The Day Use Park is open with limitations.
The General Store is closed due to construction.


Santee Lakes is an award winning Park & Campground; we strive to provide the ideal facilities and amenities for our guests!

Fishing, boating, camping, beautiful picnic areas and playgrounds; we have something for everyone!

Come play at Santee Lakes on one of our seven playgrounds including a Sprayground  for those hot summer days and Boulder Island for those adventurous types. Fish in one of the stocked lakes; plan a picnic or party under a breathtaking gazebo with beautiful views, or just come out for a leisurely walk around a lake. We also have several special events throughout the year for the whole family to enjoy! Any activity you choose will be sure to help you make a great memory!

Santee Lakes’ Annual Parking Permit is perfect for those who plan on visiting numerous occasions throughout the year. You can purchase an Annual Parking Permit for $75 at the Park Office.

Please, no pets in the day use area of the Park.

2019 Plan-it Green Park of the Year!

“The parks that receive the Plan-It-Green Park of the Year Aware are at the pinnacle of the industry when it comes to parks that are environmentally-responsible,” says Paul Bambei, president and CEO of ARVC. “These parks are not only wonderful destinations with fantastic amenities, but more importantly the owners and staff are focused on creating experiences that are sustainable for generations to come.”

The ARVC Plan-It-Green Park of the Year Award honors parks in two categories—Small/Medium and Large/Mega—that show leadership, innovation and commitment to running an environmentally-friendly park.

Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve won this award in the Large/Mega Category for being an outstanding park committed to sustainability on every level. “From conservation of lakes and trees on the property to the use of recycled material used in cabins, their concern for the environment is certainly planning for the future of their customer.”