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HOURS

April-Sept. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Mid Sept.-Oct., M-Th 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., F-Su 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Nov.-March 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

OFFICE

11 a.m. - noon & 4 - 5 p.m., daily

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ADMISSION

$5 adults; $3.25 SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3 children ages 6-15; ages 5 and under, free.

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PETS

Pets are not allowed in the cabins or the cabin areas. Pets are allowed in most other 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.

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Wifi Available

BY THE NUMBERS

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

23 miles down the Edisto River from Colleton State Park. Paddle the trail from one park to the other

35 mile drive to downtown Charleston, SC. Givhans Ferry is the closest park with overnight facilities

4 comfy 2BR cabins on a bluff along the banks of the Edisto River that were built by the CCC

25 standard campsites for RV or tent camping 

1 CCC-built Riverfront Hall with a huge back porch overlooking the Edisto River, perfect for events

2 picnic shelters available for rent for family or other group outings

1.5 mile River Bluff Nature Trail

10 tent only campsites

988 acres of lowcountry splendor

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Things To Do

  • 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.

  • Fishing: Yes
  • Freshwater Fishing: Yes
  • 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.

  • Paddling: Yes
  • Wireless Internet Access: Complimentary Wi-Fi is available at Givhans Ferry State Park.
  • Park Store/Gift Shop: A small selection of retail items are available in the park office. These include: tshirts, caps, mugs, patches, etc.

  • Playground Equipment: Yes
  • 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
  • Birding: 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.

  • Hiking: Yes