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All rentals at Goodale State Park are closed from December through February.  All rentals, including boat rentals will resume on March 1.

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9 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily
Winter hours of operation: Fr-Su 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Dec.1-March 14.


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.

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No Wifi Available


1 Civil War-era mill pond

3 mile cypress canoe trail, some say is the best undiscovered canoe trail in the state

140 acre park lake where you can catch bass, bream and catfish

1 great Community Building available for rental and accommodates up to 60 people

2 picnic shelters awaiting your next group picnic

763 acres of parkland near Camden, SC and less than 40 miles from downtown Columbia

Goodale State Park


Area Info

For more information on things to see and do in the area

  • Driving Directions:
    From I-20: Take Hwy 521 (exit 98) toward Camden for 2.3 miles. Turn right onto DeKalb St/Hwy 1 and drive 3 mi. Turn right onto Stagecoach Rd. and drive 2.4 miles. Turn left onto Park Rd. and look for park signs. Park entrance is .2 miles on the right.
  • Counties: Kershaw
  • Acreage: 763
  • Miles to Nearest Hospital: 7
  • Miles to Nearest Town: 2
  • Charleston, SC: 129
  • Florence, SC: 50
  • Greenville, SC: 138
  • Charlotte, NC: 80
  • Raleigh, NC: 168
  • Atlanta, GA: 248
  • Augusta, GA: 110
  • Columbia, SC: 37