Woods Bay State Park
**Our Ultimate Outsider stamp is located in a box beside the kiosk in front of the picnic shelter.
Woods Bay State Park offers a close-up look at one of the last remaining large Carolina Bays on the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain. The 1,590-acre park, located in the coastal plains region, features a wide range of habitats including marsh, sandhills, oak-hickory forest and shrub bog.
The habitats of Woods Bay can be explored by taking the nature trail encircling the mill pond or by walking the length of the 1,150 foot boardwalk, which provides views of alligators in the cypress tupelo swamp. The best way to see the park is by following a canoe trail which takes paddlers past the Carolina Bays, elliptical depressions which appear swampy but remain dry.
BY THE NUMBERS
Carolina bay, an elliptical depression of unknown origin
mile kayak trail which takes paddlers past the Carolina bays
foot boardwalk through a cypress-tupelo swamp
picnic shelter that accommodates up to 50 people, that is available for rent
bird species that have been seen and reported within the boundaries of the park
mile loop trail, the Mill Pond Nature Trail
acres of parkland in the coastal plains region of South Carolina