- Poinsett State Park is located in an outlying area of the Sandhills, yet is still within the coastal plain. The park's terrain allows for an amazing diversity of plant and animal life. Plant communities represented within the park include sandhills, swamps, mountain bluffs and pine-hardwood. Mountain laurel and galax grow on steep facing hillsides, while Spanish-moss-draped cypress and tupelo trees rise from the swamp. This 1,000-acre park, with its abundant resources, nature center and full-time naturalist, is an excellent laboratory for outdoor education.
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Poinsett State Park
The campground has 50 sites which can accommodate RV's. There are four cabins available for rental. There is an equestrian campground. Five picnic shelters are available and can be reserved for a fee. The nature center includes displays on native Sumter County animals, plants and history. There are several hiking trails, an equestrian trail and a bike trail. Enjoy fishing in the park's 10-acre lake for bass, bream and catfish. Fishing boats can be rented but no private boats are permitted. Seasonal lake swimming and rental pedal boats are offered upon availability of lifeguards.
Recreation - Poinsett State Park offers opportunities for camping, picnicking, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, biking, swimming, and viewing nature and interpretive sites.
Climate - South Carolina generally has a temperate climate, with cool winters and warm, humid summers. Snow and freezing temperatures are possible in the winter at the higher elevations. Thunderstorms are possible throughout the year but most common in the spring and summer. Tropical storms occasionally strike the coast during the hurricane season.
Poinsett State Park is located in central South Carolina near Wedgefield, off SC 261, 18 miles southwest of Sumter .