Sesquicentennial State Park

Sesquicentennial State Park

Located in Dentsville (Columbia), Richland County, SC.

9564 Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC 29223



Official web site for Sesquicentennial State Park

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Sesquicentennial State Park is often referred to as "Sesqui" by people in the local area. Located near the interchange of I-20 and I-77 just outside of Columbia, Forest Acres, and Dentsville, this is definitely one of the most convenient and accessible of the state parks in South Carolina. Situated in the middle of the Sandhills region, it features a pond surrounded by nature trails and picnic areas. Quite a few picnic shelters are located around the pond, as this is a popular place for group events. Numerous other hiking trails run through the woods as well. An old log cabin here is believed to be the oldest building in Richland County. Sports facilities include soccer and softball fields, a basketball court, and a 6-mile (10 km.) unpaved bicycle trail. Many miles of trails, including a mountain bike trail, run through the woods, and you can even get to Polo Road Park from here.


Features and Facilities

Water Features

  • pond
  • creek

Public Restrooms

  • Yes

Dogs Allowed

  • Yes

Hours of Operation

  • Standard time, 8:00a-6:00p
  • Daylight savings time, 7:00a-9:00p

Admission or Parking Fee

  • Children (5 and under), Free
  • Children and youth (ages 6 - 15), $3.00
  • Adults, $5.00
  • South Carolina senior citizens (age 65+), $3.25

Camping Fee

  • $18.00 per campsite per night

Facility Rental

  • A large retreat center is available for group meetings of up to 50 people. Click here for information.

How to Get There

  • The main entrance to Sesqui is at 9564 Two Notch Road in northeast Columbia. Take I-20 to exit #17 (US #1). Go northeast on Two Notch Road (US #1) 3.6 kilometers (about 2 miles). The entrance will be on the right. This park is adjacent to Polo Road Park and can also be accessed from there.

Latitude 34.09138, Longitude -80.90815 [PK230]

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