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TRAVEL ADVISORY

Due to river levels and the weather forecast, river rentals are subject to cancellation at any time. Please contact the park directly for up-to-date information.

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HOURS

M-Su 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (extended to 9 p.m. F and Sa during daylight savings time.)

OFFICE

11 a.m.-noon

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ADMISSION

$2 adults; $1.25 SC seniors; age 15 & younger free

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PETS

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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BY THE NUMBERS

1 of 16 SC State Parks built by the Civilian Conservation Corps

1.7 mile canoe/kayak trail on the South Fork of the Edisto River

3 picnic shelters for rental

4 park lakes for fishing

25 campsites

1067 acres to enjoy

Aiken State Park

Midlands

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.