Such as great fishing. Guess the secret’s out!


  • Tour and Programs Information: Campfire programs will be held June 12 and July 10, 2010 in the campground . Call the park during office hours for details.


  • Admission: Free admission
  • Days and Hours of Operation: M-Su 9am-6pm (extended to 9pm F, Sa and Su during Daylight Saving Time)
  • Office Hours: 11am-noon & 4-5pm


  • Driving Directions:

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

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

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

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

    From I-26: Take exit 115 and follow Hwy. 321 through Swansea. Turn right on Hwy. 3 to Blackville. Go 3 miles.

  • Counties: Barnwell
  • Acreage: 307
  • Miles to Nearest Hospital: 7
  • Miles to Nearest Town: 3
  • Miles to Nearest Grocery Store: 3


  • Charleston, SC: 100
  • Columbia, SC: 52
  • Florence, SC: 120
  • Greenville, SC: 140
  • Charlotte, NC: 145
  • Raleigh, NC: 257
  • Atlanta, GA: 196
  • Augusta, GA: 45


  • Are there Cabins or Villas at this Park?: There are five two-bedroom cabins at Barnwell State Park. Please click on the Lodging menu item above to see detail information. To check availability and/or make a reservation, click the Park Reservationsbanner on the right of this page.
  • What kind of camping is available at this Park?: There are 25 sites with electric and water. Eight of these sites, #18-25 have 50 amp electrical service and sewer hookups. There is also a primitive camping area for group camping. Please click on the Camping menu item above to see detail information. To check availability and/or make a reservation, click the Park Reservations banner on the right of this page.
  • What are your overnight rates at this Park?: Rates vary depending on campsite amenities. General information is available on the Camping pages of this site. Please click on these menu items above for more information
  • Are there any Overnight sites available?: Please click on the Park Reservations banner on the right of this page to check availability and make your reservation.
  • What kind of activites are available at this Park?: Fishing, Boating, Picnicking, and Trails are available. Please click on the Things To Do menu item above for more details.
  • If you cannot find it on this website: We try to provide you with as much information as possible on this website to assist you in selecting your favorite State Park and book your reservation on-line. However, if you can't locate the information you are looking for on this site, please feel free to email the park at We will respond to your email as soon as possible.

Contact Information

223 State Park RD
Blackville,SC 29817
Phone: (803) 284-2212
Barnwell CountyBlackville