Chester in Chester County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Chester State Park
About Chester State Park
Chester State Park has been a local haven for retreat and recreation since it was built by the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930s during the Great Depression. Nestled in 523 secluded acres of Piedmont pine and hardwoods, the park features a 160-acre lake with johnboat, canoe, & kayak rentals, as well as picnicking, camping, a 450 foot fishing pier/bridge and a 2-mile nature trail. The park also offers a 9-hole & 18-hole tournament level disc golf course. Lakeview Hall, the park's community building, is a popular spot for meetings, weddings, and family gatherings.
Erected by South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Man-Made Features.
Location. 34° 40.933′ N, 81° 14.65′ W. Marker is in Chester, South Carolina, in Chester County. Marker is on State Park Drive. Marker is near the Ranger's Station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 759 State Park Drive, Chester SC 29706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers Confederate Parrott Field Rifle Model 1863 (approx. 2.3 miles away); Chester Hotel Building (1866-1876) (approx. 2.4 miles away); Aaron Burr Rock (approx. 2.4 miles away); Monument Square (approx. 2.4 miles away); Blaser Building (1871-1874) (approx. 2.4 miles away); Chester Lodge World War II Marker (approx. 2.4 miles away); Chester Confederate Monument (approx. 2.4 miles away); Davega Building (approx. 2.4 miles away); Chester County Courthouse (1825-1855) (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Confederate Parrott Field Rifle Model 1863 (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
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1. Chester State Park. Since opening in the 1930s, Chester State Park near Chester, South Carolina has been a haven for hiking, picnicking, boating and fishing for the surrounding communities in the Piedmont Region of South Carolina. (Submitted on May 24, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Civilian Conservation Corps. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men from relief families as part of the New Deal. (Submitted on May 24, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on May 24, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.