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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

Trails

Nature Trail

Length: 1.7 mile loop

Type: Hiking Trail

Difficulty: Easy

Description: Begin this, easy walking, 1.7-mile loop at the trailhead to the left of the playground area. Follow the trail signs on a sandy path through a forest of pine, oak, and rhododendron. Watch for a variety of wildlife, including wood ducks, blue herons, turtles, snakes, and possibly an alligator.

  

N.R. Goodale Canoe/Kayak Trail

Length: 1.5 miles

Type: Canoe Trail

Difficulty: Moderate

Description: You will start this out and back water trail near the spillway and paddle across Adams Mill Pond. Once you reach Pine Tree Creek, follow the white trail signs and wind through a forest of bald cypress trees. You may see a variety of birds such as the great blue heron and possibly and alligator or two. At a point where two logs are downed across the creek, turn around and return.