Andrew Jackson State Park encompasses about 360 acres of land and is about nine miles from the city of Lancaster, the county seat of Lancaster County in South Carolina. The park is about half a mile on the right when driving along I-77 Southbound about nine miles from Lancaster.
The park was named in honor of the seventh president of the United States of America, Andrew Jackson who was born nearby in 1767. The park was established in 1952. Some of the significant attractions to this park include the site of the presidential homestead which includes the Anna Hyatt Huntington statue (the Boy of the Waxhaws) and other artifacts related to the president that can be found in the park's museum.
Besides the historical attractions at the park, the park is also popular for the diverse plant species including endangered wildflower species like the fall-blooming Schwientz's Sunflower. Some of the other attractions that can be enjoyed at this park include bird watching, picnicking, camping, freshwater fishing, geocaching, biking, hiking, and boating. Amenities available at the park to facilitate these activities include a primitive group camp, 25 campsites, meeting house, hiking trails, fishing pier, boat rentals, a playground, gift shop, amphitheater, and two picnic shelters.
If you have a dog, you can bring them to the park, but you will have to follow South Carolina State Park rules. Some of the rules with regards to your dog include the following. First, you must keep your dog on a leash with a maximum length of six feet or in an enclosure. You must maintain immediate control of your dog at all times and avoid your dog from wandering around the park unattended to. Dogs are specifically not allowed in or around lodging areas and if your dog proves to be a nuisance to other wildlife then you shall be asked to escort your pooch out of the park.