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History in the Making: CCC Company 4475

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:00am until 12:00pm

Do you remember when Chester State Park was built? As part of Black History Month, the park will highlight the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company 4475, an all African-American unit, and two other CCC companies built this park. The presentation will start with a slide presentation showing the construction of the park during the 1930's and will continue with a short hike to see some of the structures that are still in existence today. Cost of program is general park admission: Adults age 16+/$2 per person, children age 15 & under/Free. Meet at Lakeview Hall. Feel free to bring your historical photos or stories to share! All ages are welcome. If you plan to go for the short hike, wear clothing appropriate for the weather and bring water. For more information, call the Ranger Station at (803) 385-2680.

Location Details:

759 State Park Dr.
Chester, SC 29706
(803) 385-2680

This quiet 523-acre park provides a tranquil setting which is enjoyed by campers, day-users and nature lovers. The park’s 160 acre lake offers excellent fishing opportunities by land, boat, or fishing piers. Public boat ramp, boat rentals, picnic shelters, playgrounds, nature trails, and the Lakeview Hall meeting facility are available daily. Also available are a 27-hole Disc Golf course and 25 campsites with water & electricity. The campsite has a bathhouse with hot showers, a sewage disposal station, picnic area, playground, fishing lake, fishing boats and canoes for rent, tournament-level disc golf course, nature trails. Park hours: 9 am–sunset daily. Admission charged. Located 2 miles west of Chester on SC 72. (803) 385-2680.