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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


Top 5 Things To Do

  1. Spend a day in the wilderness and hike the interpretive nature trail.
  2. Rent a boat and paddle the 3-mile canoe trail on the park’s lake and Pine Tree Creek.
  3. Get up close and personal with nature as you enjoy bird watching throughout the park.
  4. Cast a line in our 140-acre lake that is home to bass, bream and catfish.
  5. Enjoy a picnic at one of two picnic shelters or at the community building.