Lake Juniper – Cheraw, South Carolina

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Lake Juniper is a 300-acre lake in Cheraw that was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The expansive lake is part of Cheraw State Park, which offers a championship golf course alongside well-preserved wetlands. There are camping areas and cabins available, as well as many hiking trails.

David Lurtey, 2007 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

David Lurty, who contributed the photo above, writes, “I live in the Upstate but was visiting Cheraw and my friends took me to Lake Juniper. I was impressed with the boardwalk along the lake and thought this would be a good picture.”

Lake Juniper in Cheraw, South Carolina

James (Jim) Jenkins of Chesterfield, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The picture above comes from Jim Jenkins, who hails from nearby Chesterfield. Jim says, “As a teenager, I spent many wonderful summer days at Cheraw State Park, swimming, camping, and picnicking. At that time it was a chore to get to the other side of Lake Juniper, but the attractive boardwalk that has been added makes it a pleasant way to see the lake, the dam, campsites, and even fish from the boardwalk. Many folks who have not visited the park in recent years are not even aware the boardwalk has been built. This is a wonderful addition to the park facilities.”

From Our Contributors

SC Picture Project visitor Steve Bilby of Cheraw says that he and his family “often go kayaking on Lake Juniper, and especially love to slowly meander though the cypress trees at the head of the lake. The beauty and tranquility is unsurpassed as nature’s bounty overflows at every turn.”

Lake Juniper Info

Address: 100 State Park Road, Cheraw, SC 29520

Lake Juniper Map

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One Comment about Lake Juniper

Frank ThomasNo Gravatar says:
April 23rd, 2014 at 7:45 am

Until at least 1968 the park had several sets of army-brown cabins (4 or 5 maybe) circling a washhouse/toilet structure. The Methodist Church in N.C. called it “Camp Forest” and used it the summer of 1949. The camp covered a large area. I was 13 years old. It was a wonderful experience. At Evening Vespers on the sandy beach we were enormously impressed by a large cross set ablaze on an island at the swampy end of the lake. A real come-to-Jesus moment.


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