Description: You will begin this easy, 1.3-mile out and
back trail behind the boathouse, located at the back of the parking
lot, and wind alongside the lake in Chester State Park. The trail
yields several excellent fishing locations along the shoreline of the
160-acre lake, which is stocked with bass, crappie, bream, and
catfish. Rental fishing boats are available and a hand launch area for
private boats, which is limited to hand power or electric trolling
motors. You will reach the
turnaround point at the dam, where you can stop to rest and enjoy the
sound of water falling over the spillway. Chester State Park also
features several picnic areas, 25-campground sites, a play field, and archery range.
Length: 1.3-mile out and back trail
Directions: From Chester, drive south on SC 72 and the park
entrance is 2 miles on the left.
Call 1-866-345-PARK (7275) or go online at
to make your reservations today!
Park, 759 State Park Drive, Chester, SC, 29706. Telephone: 803-385-2680.