Poinsett State Park is 1000 acres located on the "High Hills of Santee," and the fall line of the Upper Coastal Plain. Poinsett has a variety of habitats including swamps, sand hills, mountain-like bluffs and hardwood forests. Built by the CCC in the early 1930's, the park's recreational opportunities include cabins, camping, fishing, picnicking, hiking, biking, and equestrian trails.
The High Hills of Santee are dotted with the hiking, biking and equestrian trails that wind through the park–some of which connect to the Palmetto Trail that leads hikers through the Manchester State Forest. Poinsett’s 10-acre lake makes for a serene setting, and can be used for fishing and johnboat rentals. The park also offers campsites, a fishing pond, a coquina bathhouse built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, pre-revolutionary gristmill ruins and rustic cabins.