Andrew Jackson State Park
Andrew Jackson Park RD
Lancaster, SC 29720
Phone: (803) 285-3344
Andrew Jackson State Park is a 360-acre South Carolina state park
established in 1952 to honor the only South Carolina born president,
Andrew Jackson, who was born nearby in 1767. The park is on U.S. Highway
521 about nine miles north of Lancaster, South Carolina. The park offers
hiking, canoeing, camping, fishing and picnicking. There is also a
museum and amphitheater.
Welcome to Andrew Jackson State Park
Andrew Jackson State Park combines history, art and community
activities into a setting that has made it one of the S.C. State Park
Service�s most popular attractions.
The only park in the system dedicated to a U.S. president, Andrew
Jackson State Park features a museum that details the boyhood of the
nation�s seventh president, who grew up here in what then was known as
the Waxhaws of the South Carolina backcountry.
A striking highlight of the park grounds is the bold equestrian
statue of �Old Hickory� sculpted by Anna Hyatt Huntington of
Brookgreen Gardens fame. Living history programs with docents in period
garb are included in the park�s programming.
The Lancaster County park also has a replica of a late 18th-century
one-room schoolhouse, an amphitheatre that serves as home to a
well-attended bluegrass festival each year and other community
gatherings, as well as a campground, fishing lake, picnicking facilities
Fishing Information: Enjoy fishing for bass, bream, catfish and crappie
in the 18-acre park lake. A valid South Carolina fishing license is
required. Guests may try their luck from the bank, from the handicap
accessible fishing pier or from a rental jon boat.
Boating and Boat Access: Private boats are not allowed in the park lake,
however rental fishing boats are available.
Boat Rentals: Non-motorized fishing boats rent for $12/day or
THINGS TO DO
Picnic Area and Shelters: Two picnic shelters are available for family
or other group gatherings. Each shelter may be reserved for $30-38/day.
If shelters are not reserved, guests may use shelters on a first-come,
first-served basis at no charge.
Note: Admission fee is not included in shelter price.
Rates listed do not include applicable tax and nonrefundable transaction
To make a picnic shelter reservation, call toll-free 1-866-345-PARK
or make it online by clicking on the Park Reservation button located at
the upper right hand corner of this page.
Picnic Shelters: Yes
Park Store/Gift Shop: A gift shop offers several gift items which
include local crafts, nature guides and historic toys.
Hiking Trails: Andrew Jackson State Park offers two one-mile loop
- Crawford Trail
- Garden of the Waxhaws Trail
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