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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

Things To Do

  • Fishing Information: Enjoy fishing in the park's 140-acre lake for bass, bream and catfish. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.
  • Fishing: Yes
  • Freshwater Fishing: Yes
  • Boating and Boat Access: Private boats with electric trolling motors, canoes and other non-motorized boats are allowed on the park's 140-acre lake. Boats must register.

  • Fishing Boat Rentals: Non-motorized fishing boats rent for $7/half day; $12/day from Th-M on a seasonal basis.

  • Canoe/Kayak Rentals: $7/half day; $12/day
  • Boating: Yes
  • Paddling: Yes
  • Playground Equipment: Yes
  • Picnic Shelters: Yes
  • Playground: Playground equipment consisting of swings only are available for park guests to use.

  • Bird Watching: A variety of waterfowl can be seen around the lake area, especially during the winter months.

  • Geocaching: Geocaching is permitted. Several geocaches are located on the park. For more information visit the official geocaching website.

  • Birding: Yes
  • Interpretive Trails: The park has a one-mile self-interpretive nature trail. In addition the park offers a three-mile canoe trail on the park lake and Pine Tree Creek.

  • Hiking: Yes