Lake Juniper Boardwalk
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- Visitor Center
- No Fee
Cypress wetlands line Lake Juniper and can be explored by kayaks and canoes or via a boardwalk that runs along the lake.
Starting from the parking area in the Cheraw State Park, this easy walking out and back boardwalk trail takes you out onto the lake to the Lake Juniper Dam. Near the end of the trail you will cross the spillway where the rushing water creates a soothing "waterfall effect." You will see waterfowl such as ducks, egrets, geese, and pied billed grebe. This is a popular area to see five-lined and ground skinks, yellow-bellied slider and painted turtles, banded water snakes, and the endangered pine barrens tree frog. You may also be treated to a wide array of raptors such as bald eagles, ospreys, red-tailed hawks, northern harriers, and Mississippi kites. With care you can leave the trail and continue down stream for some distance. At times there are suds in the water like snow drifts. These suds are the result of natural formed soap when leaves decay.
Camping: Call 1-866-345-PARK (7275) or go online at www.SouthCarolinaParks.com to make your reservations today!Directions:
From Cheraw: Drive south on US 1/US 52 for 4 miles. Stay on US 52 when it bears left and the park entrance is 1 mile on the right. Upon entering the park, signs will clearly show you the way to the park office and lake (left), or to the golf course and hiking trails (right).