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Barnwell State Park

223 State Park RD

Barnwell State Park is a community favorite among the residents of Blackville, South Carolina. One of 16 state parks built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression, Barnwell is best known for its great fishing spots. Three small lakes host a large population of crappie, bream, bass and catfish.

Overnighters can take advantage of the Barnwell State Park cabins and campground, both of which sit only a short walk from the park lakes. Recreational opportunities include non-motorized fishing boat rentals, picnicking and a nature trail that winds around one of the lakes. A community building is available for meetings, reunions, weddings and other group gatherings. 


  • 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


  • Pets : Pets are not allowed in or around cabins and other lodging facilities. Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.


Andy Hutt

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Nice campgrounds. Clean restrooms and showers. It has a swimming area, cabins and picnic shelters for rent. We camped for about $18 a night with water and electric. It wasn't very crowded. Quite a few open campsites left. For the price, I would definitely come back!

Charles Martin

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Great park great staff. This park is a hidden gem. Thanks for the awesome memories.

Deborah Chavis

Thursday, May 17, 2018
It's a great place to visit or take a vacation. Very nice and helpful ranger. Visit every chance we get.

Robert Burgess

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
A true showing of southern hospitality. Tent camped there while riding our bicycles across the USA. We got held up there due to heavy rain, and were stuck in the tent for 30 hours . The camp host was more than gracious, and even brought us some firewood. She came by regularly to make sure that we were ok. Our clothes had gotten wet, and one of the park rangers offered to take them to his home and dry them for us. It's a beautiful park, well maintained, with very clean and warm bathrooms. We would definitely recommend it to others, and we will visit again (maybe on the return trip) Thank you Aiken state Park staff

Kristen Cooper-kucharik

Monday, March 19, 2018
There is so much you can do here, its really lovely. Fish, camp hike they have a neat playground too. History as well.

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