Givhans Ferry State Park
746 Givhans Ferry RD | Ridgeville, SC 29472 | Phone: 843-873-0692 |

Things To Do

The Edisto River at Givhans FerryEquestrian Permit Form
Equestrian Regulations
Equestrian Information


  • Fishing Information : Enjoy fishing in the Edisto River for flathead, catfish, red breast, channel catfish, largemouth bass, striped bass, shellcrackers, blue catfish and eels.

    A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.

  • Tackle Loaner Program : This park participates in the Tackle Loaner Program sponsored by the SC Dept. of Natural Resources. Rods and reels are available for loan at the park office.


  • Boating and Boat Access : Access on the Edisto River is available at a drop off area.

    A boat ramp is located three miles from the park.

    A canoe trail between Colleton and Givhans Ferry is 21 miles by river and 15 miles by highway. Seven to nine hours paddling time is required for the full distance depending on current.


  • Playground Equipment : Yes
  • Park Store/Gift Shop : A small selection of retail items are available in the park office. These include: tshirts, caps, mugs, patches, etc.

  • Picnic Shelters : Yes
  • Playground : The playground is located across from the Community Building.

  • Swimming : Swimming is permitted in the Edisto River. There is no designated swimming area and all swimming is at your own risk.

  • Bird Watching : Bird watching is a popular activity at the park. Numerous species can be spotted along the trails and river.

  • Geocaching : Geocaching is permitted. Several geocaches are located on the park. For more information visit the official geocaching website.

  • Biking : Yes
  • Other Facilities and Activities : The park also has volleyball courts, horseshoe pits and games are available for check out at the park office.


  • Walking/Nature Trails : The River Bluff Nature Trail is a moderate 1.5 miles. This multi-purpose trail may be used for hiking or biking.