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9 a.m. - 6 p.m., daily (extended to 9 p.m. during Daylight Saving Time)


11 a.m. - noon, daily

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Free admission

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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.

Colleton State Park  Has Wifi

Wifi Available

Colleton State Park  Has EV Charging Station

EV Charging Station

Colleton State Park


Park Manager

Austin Mitchum

Park Manager

Hello. My name is Austin Mitchum, and I am the Park Manager at Colleton State Park. Growing up as a Georgia boy, I often found myself in the great outdoors. If I wasn’t fishing, I was hunting. If I was doing neither, there was a problem. Fresh out of college, I wasn’t sure I wanted to be a park ranger, however, I knew I didn’t want to be stuck in an office for the foreseeable future. When I landed my first job as an assistant ranger at Huntington Beach State Park everything clicked. That is when I realized that I could be a part of something bigger than myself by preserving, protecting and promoting places so special to so many.

At the end of the Cypress Swamp Nature Trail at Colleton State Park, there is a boardwalk that takes you to the edge of the Edisto River. This little slice of heaven gives you a priceless opportunity to catch a big ol’ Redbreast while experiencing a million-dollar view. It’s my favorite feature of the park.

As a first-time visitor to Colleton State Park, I would encourage you to camp at one of our 25 full-service campsites or stay in our popular CCC camper cabin. And, if you’re an experienced paddler, plan a canoe or kayak trip down our portion of the Edisto River, one of the longest free flowing blackwater rivers in the world.

From access points to section descriptions and history about this amazing watershed, you’ll find it all here at

**Our Ultimate Outsider stamp is located on the park kiosk, which is near the Ranger Station. There is also a stamp inside of the Ranger Station.

A paddler’s paradise, this Lowcountry park sits a short distance from I-95 and connects to Givhans Ferry State Park via 23 miles of blackwater river. Colleton State Park provides easy access to the Edisto River, one of the longest free flowing, blackwater rivers in the country, and serves as the headquarters for the Edisto River canoe and kayak trail.

Other amenities at Colleton include an easy nature trail, a campground, picnic shelters and ballfields.


23 miles down the Edisto to Givhans Ferry State Park

25 campsites for RVs or tent camping

1 Camper Cabin, complete with a fridge, AC and more!

1 primitive camping area for Boy Scouts or other organized groups

1 ballfield and volleyball area so you and your group can get your game on

35 awesome acres of parkland for you to explore


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