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For Canoe Trail rental information, please contact the Park Office directly for instructions and reservations.  At this time, advance reservations are required (no walk-ins please). Renters are responsible for providing their own transportation. Due to the distance between the put-in and take-out locations, we recommend that renters bring two vehicles and park one at the take-out dock prior to beginning the paddle. No shuttle service is currently available from park staff, due to public health concerns.

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M-Su, 9 a.m. to sunset


11 a.m.-noon and 4 p.m. -5 p.m.

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$3 adults; $1.50 SC seniors; $1 children age 6-15; age 5 & younger free

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Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife. Pets are not allowed in or around lodging facilities.

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History And Interpretation

  • Programs and Guided Tours: The park offers some scheduled programs throughout the year. Please check our program listings for more information. Programs are also offered by request. Please email the park, if you would like to schedule a program.

  • African American History: Aiken State Park was built during the Great Depression by an African American detachment of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Interpretive signage throughout the park tells their story, and their work can still be seen in some of the park’s original structures and features.

  • Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC): Yes
  • When & How PRT Acquired: Purchased in 1934 from various owners.


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