South Carolina’s Pee Dee Region is home to not one, not two, but three beautiful state parks, each unique in its own way. Set time aside during your visit to explore each one.

Lee State Park has been around for nearly 100 years and is a favorite for riverside recreational activities, like paddling and fishing. The state park boasts 2,800+ acres of bottomland hardwood forest wetlands and features four artesian wells that flow 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

In addition to water activities, Lee State Park also offers 12 miles of equestrian trails (as well as 23 campsites for equestrian camping), a short but scenic hiking trail, 25 campsites, more than 140 bird species for the avid birder, and an education center that includes an exhibit hall and a wet lab.

Named after the blackwater Little Pee Dee River, Little Pee Dee State Park is located in the Sandhills region of the state and is a natural wonderland brimming with wildlife. The state park boasts a 54-acre lake filled with bream, bass, and catfish. While here you can also explore the Little Pee Dee River Swamp and take in views of one of the last remaining large Carolina Bays.

You can also experience the Carolina Bay up close at Woods Bay State Park. The 1,590-acre park is home to a wide variety of natural habitats and has a 1,150-foot boardwalk where you can view the park’s diverse wildlife and countless species of birds. If you love to be on the water, Woods Bay State Park also offers a canoe trail and plenty of great fishing. 


Lee State Park

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Little Pee Dee State Park


Woods Bay State Park