Located in the South Carolina Sandhills region and named after the blackwater Little Pee Dee River, Little Pee Dee State Park is a subdued setting for those who want to enjoy the park’s natural features or fish the still waters of 54-acre Lake Norton for bream, bass and catfish. With its easy access to Interstate 95, and picnicking and camping amenities, Little Pee Dee is popular with coastal travelers and locals alike.
Visitors can explore the Little Pee Dee River swamp, examine features of the South Carolina Sandhills region and admire the Carolina Bay, a mysterious geological depression unique to the Atlantic Coastal Plain.
You can find more Carolina Bays in the coastal plain region at Woods Bay State Park.
Fishing Information: Fishing may be enjoyed in the park’s 54-acre lake or in the black waters of the Little Pee Dee River. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.
Fishing Pier: A 75-foot dock/pier is available at the park for fishing on the park lake.
Freshwater Fishing: Yes
Boating and Boat Access: A boat ramp provides private boat access to the park lake. Private boats are restricted to an electric trolling motor. Gas powered motors are not allowed.
Fishing Boat Rentals: Jon boats with life jackets and paddles are available for rent for $10/half day or $20/day.
Canoe/Kayak Rentals: Canoes and kayaks with life jackets and paddles are available for rental for $10/half day or $20/day.
Boat Ramp: Yes
Playground Equipment: Yes
Picnic Shelters: Yes
Playground: The playground is located in the day-use area of the park, near the lake.
Bird Watching: The best places for birdwatching at the park are along the banks of Lake Norton and on the park nature trail.
Walking/Nature Trails: The Beaver Pond Nature Trail can be accessed from the park road or from the campground. This 1.3-mile trail to a beaver pond loops back to the original point of entry.
Biking Trails: Visitors may ride their bicycles along the paved park roads.
Camping Information: 32 sites have water and electrical hookups, while 18 tent sites include individual water and no electricity. The campground is located convenient to restroom facilities with hot showers.