Table Rock State Park Historic District

SC 11, 4.5 mi. E of SC Primary Rd. 45, Pickens, South Carolina


Lodge, Facade

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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Table Rock State Park Historic District is significant for its cultural and social relationship to the history and prehistory of the area within the state park boundaries and is also architecturally significant as an example of the construction of a state park by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). It is also significant as one of sixteen state parks constructed by the CCC, under the direction of the National Park Service (NPS), as part of the South Carolina State Park System. Pinnacle Lake is the focal point of construction and many resources are grouped around the lake. These buildings and structures are connected by a system of roads and trails designed to take advantage of scenic, natural and constructed features. Examples of the CCC’s work includes: Table Rock State Park Dam, the lodge, bathhouse, concession building, cabins, trail and picnic shelters, fish rearing pools, warden’s building and several trails. Listed in the National Register June 15, 1989. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 15, 1989
Reference number
Architectural styles
American Movement; Other architectural type; CCC construction
Areas of significance
Economics; Engineering; Entertainment/Recreation; Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Outdoor recreation
Current function
Outdoor recreation
Period of significance
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 20
Contributing structures: 19
Contributing sites: 2
Non-contributing buildings: 21
Non-contributing structures: 3

Update Log 

  • October 3, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" and Imported Photo
  • October 3, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller