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Andrew Jackson State Park Trail

The Andrew Jackson State Park is dedicated to our seventh US president and home to a 1.1-mile segment of the Carolina Thread Trail. There is a total of 2.1 miles of trail to be enjoyed throughout the park.
Trail Uses
Walking / hiking / running
Lancaster (SC)
1.10 miles, One Way
Gravel/Crushed stone, Natural surface, Boardwalk
Motorized Vehicles
Admission : $2 adults; $1.25 SC seniors; age 15 & younger free
Permitted on leash
Parking Spaces
Dawn - Dusk


"Andrew Jackson State Park combines history, art and community activities into a setting that has made it one of the S.C. State Park Service’s most popular attractions. Popular features of the park include living history programs, an Andrew Jackson museum that details his boyhood in the South Carolina backcountry and a birthday celebration held each March in honor of the seventh President of the United States of America. Other park attractions include an 18th-century replica schoolhouse, campground and picnic facilities, fishing lake and nature trails." See more on the Andrew Jackson State Park website

A portion of the nature trails, Crawford Trail and Garden of Waxhaw Trail are dedicated to Carolina Thread Trail. An entire day can be spent learning about the Waxhaws Indians, the history of Andrew Jackson, hiking the trails and fishing in the 18-acre pond.  A printable map is available at the trailhead.

Other Information

Admission into Park : $2 adults; $1.25 SC seniors; age 15 & younger free

Days and Hours of Operation : 8am-6pm, daily from Nov.1-March 31; 9am-9pm daily April 1-Oct. 31

Museum Hours: Sa-Su 1pm-5pm, M-F by appointment or when staff is available

First Day Hike: 1/1/2017-Garden of the Waxhaws Trail/Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm/Meeting location: Boat dock/Degree of difficulty: easy/Length of trail: 1 mileContact information: 803-285-3344

Trail Manager

Contact for more information:

Andrew Jackson State Park
196 Andrew Jackson Park Rd
Lancaster, SC 29720

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South Carolina State Park
1205 Pendleton St.
Columbia, SC 29201
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Always walk facing the direction of oncoming traffic and wear bright clothing. Pay attention to oncoming traffic, and be prepared to give the right of way if necessary.
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Trailhead Information

Parking Address and Trailhead Location: 196 Andrew Jackson Park Rd, Lancaster, SC 29720 MAP

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