Barnwell State Park is situated close to Blackville town in Barnwell County, South Carolina. The park measures a total of 307 acres of land. To get to the park just drive seven miles northeast of Barnwell off SC 3. You can access the park using three main routes including the I-20, I-95 Southbound, and I-95 Northbound.
Barnwell State Park is one of sixteen parks that were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), an initiative under the New Deal program set up by President Roosevelt to provide work to unemployed Americans during the Great Depression. Some of the buildings that the CCC constructed in the park and that are still standing include the old pumphouse, the tiered-spillway, the two picnic shelters and the lower lake. The park is host to a total of three small lakes that have a large population of bream, crappie, catfish, and bass.
Some of the special features of the Barnwell State Park besides the historic buildings constructed by the CCC are the animals found within the park including wild turkey, white-tailed deer, and alligators. Amenities at the park include five cozy park cabins, 25 campsites, four picnic shelters available for group gatherings, one Community Building perfect for reunions/weddings and such events, and three small park lakes teeming with fish.
Dogs are allowed into the park, but you will need to strictly observe state park rules if you do not want to be inconvenienced due to your dog’s misbehavior. Some of the rules that you must follow include the following. You must keep your dog on a leash with a maximum length of six feet or in a secure enclosure. Your dog must not wander in or around lodging areas and you must generally maintain immediate control of your pooch at all times. If your dog is noisy, threatens or harasses other wildlife, then you shall be asked to escort your dog out of the park.