Woods Bay State Park
11020 Woods Bay RD | Olanta, SC 29114 | Phone: 843-659-4445 | woodsbay@scprt.com

Things To Do

Birding ChecklistFamily on the Boardwalk


  • Fishing Information : Enjoy fishing off the boardwalk into a Carolina Bay. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.


  • Boating and Boat Access : The canoe trail at Woods Bay is subject to fluctuating water levels. At times the waters are too low for navigation. Please contact the park directly for current trail conditions. The one-mile canoe trail guides visitors through a portion of the Carolina Bay.

    Private canoes and kayaks are allowed in the bay.


  • Picnic Shelters : Yes
  • Bird Watching : Up to 81 bird species have been surveyed at Woods Bay State Park. The best places to bird watch are from the wetland boardwalk and around the Mill Pond Trail.

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


  • Walking/Nature Trails : The Mill Pond Nature Trail is an easy 3/4-mile loop. Guests will also have the opportunity to experience life in a Carolina Bay along the 500-foot boardwalk.