If you're looking for somewhere new to go camping with your favorite furry friend, make sure to visit Columbia, South Carolina's Sesquicentennial State Park campgrounds. Sesqui, as it's referred to by campers who visit often, has 84 campsites situated on its 1,400 acres. Each site has power hookups available, although there aren't sewage hookups at the individual campsites. For your convenience, there's an RV dump station by the park's entrance. Once the state park closes, the entrance and exit gates are locked; you'll be given a gate code to come and go as you please.
The campgrounds are situated on Sesquicentennial Lake. Swimming isn't permitted, but fishing is allowed as long as you have a permit. You can also rent small boats from the park, and if you trust your pup enough, they can even head out on the lake with you. Two short trails run near the campground, as well.
Camping at Sesquicentennial is a pretty pupular activity; it's asked that you make reservations at least one full day in advance. If you can't, call the park staff for more information. You'll be charged at the time of booking, and prices for a single night are priced between $19 and $27, depending on what kind of campsite you're requesting.
Fido can join you in any part of the campgrounds as long as they're leashed. There's a bonus puppy perk to camping in Sesquicentennial State Park: There's a dog park right by the campgrounds! The bark park is two acres, and it gives your dog a chance to get some off-leash exercise while playing with other dogs camping. If you don't have an annual pass, which is $25, you can purchase a day pass for only $4. Proof of vaccinations is due at the time of purchase.
Sesquicentennial State Park provides a great camping experience for you and your canine companion! What are you waiting for?