South Carolina boating is all about access, and the South Carolina state parks provide access to some of the most coveted waters in the state. You’ll have a blast whether you’re on a speed boat or a pedal boat. Rentals are available in many state parks for those who want to get out on the water.

Edisto Beach State Park on Edisto Island provides a boat launch to Big Bay Creek and ultimately the Atlantic Ocean.  Launch your boat for a day of fishing, shrimping or just cruising the waterways.

We have a state park on every major reservoir lake in the state.  Launch your boat at Dreher Island State Park to gain access to Lake Murray or Devils Fork State Park for the only public boat landing on Lake Jocassee.

If you're more interested in paddling the waterways, parks like Colleton and Aiken give you access to the free flowing Edisto River and adventures such as the Edisto River Canoe and Kayak Trail.  Cheraw and Goodale state parks have canoe trails totally within the park boundaries -- both of which are beautiful and undiscovered.

Search the Park Finder to find the park in your area that provides boat ramps, canoe and kayak launches, pedal boat rentals and other South Carolina boating facilities that will enable you to hit the water all year long.