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Sesquicentennial State Park

Sesquicentennial State Park


Sesquicentennial State Park, situated in the middle of the Sandhills region, features a beautiful 30-acre lake surrounded by trails and picnic areas.

The park’s proximity to downtown Columbia and interstate highways attracts both local residents and travelers.

Sesqui, as it’s affectionately known, is heavily used for family reunions and group campouts. It also features dog park and well-attended interpretive nature programs, as well as a dormitory, meeting facility and ropes course popular for corporate retreats and team-building.

Once a drive out to the country but now a green space in the Columbia suburbs, the park was originally built by the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Evidence of their craftsmanship remains today, including in the distinctive white stone blocks that mark the front gate.


  • Tour and Programs Information: Sesquicentennial is a "DiscoverCarolina Site", which provides curriculum-based science education programs for South Carolina school children.


  • Admission: $5 adults; $3.25 SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3 children ages 6-15; ages 5 and under, free.
  • Days and Hours of Operation: 8am-6pm, daily (extended hours during Daylight Saving Time)
  • Office Hours: 11 am-noon & 4-5pm, daily


  • Driving Directions:
    From I-20: Take exit 74. Turn left onto Hwy 1 (Two Notch Rd.), travel N 3 mi, park will be on the right.

    From I-77: Take exit 17. Go N. on Hwy 1 (Two Notch Rd.), for 2 mi. Park will be on the right. (turn left if traveling I-77 Southbound turn left onto Hwy 1; or turn right if traveling I-77 northbound)
  • Lake Location: Yes
  • Counties: Richland
  • Acreage: 1419
  • Miles to Nearest Hospital: 12
  • Miles to Nearest Town: 13
  • Miles to Nearest Grocery Store: 1


  • Charleston, SC: 120
  • Columbia, SC: 13
  • Florence, SC: 72
  • Greenville, SC: 115
  • Charlotte, NC: 85
  • Raleigh, NC: 195
  • Atlanta, GA: 220
  • Augusta, GA: 80


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Contact Information

9564 Two Notch RD
Columbia,SC 29223
Phone: (803) 788-2706
Fax: (803) 788-4414
Richland CountyColumbia