Chesterfield County offers a wealth of recreational opportunities to county citizens and visitors alike.
Cheraw State Park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal Program created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The program was designed to provide employment during the Great Depression while addressing national needs in conservation and recreation.
An 18-hole championship course winds its way through the long-leaf pinelands of the traditional state park, a course that’s earned notice from the Aubudon Society for the way it’s managed to preserve and protect the habitat it shares with uncommon critters such as red-cockaded woodpeckers and fox squirrels.
Office Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. year-round
Days and Hours of Operation: Standard Time: Monday-Sunday 7am-7pm
Daylight Savings Time: Monday-Sunday 7am-8pm; extended to 9 p.m. April to August
Special Thanks to South Carolina State Parks
Sandhills State Forest has 46,000 acres of forest/wooded area, hiking and nature trails, camping sites, birding, picnic shelters, a fishing lake, mountain biking and horseback trails, wildlife observation and ponds. The gate at the entrance of the Sugarloaf Mountain camping areas is locked 9pm F-Su and opened at 7am. Gates are locked Monday through Thursday only if campers are present.
Admission: Free – Reservations required for camping at Sugarloaf
Days and Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30, closed 12pm- 1 for lunch
Days and Holidays Closed;: Office closed Saturday –Sunday
Special Thanks to Discover South Carolina