Park Ranger Bradley Robinson

Park Service Profiles

Park Ranger For Life

Bradley Robinson is an avid angler, ardent outdoorsman and a park ranger for life. While he was working on his BS in Park and Protected Area Management at Clemson University he worked for the US Army Corps of Engineers as a summer ranger on Lake Hartwell. “After a few days of working with the Corps I knew I was destined to be a ranger for life,” Bradley proudly proclaims.

Soon after graduation Robinson worked at Big Hill Pond State Park in Tennessee. He then came home to South Carolina to work at Dreher Island State Park and eventually at Goodale State Park. Robinson currently serves as the senior ranger for Calhoun Falls State Park where he supervises park staff, collects and accounts for revenue, performs routine maintenance and provides visitor assistance.

Calhoun Falls is located on the shores of Lake Russell with two fishing piers, ramp access, beach and picnic areas and spacious campsites ensuring there’s never a dull moment for Robinson. Whether he’s dodging a duck because he’s too close to the duck box (while explaining to visitors why NOT to get too close to the duck box), making reservations or identifying a type of fish – Bradley wears a lot of hats. The one he most enjoys is sharing his love of state parks and what he delightfully declares as South Carolina’s “great land and water resources.”

The ranger way of life is definitely something Bradley would encourage others to pursue but with one stipulation, “they should know it is a life you choose not just a career or job.”