Lake Marion Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
TripAdvisor Reviews Lake Marion Inn Santee
Travel Blogs from Santee
... off the public streets. Met an interesting staff member who had been to Australia and worked on a project on Great Barrier Reef. Very informative and we had plenty of time as it started to rain heavily. We could have been at home - hot and humid and late afternoon thunderstorms. Eased off and we ventured in the light rain to the Customs House which had an interesting tour regarding piracy and had dungeons where some prisoners were held, ...
... Also, all but one trail was flooded and even sections of the boardwalk path were under water, from recent floods. We walked as far as we could, looking at old growth hardwood forest and squirrels.
Then set off and arrived at Santee State Park. John spotted turkey vultures nearby. Beautiful wooded campground next to Lake Marion, largest lake in South Carolina, built by damming the Santee River in the 1940s. Warm weather at last. So good to be able to live outdoors ...
We woke up to 8 inches of snow but the sun came out about 9. The hotel did not plow the parking lot but did have scrapers for guests! At breakfast, we spoke with a couple from NJ who had come from NJ and hit the snow in Baltimore. Took them 4 hours to get to Stafford! They got there about 8pm so we made a great decision to get off the road when we did. We really liked this Hampton Inn and should stay there again. Once ...
... OH and they had bought a home in FL...on their way to furnish it. Another guy we talked to was from Salem, OH. He sat with us and we learned he is a trucker who was taking his daughter to FL to college. Then there was an older lady there who also was headed to FL...never found out why...but she was from west of Cleveland! So, breakfast was an official Buckeye meeting! ;-) Off to our next ...
... but instead, right through the center of downtown we went. At one point, I had to remind myself to relax and breathe.
Traffic was heavy on all three lanes of I 95 going North; mostly cars, with some RVs and a few trailer trucks. There were a few of those huge RV buses that were being driven by the old and infirm. One guy (I have yet to see a woman drive one of the diesel pushers) was going down the middle ...