Please VOTE for us!

We would LOVE your VOTE for Santee’s Favorite Hospitality & Recreation!
Only one VOTE per day, per IP address will be allowed.  You can VOTE for us every day!

Upcoming Events:

Trout Re-Opener is over but the great fishing isn’t!

3,000 lbs. of Rainbow Trout and the popular Lightning Trout, were stocked with large fish up to 3-8 pound trophies for our Re-Opener! Twenty tagged Trout were stocked for prizes that include: fishing poles, tackle boxes, bicycles, camping gear and free fishing passes to Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve!  There are still plenty of tagged and trophy sized fish left!

We also have a Grand Prize Giveaway! Catch a trout 3 pounds or larger and you will be entered to win the Ultimate Angler Experience which includes:

  • Reserved area for 2020 Trout Opener
  • Fishing Rod
  • Yeti Cooler
  • Two Folding Chairs
  • Two Fishing Permits

Swimbait Invasion Expo

Saturday, March 7, 2020


Shop from a variety of vendors including swimbaits, apparel, food, and more!
More details to follow!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for up to the minute details on our events!


Campground Events:

Campground Campfire!

Lakeshore Fire Ring

Friday, February 28th


Love a good campfire? Join us at 6:00 PM Friday, at the giant Lakeshore Fire Ring with Michael Goodrich on the acoustic guitar and make s’mores with your fellow campers! S’mores provided! Best to walk to the site with your flashlights, due to very limited parking.

Weekly Campground Events in the Clubhouse!

Wednesdays at 6:00PM


Bring a dish to share and get to know your fellow campers.  Potlucks are themed, so check your calendar or gate sheet.

Thursdays at 9:00AM-10:00AM


Coffee & bagels provided! Come have some coffee & carbs and chat with your neighbors!

Fridays at 6:00PM-8:00PM


We have some fun, family-friendly activities planned. Check our Facebook Events page or your calendar for details.



Reminder of seasonal Park Hours:

November – February

Monday-Thursday – 8:00AM-5:00PM

Friday-Sunday – 6:00AM-5:00PM

Goodbye Grill

Our Waterfront Grill will no longer be in service, due to construction.  You can look forward to a new bar and grill along with a beautiful deck to enjoy the scenery.  This is scheduled to be completed in Spring of 2021.

Thank you!

Pet Walk

There are no pets allowed in the day use area of the Park.  There is a pet walk on the east side of Lake 5 and around Lake 6. 


Get a close look at Santee Lakes with these great videos.

Facebook Feed