Oak Pinolly Nature

Trail Activities: t

  • Walk
  • Hike


1.0 mile


Round Trip


Natural, Boardwalk

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Features: t

  • Parking
  • Fishing
  • Scenic Observation
  • Visitor Center
  • Point of Interest
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Camping
  • Water Launch
  • Restrooms
  • Pets
  • Fee
  • Camping


Three nature trails are located on Santee State Park. The one-mile Limestone Nature Trail, the one-mile Oak Pinolly Nature Trail and the half mile Sinkhole Pond Nature Trail. The Oak Pinolly Nature Trail is basically an out-and-back path.

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Starting from behind picnic shelter one, this is an easy to walk and easy to follow yellow blazed loop trail of one mile. In a nice touch, however, it maintains a remote feel despite crossing directly through the park’s most heavily used area. Basically an out-and-back trail, the Oak Pinolly Nature Trail has a small loop at the far end that’s a great area to spot deer. One point midway through the trail brims with switchcanes, ostrich ferns, and wild azaleas. Two other nature trails are located within Santee State Park—the one-mile Limestone Nature Trail and the half-mile Sinkhole Pond Nature Trail.

Camping: Call 1-866-345-PARK (7275) or go online at www.SouthCarolinaParks.com to make your reservations today!


From I-95: Take exit 98 to Hwy 6 toward Elloree, the park is located 1 mi. W. of the town of Santee.

From Columbia: Take I-26 to Hwy 6, exit 136, travel through St. Matthews, continue on Hwy 6 for approximately 15 mile to Elloree and follow signs.

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Santee State Park | 251 State Park Road, Santee, SC 29142 | (803) 854-2408 | Email

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Lat: 33.54952928818176
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