Sesquicentennial State Park

  • Address: 9564 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29223
  • Phone: (803) 788-2706
  • Hours: Park Office Hours: 11 am - 12 noon & 4 - 5 pm everyday (including weekends)

This 1,419-acre park, situated in the middle of the sandhills region, features a beautiful 30-acre lake surrounded by trails, playgrounds, splash pad, dog-park, picnic areas and over 80 RV/tent site campground. 

The park's proximity to downtown Columbia and three major interstate highways attracts both local residents and travelers. 

Sesquicentennial is often the site of family reunions and primitive group campouts. The Retreat Center is popular for various groups looking for meeting room and overnight facilities.  Interpretive nature programs are a major attraction to the park.

The park also contains a two-story log house, dating back to the mid 1700's, which was relocated to the park in 1969. This house is believed to be the oldest building still standing inRichlandCounty. 

The Civilian Conservation Corps originally built the park in the 1930's as a New Deal program during the Great Depression. Evidence of their craftsmanship is still present today.  Several of their structures are still functional & used on a daily basis.


Park Hours: Mon.-Sun.8 a.m. -6 p.m.(extended from7amto9pmduring Daylight Savings Time)

Office Hours: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. &4 p.m. -5 p.m.


$5 adults; $3.25 SC seniors; $3 children (6-15 years old) , and 5 years old & younger are free


Driving Directions: 
From I-20: Take exit 74. Turn left onto Hwy 1 (Two Notch Rd.), travel N 3 mi, park will be on the right. 

From I-77: Take exit 17. Go N. on Hwy 1 (Two Notch Rd.), for 2 mi. Park will be on the right. (turn left if traveling I-77 Southbound turn left onto Hwy 1; or turn right if traveling I-77 northbound)


Tour and Programs Information: Sesquicentennial is a "DiscoverCarolina Site", which provides curriculum-based science education programs for South Carolina school children.

Pets: Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet.  Membership & registration required for the Sesqui dog-park access.



  • Price Range Maximum: $$ - $101-150
Facility Info
  • Reception Capacity 50
  • Number of Rooms 1
  • Classroom Capacity 50