Poinsett State Park
Days/Hours of Operation
Monday: 9:00 AM – Sunset Tuesday: 9:00 AM – Sunset Wednesday: 9:00 AM – Sunset Thursday: 9:00 AM – Sunset Friday: 9:00 AM – Sunset Saturday: 9:00 AM – Sunset Sunday: 9:00 AM – Sunset
In the High Hills of Santee, where the South Carolina Sandhills of the Midlands region meet the coastal plain region, you��_��__ll find Poinsett State Park. Called the "mountains of the midlands," this mixed ecosystem yields a high degree of biodiversity and some of the most unique natural sightings in the park system, especially along the Palmetto trail which winds through the Manchester State Forest. The High Hills of Santee are dotted with the hiking and biking trails that wind through the park_some of which connect to the Palmetto Trail that leads hikers through the Manchester State Forest. Poinsett��_��__s 10-acre lake makes for a serene setting, and can be used for fishing and johnboat rentals. The park also offers campsites, a fishing pond, a coquina bathhouse built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, pre-revolutionary grist mill ruins and rustic cabins.