Rock Hill’s Ebenezer Park, a campsite and public beach on the edge of Lake Wylie, is re-opening after a two-year renovation.
The most notable addition to the 26-acre park is a new 10,000 square foot, semi-circle pier that extends into the lake. “It is a one-of-a-kind structure,” says park superintendent Pat Morrison. The park is now open ahead of a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 1.
What’s new: In addition to the new pier, there’s an expanded beach area, a beach volleyball court and new shelters available for rent for $35-$65.
Activities: Guests can swim, fish, paddleboard and kayak. And if you prefer to stay dry, you can sunbathe on the beach, have a picnic, toss a football in the green space or play basketball.
- The park also plans to host events like movie nights by the water in the future.
Cost: From now until Memorial Day, it’s free to park and visit. After that, parking will cost $5 per car for York County residents and $8 per car for non-residents. Season passes are also available for $30 for residents and $35 for non-residents.
Hours: The park is open 8am to 8pm daily.
Getting there: The exact address is 4490 Boat Shore Rd., north of Rock Hill, right on the state border. It’s about a half-hour drive from Uptown.
Staying there: Ebenezer Pard has 67 campsites open year-round with rates starting at $28 nightly for county residents and $31 for non-residents.
Can I bring my pets? Yes, the park is pet-friendly, but they must be kept on a leash and are not allowed in the swimming area. And obviously, pick up after your pet.
Is booze allowed? Nope. Alcohol is prohibited.
Does the park rent out kayaks or paddleboards? No. BYO or rent from a nearby shop like The Goat Boater. One hour paddleboard rentals start at $35.
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