Founded in celebration of the City of Columbia's 150th anniversary, Sesquicentennial State Park, affectionately known as "Sesqui" (ses-kwee), offers a spacious green getaway in the heart of Columbia, SC. The park's 1,400 acres provide miles of hiking trails, bike trails, picnic shelters, camping, fishing, canoeing, and more.
The TRACK Trail at Sesqui begins near the lake's edge, near the Visitor Center, and traverses 2.2 miles around the pond. Visitors can use the brochures to learn about the trees, birds, ferns, and to find other things hiding in the woods.
Sesquicentennial State Park does charge an admission fee of $6 for adults; $3.75 for seniors (ages 65+); and $3.50 for children ages 6-15; ages 5 and unders, free.
Adventures for Sesquicentennial State Park
Nature's Hide & SeekDifficulty:
The Need for TreesDifficulty:
Birds of Urban ParksDifficulty:
From I-20: Take exit 74. Turn left onto Hwy 1 (Two Notch Rd.), travel N 3 mi, park will be on the right.
From I-77: Take exit 17. Go N. on Hwy 1 (Two Notch Rd.), for 2 mi. Park will be on the right. (turn left if traveling I-77 Southbound turn left onto Hwy 1; or turn right if traveling I-77 northbound)