Andrew Jackson State Park
196 Andrew Jackson Park Rd, Lancaster, SC 29720, United States
Review №1

Had a super fun experience hiking the mile long trail, kind of weird to walk through peoples campsites though. Its a solid mile long and theres a boardwalk thats cool but had several holes in a few spots that a kid could hurt themselves on and my wife almost stepped through one. The playground is fantastic but is not meant for toddlers likey 2 year old. They can play on it but require extra careful supervision and it appears to be missing a step or two but otherwise a very enjoyable experience.

Review №2

Peaceful campground with a small lake. 2 short hiking trails, playground and shelters. I do not recommend the inner camp sites, but the outer loop sites are all terrific and each has a pad, picnic table, lantern post and fire ring.

Review №3

Nice park but bathhouse is very old. Arrived and we werent happy with our site so we requested a different site in the office. They did move us but charged us over $16. Per the young lady in the office the campground changes their prices every 15 minutes??? Were rather doubtful of her explanation...

Review №4

First visit to this state park. We enjoyed the day checking out the trails, campground, lake, and historical buildings. They have a nice amphitheater that would be great for musical and art programs. It is closed along with the museum due to Covid-19.

Review №5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Andrew Jackson State Park campground. We would never choose Site 15 again, however.Site 15 is one of few pull-through sites that have full hookups. It also has NO room to put out your awning without getting it ripped off by other vehicles/campers passing by or trying to get backed into their sites (see accompanying pictures). We could have reached out our camper door and tapped the hood of more than one vehicle outside.The bathhouse facilities are very nice and are kept extremely clean. The staff that we interacted with were very nice and knowledgable.All-in-all, we had a great time and will be back again (in a different site).

Review №6

Nice place to take a nature walk, camp and learn a little about local history in the late 1700 - revolutionary war and the early years of the 7th president Andrew Jackson

Review №7

The park is beautiful and very peaceful. The park only has two point hookups (Electric and water, no sewer hookup). We had a handicapped site but it was very unlevel. The camp host was very friendly and very helpful. Overall it was a very nice campground.

Review №8

Its a nice experience but difficult to navigate through. Never found any water

Review №9

Campground was nice but small sites. Mens shower was broken and one toilet non usable. Nothing to do but fish. Gamewarden Timmons stalked all campers. Would hang around all day at campground pond checking almost everyone. Felt harrassed and uncomfortable. It was like he made his living at the campground. Would not suggest fishing unless you are 100 percent sure of the rules. He is ticket happy.

Review №10

Nice park. Small museum about Andrew Jackson, hiking trails, fishing lake with canoe rentals and a small pier camp grounds. A man was coming back in from fishing when I was there and he said he caught a few Catfish. Wasnt very busy.

Review №11

Beautiful place! A great mix of history and nature. We didn’t camp, just came to visit for the day. Lots of spaces to picnic or fish around the lake.

Review №12

Nice outdoors park. walking path and displays in buildings.

Review №13

Very nice place to visit, but every time we have visited the museum has been closed.....for years! When is it ever open?

Review №14

Nice lake, trail in the woods along the lake almost a mile. Camping on the lake on the woods. Pier for fishing and boats to rent. Playground for kids in the woods. Museum with lots of great information statue of the president, old school house, small chapel for venues. I love this park. We stop there frequently to enjoy nature and quiet.

Review №15

This is a historic site with a small museum, two nature walking trails, some campsites, small lake, lots of picnic tables.

Review №16

Beautiful park. Only wildlife we saw were a bunch of squirrels and 1 bird. A few friendly vististors. $2/adult admission. A lot of interesting information. Meeting house can be rented, school house and museum were closed. Very nice amphitheater. 1 mile walking trail as well. Horseshoe pit. Lake with boat and canoe rentals. Playground. Tent & camper renal lots.

Review №17

Park is nice, sites are not for bigger rigs. Pull through sites are all backwards with picnic areas on back side of your camper.

Review №18

It’s so peaceful here. I enjoy the history and trails.

Review №19

Great walking trails. Nice campsites. Lake with boats and canoes to rent. Playground equipment was great. Also has an outdoor amphitheater!

Review №20

Nice clean campground only a 4 star because it was so small. Other than that peaceful with a little bit of history. Staff were very nice.

Review №21

Very clean very nice ppl.

Review №22

Most sites have ample distance from each other except for a few if them. Mostly shaded. Sites 18 and 19 have great views of lake and are approx 200ft to the water.

Review №23

Peaceful place but needs improvement. Entry fee of $3. Entry fee is placed inside the envelope and seal it. Tear the side portion and place it inside our car and put the envelope with cash back in the box.

Review №24

Many different things to look at, shelters for gatherings with safe social distancing. Andrew Jackson State Park is very historical and interesting.

Review №25

Beautiful park, enthusiastic and helpful staff. Lake area was well maintained and peaceful. Museum & schoolhouse were fantastic and full of information. Both exhibits kept my 9 year old engaged. Will definitely return

Review №26

We had an amazing time with our family gathering. Plenty of space and plenty of picnic tables for seating.

Review №27

Andrew Jackson State Park is absolutely beautiful. Lots of history to take in and gorgeous trails to walk. Great for little children too.

Review №28

Great camping,fishing, and nature trails.

Review №29

Great park,tons of things to see and small fishing pond with non powered boat rentals

Review №30

It was a very nice park. We had really nice time camping. We will be back

Review №31

Great place for a weekend get away with kids.

Review №32

Very pretty small state park just outside Lancaster SC. As all of SC parks we have visited, extremely clean, welll maintained. Inside sites on the loop are full hookup. Interesting museum about Andrew JacksonWe stayed 2 nights in a TT.

Review №33

Awesome discussions with the staff about the history and Andrew Jackson. Very knowledgeable. The museum was excellent.

Review №34

Stayed here for four nights over the July 4th holiday and loved every minute of it. Staff here is very friendly and helpful, area is very clean and peaceful. Stayed at campsite 19 which backs up to the 18 acre lake. The numbers on the campsites are hard for us to read, but we also drove in during a monsoon - the numbers are painted at the front of the campsite, fyi. The bathroom and showers onsite were clean and air conditioned. There is no wifi here but had plenty of cell service. Our camper is 32ft and we had some issues with the trees on the side we get in on, but wouldnt be an issue with shorter campers.

Review №35

Very impressed. Park employees very knowledgeable and nice.Didnt mind answering my many questions.

Review №36

We tent camped here for two nights. Beautiful location. The staff is very friendly and our kids really enjoyed the trails and lake. We will definitely visit again.

Review №37

Andrew Jackson State Park is a quaint park. It provides a great environment between modern and primitive for maximum relaxation.

Review №38

It’s nice but really small ! I like the museum and the campground ! Hiking area is really small !

Review №39

Loved it. First camper trip ever. Highly recommend Andrew Jackson State park. Nice lake.Easy enter sites. Dump station.Peaceful clean park.

Review №40

My visit was early spring. I enjoyed my walk through the park. Camp grounds were pretty busy. I can imagine this park would be a great local vacation destination.

Review №41

Location is beautiful, nice museum, beautiful trees, a lake and two great trails to hike or run. Great for local day trip. However when it comes down to RVs parking at their campground, thats a totally different story.If you have a small trailer then youll probably have no trouble staying here. We have a 30 FT long RV and it was pretty tough navigating through the campground as it has narrow road with lots of trees along the path. All sites are paved which is nice but most sites are on moderate to severe grades. Our coach was on a 6 degree downward slope, we were worried about fridge the entire duration of our stay as most forums dont recommend coaches being on slopes 6 degrees or over.Bathhouse was open, there were 2 shower stalls and 4 toilets in womens section. When we first arrived campground was pretty empty and restrooms were clean. By Sunday morning campground was completely full, by then the womens restroom was filthy.I saw lots of tent campers and Im sure it is easy to camp here compared to RVers with large coaches.Park ranger Robert was very friendly and accommodating to our coach needs. I only wish campground itself was larger and sites alot more leveled.

Review №42

Nice place to travel back in time

Review №43

So much history! My son is 8 and really enjoyed the museum and all the artifacts they had. We went on the trail which was fun as well. It was easy enough that both my 8 year old and 3 year old could walk on. My 60 year old mother in law was able to walk on it as well without trouble. We spent about 2 hours total at the park. The school house wasnt open when we were there but if it was, Id expect to spend about 3 hours. Not an all day event, but definitely a fun afternoon if youre looking to get out and learn some history!There is a lake and playground which we did not use. We might try those next time!

Review №44

Great place for a short hike and picnic lunch

Review №45

Great place to take your family for a walk, beautiful nature trail and lake trail. Very scenic, all though it is a bit odd that there is a park with a statue dedicated to the man who started the forced migration of Native Americans off their own land, and started a genocide of those who refused to be bullied off their lands. But regardless, very nice trail and very scenic.

Review №46

Beautiful location for weddings and picture opportunities.

Review №47

Cool old one room schoolhouse. The museum is neat, hands on for the kids. Great place to take pictures or hike around, big stage to put on pretend plays.

Review №48

Small State Park but well worth the visit

Review №49

Always a nice place to go to just enjoy the breeze. There is a good trail too.

Review №50

We camped here for a week. There is peace and quiet but easy access to Tina of stuff for kids to do like Carowinds and downtown Waxhaw. This is by far our favorite state park yet!

Review №51

Got married in the chapel, very sweet spot

Review №52

Lovely setting and wonderful history all around. Only negative was the museum doesnt open until 1 pm. We were there about 10:30 in the morning.

Review №53

An awesome place for the family to relax and fish

Review №54

My dogs love the trails and I love area they have to grill and cook out.

Review №55

The nature trail is so awesome. My husband and I took the kids and they loved it. Went to the lake. Didnt catch anything but they had a blast. Definitely will be returning.

Review №56

This place is an absolutely wonderful park. There is a lake. There are plenty of areas to walk around and explore. There are a lot of areas where you can just be in your own little nook and not be bothered by others like in other parks where the whole place is completely out in the open. There is also a building that you can rent out for large events.

Review №57

Not a huge park but has a really nice huge pond and a few really nice trails.

Review №58

Beautiful park with a mile long trail that goes around the lake. There are plenty of different butterflies and dragonflies to see and some small fish in the shallow waters. There are also very tiny frogs on the trail so watch where you step! My only complaint is that you can hear traffic through the trees on part of this trail. The small museum, old buildings, and monuments are also very interesting.

Review №59

This place was extremely small, no walking trails, or any kind of activities that could have been easily accessible. It just seems like a piece of land that someone made a few trails, threw up some picnic tables, and parking lots, and decided to call it a park. My best friend decided to have her wedding here, and almost 100% positive that it was because of the venue was probably the least expensive of all of her choices.

Review №60

Nice park! Quiet and peaceful

Review №61

Love this place, always clean friendly and inviting

Review №62

Love this place,peaceful relaxing and friendly workers and campers.come join us and relax

Review №63

I enjoyed the experience. The place is clean and family friendly. Its a pretty small park however.

Review №64

Great nature trail and historical cabins and a lake. Me and my brother can never seem to catch anything from here but look forward to fishing here again because of knowing there are some biggins here.

Review №65

I went camping with some ladies from work and we had a great time! The nature trail is such a great walk and you might find a geocach or two along the way! The volleyball area and lake were really nice amenities and definitely made me want to come back when the weather was a bit nicer. The museum and historical areas offer a really nice day-trip even if you dont plan to go camping. The campsites were very clean and every site was pretty close to the bath house. The restrooms were clean for a campsite, though you might want to pack a roll of toilet paper or some hand soap in case in runs out before the staff can replenish. My only complaint is that the campsites are close together and not very private. We were tent camping on two sites and made it work, but we were pretty close to our neighbors. Definitely a better set-up if you have an RV. Still, we had a great time and I definitely would stop by again for a walk, a picnic, or a visit to the museum.

Review №66

This is a well kept park. There is a walking trail, playground, lake and museum. There was a horse pit near the playground. Also they have a nice campground.

Review №67

The park is a very beautiful and peaceful place..

Review №68

Great park to walk and nice pont trail

Review №69

Beautiful place but very poorly maintained.

Review №70

Great 1 mile nature trail and facilities.

Review №71

This was a nice little walk. Nice place to visit. We will br back

Review №72

Very nice small state park. Right on the lake no swimming but you can fish and they have jon beats and canoes you can rent. There is a nice little town call Waxhaw has restaurants and the Carolina Thread Trail.

Review №73

Beautiful park with a nice nature walk. Bathrooms and showers were a little run-down, but functional. The price was great, about $20 a night or electric and water, drainage on site.

Review №74

Beautiful even in the fall. Camp sites are not very level but they are paved and very clean. We have a great view of the lake. Who could ask for more.

Review №75

Very nice place. Friendly staff. Informative museum as well.

Review №76

Great campgrounds and lake

Review №77

Visited for a possible place to stay. It has its offering but Ive seen better but I would stay there on a whim but not an extended period.

Review №78

Perfect small campground. Quiet and peaceful

Review №79

Had a great time at Andys place!

Review №80

For a weekend camping, Andrew Jackson Stat Park is a good place to start.

Review №81

Very small state park with 37 small sites was clean but in need of some maintenance.

Review №82

Beautiful quiet park with a small lake.

Review №83

Nice place to visit. Small park but has camping, pond, fishing and covered areas for birthday partys/celebrations/cook outs.

Review №84

Great 1 mile walk around thw lake with the dogs

Review №85

Nice place to fish

Review №86

Clean nice infor center and different things for the kids and adults to do and learn.

Review №87

Nice paved sites. Rangers are nice and helpful. Hook ups are easy and the park is very nice too.

Review №88

Nice little state park near Lancaster. Very interesting history. Also has a nice trail to follow. This place is oet friendly as long as they are on leashes.

Review №89

Nice, small and quiet state park.

Review №90

There was no stalls at this public restroom, I wont be returning, smelled like piss and hatred

Review №91

Me and my girlfriend, and her kids went and had a great time. Lots of history to be seen and learned. Very knowledgeable park personnel, and a great time for everyone. Thanks.

Review №92

Nice park, clean. Great for camping, canoeing and fishing. Decent amphitheater. Small Andrew Jackson museum but nice for kids to learn about our 7th president. Cost is $2.00 per person and seniors $1.25.

Review №93

Love this place

Review №94

Great get away. Trails are very muddy. Very peaceful.

Review №95

Great museum, short 1 mile walking trail, reenactments, nice place to visit.

Review №96

Great camping spot by the lake

Review №97

Was a great park bath house was pretty good only fault we had the camp spots were not labeled very well could do some work on camp sites as far as cleaning them up some but will go again

Review №98

Love camping here, so many amenities and so much to do.

Review №99

Quiet place!

Review №100

Good little park right off HWY 521 a little tight camping but fun. Lots of locals rely on this place to get outdoors for the weekend. Good walking trail and fishing is challenging..

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  • Address:196 Andrew Jackson Park Rd, Lancaster, SC 29720, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 803-285-3344
  • State park
  • Tourist attraction
Working hours
  • Monday:8am–6pm
  • Tuesday:8am–6pm
  • Wednesday:8am–6pm
  • Thursday:8am–6pm
  • Friday:8am–6pm
  • Saturday:8am–6pm
  • Sunday:8am–6pm
  • Wheelchair-accessible entrance:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
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