Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Guided tours
Backcountry camping
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Andrew Jackson State Park combines historical and outdoor recreational aspects on its grounds in the northern area of South Carolina.

The site of the boyhood home of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, the park is a popular area that contains historical displays and replicas of buildings of the time, a museum housing interactive exhibits on Jackson and the Revolutionary War period United States including artifacts of the time, a statue called Boy of the Waxhaws sculpted by artist Anna Hyatt Huntington commemorating Jackson's young life in the area, two short hiking trails, picnic and play structures, a campground, and boats available for rent on the park's lake.

Each year, the park hosts a celebration of Jackson's birthday, which includes historical displays and events. A replica of an 18th century schoolhouse sits on the property, along with an amphitheater and Meeting House.


Notable areas inside the park's day-use area include:

The Crawford Nature Trail: A 1.1 mile trail that loops through the forest of mixed pine and oak trees. With a very slight elevation change over the course of the trail, it can be hiked by nearly all ability levels.

The Garden of the Waxhaws Loop Trail: This 1 mile flat trail circles the lake, passing over the lakeshore before entering the pink and hardwood forest, continuing mostly beneath shade around the lake's perimeter.

The Lake: This 18 acre lake is a great spot for fishing, renting boats or canoes from the park, bringing your own non-motorized boat, or just sitting on the ADA accessible pier and watching the sunset over the surrounding forest's horizon.

The Campground: 25 camp sites, each with water and power hook ups, accommodate tents and RVs. A large primitive group camp is also available. Reservations are strongly recommended for visiting the campground.

The Day Use Area: Centered around the upper parking lot, the museum and visitor center and replica historic schoolhouse are located in the large lawn just above the lot. The Boy of the Waxhaws sculpture, created by Anna Hyatt Huntington, lies in the shade at the lawn's edge. Covered picnic areas, horseshoe pits and amphitheater are located on the downhill side of the parking area. The Crawford Nature Trail begins to the right of the Meeting House located at the far end of the parking lot. A children's playground and second covered picnic area is located down the road toward the lake and campground from the primary parking area.


Park hours vary by season, but generally remain from about 9am until 6pm. There is a park entry fee of $3 per adult and $1 per child, payable at the self-pay station at the park's entrance.

Museum hours are weekends from 1-5pm and weekdays by appointment.

Pets are permitted in outdoor park areas on leash.

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Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass

Day Use Parking

Open Year-round



Variety of activities.


ADA accessible
Historically significant
Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Dump stations
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Covered picnic areas
Potable water


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Andrew Jackson State Park, South Carolina
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