Jones Lake State Park

This State Park contains two Carolina bay lakes, Jones Lake and Salters Lake. The park opened in 1939 during the segregation era, as a park for African-American families. Over time, the park became more integrated. During World War II, the park was used by the Anti-Aircraft School from Camp Davis for special training programs.

The park has a large bathhouse and concession stand, open during peak season for swimmers. Canoeing and Paddle-boating is possible via boat rentals available from Memorial Day to Labor Day, or you can bring your own boat to use on the lake.

I did not get a chance to explore much of the park, my experience was time constrained due to returning from the beach. After visiting Lake Waccamaw, Lake Phelps and Singletary Lake... I was slightly lake-d out. However, out of all of the lakes I had been to, I would choose Jones Lake for a family trip to go swimming or boating. The facilities offered, from what I got to see of them, were very nice. Check out the photos I've uploaded below.

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Jones Lake State Park 34.693074, -78.618679