Those looking for outdoor fun can find it at Andrew Jackson State Park, located on U.S. Highway 521 just about nine miles to the north of Lancaster, South Carolina. The 360 acre park is a perfect destination for anybody who loves camping, hiking, canoeing and fishing. After doing all of that, you can relax for a nice picnic in any of the parks scenic locations.
Andrew Jackson State Park, named after the seventh president of the United States, is a ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts. The park, greeting visitors with an equestrian statue of the former president, offers both tent and RV camping. Fishing, hiking, walking, jogging and swimming are among other fun activities that can be enjoyed at the historic park.
Andrew Jackson State Park requires that reservations to be made for a minimum of two nights. Committing to at least two nights in this park should not be a problem. Once you get there you won’t be any hurry to leave. There are 25 camping sites in the park with electricity and water. The camping grounds can easily accommodate more intimate trips or large, organized camping trips with a group of up to 50 people. You’ll find fire rings, picnic tables and restroom facilities nicely spaced throughout camping areas.
Fishing has a history dating back at least 35,000 years. The 18-acre lake at Andrew Jackson State Park is perfect for those looking for a good place to fish. Try your luck from the pier, the bank or a rental boat. Private boats are not allowed, but there is a great choice of rental boats that will make for a nice day of fishing. Rentals are $15 a day or $3 an hour. The great thing about fishing here is you don’t have to be an expert. You can be a first time angler and have just as much fun as a veteran fisherman and still have fun at the park’s lake. Based on online assessments from people who have fished at Andrew Jackson State Park, the park is a premiere destination and a lot of fun. Even amateur anglers who didn’t catch a thing report having a good time.
As far back as 3 million BC man first walked erect. Abel Crawford and his son Ethan were among the first Americans to go on a documented hiking exposition in 1819. Andrew Jackson State Park, established in 1952 to honor “Old Hickory,” is excellent for those who want exercise on any level. Take a walk through the parks walkways and trails and enjoy the gorgeous scenery and take in the beauty of a South Carolina day. Crawford Trail and Garden of the Waxhaws Trail are the park’s two one-mile loop trails that are a perfect lure for hiking enthusiasts, posing an invigorating challenge bathed in stunning natural beauty.
References to swimming date back as far as 2000 BC. Swimming as a modern sport dates to 1837. Andrew Jackson State Park has several outdoor swimming pools where visitors to the park can relax and unwind and wile away a nice sunny day. Take a break from swimming to visit the park’s museum or Andrew Jackson’s school house to learn more about the man the park is named after.
Those looking to relax with a day of golf can do it at nearby Cheraw State Park or Hickory Knob State Resort Park. Both parks, dating to the early 1900s, offer first class golf courses. Looking for a day to relax with the family? Want a place where you can walk, jog and hike and take in breath-taking natural beauty? Andrew Jackson State Park is your destination point. Native South Carolina residents and visitors will both find something to love about this park.
Admission is $2 for adults, $1.25 for seniors with those 15 and younger admitted free. Hours of operation for the park are Monday through Sunday from 8am to 6pm. Daylight Savings hours are Monday through Sunday from 9am to 9pm. Museum hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm and Monday through Friday by appointment when staff is available. For more information visit the park’s website at http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/park-finder/state-park/1797.aspx or call (803) 734-1700 or toll free at (866) 224-9339.