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TRAVEL ADVISORY

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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HOURS

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.

OFFICE

11 a.m. - noon, daily

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ADMISSION

Free admission

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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.

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BY THE NUMBERS

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

Midlands

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to paddle the canoe trail?

Times will vary depending on the pace one takes, but a three-hour paddle gives most ample time to enjoy the scenic trail.

What type of interesting plants can be found at the park?

N.R. Goodale State Park contains a variety of different plant species.  Carnivorous plants can even be found at the park.  Pitcher plants and sundew are two examples that can be viewed.

Are pets allowed on the nature trail?

Pets are welcome on the trail as long as they are maintained on a leash that is no longer than six feet in length.

Are there any facilities available for family gatherings?

The park has two picnic shelters and a community building that can be reserved and are popular with groups.  The picnic shelters accommodate up to 45 people each.  The community building accommodates up to 60 people.

What types of fish can be caught in the lake?

Largemouth bass, bream, chain pickerel and catfish are the more common fish caught in the lake.  Fishing is permitted with a valid S.C. fishing license.

Where is the park’s Ultimate Outsider stamp located?

Our Ultimate Outsider stamp is located on the outside wall of the office building facing the road.

For more general, statewide frequently asked questions, please click here.